The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling is a step-by-step manual written for the new and inexperienced homeschooler. The explanations, resources, and recommendations apply to families homeschooling for a wide variety of reasons and to families who "afterschool" their children. If you find yourself teaching subjects you know little about, undecided about what curriculum to choose, or concerned that your children may miss out on band, drama, or sports, this guide provides practical advice from an author who has homeschooled four children.
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Marsha Ransom, mother of 4 children and freelance writer, has been homeschooling for 12 years. Over the years, she has homeschooled all grades, K through 12. Residing with her husband, Dwight, and children in southwest Michigan, she enjoys reading, cooking, walking on the beach, and downhill skiing. She has been published in a variety of publications, as well as online, and is a field editor for Taste of Home Magazine.
Marsha is actively involved with her local homeschool support group. She served on the planning committee for their homeschool cooperative, where she teaches creative writing and coordinates field trips. She also speaks at homeschool conferences and curriculum fairs, providing support, information, and encouragement. Marsha is always available as a resource person for new homeschoolers, and is a state liaison person for the National Home Education Network, helping homeschoolers find local support in her state. She has compiled an extensive file of helpful Web sites, and enjoys linking homeschoolers with information via e-mail lists, bulletin boards, and Web sites.
After her son Ryan, an automotive student at the county technology center, became the first to be placed in a dealership through the Automotive-Youth Education Services (AYES) program, both were invited to become members of the center's AYES Advisory Board and the center's National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF) recertification board. As homeschooling parent and student, they brought a unique perspective to discussions of new policies. Ryan is now an instructor in the automotive technology program at the center, and Marsha is a member of a subcommittee of the AYES Advisory Board which interviews and selects candidates for AYES placement.
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Book Description Alpha, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028639898
Book Description Alpha, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110028639898
Book Description Alpha, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: You're no idiot, of course. You know it's important for your kids to get a good education-and you'd love to teach them yourself, in your very own home. But when you think about the knowledge and resources you'd need to succeed, you wonder if you make the grade . Don't put those kids on the school bus! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling will help you make your living room a classroom-and open the doors to a lifetime of learning. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: --A fascinating history of homeschooling. --Interesting stories of famous homeschoolers-from Benjamin Franklin to Sandra Day O'Connor. --Great advice on how to teach subjects you don't understand. --The facts about "unschooling"-an interest-oriented, real-life approach to learning. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0028639898