Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners

Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners

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by Lori Pickert
     
 

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Project-based homeschooling combines children’s interests with long-term, deep, complex learning. This is an essential experience for children: to spend time working on something that matters to them, with the support of a dedicated mentor. This book is an introduction and guide to creating the circumstances under which children can teach themselves. The author

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Project-based homeschooling combines children’s interests with long-term, deep, complex learning. This is an essential experience for children: to spend time working on something that matters to them, with the support of a dedicated mentor. This book is an introduction and guide to creating the circumstances under which children can teach themselves. The author gives parents concrete tips for helping children do challenging, meaningful, self-chosen work. From setting up a workspace that encourages independence to building a family culture that supports self-directed learning to concrete suggestions for a step-by-step approach to inquiry-based investigation, Project-Based Homeschooling shares techniques for mentoring independent, confident thinkers and learners.

Editorial Reviews

http://abh21.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/project-based-homeschooling-book-review/ - Amy Hood
“Anyone who considers themselves the ultimate guardian of their children’s education … will find ideas to think about and act upon.”
http://patriciazaballos.com/2012/08/24/book-review-project-based-homeschooling/ - Patricia Zaballos
“This book is nothing like a curriculum; instead it’s a revolutionary vision of how kids can learn — and an idea book for making that learning happen.”
http://www.birdandlittlebird.com/blog/2012/07/library-monday-project-based-homeschooling.html - Annie Reichmann
“[T]his isn’t just a homeschooling book. It is a guide to learning.”
http://totheoutskirts.blogspot.ca/2012/07/project-based-homeschooling-book-review.html - Dawn Suzette
“There are only a handful of books that I can honestly say have changed my life. This … is one of those books.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015508246
Publisher:
Camp Creek Press
Publication date:
10/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
686,443
File size:
857 KB

Meet the Author

Lori Pickert founded and for several years ran a small private school with a Reggio-inspired, project-based curriculum. Establishing a reputation as a progressive educator, she traveled the country speaking, giving workshops, and training teachers as an educational consultant. She began homeschooling her sons when they were 4 and 7, using the same approach to learning: interest-based learning, authentic art, and parent as learning mentor. She has been writing the Camp Creek Blog and mentoring other homeschooling families since 2007. She is the author of Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners.

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Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Teri_is_Reading More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible. In addition to teaching how to do project-based homeschooling it's like a manual on how to live. It's going to make a huge difference to anyone reading it. I can't recommend it highly enough. It's like the author is taking the reader gently by the hand and calmly and encouragingly leading them through the approach . It's encouraging, it's inspiring, it's incredibly instructive. It was a joy to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks crookedear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago