Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families

Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families

by Lisa Rivero
     
 
About the Author

Lisa Rivero, a freelance writer, began home schooling her son after second grade. She leads a book discussion group for home schooled children, and participates in several cooperative learning groups, including both home schooled and traditionally schooled children. She has taught gifted and creative learners in elementary classrooms

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About the Author

Lisa Rivero, a freelance writer, began home schooling her son after second grade. She leads a book discussion group for home schooled children, and participates in several cooperative learning groups, including both home schooled and traditionally schooled children. She has taught gifted and creative learners in elementary classrooms and in college.

Editorial Reviews

Carolyn Kottmeyer
This terrific book is for homeschooling parents and more - there is information for schooling parents, school teachers, gifted teachers, and more, on gifted children, learning styles, internet resources, and so much more!
Hoagiesgifted.org
Midwest Book Review
Creative Home Schooling For Gifted Children by experienced and expert homeschooler Lisa Rivero is a solid, accessible, "user friendly" guide packed with advice, information, ideas, and insights on homeschooling especially gifted children. From designing an effective and educational homeschooling curriculum, to administering tests to preparing for college, Creative Home Schooling For Gifted Children is a well-rounded resource and highly recommended for parents of intellectually gifted children of any age and who are striving to keep those children academically engaged, challenged, and achieving.
David Albert
This book will at once reassure anxious parents that they are not alone in this voyage.
author of And the Skylark Sings with Me, and columnist, Home Education Magazine
Maurice Fisher
Lisa Rivero is one of the best writers of information on home schooling, an increasingly important topic.
publisher and editor, Gifted Education Press
David Brostrom
Fantastic how-to and resource tips are everywhere you look. I hope 10,000 librarians buy this book!
Manager, Waukesha Public Library and author of A Guide to Home Schooling for Librarians
Bookpage
From parents to teachers to camp counselors, this is a great guide for any educator.
Outlook
Even if you don't homeschool, this book gives insight into the process of educating a gifted young person.
Gifted Education News-Page
The uniqueness of this book derives from Rivero's mastery of the subject and her extraordinary ability to meaningfully weave educational research findings, parent comments, and information from various resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910707480
Publisher:
Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Pages:
401
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.85(d)

Read an Excerpt

Introduction

This book is not about our journey. As I did my research, I gradually began to put together the kinds of resources that I wish I'd had when we started. I decided to write the kind of home schooling book I wish I'd had--one that is informed by the research and scholarship of gifted education and home schooling advocates as well as by the wisdom of other families of home schooled gifted learners who agreed to be interviewed and to share their experiences. You'll meet these families in Chapter 1 and throughout the book. Their experiences and examples offer refreshing alternatives to the stereotype of home school parents who pull their children from school only to push them to go higher and faster or to hide them from the rest of the world. You'll meet parents who seek to discover what learning is all about. Sometimes this means scrambling to keep up with their children's young, quick, creative minds!

...We are grateful. Home schooling is certainly not for everyone, but for us and for thousands of other families, home schooling offers a respite from sometimes inappropriate education, or in some cases, a long-term or near-permanent alternative to formal education. It is my hope that other families can realize the sense of joy and wholeness home schooling can bring, including reduced stress and the freedom to learn according to the child's need. I hope that this book will serve as a source of support, inspiration, and information for other parents who are considering home schooling a child who is intense, creative, and wonderfully complex.

What People are saying about this

David S. Lawyer
a must read for any home schooling parents and useful for any teacher of gifted students.
Nebraska Association for Gifted Newsletter

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