- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (August 26, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761519777
- ISBN-13: 978-0761519775
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,329,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What the Rest of Us Can Learn from Homeschooling: How A+ Parents Can Give Their Traditionally Schooled Kids the Academic Edge Paperback – August 26, 2003
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Now, traditionally schooled children can reap the same benefits as homeschooled children.
This essential book for all parents and teachers offers practical ways to nurture individual growth, foster high self-esteem, and ensure academic success for every child, regardless of age, type of school, or religious background. Readers will discover what homeschoolers quickly find out?that life can be one big adventurous educational opportunity, even for kids who attend conventional schools. Inside, readers explore:
? The six principles of successful learning: curiosity, fun in learning, desire for success (not fear of failure), practice (not study), applying learned material to life, and intrinsic motivation
? How to put the "child" back into childhood by providing children with the opportunity to perform fun activities that enhance their abilities
? Why the community is a child's best classroom, and how to take advantage of it
? How to discover and honor a child's unique learning style and encourage his or her teacher to develop it
? And much, much more
Homeschooling is changing the face of education, and now parents and teachers can effectively use its principles and techniques to develop brighter and happier children.
About the Author
LINDA DOBSON is an education columnist, well-known conference speaker, and author of five homeschooling books. The news editor for Home Education Magazine, she lives in Saranac Lake, New York, where she homeschooled her three children.
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Top Customer Reviews
The author is a homeschooler herself and has written many books on homeschooling. There is a bias for homeschooling present in the book but it wasn't so prevalent that I couldn't overlook it.
I recommend this book for parents of traditionally schooled children who want to make sure that school doesn't quash the love of learning in their children or for parents of children who have lost their love of learning and need it rekindled.
The author promotes self-directed play and self-directed exploration of the natural world. Super. That could have taken maybe 5 pages out of this book (and would still be hardly informative to any engaged parent.) The author's own theories and worldview are the bulk of this book, with little in the way of how to correct reading deficiencies, for example, or which reading programs are most effective. Rather, pop-edu-psych jargon on learning styles and personal theories abound.