Homeschooling

I am a happy homeschoolin’ mama, and longtime internet dabbler. Welcome to my untidy homepage.

For those who like to know such things, there’s a bio of me here. The UUYAN stuff is here too. But mostly, these days, it’s mostly all about…

Homeschooling

Some of my homeschooling inspirations, sources and guides include:

Some books:

Interesting understandings about the nature of nonviolence, learning and motivation, distilled by people who worked with “special-needs” children:

  • The works of Maria Montessori
  • Teach Your Baby to Read, and others, by Glenn Doman. No “flash cards”. But interesting commands to the mom: Be joyful (if you are having a bad few months, new baby, illness– just stop teaching). Never test (it’s the opposite of teaching). Go like the wind (kids like to be exposed to lots of stuff).
  • Kids Beyond Limits by Anat Baniel. Feldenkrais principles of education. Relevant to unschooling.
  • Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser. Relevant to gamification.
  • Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor. Positive behaviorism, clearly explained (you can’t punish dolphins) (Based on animals and not human kids, but still relevant.)

On the theme of “What About College?”

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