Learning Styles

A Is for Autism, F Is for Friend

This book by Joanna L. Keating-Velasco is A Kid’s Book on Making Friends with a child who has autism. The books main character, Chelsea tells us what it is like to live a life with autism. The author writes this: A is for Autism, F is for Friend offers lessons in understanding, acceptance and...
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Cast Iron

Now that we raise chickens, we have a nice abundance of eggs on hand that the kids enjoy. That lead me to re-evaluate the pans I use to cook with. After some thought, research and conversations with my mother in law, I decided to try cast iron. My pans were reasonably priced (bought the...
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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens

Prufrock Press recently sent a note announcing the release of The Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens. Their description focused on college entrance, but I think the book would also be useful for those looking for apprenticeships or mentoring opportunities. Part of their description reads: The Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens:...
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Lighthouse Keeper Apprenticeship

Anyone who knows me well, knows I would take this opportunity to become a Lighthouse Keeper Apprentice in a heartbeat. Lighthouse Keeper Jobs Available ***Be sure to ask for and check references whenever seeking apprenticeship opportunities!
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Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Disorder

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Disorder, by Kathryn Stewart “A fully revised and expanded edition of a best-selling classic, this book offers complete information about parenting a child with a nonverbal learning disorder or Asperger’s disorder. This edition includes a new section on anxiety and social anxiety, now commonly held...
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Learning Styles

I have a love-hate relationship with learning styles. I find them fascinating to read about, but I also think they can stymie the natural way that children learn if we allow them too much importance. I share Wikipedia- Learning Styles as a simple tool or resource. I think John Holt summed it up best...
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Homeschool Methods

When we first started out homeschooling, we explored a variety of educational methods that might work for us. Before you explore the list of methods below, I suggest you first read Considering Methods & Styles of Homeschooling by Lillian Jones. After investigating all of these, remember that YOU know what works best for your...
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The Unschooling Unmanual

School is out. Unschool is in! Our newest booklet, The Unschooling Unmanual, by Nanda Van Gestel, Rue Kream, Mary Van Doren and Jan Hunt, will be published this fall. Through engaging personal stories, examples, and essays, the writers offer inspiration and encouragement for experienced and prospective unschoolers alike. Read an excerpt by clicking here....
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Special Needs At Home Swap List

The groups description states in part: Special Needs at Home Swap is a mailing list for the buying, selling or trading of used equipment, programs, and curriculum for children who have learning disabilities or have a “special need” in some way. The list is not just for homeschooling parents of kids with unique challenges,...
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A few special needs resources from the Lilting House…

I found some useful special needs resources from homeschool Mom, Melissa Wiley at her Lilting House Blog. Here are a few of them: Speech Therapy At Home Newborn Hearing Screen: A Piece of Advice Fun With Audiology: Making Ear Molds Be sure to visit her site to explore these and other interesting homeschool resources....
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