Archive for December 5th, 2013

Homeschooling Books: A Wish List for Libraries

December 5, 2013 @ 5:16 pm | Filed under:

This is a quick-and-dirty list of homeschooling how-to and reference books I’d love to see in libraries. I’ll prettify it later. Throwing it up hastily now during #ReadAdv (the Reader’s Advisory Twitter Chat) and will probably add to it during the discussion.

Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series

Sandra Dodd’s Big Book of Unschooling

Year of Learning Dangerously by Quinn Cummings.

Free Range Learning by Laura Grace Weldon

Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert

The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith

As much John Holt as possible (How Children Learn, How Children Fail, Learning All the Time, Teach Your Own)

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto

Also his Underground History of American Education

Quinn Cummings and I will be on Reader’s Advisory Twitter chat today

December 5, 2013 @ 9:00 am | Filed under:

From Liz Burns re the #ReadAdv Twitter chat for librarians and interested parties:

Our next chat takes place on Thursday, December 5 at 8 P.M. EST.

Sophie and Kelly and I were tossing around possible topics for our next chat, and homeschooling came up. Seems like librarians are always asking about and wondering about working with homeschoolers. What can they do? What should they do? What works?

So I said, oh, we should have guests. And I had a short dream list of possibilities: the two people who, in talking about homeschooling, makes me want to have kids just so I can homeschool them.

They are, of course, Melissa Wiley and Quinn Cummings. And both these terrific women said YES. So Melissa Wiley (@melissawiley on Twitter) and Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) will be joining us on December 5.

Got anything you’d like me to share with librarians who are wondering how best to serve  homeschoolers? Wish lists, etc? Send me your questions and I’ll share them this evening, 8pm EST, 5pm here on the West Coast. Follow #ReadAdv to see the discussion unfold.