02670cam a22004098i 4500
9780143133223 (paperback) $17.00
The brave learner : finding everyday magic in homeschool, learning, and life
 by TarcherPerigee, New ,York, NY :
xxiii, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Enchanted living: creating the context for magic in our homes -- Sparks fly: igniting a passion for learning -- Magic doors: lessons from monsters and maps -- The four forces of enchantment: surprise, mystery, risk, and adventure -- The four capacities for learning: curiosity, collaboration, contemplation, and celebration -- The four ports of entry: mind, body, heart, and spirit -- Applying the superpowers: practical help in core subjects -- Liberation from school: to schedule or not to schedule, that is the question (answers inside!) -- House-schooling: recruit your home to help you educate (and that pernicious topic: chores) -- The pixie dust of reasonable expectations: embracing our limits -- Awesome adulting: expanding our horizons -- The invisible education: the power of family dysfunction to sideline learning -- The disenchanting power of doing it right: the dangers of ideological alignment and true belief-ism in home education -- Reverse the curse: how to rekindle the magic.
"A joyful and accessible approach to homeschool that harnesses children's natural curiosity and makes learning a part of everyday life, whether they're in elementary or high school"--