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Demystifying Education (the ABC’s of Real Learning)

Demystifying Education Or, the ABC’s of Real Learning By Diana Waring When I started on the path of homeschooling twenty-five years ago, teaching a child to read (or anything else for that matter) seemed like a terrifying, somewhat unnatural activity for a parent without a degree in education. So, naturally, I clung like a drowning rat to any floating book, curriculum, or homeschool wives’ tale that came my way—anything that looked like it might support me in the mysterious realm of teaching. Subsequently, I ended up spending far more money than I could afford for curriculum that did not...

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Upgrade: 10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child

Upgrade: 10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child Anyone who knows me (or reads my blog) would know that I like to read books on home-schooling…particularly books that speak about the heart of education. I like to read books by Robin Sampson, Sally Clarkson, Diana Waring, Marilyn Howshall and others. I have noticed that more women than men seem to write, which isn’t unusual seeing that it is primarily mothers who are the primary educators in the day to day lessons within the home, so it is refreshing to read a book written by a man.  I eagerly read my new book by Kevin Swanson. Mr. Swanson was home-educated as a youngster so he speaks with experience and authority. This book addresses the basic but very important points that are (and should be) of utmost importance to the home educator. If you haven’t read this book then you need to order your copy ASAP. Upgrade will assist you in devising a vision for your family, or strengthening an existing vision. Mr Swanson also covers what he considers (don’t forget he has been a homeschooled student and now a homeschool parent) to be the most fundamental and important points essential for education. I did read and gain some nuggets from R.C. Sproul’s book, “When You Rise Up” but I believe this to be more beneficial for every homeschooling...

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