Tavia Fuller Armstrong
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About Tavia Fuller Armstrong
Tavia Fuller Armstrong, the Unplanned Homeschooler, is a convention speaker and award-winning freelance writer, a wildlife biologist and a homeschooling mother of three awesome kids. She resides in Oklahoma, where she has led her local homeschool group since 2010. Tavia likes spending time with her family, playing Minecraft, reading really old books and enjoying fun times with her friends. She also really likes bacon. You can follow Tavia on her blog at www.unplannedhomeschooler.com or catch up with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unplannedhomeschooler.
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With dozens of music samples, spanning decades and covering many of the myriad subgenres of rock and roll, this unit study will excite your students and lead them to explore more artists on their own time.
"The History of Rock and Roll" is an excellent unit study to pair with your study of American history, from the post World War II era through the civil rights era and beyond. It is virtually impossible to separate the progression of rock and roll music from the rapid changes that took place in American culture from the late 1940s through today.
Designed to be read aloud, and full of links to relevant music samples, this unit study can be used for students from early elementary through high school. It can be used just as easily at home or in a co-op setting.
I hope you enjoy learning about rock and roll with this exciting unit study. Please don't forget to check out other books by The Unplanned Homeschooler.
But perhaps more importantly, homeschoolers of all ages need to learn how to recognize bullying behavior in themselves. This book not only gives homeschoolers helpful advice on how to deal with the bullies they are likely to meet, but it helps them to hold a mirror up to their own behavior and that of their children, to see if there are ways that they can treat others with more kindness.
I believe that 'Homeschool Bullies: Dealing with Mean Kids, Cliques and Mama Drama' is an important book, which may help many homeschoolers to get along better and to treat one another with respect. I hope that each reader uses the book to make positive changes, in themselves, their families and their homeschool community.
Wading out into uncharted waters alone, I chose my curriculum, scheduled our weeks and set out on a course to homeschooling success. But the planner I clung to like a life preserver started to fail when, just weeks into our first semester, life got stormy and threw off all my careful designs.
I was in over my head and sinking fast as I realized I needed a new plan. One that didn't involve an overly complicated planner filled out weeks ahead of time in ink.
As I adjusted to life as a homeschooler, I came to accept that flexibility would be the key to our family's success. My kids learned best when I adapted my style to their needs and worked with the ebb and flow of their natural rhythms.
This book is an account of my journey from a stressed out, overly-planned, unhappy homeschooler to the flexible and relaxed educator I am today. Well, most days anyway.
I've learned to embrace the unexpected, to grab learning opportunities when they come our way and to remember that even the best laid plans are just a rough draft when you're dealing with kids.
I am the Unplanned Homeschooler, and I am disorganized and perpetually running late. But I am totally successful when it comes to teaching my kids. I've managed to let go of the planner and happily enjoy life and learning on the go.