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

Book Review: Sustainable Happiness by Sarah Van Gelder and Yes! Magazine Staff

Do you ever wonder about happiness? Where can we find it? How we can help our kids be happy? How can we think about happiness that is lasting? Happiness that goes beyond our own family?   The introduction, by Sarah Van Gelder, begins on page 1 “In the last 100 years we got very confused … Read more Book Review: Sustainable Happiness by Sarah Van Gelder and Yes! Magazine Staff

Book Review: InsightOut by Tina Seelig

Have you ever attended an author talk as part of a book launch? The energy and excitement is palpable as you are experiencing the reality of someone getting their ideas out of their head and into the world. Lucky me, I got to head to Palo Alto a few weeks ago to a Kepler’s Book  speaker … Read more Book Review: InsightOut by Tina Seelig

Book Review: Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

Don’t we all have a hard time with change? Have you ever wondered why? I read this book several years ago right when it came out. I was flying home from the east coast without anything to read.  When I walked into the airport bookstore the Switch just released display caught my eye and it … Read more Book Review: Switch by Chip and Dan Heath

Review:Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners

Book Review of Project Based Homeschooling, quote from book, at www.lisanalbone.com

How do you go about mentoring self-directed learners? Lori Pickert’s books Project Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners does an excellent job of explaining how we set up our homes and lives for mentoring self-directed learners. And even though it says “Project-Based homeschooling”,  you don’t need to be homeschooling to use this book. There are so … Read more Review:Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners

Book Review: Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn

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This book makes me want to get on a soapbox and shout: read this! I want us to take a look at how we use praise, rewards, power, control and coercion, even inadvertently, on a daily basis.  I want us to have the courage to take steps to make changes that will truly help our … Read more Book Review: Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn