The Homeschooling Starter Guide: How to Create and Adapt the Best Education Action Plan for Your Needs (Paperback)
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Get started with homeschooling for grade levels K-12
Homeschooling can help kids of all ages immerse themselves in learning that builds on their unique strengths, interests, and preferences. It gives them the chance to thrive with one-on-one attention and customized lesson plans that fit their learning style—and their family's needs. This starter guide to homeschooling is the ultimate resource for turning any home into an ideal school environment and helping any child succeed.
Learn how to homeschool:
- Schooling styles—Compare the most popular education philosophies and homeschool models, and choose the best combination for every homeschool situation.
- Stay on track—Find checklists, calendars, tables, and step-by-step instructions to help set and track homeschooling goals.
- Standards and requirements—Get a general breakdown of U.S. homeschooling requirements, along with easy and affordable ways to develop custom curriculum.
- Inclusive action plans—Learn to create a homeschooling structure that accommodates each child's culture, language, religion, special needs, and more.
Build a complete action plan for effective home learning with The Homeschooling Starter Guide.
About the Author
GINA RILEY, PHD, is a clinical professor and program coordinator of the Adolescent Special Education Program at City University of New York—Hunter College. Dr. Riley has extensive experience in online education and distance learning at the university level. For the past 22 years, Dr. Riley’s research has focused on topics related to homeschooling and intrinsic motivation.
“As an academic and homeschooling insider, Dr. Gina Riley offers essential, worthwhile, and practical resources, tips, and indispensable information about homeschooling. Among the useful information Dr. Riley provides are different approaches to teaching, learning, and all aspects of homeschooling. She shares how to plan in the long-term and short-term, how to assess whether what you are doing is working, and so much more. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in, considering, or currently homeschooling.” —Carlo Ricci, PhD, founding editor of The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning
“Dr. Gina Riley does not tell you how to homeschool. She does something much better. She provides a comprehensive and very clear menu of possibilities so you can choose what will work best for you and your child or children.” —Peter Gray, research professor at Boston College and author of Free to Learn: Why Releasing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life
“After leaving the school system that marks out every path and box to check for students and parents, taking the responsibility of education into our own hands can be daunting. Gina Riley's book is a wonderful companion for any parent beginning the journey. Gina is not only a clinical professor and program leader of adolescent special education, she also homeschooled her son to adulthood. Gina's book is a straightforward guide that addresses the major homeschool questions. It is factual, to the point, and written with kindness and personal experience. I would recommend it to any parent looking to homeschool.” —Robyn Robertson, creator and host of Honey! I'm Homeschooling The Kids