2014-12-27

homeschooling for accelerated learning

5.16: news.care/edu/homeschooling for accelerated learning:
The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family's Method to
College Ready by Age Twelve
by Kip Harding, and Mona Lisa Harding;
-- information about
getting into college through loopholes.
--  "timelines/suggestions about
homeschooling and acceleration"
-- "the Hardings provide a behind-the-scenes
glimpse of the method they iterated over the years
to work for their own family.
It’s enormously useful in that sense.
Young homeschooling families can learn
the pitfalls of trying to replicate "school",
what the challenges of homeschooling are,
that working parents can homeschool too,
[ get older kids to tutor younger ones ]
and how to hack education so that real learning happens."
other resources mentioned by the reviews:
Cathy Duffy`101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
-- critiqued for saying non-spiritual is materialistic;
-- has a free list of reviews and a newsfeed .

newsgroups for homeschooling 
and self-directed learning .

Rebecca Frech`Teaching in Your Tiara:
A Homeschooling Book for the rest of Us
-- all good ratings except at goodreads.com .

a2zhomeschooling library online .
. has a list of starter books:
. their recommendation for autism
had this review:
". more in-depth information ... elsewhere
(such as Lisa Pyles's
Homeschooling the Child With Asperger Syndrome,
or Homeschooling the Challenging Child
),
and more in-depth interviews with parents
in Terri Dowty's collection."

math tip:
Saxon for Practice and Singapore for Thinking
("practice" means pre-algebra operation-testing
not problem solving).

E. D. Hirsch’s Core Knowledge Series
"what your (K-6) Grader needs to know";
has a blog .