Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Alternative Education Reading List

Whether your kids are home educated or conventionally educated, or you are on the precipice of one or the other, it helps to know that there are alternatives.  Especially if your child is distressed or has lost the love of learning that they once had, take it seriously, don't ignore it and explore the alternatives to education that could save the sanity and restore the soul of your young ones.  

These books are just some of the wonderful resources available.  The first 3 books on the this list are MUST-READS for every single person responsible for a young person.

DISCOVER YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING STYLE Children Learn in Unique Ways – Here is the Key to Every Child’s Learning Success - by Mariaemma Willis, M.S., & Victoria Kindle Hodson, M.A.

Instead of Medicating & Punishing Healing the Causes of Our Children's Acting-Out Behavior by Parenting and Educating the Way Nature Intended by Laurie A. Couture

Hold On To Your Kids Why Parents Need To Matter More than Peers by Gabor Mate, M.D. & Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D.

Beyond The SlingA Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachment Parenting Way - by Mayim Bialik, PhD

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off To The Right Start by Linda Dobson 

Brain Based Learning The New Science of Treaching & Training by Eric Jensen 

The Brain Gym: Activities for Whole Brain Learning - by Paul & Gail Dennison

Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling by Alfie Kohn

The Edison Gene ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child by Thom Hartmann 

The Flat World and Education How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determin Our Future by Linda Darling-Hammond

Learning All the Time How Small Children Begin to Read, Write, Count, and Investigate the World, Without Being Taught by John Holt

Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun - by Dayna Martin

Scattered How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It by Gabor Mate, M.D.

What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated by Alfie Kohn

Wild Things The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James & David Thomas

The Minds of Boys Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life by Michael Gurian

The Successsful Homeschool Family Handbook A Creative and Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling by Dorothy Moore & Dr. Raymond Moore

The Schools Our Children Deserve Moveing Beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Stardards by Alfie Kohn

The Waldorf Education Teaching From the Inside Out by Jack Petrash

Weapons of Mass Instruction A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John  Taylor Gatto

Guerrilla Learning How to Give Your Kids A Real Education With or Without School by Grace Llewellyn

The Unprocessed Child Living Withoug School by Valerie Fitzenreiter

On Being a Teacher by Jonothan Kozol

The Homework Myth Why our Kids Get Too Much of A Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn 

The Unschooling Handbook How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom by Mary Griffith 

Punished by Rewards The Trouble with Gold Starts, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn

Fun Places to Go With Kids Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Santa Barbara by Susan Peterson


A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post. I'm planning on traveling the US to see different alternative education settings, and I'm putting some of these books on my reading list right now!