Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School [NOOK Book]

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GUERRILLA LEARNING IS CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT FILLS YOUR CHILD WITH THE JOY OF LEARNING

Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old's beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your ...
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Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School

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Overview

GUERRILLA LEARNING IS CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT FILLS YOUR CHILD WITH THE JOY OF LEARNING

Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old's beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life.

If you've ever felt that your child wasn't flourishing in school or simply needs something the professionals aren't supplying, you're ready to become a "guerrilla educator." Revolutionary and inspiring, Guerrilla Learning explains what's wrong (and what's useful) about our traditional schools and shows you how to take charge of your family's education to raise thinking, creative young people despite the constraints of traditional schooling.

Filled with fun and exciting exercises and projects to do with children of all ages, this remarkable approach to childhood, education, and life will help you release your child's innate abilities and empower him or her in the wider world that awaits beyond the school walls.
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From The Critics
By using five keys—opportunity, timing, interest, freedom, and support—you can help your children get more out of school than grades! Read this book and decide what you want your children to get from their education. The authors encourage "thinking outside the box and coloring outside the lines." Reading this book will help you realize that schools may not necessarily provide exactly what your child needs. See what you think! 2001, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., $14.95. Ages Adult. Reviewer: S. Palmer SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
Library Journal
Llewellyn, a lecturer on the subject of home schooling and author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook, and Silver, who teaches parenting workshops, have come together to write this how-to book for parents who want to become more involved in their children's education whether through home schooling or by supplementing traditional instruction. The authors offer five fundamental principles opportunity, timing, freedom, interest, and support that, they claim, will transform the way we relate to our children and greatly assist them in growing up to be joyful, passionate creators. Useful for parents and teachers alike, this valuable book closely examines how young people learn and illuminates its practical advice with many stories that make for both insightful and enjoyable reading. Whatever schooling venue parents choose, this book will help them instill a lifelong love of learning in their children. For large public and school libraries. Samuel T. Huang, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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* A new school year is a lot like New Year's Day; it offers the chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start, the chance to move ahead in new and productive ways and the chance to work harder and do better than you did the year before. If you've made a new school year "resolution" to help your child succeed in school this fall, you'll need to some homework. Here is a new book to put in your backpack before the first bell rings.
"...In Guerilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School Grace Llewellyn and Amy Silver focus on homeschooling, or education outside the traditional classroom, but they too contend that when adults embrace life with wonder and excitement, the children observing them as role models will be more likely to as well. Guerilla Learning means "taking responsibility for your own education" and supporting your children as they learn to do the same." (Linda Stankard, BookPage, August 2001)

Llewellyn, a lecturer on the subject of home schooling and author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook, who teaches parenting workshops, have come together to write this how-to book for parents who want to become more involved in their children's education—whether through home schooling or by supplementing traditional instruction. The authors offer five fundamental principles—opportunity, timing, freedom, interest, and support—that, they claim, will transform the way we relate to our children and greatly assist them in growing up to be joyful, passionate creators. Useful for parents and teachers alike, this valuable book closely examines how young people learn and illuminates its practical advice with many stories that make for both insightful and enjoyable learning. Whatever schooling venue parents choose, this book will help them instill a lifelong love of learning in their children. For large public and school libraries. —Samuel T. Huang, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (Library Journal, September 2001)

"One of the most important books yet written on education and our current school-child crisis." (Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Magical Child)

"...it is a good, calming read..." (Adoption Today, April 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470350201
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/2/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 459,147
  • File size: 637 KB

Meet the Author

GRACE LLEWELLYN is the author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook and speaks widely on the subject of homeschooling.

AMY SILVER teaches parenting workshops. Her children have been homeschooled and have also attended traditional and alternative schools.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

The Broken Sword: Real Education in Our Lives and the Lives of Our Children.

What We Can Do: Guerrilla Learning.

The Five Keys to Guerrilla Learning.

Key #1: Opportunity.

Key #2: Timing.

Key #3: Interest.

Key #4: Freedom.

Key #5: Support.

Afterword: A More Beautiful Question.

Appendix A: Testing Our Patience: Standardized Testing in the School System.

Appendix B: Alternatives to Traditional Schooling.

Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2002

    A new way to look at school and learning

    This is a remarkable book. The authors have changed the rules about school and learning, giving parents and learners permission to see school as a resource for families, rather than as an Authority. They recognize that family, not school, is the primary educator of their own children, whether the family chooses to homeschool or not. The stories of learning are inspirational, and the advice is practical. Buy this book! It could change your family's life!

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