The Year of Learning Dangerously

The Year of Learning Dangerously
Author: Quinn Cummings
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2013-08-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0399537740

Think homeschooling is only for a handful of eccentrics on either end of the political spectrum? Think again. Today in America, two million primary- and secondary-school students are homeschooled. Growing at a rate of 10 percent annually, homeschooling represents the most dramatic change in American education since the invention of the mimeograph—and the story has only just begun. In The Year of Learning Dangerously, popular blogger, author, and former child actor Quinn Cummings recounts her family’s decision to wade into the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling—despite a chronic lack of discipline, some major gaps in academic knowledge, and a serious case of math aversion. (That description refers to Quinn.) Trying out the latest trends, attending key conferences (incognito, of course), and recounting the highlights and lowlights along the way, Quinn takes her daughter’s education into her own hands, for better and for worse. Part memoir, part social commentary, and part how-not-to guide, The Year of Learning Dangerously will make you laugh and make you think. And it may or may not have a quiz at the end. OK, there isn’t a quiz. Probably.

Notes from the Underwire

Notes from the Underwire
Author: Quinn Cummings
Publisher: Hachette+ORM
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009-07-07
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 1401394507

Meet Quinn Cummings. Former child star, mother, and modern woman, she just wants to be a good person. Quinn grew up in Los Angeles, a city whose patron saint would be a sixteen-year-old with a gold card and two trips to rehab under her belt. Quinn does crossword puzzles, eats lentils without being forced, and longs to wear a scarf without looking like a Camp Fire Girl. And she tries very hard to be the Adult--the one everybody calls for a ride to the airport--but somehow she always comes up short. In Notes from the Underwire, Quinn's smart and hilarious debut, she tackles the domestic and the delightfully absurd, proving that all too often they're one and the same. From fighting off a catnip-addled cat to mortal conflict with a sewing machine, Quinn provides insight into her often chaotic, seldom-perfect universe -- a universe made even less perfect when the goofy smile of past celebrity shows its occasional fang. The book, like the author herself, is good hearted, keenly observant, and blisteringly funny. In other words, really good company.

Let's Play Math

Let's Play Math
Author: Denise Gaskins
Publisher: Tabletop Academy Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-09-04
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1892083248

Homeschooling

Homeschooling
Author: Heidi Watkins
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2013-06-21
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 0737762969

This thought-provoking book explores issues and trends related to the growing practice of homeschooling. Readers will examine whether homeschooling produces positive academic outcomes, whether homeschooling supports or violates progressive values, and whether Christian homeschooling limits or expands children's' options. Essay sources include The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Kathryn Joyce, Conor Friedersdorf, and Alexandra Jacobs.

Pet Sounds

Pet Sounds
Author: Quinn Cummings
Publisher:
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-05
Genre: Television actors and actresses
ISBN: 9780989447300

Quinn Cummings is an Oscar-nominated actor (The Goodbye Girl, Family), and a critically acclaimed author and humorist whose previous books, NOTES FROM THE UNDERWIRE and THE YEAR OF LEARNING DANGEROUSLY, have earned her a new generation of fans worldwide. In her third book, PET SOUNDS, Cummings writes about a lifetime of living with - and occasionally against - domesticated critters. Drawn from her experiences and her popular blog, The QC Report, Quinn introduces us to a housecat who yearns to kill everything smaller than a microwave, a rescue dog with a hopeless (and one-sided) love for skunks; a bloodthirsty rabbit and a lizard resurrected from the dead. Hard core pet-lovers and the barely pet-tolerant will all enjoy these hilariously droll stories about our quadruped companions: the good, the bad, the ugly and the flatulent.

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Author: Linda Dobson
Publisher: Crown
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2009-02-04
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0307556182

Homeschool the right way from day one. Are you considering homeschooling for your family? Today, many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited, inadequate, or even dangerous, and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling. But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest-quality educational experience, especially in that pivotal first year? This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style, including: ·When, why, and how to get started ·The best ways to develop an effective curriculum, assess your child's progress, and navigate local regulations ·Kid-tested and parent-approved learning activities for all age levels ·Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships ·And much, much more! "To the thousands of requests we receive for help from families new to homeschooling, we will now recommend this warm and knowledgeable book. It will ensure that all families make it to the second year—including yours!" —Elizabeth Kanna, editor in chief, Homeschool.com "Linda Dobson addresses all the issues facing parents as they consider the task of homeschooling over other educational options. Those who wonder whether they really can or want to do the job will find unique perspectives in this well-researched work."—Beverly K. Eakman, author and cofounder, National Education Consortium

Hard Times in Paradise

Hard Times in Paradise
Author: David Colfax
Publisher:
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2014-07-01
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
ISBN: 9780446599177

From the authors of the renowned classic Homeschooling for Excellence, here is the extraordinary story of a family who "went back to the land" to build their own home, raise their own food, and home-educate their children--with astonishing results. The Colfaxes have appeared on Good Morning America, Donahue, and other television and radio programs. Photographs.

Creative Schools

Creative Schools
Author: Ken Robinson
Publisher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2016-04-19
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0143108069

At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Ken Robinson argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system. He proposes instead a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today's unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations, and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research, Creative Schools aims to inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.

Facilitating Deep Learning

Facilitating Deep Learning
Author: Julian Hermida
Publisher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2014-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1771880058

Deep learning is a committed approach to learning. It is a process of constructing and interpreting new knowledge in light of prior cognitive structures and experiences, which can be applied in new, unfamiliar contexts. Deep learning produces learning that lasts a lifetime; and it results in better quality learning and profound understanding. In contrast, surface learning involves a dispassionate approach to learning. The surface learner is not concerned with understanding. Information acquired is usually lost after examinations; and there is no profound understanding or knowledge construction. Research studies show that most university and college students today take a surface approach to learning. The purpose of this book is to show readers how to create a learning environment that promotes deep learning in their classes. The book will do so by providing readers with the theoretical and pedagogical tools needed to: • Understand the notion of deep learning • Design and implement courses that encourage students to take a deep approach to learning • Design engaging and innovative teaching and learning activities that encourage students to use higher-order cognitive skills to construct knowledge and negotiate meaning • Implement assessment tools aimed at facilitating the deep learning process • Support international and other nontraditional students to construct learning deeply. The book begins with an examination of the big picture: the institutional constraints that hinder a culture of deep learning. From there, it deconstructs the concept of deep learning, and it examines every element of the deep learning process. It also discusses the factors that contribute to produce a deep learning environment. The rest of the chapters are about how to facilitate deep learning. The book examines every component of the teaching and learning system: goals, performances, and evaluation. It discusses strategies and methods that teachers can adopt to help students learn how to read and write in their disciplines in a deep way. The book also discusses the notion of inclusive deep learning environments which focus on engaging nontraditional students.

Novel Interiors

Novel Interiors
Author: Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
Publisher: Potter Style
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-12-02
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 038534600X

For those who have ever lost themselves in the stylish worlds of novels like Sense and Sensibility, The Age of Innocence, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray and countless others, this design book embraces the fantasy of time and place, showing you how to bring some of those elements into your own home. Lisa Giramonti inspires a new approach to decorating: by teaching us through the lens of worlds we may already know and love. With gorgeous photographs by World of Interiors photographer Ivan Terestchenko, aspirational quotes, and tailored reading lists, Novel Interiors reveals the essence and details of interiors mentioned in great literary works. This is a stunning, photo-driven book that shares enchanting and timeless ways to live more elegantly.