The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, May 5, 2010 - Education - 240 pages
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To Unschoolers, Learning Is As Natural As Breathing
Did you know that a growing percentage of home schoolers are becoming unschoolers? The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Without bells, schedules, and rules about what to do and when, the knowledge they gain through mindful living and exploration is absorbed more easily and enthusiastically. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved.
Successful unschooling parents know how to stimulate and direct their children's learning impulse. Once you read this book, so will you!


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Pretty good intro to unschooling. - Goodreads
A great reference for those interested in unschooling. - Goodreads
Excellent intro to the subject, great bibliography. - LibraryThing
I will keep this book on my shelf for future reference. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

I really loved reading this book about unschoolers. I made the decision a few years ago that I was going to homeschool my kids, but I had no idea where to start, what my options were, etc. I also had ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bob Holt - Goodreads

A great overview. Not only helps you think "I can do this," but also "this is a good idea." Wish it was longer, with suggestions of more resources for particular situations. Also that it had been ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONEWhat Is Unschooling and How Can It Possibly Work?
Resources
Finding What You Need
Resources
CHAPTER THREETV or Not TV and Other Questions of Technology
CHAPTER FOURHow Can You Tell Theyre Learning?
An Unschooling Week Two
CHAPTER EIGHTHistory
Resources
CHAPTER NINEThe Arts
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CHAPTER TENChanges As Kids Grow Older
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An Unschooling Week Three

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An Unschooling Week One
CHAPTER FIVEReading and Writing
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CHAPTER SIXMath and ProblemSolving
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CHAPTER SEVENScience
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CHAPTER ELEVENPractical Considerations
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CHAPTER TWELVECoping with Doubts and Challenges
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CHAPTER THIRTEENIs Unschooling Contagious?
CONTRIBUTORS
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About the author (2010)

Mary Griffith is the author of The Unchooling Handbook (Prima) and a long-time activist with the Homeschool Association of California. Her two children have always been homeschooled.


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