Apologia ~ The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling

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.

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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.

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