|New to HomeSchooling?
.....Check out some of the books listed below. We're sure they will help you understand more about homeschooling and some of the curriculum you may want to use.
|ACTIVE LEARNING: 101 STRATEGIES TO TEACH ANY SUBJECT. Written by: Mel Silberman and Melvin L. Silberman. This is a sourcebook of hundreds of instructional strategies to engage students in learning for any subject. 101 activities include ice-breakers for the beginning of class, strategies for the middle of a lesson, and concluding exercises to foster student reflection and future application.|
|AN INTRODUCTION TO HOME EDUCATION. Written by: Susan Beatty and Karen Woodfin Middleton. CHEA's manual tells you all you need to know to get started homeschooling in California. There are chapters to help you decide if you even want to teach your children at home and chapters helping you choose curriculum materials and plan day-to day activities. Presented in a three-ring binder.|
|BEYOND SURVIVAL : A GUIDE TO ABUNDANT-LIFE HOMESCHOOLING. Written by: Diana Waring and Cathy Duffy. Wouldn't you love to sit down with an experienced homeschooling mom and pick her brain? Beyond Survival gives you the preparation and working plan for a successful homeschooling experience. With confidence and compassionate humor, Diana Waring leads you on a joy-filled educational journey.|
|ENGAGING IDEAS: THE PROFESSOR'S GUIDE TO INTEGRATING WRITING, CRITICAL THINKING, AND ACTIVE LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM. Written by: John C. Bean. This text provides the theory behind the collaborative/cooperative approaches to teaching. In addition it provides ideas for a wide array of subjects. Anyone who values the teaching of writing--whatever the subject area--will value it.|
|FAMILY MATTERS : WHY HOMESCHOOLING MAKES SENSE. Written by: David Guterson. Guterson, a high school English teacher who teaches his own children at home, examines life at school as well as the opportunities offered by learning outside it. He also provides a broader context: the remarkable academic success of homeschooled children, the history of public schools, philosophies of education, psychological research on learning, and education in other societies.|
|HOMESCHOOLING : A PATCHWORK OF DAYS. Written by Nancy Lande. Share a Day With 30 Homeschooling Families. All homeschoolers wish they could just take a peek into other homeschooling familiesí days. How do they do things? How do they move through the day? How do they organize themselves? This book goes into the hearts and homes of lots of families and is helpful even if you don't want to homeschool, but just need some inspiration and/or new ideas of how to handle everyday situations.|
|HOMESCHOOLING FOR EXCELLENCE. Written by: by David Colfax and Micki Colfax. David and Micki Colfax provide a step-by-step manual for people who want to educate their children at home, written by two former educators who taught all three of their own sons at home--and saw them accepted at Harvard! An invaluable sourcebook for improving a child's education.|
|HOMESCHOOL : TAKING THE FIRST STEP.
Written by: Borg Hendrickson. This wonderful book give legal requirements of all 50 states
for homeschooling. It contains many great sources of information to get you started. If
you follow the steps given for getting organized, you will find
yourself ready to go.
|LIFE SKILLS FOR KIDS. Written by: Christine M. Field. All kids need a practical life education in order to thrive as adults in public and family life. This books teaches hundreds of fun ways to systematically teach children basic life skills.|
|MOTHERS HAVE ANGEL WINGS. Written by Carol Kent. Someone once said that having children doesn't make you a mother. Being a mom is so much more-being there for your children when they need you, listening to hurts and triumphs, and providing a safe haven when the world gets too rough. In Mothers Have Angel Wings, Carol Kent compiles a collection of stories that tenderly remind us just how important mothers are.|
|PARENTING WITHOUT PRESSURE. Written by: Teresa A. Langston. Emphasizing communication, unconditional love, and a structured environment, the Parenting Without Pressure approach will involve your whole family in the parenting process. Youll learn how to establish fair rules with workable consequences and motivating incentives, freeing you from the pressure of making on-the-spot disciplinary decisions. Youll find out how to give up the struggle, but keep your authority.|
|THE BASIC STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL HOMESCHOOLING. Written by: Vicki A. Brady. Working on the premise that home education is a wise decision, Vicki Brady, an expert in the field, provides the reader with a practical, nuts-and-bolts approach to implementing a system of home education.|
|THE HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK. Written by: Mary Schofield. Yes, you can home school through high school. This book shows you how. Chapters include "Evaluating Progress and Setting Standards;" Designing Courses;" Don't homeschool a teen without this book.|
|THE HOME SCHOOL MANUAL : PLANS, POINTERS, REASONS AND RESOURCES, 7TH ED. Edited by: Theodore E. Wade. An excellent handbook covering all significant aspects of home education, yet in a practical and readable form. It's also a winner of the Parent's Choice Award and among the top 10 picks of Home Education Radio. Authoritative Dr. Wade is joined by some 45 other authors. Comprehensive. How and what to teach. Christian perspective although appreciated by non-Christians, too.|
|THE HOME SCHOOL SOURCE BOOK. Written by: Donn Reed. This book is an international seller. The most complete guide to home schooling available. Full of helpful essays and commentary...even cartoons! Recommended by John Holt's Book Store, Home Education Magazine, and Priority Parenting. The Whole Earth Catalog calls it the Whole Earth Catalog of Home Schooling. Lists more than 2,000 carefully selected and thoroughly reviewed books and related materials.|
|THE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK OF ANSWERS : THE 88 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY HOMESCHOOLING'S MOST RESPECTED VOICES. Edited by: Linda Dobson. There are over 1.2 million children being taught at home. Their parents, however, lack the support and help most parents receive from their kids' school. As a result, homeschooling parents hunger for answers to the most frequently recurring questions. Linda Dobson provides those answers here by enlisting the help of the 40 most respected names in the field. Updated: 1/15/01.|
|THE HOMESCHOOLING HANDBOOK : FROM PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL, A PARENTS GUIDE. Written by: Mary Griffith. As many as two million parents now educate their children at home, and many more are considering the idea. This non-ideological book examines the pros and cons, discusses how to handle regulations, and shows how to design and implement a productive learning atmosphere at home for students of all ages.|
|THE SUCCESSFUL HOMESCHOOL FAMILY HANDBOOK : A CREATIVE AND STRESS-FREE APPROACH TO HOMESCHOOLING [LARGE PRINT]. Written by: Dr. Raymond S. Moore and Dorothy N. Moore. If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning.|
|THE UNSCHOOLING HANDBOOK : HOW TO USE THE WHOLE WORLD AS YOUR CHILD'S CLASSROOM. Written by: Mary Griffith. Unschooling, a by-product of the widespread homeschooling movement, is a unique approach to education--one that uses children's natural curiosity to propel them into a world of learning. This practical guides reveals the secrets of unschooling success even as it addresses the misconceptions and criticism unschoolers may encounter.|
|WHAT A DAUGHTER NEEDS FROM HER DAD. Written by: Michael Farris. To encourage and guide men in becoming the dads they want to be, Michael Farris addresses issues common in all families with daughters.: friends, dating, personal appearance, and preparing foe the roles she'll have as a women. Originally published as "How a Man Prepares His Daughters for Life".|