***Educating the Wholehearted Child – Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson***
Since 1994, Educating the WholeHearted Child has been a trusted guide for thousands of homeschooling families. This extensively revised and expanded third edition provides a solid biblical foundation for educating and nurturing your children’s hearts, minds, and souls. In it you will discover how to:
* Make your home and family the heart of your children’s education
* Train your children to become creative, self-directed learners
* Enrich your family’s life and education with living books
* Identify and work with each child’s learning style
* Help your children love to learn as naturally as they love to play
* Gain confidence to teach using practical, common-sense methods
Whether you are a first-time homeschooler or a longtime veteran, this comprehensive guide will equip and empower you for your journey of faith as a family. Discover the joy of bringing relationship-based, book-centered learning into the natural daily life of your home.
***A Survivor’s Guide to Home Schooling – LuanneShackelford and Susan White***
Home schooling may be one of the most important and rapidly growing social movements of the day, but that doesn’t get the laundry done for home teaching moms! Here, at last, is help millions of home schoolers have been waiting for. Written by two home teaching moms, this book answers the questions home schoolers are asking:
- How can I prevent burnout?
- What do I do with my preschoolers while I teach?
- What if my child isn’t “getting it?”
- How can my husband help?
Writing with wisdom, candor and humor, the authors share the situations, solutions, successes and yes, even the failures home teachers face. A Survivor’s Guide to Home Schooling offers practical suggestions, support, and encouragement, all in light of Scriptural guidelines.
***Beyond Survival: A Guide to Abundant-Life Homeschooling – Diana Waring***
Teaching your children at home is much more than giving lessons in reading, writing, and arithmetic; it is a journey toward a lifetime of learning that will expand your horizons as well as theirs. In order to help you on your way, Diana Waring offers this transparent description of her family’s own homeschooling experience. Whether you are contemplating homeschooling or are a seasoned veteran, this insightful guide can help you build a healthy environment that fosters enthusiastic learning. Diana includes a list of recommended resources that will allow you to dig more deeply into what you find interesting. With warm encouragement and inspiration, Diana gives you the courage that you, too, can do this!
***Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling – John Taylor Gatto***
With over 70,000 copies of the first edition in print, this radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers’ bestseller for 10 years! Thirty years in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. This second edition describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto’s “guerrilla teaching.”
John Gatto has been a teacher for 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. His other titles include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).
***Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles – Paul Suarez, Gena Suarez, Ruth Beechick***
For new and veteran homeschool families alike, this extensive new release from the editors of The Old Schoolhouse TM Magazine serves as “a homeschool convention in a book.” It details today’s most viable education models, helping parents formulate an educational game plan and choose teaching methodologies. There are more than twenty contributors including Christine Field, Jessica Hulcy, Dr. Raymond Moore, and Dr. Ruth Beechick.