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Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery: A Journey of Original Seekingby David Albert
Synopses & Reviews
Are children empty boxes into which we pour knowledge and wisdom? Or are they naturally predisposed to acquire these things? David H. Albert presents a collection of articles laden with gems, -including the single most important lesson to teach a child. -Topics include:
How children learn to read.
"Perfection"—Why children are perfectionists and how to respond.
How to encourage your child to seek greater challenges and achievements.
Teens and what to do about them.
Why the testing is destroying our schools.
"Once again David Albert applies his genius to children."—John Gatto, -author of the bestseller, Dumbing Us Down
David H. Albert is the author of And the Skylark Sings with Me.
How Homeschooling Changes Parents and Children Alike.
About the Author
David H. Albert, author of And the Skylark Sings with Me, has developed a wide following as an "expert"on homeschooling. He holds degrees from Williams College, Oxford University, and the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago. But, he says, "the best education I ever received I get from my kids."
Table of Contents
Distinguished visitors — Original seeking and the voyage of self-discovery — Unlearning all the time — The code cracker and the information hound — Hebetudinous — Potato-heads — A travel excursion of the mind — Dodge ball — Stickball — Perfection — Geese — ADTD (No, it's not a typo) — Learning about learning: conversations with my violin — Life companions — The Oxford secret — Flow I, "Don't worry, be happy" — Testing, 1-2-3 — Beans! — Buy nothing! — Social studies--The courage of our questions: I A curriculum on a plate ; II A question in the car ; III Embracing the song of the world — Armand Berliner — Flow II, The teenage edition — Cilia! — The success of public education — On forgiveness — The violin bow.
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