Teach your Own

The John Holt Book of Homeschooling

Holt, John Caldwell

Book - 2003
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Teach your Own
Today more than one and a half million children are being taught at home by their own parents. In this expanded edition of the book that helped launch the whole movement, Pat Farenga has distilled John Holt's timeless understanding of the ways children come to understand the world and added up-to-the-moment practical advice. Rather than proposing that parents turn their homes into miniature schools, Holt and Farenga demonstrate how ordinary parents can help children grow as social, active learners. Chapters on living with children, "serious play," children and work, and learning difficulties will be of interest to all parents, whether home schooling or not, as well as to teachers. This new edition is supplemented with financial and legal advice as well as a guide to cooperating with schools and facing the common objections to home schooling. Teach Your Own not only has all the vital information necessary to be the bible for parents teaching their own children, it also conveys John Holt's wise and passionate belief in every child's ability to learn from the world that has made his wonderful books into enduring classics.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA :, Perseus Pub.,, [2003], ©2003
ISBN: 0738206946
Branch Call Number: 371.042 Ho
Characteristics: xxxiv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Farenga, Patrick 1957-


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Encouraging and inspiring work from one of the pioneers of the modern homeschooling movement. In addition to providing practical information on how and why to homeschool, the text addresses the political, legal, and legislative issues homeschoolers face.

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Nov 17, 2014

You don't need a curriculum. Children learn when and what they want to learn. It works. Tests are not necessary. They do not promote learning. Holt also published Growing Without Schooling magazine, and it is archived here: http://www.johnholtgws.com/gws-issue-archive/

Aug 01, 2013
  • ELMStocker rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book. Need my own copy.


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