X-post-Best books about educating the older grades
Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:26 AM
Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:38 PM
Well, other than TWTM of course I like Debra Bell's Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens. It's not really an inspirational book though, more of a nuts and bolts book. Hopefully someone else will have some good inspiration for you!
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 07:27 PM
Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:35 AM
They are free, short, and sometimes inspiring. I also enjoy some of the free audio talks that Circe and IEW have done over the years.
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:22 PM
I second the Well Trained Mind and the Memoria Press catalog articles. They are really inspiring to me. I also read homeschooling books in general. I started a Charlotte Mason one, I think it is the volume just called homeschool or something similar, and I felt it was geared toward younger children, so I put it up. I am now reading Climbing Parnassus, an Apologia for Latin and Greek. I find it inspirational though not about homeschooling.
Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:10 PM
In addition to the WTM book and especially if you're considering college for your child, I recommend Jeanne Gowen Dennis's Homeschooling High School: Planning Ahead for College Admission; the author makes homeschooling through high school seem doable. (It is written from a Christian perspective, but I recommend it to all.)
Some other valuable reads:
What High Schools Don't Tell You - 300+ Secrets to Make Your Kid Irresistible to Colleges by Senior Year by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross
and her other book: What Colleges Don’t Tell You by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross
Another I'd recommend is How to Get Into the Top Colleges by Krista Klein and Richard Montauk. This book is a helpful overview of the entire college application process and is particularly helpful if your child is aiming toward any moderately selective college.
Books by Cal Newport are well worth reading.
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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:44 PM
Mere Motherhood is an inspirational book that some friends and I agree is better for women who have been homeschooling for several years.
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