Book Review: Slow Homeschooling by Milva MacDonald

Slow Homeschooling:Essays About Mindful Homeschooling

This is a small but mighty book.  Just 64 pages, it contains a powerful collection of 23 essays that touch upon a range of issues that parents grapple with as they explore the decision about homeschooling, and more issues that arise once they start on their homeschooling journey.

Take a look at the table of contents:   

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Book Review:UnSchoolers by Sophia Sayigh and Milva MacDonald

 

Did you ever wonder, what do unschoolers really do all day?

Now there’s a novel to give you a glimpse into the complex and wonderful world of unschooling.

I was excited when on of the authors of UnSchoolers reached out to me and asked if I would consider reviewing UnSchoolers.

The first thing I wanted to know was, who are the authors?

Two moms who unschooled their kids.  

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Focus and Questions for 2017:What is Your One Thing?

Resolutions, and goals, and habits, oh my! The new year is a fresh slate, which like a blank piece of paper, can be overwhelming or inspiring, or both. Are you grateful for having choices but confused about which choices to make?   Me, too. Over the holidays I read a book called The ONE Thing: The … Read more Focus and Questions for 2017:What is Your One Thing?

Are You Growing or Killing Creativity?

It’s been ten years since Sir ken Robinson gave his inciting Ted Talk, Do Schools Kill Creativity? Since then his books and talks continue to challenge us to transform education— to value varied talents, build creativity, and help people find their element.

Here are some questions and recommendations with quotes from his book Out of Our Minds, Learning to be Creative

“It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the other way and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realize our true creative potential—in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities—we need to think differently about ourselves and to act differently towards each other. We must learn to be creative.”  —Sir Ken Robinson

 

How do we support creativity in our kids ? 

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Review: How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

In June while driving into San Francisco I got caught in a huge traffic jam. I fiddled with the radio, finally getting a signal for KQED and began listening to an interview and call in session with Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford dean of freshman and author of How to Raise and Adult, Break free of … Read more Review: How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Book Review: Homeschooled Teens by Sue Patterson

What do 75 homeschooled teens say about their lives? Sue Patterson lets us hear their voices in her new book Homeschooled Teens: 75 young people speak about their lives without school. Sue created a survey of 30 questions covering many aspects of the life of a  homeschooled teen that we parents – and teens- considering … Read more Book Review: Homeschooled Teens by Sue Patterson

Book Review: How To Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson

Book Review How to Raise a Wild Child at www.LisaNalbone.com

I just finished reading How to Raise a Wild Child, The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott D. Sampson. It’s a comprehensive book detailing research about why getting out in nature is so important for us, our kids and our earth. Reading the book brought back memories of the  activities … Read more Book Review: How To Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson