Entropy Academy

Entropy Academy

by Alison Bernhoft


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Entropy Academy reveals how you can train your home (even a messy one) to do half your teaching, while much of the other half can be taught Entropy style—in the natural process of everyday life. Entropy, the second law of thermodynamics, happens. It steals our time, brings chaos into our homes, and spreads the myth that chaos and education are mutually exclusive. Far from it!

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ISBN-13: 9781943370016
Publisher: Propriometrics Press
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

After graduating from Oxford University, Alison Bernhoft swapped Oxford's 800 years of history for the modern-day chaos of Los Angeles and an MA at UCLA. Alison's particular passion lay in making complex intellectual ideas simple, and she utilized every ounce of creativity and problem-solving skills she possessed to teach her own six children, as well as others who found the Entropy-style mix of laughter and serious education irresistible.

After a brief foray into the intoxicating world of public speaking, Alison's desire to utilize her spiritual gift of exhortation to encourage other mothers to find joy and fulfillment teaching their own was curtailed by atypical Parkinson's. Her voice in the homeschooling community sounds through the pages of Entropy Academy and her blog.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Entropy 18

2 The Ephemeral Emerald Isle 31

3 The Automatic Homeschool 43

4 Pets 79

5 Putting Their Best Voice Forward 95

6 Educating Andrew 114

7 Enrichment: Solitude, Boredom, Housecleaning, & Humor 134

8 My Educational Philosophy: Konos, Reading & Math 151

9 Tools For Life: Logic, English, & the Four Levels of Happiness 177

10 Science 203

11 Music 221

12 Sports and Fitness 240

13 In Which We Gain Perspective: Foreign Languages & History 258

14 Building Family Unity, Part I: Domestic Traditions 282

15 Building Family Unity, Part II: In Which We Venture Away From Home 301

16 Those Tremendous Teen Years 330

Epilogue 353

Acknowledgments 364

About the Author 367

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