The books are published!
The titles are kind of a mouthful! What exactly do they mean? Who are they for?
A few kind words from Amazon reviews:
“I found this book very helpful. It has a lot of great ideas and presents a very clear outline for “how to”. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is considering either homeschool or is merely looking to supplement their child’s school learning experience.” Amazon customer
“This is the only book I need! When I hit a block, I open to any page, and immediately get insight and inspiration.” Marie Jensen
Lisa Nalbone is an expert at life-long learning. After seeing her work with UnCollege, working with her and also reading her book… I know that teacher, facilitators, coaches, and really any human that is curious and support others would benefit from Lisa’s process….bellavie92
Why read these books?
To find insights, inspiration, tips, and A-Z strategies to support a lifelong journey of joyful learning and courageous action– for you and your kids.
They are not recipe books telling you exactly what to do. Because you are you, and your child is not Dale.
But you will find what I’ve learned, often the hard way, both in the classroom and from unschooling my child, and myself.
Choices and challenges for big picture thinking with simple action steps to create the best path and environment for your goals.
- Projects with purpose.
- Building community.
- Defining authentic success.
- Making change.
- With confidence and joy!
- Again and again. All life long.
The books have some overlapping information but do not serve the same purpose. Each book can stand alone, or work together. Here are a more details about each book.
LifeSPARKS – Ask hard questions, Try new things, Do what matters: A Guide and Workbook for Nurturing Joyful and Self-directed Lifelong Learners
The Guide and Workbook is 130 pages in an 8,5 x 11 black and white format.
Each chapter begins with the same illustration and poem-like reflection on theA-Z strategy for lifelong learning that will be further developed and discussed in the chapter.
Using a 4-page format, each chapter contains explanations, tips,and exercises for you to engage with about how you have used and how you might use that strategy in your life, and how you help your child develop and use the strategy for their learning.
In this book, the examples included, and the preface and introduction are geared toward parents, teachers, or mentors wondering how to help children become more curious, motivated, and engaged learners.
You can buy the Workbook at Amazon or Create Space:
LifeSPARKS Reflections and Journal
The journal is 90 pages in all and at 4.3 x 7 inches will fit easily in the hand.
The Journal has full-color illustrations accompanying the poem like reflection of the ABCs for Lifelong Learning.
There is a blank page for you to journal following each poem.
After the letter Z you will find additional pages for journaling with the grey tone spark design in the top corner of the page.
* Please note, because we published the journal using Ingram Spark print on demand services ( for better color and size choices) the listing at Amazon will sometimes say “may take a few extra days to ship” or “Currently out of stock”. It is true it may take a few extra days, but you can always still order the book. Print on demand books don’t print until the are ordered!
Here are some kind words from happy readers:
In LifeSPARKS, Lisa guides homeschoolers as they define (or refine) their learning path. Beautiful artwork and whimsical poetry paired with a straightforward, functional workbook will inspire parents to examine their approach to learning. She challenges us all to look deep inside and make the changes we need to achieve our goals with joy. Related
This book is not just for homeschoolers! It provides the format for lifelong learning, growth, and development for any career or calling. If you want to change your way of attacking a problem, you need this book! Related
Lisa inspires personal growth, encourages new ways of thinking, and reignites your love for learning. Her book should hold a spot on every family’s bookshelf. Related
I am so very grateful for the LifeSPARKS Journal.The content is so uplifting and encouraging…words to live by, for sure. I would like to send copies to my two friends who are experiencing challenging medical situations. I am very impressed with your designs on each page and the creative layout. I especially like the pages […]
Everyone needs to read this book! Love how simple, though-provoking, easy, and creative the LifeSPARKS Guide and Workbook is. I love it and can’t wait to share it with my friends. Thank you Lisa for passing on your love of learning. You inspire me!!! Related
Won’t you join me in a journey of learning all the time, enthusiastically?
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