- Series: Coffee Break Books (Book 2)
- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 24, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 150898767X
- ISBN-13: 978-1508987673
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 117 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,200,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Delight Directed Learning: Guide Your Homeschooler Toward Passionate Learning (Coffee Break Books) (Volume 2) Paperback – April 24, 2015
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Chapters three through six give practical advice on how to grade, list on a transcript, and write course descriptions for the activities and interests your child has spent time investigating, enjoying, and "delighting" in.
Chapter six detailed how to get PE done (and recorded) for both the sports-y kids and the more sedentary types. Everything from a "total health" perspective to using music and Wii Sports to get your kid moving was covered. CPR classes and sleep studies were interesting additions to the normal take on PE credits.
Chapter seven focuses in on how to make Language Arts (L.A.) more fun by looking into speech, poetry, science fiction, or social-issues literature. She gives a brief example of using a more unit-study approach (although she doesn't call it that) to cover L.A. requirements.
In the last chapter, Ms. Binz points out another way to find your child's strengths is by looking at what they do that frustrates you. Sometimes, that very thing that annoys you is what will lead a college to recruit your child. (This is a theoretical stretch for me, a parent of still-young children.)
If you are looking to loosen up your homeschool reins a bit, turn more of your child's interests into transcript-ready courses, or seeking practical ideas for shaping and guiding your child's passions, this is a quick and inexpensive read. I probably wouldn't have picked up this title in a store and it isn't my idea of fun bed-time reading. However, it does contain some good, practical advice for people who are thinking of (or actually doing) home educating high school.
On a interesting note, in Chapter 2, under the title, "Fanning the Flames," the text includes two mentions of "Lee and I". It makes one think that Matt, not Lee, Binz wrote this e-book.
Core classes don't need to be from a text book, although there is nothing wrong with that. Lee Binz and her husband Matt explain how those passions your kids have can translate into credits and extracurricular activities. They refer to the annoyance factor for parents: what does your child do that annoys you? That is their delight-directed learning. Whether it's chess, piano or economics (seriously?)let their delights direct them into courses or careers.
I'm anxious to try a few things next year with my high schooler to see if he will perk up a bit and enjoy school. I highly recommend this book for anyone contemplating homeschooling through the high school years.