A Little Way Of Homeschoolingby Suzie Andres
Suzie Andres and twelve other Catholic homeschoolers describe how they implement an "unschooling" style of teaching in their homes. Drawing from St. Therese, St. John Bosco, John Holt (How Children Learn and How Children Fail), and ancient philosophers, the families paint a picture of authentic education without the constraints and pitfalls of typical modern education. Andres admirably addresses the question of whether a Catholic can happily and sanely unschool by explaining it as a sensible approach to the mystery of learning, not as an ideology in competition with her faith. The heart of the book is the honest and humble description of home education by twelve homeschooling mothers who have embraced unschooling in varying degrees. Anyone interested in education and particularly home education will be inspired by their narratives.
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After years of forcing my son to fit the classroom mold and one semester of forcing him to fit the mold of "classroom at home," I discovered this little book. It has revolutionized my view of education and renewed my relationship with my teen. I highly recommend it, and am now purchasing it for a friend.
I have enjoyed this book tremendously. From the inspiration of St. Therese of Lisieux to the appendix about a philosopher's perspective to the booklists in the back, A Little Way of Homeschooling is full of good advice for parents. It was amazing to read all the different stories from homeschooling moms. These make up the middle part of the book, and I liked the wide variety of reasons and the many examples these mothers gave regarding their unschooling choice. I guess unschooling is not just one thing, and it was fun to see the ways different families combined some unschooling with Charlotte Mason and classical methods. I give this book 5 stars, and will recommend it to anyone involved in educating children. If you are already a homeschooling parent, I think you'll learn a lot from this book. If you are thinking about homeschooling, this is a must read. And I bet that if you are just someone interested in education, you'll like A Little Way of Homeschooling too. A great book!!!