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Links from the Homeschooling Webinar I Taught Today

If you took the Helping Homeschoolers in the Library webinar I taught this morning, hi!

If you didn’t take the webinar I taught this morning, hi!

I’m glad to see everyone.

I shared a lot of web sites in this morning’s class (focused on developing programs and collections for homeschoolers), ones that I share in most of my presentations these days, and I thought it might be helpful to have a list of them here for folks who are interested in learning more, whether they’ve attended a presentation or not. So here goes.

Homeschooling Resources on Pinterest
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What’s Up in Homeschooling

A month or so ago, Craig sent me a link to this piece that ran on the Today show about unschooling. I was ready to be irritated by it, but it’s a fair and balanced picture of what unschooling looks like. The family the segment focuses on is very typical of what I’ve seen in unschooling, and the woman Matt Lauer interviews, Robyn Silverman, speaks knowledgeably and with a considerable amount of poise given how weirdly hostile Lauer is in his questioning. (Is he always like that? I really wanted to mute him.) Anyway, worth your time if you would … Read the rest

Homeschooling Books I’m Adding to WPL’s Collection

In my spare time, I’ve been busy preparing for the presentation on homeschooling I’ll be doing at the YSS Spring Conference here in Rochester later this month. As part of my prep, I decided I ought to review some of the newer homeschooling books I hadn’t yet seen. I’m going to tell you about a couple I’m adding to WPL’s collection:

Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Grace Weldon (2010)

This book doesn’t contain the word “unschooling,” but that’s what it’s about. I’ve been noticing for years now that some people use “unschooler” as a slur to … Read the rest

Homeschooling Curriculum Kits Update

One of the things that most interests people when I’m out and about doing workshops on library services to homeschoolers are our curriculum kits for elementary school-aged kids (find out more about the kits here). This is hands down the most popular and durable service we’ve provided for homeschoolers, partly because the kits appeal to non-homeschooling families (and teachers and tutors) quite as much as they appeal to homeschoolers. One amazing thing, too, is that in the five years we’ve had the kits (about 95 of them to start), we’ve only lost three of them, and I think I’ve … Read the rest

Homeschooler’s Guide for Mare’s War by Tanita Davis

In homeschooling news, Tanita Davis has created a homeschool unit guide for her novel Mare’s War. Tanita won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor for this book that examines the past and present through one woman’s extraordinary life story. Learn more here. As a bonus, today she’s running a contest at her blog for homeschoolers who would like to win a paperback copy of the book. … Read the rest