August 29, 2009

Considering Homeschooling? Here's a Good Read.

Over our vacation in Pittsburgh (post to follow!), I read a book called Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles edited by Paul and Gena Suarez.

I highly recommend it if you're thinking about homeschooling and want an overview of several different methods. The book is written for Christian parents - which I learned only after requesting it from the library. Each chapter has two to three articles by proponents of the style, describing the method and its advantages. The reader is left to compare the styles and decide what's best for his/her family. The only thing missing from the book is a final summary chapter written by the editors. It ends too abruptly for my taste.

I got some new ideas from a few of the styles that I'll mix together throughout this year. I think we may morph into an eclectic homeschooling family. But time will tell. School starts a week from Tuesday! Though, as many a homeschooler will tell you, if you have kids at home, you're homeschooling.

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