Last minute gift giving? Or are you looking to read something on that new Kindle you received? Here is a roundup of education and learning titles that would interest any homeschooler.
Go beyond test scores and into character skills such as perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control.
Learn concrete methods that allow you to attain a deeper understanding of any issue, exploit the power of failure as a step toward success, develop a habit of creating probing questions, see the world of ideas as an ever-flowing stream of thought, and embrace the uplifting reality that we are all capable of change.
Salman Khan of the Khan Academy is not a homeschooler but his criticisms of the school system should ring true to homeschoolers. It’s interesting to see this re-imagining of school not so far off from what you may already know.
Don’t teach your child a subject, teach him/her how to learn the subject. The tools we need are more available in the age of the internet that ever before.
All homeschoolers need to teach reading, but not all who are homeschooled like to read. This book gives parents of kids ages three to ten engaging, playful, out-of-the box ideas for growing a reader, assisting kids who are learning to read, and gently encouraging reluctant readers.
Read our review from way back in 2008. This book on brain health is now available for kindle.
Have an older student who is the next great American (or insert your nationality) novelist? This book teaches a sure-fire system for defining and outlining your plot scene by scene.
Written for students geared toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – Mathematical thinking is valuable to everyone, and can be mastered in about six weeks by anyone who has completed high school mathematics.
If you are into learning (or required to learn) long lists of facts, figures, names, titles or dates, this book will help you master the techniques to remember anything.
If we have one great advantage as homeschoolers, we can teach our children emotional skills as well as academic skills. Meeting these needs in childhood provides the foundation for success in life.