This Is Homeschooling: Stories of Unconventional Learning Practices on the Road and in Nature (Paperback)
The number of homeschooling families has grown in recent years, along with the number of methods for learning at home. In this timely book, you'll meet diverse families that are engaging in the day-to-day work of a variety of approaches, including self-directed learning, unschooling, nature-based education, farmschooling, wildschooling, and worldschooling.
Chapters and interludes are written by scholars and families engaged in this work, who show how their approaches take a balanced, slower-paced, and nature-minded approach to learning, nourishing the child's heart and brain. They also address common critiques of homeschooling and show how it is something that can be normalized and encouraged as a positive educational tool, helping families bond and live life to the fullest. Each chapter includes practical applications you can use right away in your own journey.
Simultaneously inspirational and practical, this book will help guide and motivate those who are either considering or already homeschooling to see the possibilities of what learning and education can truly be.
About the Author
Katie Rybakova Mathews is a city-turned-country girl with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida State University. She is an Associate Professor of Education at Thomas College and owns a homestead with her husband Eddie where they are raising two girls in the beautiful state of Maine along with Nigerian Dwarf goats and Salmon Faverolle chickens. Her expertise lies in literacy, technology, and young adult literature. With contributors Nicolette Sowder, Hunter Clarke-Fields, Joel Salatin, Robert Kunzman, Ginny Yurich, Gina Riley, Ben Riley, Robyn Robledo, Monet Poe, George Kaponay, Michael R. Barnes, Nicki Farrell, Vicci Oliver, and Alyson Long.