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Guerilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education with or Without School

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Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework. Ask your eleven-year-old's beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life.

If you've ever felt that your child wasn't flourishing in school or simply needs something the professionals aren't supplying, you're ready to become a "guerrilla educator." Revolutionary and inspiring, Guerrilla Learning explains what's wrong (and what's useful) about our traditional schools and shows you how to take charge of your family's education to raise thinking, creative young people despite the constraints of traditional schooling.

Filled with fun and exciting exercises and projects to do with children of all ages, this remarkable approach to childhood, education, and life will help you release your child's innate abilities and empower him or her in the wider world that awaits beyond the school walls.

Review:

"Useful for parents and teachers alike, this valuable book closely examines how young people learn and illuminates its practical advice with many stories that make for both insightful and enjoyable reading." Library Journal

Review:

"Read this book and decide what you want your children to get from their education....Reading this book will help you realize that schools may not necessarily provide exactly what your child needs. See what you think!" Parent Council Reviews

Review:

"One of the most important books yet written on education and our current school-child crisis. Written with a clarity and simplicity that makes it available to any and all parents, it is a delight to read and remarkably informative." Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Magical Child and Evolution's End: Claiming the Potential of Our Intelligence

Review:

"A big-hearted book of important ideas. Be prepared to have your eyes opened to secrets the classroom hasn't learned!" John Taylor Gatto, author of The Underground History of American Education

Review:

"Guerrilla Learning takes embattled parents out of the trenches where they've been all too often waging a frustrating war against antiquated school methods, and empowers them with skillful tools to help their kids develop their natural genius and engage in learning at its best: through inquiry, enthusiasm, and passionate engagement with self, others, and the world." Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius, In Their Own Way, and The Myth of the A.D.D. Child

Synopsis:

GUERRILLA LEARNING IS CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT FILLS YOUR CHILD WITH THE JOY OF LEARNING

Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old's beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life.

If you've ever felt that your child wasn't flourishing in school or simply needs something the professionals aren't supplying, you're ready to become a "guerrilla educator." Revolutionary and inspiring, Guerrilla Learning explains what's wrong (and what's useful) about our traditional schools and shows you how to take charge of your family's education to raise thinking, creative young people despite the constraints of traditional schooling.

Filled with fun and exciting exercises and projects to do with children of all ages, this remarkable approach to childhood, education, and life will help you release your child's innate abilities and empower him or her in the wider world that awaits beyond the school walls.

About the Author

Grace Llewellyn is the author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook and speaks widely on the subject of homeschooling.

Amy Silver teaches parenting workshops. Her children have been homeschooled and have also attended traditional and alternative schools.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
1. The Broken Sword: Real Education in Our Lives and the Lives of Our Children 15
2. What We Can Do: Guerrilla Learning 33
3. The Five Keys to Guerrilla Learning 61
4. Key #1: Opportunity 69
5. Key #2: Timing 103
6. Key #3: Interest 121
7. Key #4: Freedom 131
8. Key #5: Support 149
Afterword: A More Beautiful Question 171
Appendix A Testing Our Patience: Standardized Testing in the School System 173
Appendix B Alternatives to Traditional Schooling 183
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471349600
Author:
Grace Llewellyn and Amy Silver
Publisher:
Wiley (TP)
Author:
Llewellyn, Grace
Author:
Silver, Amy
Location:
New York
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Home Schooling
Subject:
Parent Participation
Subject:
Experimental Methods
Subject:
Alternative education.
Subject:
Home schooling -- United States.
Subject:
Education : Parent Participation
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Parenting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
[26]
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Review" by , "Useful for parents and teachers alike, this valuable book closely examines how young people learn and illuminates its practical advice with many stories that make for both insightful and enjoyable reading."
"Review" by , "Read this book and decide what you want your children to get from their education....Reading this book will help you realize that schools may not necessarily provide exactly what your child needs. See what you think!"
"Review" by , "One of the most important books yet written on education and our current school-child crisis. Written with a clarity and simplicity that makes it available to any and all parents, it is a delight to read and remarkably informative." Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Magical Child and Evolution's End: Claiming the Potential of Our Intelligence
"Review" by , "A big-hearted book of important ideas. Be prepared to have your eyes opened to secrets the classroom hasn't learned!"
"Review" by , "Guerrilla Learning takes embattled parents out of the trenches where they've been all too often waging a frustrating war against antiquated school methods, and empowers them with skillful tools to help their kids develop their natural genius and engage in learning at its best: through inquiry, enthusiasm, and passionate engagement with self, others, and the world." Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Awakening Your Child's Natural Genius, In Their Own Way, and The Myth of the A.D.D. Child
"Synopsis" by , GUERRILLA LEARNING IS CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT FILLS YOUR CHILD WITH THE JOY OF LEARNING

Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old's beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life.

If you've ever felt that your child wasn't flourishing in school or simply needs something the professionals aren't supplying, you're ready to become a "guerrilla educator." Revolutionary and inspiring, Guerrilla Learning explains what's wrong (and what's useful) about our traditional schools and shows you how to take charge of your family's education to raise thinking, creative young people despite the constraints of traditional schooling.

Filled with fun and exciting exercises and projects to do with children of all ages, this remarkable approach to childhood, education, and life will help you release your child's innate abilities and empower him or her in the wider world that awaits beyond the school walls.

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