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The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach: Bible Based Homeschooling [Hardcover]

By Robin Sampson (Author)
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Created for all homeschoolers who want to make the Bible the center of their school day, this teaching approach is a combination of several popular homeschool methods, such as Hebrew, Charlotte Mason, delight directed, thematic unit studies, and lifestyle of learning.

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Created for all homeschoolers that want to make the Bible the center of their school day. The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach is a combination of several popular homeschool methods: Hebrew education methods, Charlotte Mason, delight directed, thematic unit studies, lifestyle of learning, learning styles, writing to learn and notebooking. Sampson provides you with the methods, program, and resources for a course of study where students spend half the school day studying God's Word and the other half studying God's world (academics). Students study history chronologically and science in the order of the days of creation. This book will instruct you, step by step, how to give your child a Bible focused, comprehensive education from preschool through high school; one that will train him or her to read, to study, to understand, to love to learn and most importantly to desire and seek true wisdom. This approach can be used for all grade levels. Author Robin Sampson, homeschool mother of eleven is a popular author of a dozen homeschool and Bible study books.

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The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach: Bible Based Homeschooling by Robin Sampson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Ingram Advance - 09/01/2005 page 142

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Heart of Wisdom Publishing
Pages   508
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.67" Width: 8.2" Height: 1.09"
Weight:   1.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2006
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
ISBN  0970181671  
ISBN13  9780970181671  

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More About Robin Sampson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robin Sampson is a home schooling mother of eleven children and author of several acclaimed homeschool books. Robin favorite things include God's Word, the Hebrew roots of Christianity, family, horses, reading, writing, and scrapbooking. She has authored articles on education for Homeschool Today, Teaching Home, Home School Digest and This Old Schoolhouse. She has been the keynote speaker and provided popular presentations at conferences, workshops and meetings since 1989. Much of Robin's ability to identify, empathize, and instruct her audiences is based on her successful home schooling experience. She continues to teach her youngest children at home and enjoys visit with her 12 grandchildren. Robin and her family reside in Stafford VA.

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This book will rock your world - YOU NEED THIS BOOK!  Jul 28, 2007
Robin Sampson hits really strong on Bible first-and-all-day-in-every-subject.

Sampson also is a big promoter of the 4mat method which in a nutshell is: get them excited about the subject, study it, and show what you learned. You show what you learned best by lapbooking (scrapfolder) or notebooking or some other project- maybe a diorama or something.

Well, I am a strong believer in lots of Bible, but I did not teach it all school day. So, in that area, I was really challenged. I have committed to do this now.

If you have not read her book... I cannot recommend it highly enough. No other homeschool book has been more valuable. Worth every penny.
A great book in Biblical homeschooling  Apr 10, 2007
Very informative and helpful. It gives you lots of options and ideas in homeschooling the Biblical way.
Neat historical information included. A few thing I wasn't impressed with but very minor. Still a good book.
NO Doubt...A MUST READ!!!!!  May 15, 2006
I read this book a year ago and it was great! But it was a new approach for me and it was very helpful. I've been actually using the different approaches she mentions in her book and have adapted them to our family's needs. I decided to reread the book, and boy am I glad I did! I understood more about where she was coming. If you are new to the Charlot Mason, this is a great beginning! Plus, you will LOVE Robin's 4Mat System!!! I have no doubt, this Homeschooling book is a MUST READ! and a MUST READ AGAIN:)
A must have for ALL Christian homeschoolers!  Feb 6, 2006
I downloaded this ebook over the holidays and am in the process of implementing Robin's ideas. The review is lengthy, but I feel it is such a foundational and worthwhile book. The book is divided into five sections, so I'll explain my take on each section.

The first section details their departure from public school and the different roads they traveled in homeschooling. Based on her success and failures she describes what led to the Heart of Wisdom teaching approach. One big issue for moms that she addresses is fear. Many wonder are they doing enough? Teaching the right thing? Are their children where they need to be? She does a wonderful job throughout the book of taking us to Scripture to find the answer. (Like Philippians 4:6-7 here.) "God knows what your children will face in the future, and He will give you what you need to educate them in the way they need to be educated." These were powerful words that forced me to realize that I need to abide in God's word so that he can guide me and I can guide my children. In this, you will find peace not fear. My job is to run the race and keep my eyes on Jesus! (Hebrews 12:1-2)

In Section Two she guides you in researching the biblical methods of education. You will also learn about the history of our modern and traditional forms of education. She ends with an appeal to return to a biblical Hebraic model. This section was an eye-opener for me. I learned the Bible's definition of true education and true wisdom. This section is a must for Christians. I now feel totally comfortable that education in my home doesn't look like education at the public school down the street.

A description of the different methods used in her approach is outlined in Section Three. First is always the Bible, then you will recognize a little Charlotte Mason, unit study, delight-directed, and classical methods. However, you will always see the Bible first and most importantly interwoven into everything. She also discusses different learning styles and how to teach to them all using four steps. Doing something with what is learned is one of the four steps. This step usually involves some form of writing. A step that I struggle with, a struggle that's not uncommon for most homeschool moms.

The fourth section gives you the how-to with instructions on just how to work out her plan. She tells you how to go about setting up your unit studies based on a four year study of history. I love how she splits your teaching day into two main areas: God's Word and God's World. She spends most of the morning on God's Word, reading the Bible and using Bible study tools. The afternoon is spent studying God's World using unit studies and living books. God's World studies include science, HIStory, and the arts all filtered through God's Word. She incorporates writing and language skills in everything they do. You will also find more information about making notebooks and timelines in this section. And probably the most important chapter in this section is "Scheduling by Faith." We are all given 24 hours each day, how does God want you to spend yours? This is another chapter that I will need to reread over and over...any time that I'm feeling defeated in my homeschooling journey.

Section three and four have a lot of information. I have read and reread, just trying to soak it all in. I was a product of the public schools and was never taught like this. It is a big paradigm shift for many of us and it will take time to make a complete change. But I believe she does a great job explaining her research and reasoning and then the methods and the how of fleshing out this approach.

And finally, in Section Five, she lists the resources that you can use to teach your children using the Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach. Hundreds of books and resources are listed by her four-year plan for ages K to 12. In addition to this chapter she lists resources for deeper study at the end of almost all of her 24 chapters. The resource lists alone make the book worth the cost.

I will recommend this book to every parent that I can...hence the reason I'm posting it here on my blog! I am even considering buying another copy so that I'll have one to lend out! I do think this book will give you a fresh vision for what God has called us to do. I have always liked the book "Educating the Wholehearted Child," by Sally Clarkson. I felt like it gave me a vision but left me hanging in exactly how to do it. Robin has said many of the things Sally Clarkson has said in her book, but she explains better how to implement it in my home. I can't decide to try her book on Wisdom or her unit study on Adam to the Messiah next, knowing me I'll get them both!
Refreshing Insight  Dec 7, 2005
I found this book to be refreshing, challenging, and full of insight. It encouraged me to teach our children the way that God intended for them to be taught. Robin kept taking us back to the Bible the only source of TRUTH and WISDOM. I have told many people about this book. It is one of my three favorite books from the past year (the number 2 book is by Robin also, What your child needs to know when).

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