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Title:
What the rest of us can learn from homeschooling : how A+ parents give their traditionally schooled kids the academic edge
Author:
Dobson, Linda.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Three Rivers Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
The 7 secret habits of effective homeschoolers -- Living like a homeschooler : 10 steps to create a learning lifestyle -- Believe in the power of your love -- Making time -- 7 wonders of the educational world outside the box -- Put the child back into childhood -- Which way does your child learn? -- 6 principles of successful learning -- Conditions of optimal learning -- Out and about : it's only natural -- Teacher or facilitator? -- For thinking out loud -- How to help with schoolwork -- A survival guide to notes, study habits, and test prep -- When you become the student.
ISBN:
9780761519775
Format :
Book

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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.