It’s been a busy summer, and Worthy Reads is long overdue. I’m sure I’ve missed a few worthy reads too, so if you have any interesting articles about homeschooling, education, parenting, storytelling, or something else you know I should read, please leave them in the comments! Below are my Worthy Reads. (Keep in mind that I don’t always agree with the commentary in these articles, but I consider them worthy to consider or be aware of.) I also have a little bit of Blog Business to share with you.
The Benefits of Unschooling: Report I from a Large Survey – Psychology Today
What Leads Families to “Unschool” Their Children? Report II – Psychology Today
The Challenges of Unschooling: Report III from a Large Survey – Psychology Today
Some Fascinating Facts About Homeschool vs. Public School – Homeschool World
How Homeschooling Helped a Young Engineer/Entrepreneur – StateImpact.npr.org
My View: Homeschooling: Marching to the beat of a different drummer – CNN Schools of Thought
The questions, the answers – Avant Parenting
Homeschooled Students Well-Prepared for College, Study Finds – Huffington Post
Home-school Happenings: Making it work for all families – Citizen-Times.com
Some negative media on homeschooling:
Homeschooling needs either tighter regulation or to be banned – Denialism BLOG
Nature Journaling with Kids – Simple Homemade
how do kids REALLY learn to write, 2.0 – Wonder Farm
My View: Let preschoolers, kindergarteners play to learn – CNN Schools of Thought
Bright students ‘cannot write essays’ say Cambridge dons – The Telegraph
Highly educated, deeply in dept – Philly.com
Living near good schools will cost an extra $200K – CNN Schools of Thought
Report: Test cheating may be widespread – CNN Schools of Thought
The high stakes of standardized tests – CNN Schools of Thought
Mom’s love good for child’s brain – PsyPost
Jonah Lehrer on How to Be Creative – WSJ.com
Why Bilinguals Are Smarter – The New York Times Sunday Review
- Earlier in the summer I tweaked the header on this blog as well as the menu and right-hand menu options. I hope you find this blog easy to read and find information. I welcome any suggestions that may help you.
- I added a “No Disclaimer Needed” page because I want my readers to know that I am not given any compensation to promote any products or services. If I recommend a product or service it’s because I happened to buy it, or it was given to me as a gift. Read this page for more information.
- I have added pages to make it easier for you to find my posts related to project-based homeschooling, storytelling, resources for Georgia homeschoolers, and, of course, I continue to update my general Table of Contents with my posts that are specifically about homeschooling.
- I have also added a Contact page (don’t know why I didn’t sooner!) because I want everyone to know that I’m available to offer homeschooling support and encouragement to anyone who might need it. I am also open to ideas on what to write about!
- Speaking of what to write about, I do have plenty of ideas, and some of them I’ve had for much too long. I hope to cover these topics in the future, and I hope you’ll stick with me and offer your comments!
- Thinking Outside the Box: On Socialization
- Back to Homeschool: First Day of “official homeschool”
- Complying with Georgia’s Homeschool Laws: We are official!
- Goals for this coming year: 2012-2013
- Homeschooling with a Three-Year-Old Tag-Along
- Kindergarten Lesson: The Solar System
- A Child-Led Lesson: The Human Body
- Continuing with the Reading Lessons
- Continuing with the Math Lessons
- More on Project-based Homeschooling
- More on Using Storytelling in Your Homeschooling
- Homeschooling with an iPad
- Learning Styles
- My Attempts at Character Building
- Beginning Preschool with a Kinesthetic Learner
- And more!