Teach Your Own

Teach Your Own

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Hachette Go

Published: 2021-09-28

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 0306926202

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The classic guide to teaching children at home for a new generation of homeschooling parents In 2019, there were more than two million children being homeschooled. That number doubled during the pandemic and is now likely to continue increasing as more parents worry that school might not be the best place for their children to learn and grow. Teach Your Own helped launch the homeschooling movement; now, its timeless and revolutionary message of recognizing the ways children come to understand the world has been updated for today’s environment. Parents and caregivers will discover how to navigate: Learning in a classroom versus learning in the world The difference between a learning difficulty (which we all experience every time we try to learn anything) and a learning disability. Schedules that achieve the homeschooling-work-life balance that you want as a family The relationship between learning and play Homeschooling and technology And much more. John Holt's warm understanding of children and his passionate belief in every child's ability to learn have made this book an essential resource for over forty years to homeschooling families.


Teach Your Own

Teach Your Own

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Published: 1981-07

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9780385290074

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Examines the advantages and disadvantages of home education, offering advice on legal strategy, dealing with school authorities, home learning, and returning to school at a later time


Teach Your Own

Teach Your Own

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

Published: 2009-03-04

Total Pages: 370

ISBN-13: 078673048X

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The classic and indispensable work on teaching children at home, fully updated for today's new laws, new lifestyles, and the growing new generation of homeschooling parents Today more than one and a half million children are being taught at home by their own parents. In this expanded edition of the book that helped launch the whole movement, Pat Farenga has distilled John Holt's timeless understanding of the ways children come to understand the world and added up-to-the-moment legal, financial, and logistical advice. No parent even considering homeschooling should be without this wise and unique reference. Rather than proposing that parents turn their homes into miniature schools, Holt and Farenga demonstrate how ordinary parents can help children grow as social, active learners. Chapters on living with children, "serious play," children and work, and learning difficulties will fascinate and encourage parents and help them enjoy each "homeschool" day. John Holt's warm understanding of children and his passionate belief in every child's ability to learn have made this book the bible of homeschooling families everywhere.


Growing Without Schooling

Growing Without Schooling

Author: Patrick Farenga

Publisher: Holtgws LLC

Published: 2016-06-14

Total Pages: 616

ISBN-13: 9780985400248

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After years of working to change schools from within-testifying before Congress and addressing audiences around the world about how to make schools better places for children-John Holt founded Growing Without Schooling magazine in 1977 to support self-directed education and learning outside of school. Each issue is a lively exchange among readers and Holt, packed with useful advice, resource recommendations, and all sorts of legal, pedagogical, and parenting ideas from people who pioneered what we now call homeschooling. John Holt (1983-1985) is the author of How Children Learn and How Children Fail, which together have sold over a million and a half copies, and eight other books about children and learning. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages. Once a leading figure in school reform, John Holt became increasingly interested in how children learn outside of school. The magazine he founded, Growing Without Schooling (GWS), reflects his philosophy, which he called unschooling. GWS was published from 1977 to 2001 and is the first magazine devoted to homeschooling and self-directed education.


How Children Learn

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

Published: 1995-09-04

Total Pages: 326

ISBN-13: 0201484048

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Explores the natural learning processes of children at the pre-school and primary grade level and describes the ways in which formal education damages and impedes the child's independent ability to learn


Learning All The Time

Learning All The Time

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

Published: 1990-01-22

Total Pages: 192

ISBN-13: 9780201550917

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The essence of John Holt's insight into learning and small children is captured in Learning All The Time. This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process. For human beings, he reminds us, learning is as natural as breathing. John Holt's wit, his gentle wisdom, and his infectious love of little children bring joy to parent and teacher alike.


Instead of Education

Instead of Education

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Sentient Publications

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 266

ISBN-13: 1591810094

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Holt's most direct and radical challenge to the educational status quo and a clarion call to parents to save their children from schools of all kinds.


Homeschooling for Excellence

Homeschooling for Excellence

Author: David Colfax

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Published: 2009-05-30

Total Pages: 143

ISBN-13: 0446561401

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THE COLFAXES DIDN'T START TEACHING THEIR BOYS AT HOME TO GET THEM INTO HARVARD - BUT THAT'S WHAT HOMESCHOOLING ACCOMPLISHED! For over fifteen years, David and Micki Colfax educated their children at home. They don't think of themselves as pioneers, though that's what they became. Unhappy with the public schools, the Colfaxes wanted the best education possible for their four sons: a program for learning that met the evolving needs of each child and gave them complete control of how and what their children learned. The results? A prescription for excellence-Harvard educations for their sons Grant, Drew, and Reed. (Their fourth son is still too young for college.) Now the Colfaxes tell how all parents can become involved in homeschooling. In a straight-talking book that reads like a frank conversation among friends, they tell what they did and how they did it: their educational approaches, the lessons they learned, and what materials-books, equipment, educational aids-proved most useful over the years. Best of all, they show you how you can take charge of your children's education-in an invaluable sourcebook that will help you find a rewarding and successful alternative to our failing schools.


I Wish for Change

I Wish for Change

Author: Kyle Schwartz

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

Published: 2019-07-16

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13: 0738285641

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From the author of I Wish My Teacher Knew, how grownups can empower children to stand up for what they believe in Third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz often tells her students: "You are not here so you can make money in a decade. You are here so you can make a difference now." Young people are up for the task. In the face of school shootings, cyber bullying, and other challenges students face at school, there are students who are changing the world right now. In I Wish for Change, teacher and author Kyle Schwartz equips both teachers and parents to help children stand up for what they believe is right and make value-driven decisions. She shows how children's adaptability, vulnerability, and empathy make them excellent agents for change, as well as how to teach children about the mechanics and structures of power so they can effectively change them. Filled with inspiring stories from Kyle's students and educators around the nation, as well as practical, replicable strategies for the classroom, I Wish for Change is the guide for every teacher, educator, and parent to show kids that their voice matters.


Freedom and Beyond

Freedom and Beyond

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

Published: 1995

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780867093674

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John Holt looks at the role that schooling in society plays in education.