Item description for Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School by Grace Llewellyn...
Overview Discusses how parents can create a home environment that encourages children to learn and explains what is right and wrong with traditional education.
Publishers Description GUERRILLA LEARNING IS CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT FILLS YOUR CHILD WITH THE JOY OF LEARNING Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old's beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life. If you've ever felt that your child wasn't flourishing in school or simply needs something the professionals aren't supplying, you're ready to become a ""guerrilla educator."" Revolutionary and inspiring, Guerrilla Learning explains what's wrong (and what's useful) about our traditional schools and shows you how to take charge of your family's education to raise thinking, creative young people despite the constraints of traditional schooling. Filled with fun and exciting exercises and projects to do with children of all ages, this remarkable approach to childhood, education, and life will help you release your child's innate abilities and empower him or her in the wider world that awaits beyond the school walls.
Citations And Professional Reviews Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School by Grace Llewellyn has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 09/15/2001 page 91
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
ISBN 0471349607 ISBN13 9780471349600
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More About Grace Llewellyn
GRACE LLEWELLYN is the author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook and speaks widely on the subject of homeschooling. AMY SILVER teaches parenting workshops. Her children have been homeschooled and have also attended traditional and alternative schools.
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Guerilla Learning Nov 24, 2007
This book provides a good, practical view of children's education and learning, regardless of where this takes place. The authors prompt readers to think about their values regarding education, along with their history, biases, and goals. They are balanced in not advocating for traditional schooling or homeschooling, while speaking plainly about each. They give examples from families who have chosen each option, or have gone back and forth between the two to meet kids' needs at different ages. So good to read something that is not trying to push a particular program or agenda.
Guerilla Learning How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School Apr 29, 2007
As a certified teacher and a Homeschool mom I found this book to be a great work cumlinating many important aspects of Education in general. Many of the suggestions offered to Homeschoolers in the book are attainable and filled with basic common sense. The basic premis of the book is Learning happens naturally every minute of every day (Life is one big school) we as parents and eductors need to remind ourselves and others of this basic fact. For anyone interetsed in the foundations and history of American Education I suggest John Gatto's Book The Underground History of American Education. Knowledge Protects
Expected More But Not Disappointed Mar 4, 2006
Like someone else said, I read this because we homeschool. I had heard what a great book this was but when I got it I was honestly a little disappointed. I'm sure if my kids were still in public school it would have been more useful but it just wasn't any help to us as homeschoolers/unschoolers.
I'd still recommend it to people who are disenchanted with the public school system but I know now not to recommend it so much to my fellow homeschoolers.
Guerrilla Learning: How to give your kids a real education with or without school. Sep 6, 2005
I am new to the homeschool idea, and my daugther is 15 and hates high school. I found so many useful ideas in this book that I recommend it to anyone considering homeschooling and obtaining a better education for their kids in general.
Beautifully written ... for anyone with kids Jun 22, 2002
"This book helped me relax and do less about my kid--less worrying, less trying to cram information into him when he wasn't responding as I wanted him to. Using the approaches recommended by Llewellyn and Silver, I now have fun observing my little boy, guiding him gently, and enjoying his forays into the world as he explores and learns on his own."