Apologia ~ The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling

2/02/2010

When you think of Apologia, science is the first thing that comes to mind. (We love Apologia science!) Well, Apologia Educational Ministries is no longer just science.

As a member of the Crew, I received . . .

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, by Debra Bell (revised and updated). Inside, you will find:
  • Six ingredients of a successful homeschool
  • Subject-by-subject guidelines and program recommendations
  • Keys to unlocking your child's learning potential
  • Ten ways to motivate the reluctant learner
  • Creative solutions for burnout, budgeting, and managing your time
You can read the Table of Contents to see a complete listing of the contents of this 528 page book. You can also read a sample of the book ~ Chapter 6: Six Ingredients of a Successful Homeschool. Price: $20 I have been reading a little of this every night. I keep it by my bedside and try to go to bed a little early so I can read a little more. And I need to stop this altogether! This book is keeping me up - not because I am reading, but because it gives me something else to ponder before I fall asleep. I have enough of that, thank you. Seriously, though, it is a good thing I am thinking. I have lots to consider with regards to home schooling and this is giving me the motivation to put those thoughts into action. For example, I read the section on burnout busters and read in Burnout Buster #1 that creating independent learners is one way to prevent burnout. So, I was up thinking about how I could do that. I woke up with a great plan to do an experiment for a whole week. I gave each boy their assignments for the week and let them plan and schedule their week. For one boy this worked, but it did NOT work for the others. I then had to sit down and revaluate what we could do to help them be more independent learners. We agreed to daily goals and I would monitor their progress weekly, rather than daily. We will see how this goes. . . but I think we need more practice. In theory, this is a good idea. . . and I guess that is what this book is about ~ finding out what works for you. From "why homeschool" to what to teach and how to organize your day ~ this is a resource that is jam packed with some great information and I recommend this for anyone who is homeschooling, especially if you are just thinking about homeschooling, have questions, need information, or just need a little encouragement. You can read my Crew mates reviews to see what they think, or click on the banner below to visit the Crew Blog.

I received this product for the purpose of this review and no further compensation was received. I offer my honest opinion. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

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