Suggested Readings (Chapter 2)

Suggested Readings (Chapter 2)


Considering Homeschooling for Your Family:

  1. "Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling" by John Holt: Offers foundational philosophy and practical advice, helping families consider homeschooling.
  1. "Homeschooling for Excellence" by David and Micki Colfax: Shares a family's personal journey, providing insight for those considering homeschooling.

Is Homeschooling Right for You? Assessing Readiness and Motivations

  1. "Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling" by John Taylor Gatto: Presents a critique of traditional education, prompting families to assess their motivations.
  1. "The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life" by Julie Bogart: Inspires families to find their unique approach, aiding in assessing readiness.

Understanding Your Child: Personality and Learning Styles

  1. "Understanding Your Child's Learning Styles" by Rita Dunn and Kathy Dunn: Directly addresses tailoring education to a child's learning preferences.
  1. "The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom" by Mary Griffith: Provides insights into child-led learning, emphasizing understanding your child's personality and interests.

Juggling Homeschooling with Work and Family Commitments:

  1. "Juggling Multiple Roles: How to Successfully Homeschool While Working Outside the Home" by Pam Sorooshian: Specifically addresses balancing homeschooling with work.
  1. "The Organized Homeschooler" by Lisa Welchel: Offers strategies for organization and time management, crucial for juggling multiple commitments

 
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