Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Familiesby Lisa Rivero
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/b>
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.
author of And the Skylark Sings with Me, and columnist, Home Education Magazine
publisher and editor, Gifted Education Press
Manager, Waukesha Public Library and author of A Guide to Home Schooling for Librarians
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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.
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