Okay, local readers, I’m doing a day and a half workshop…
EDUCATION WITHOUT WORKBOOKS
Family centred, literature based learning
A workshop for homeschooling parents, or families considering home education by Bonnie Landry
Friday, September 20, 2013 6-9:30 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2013 10 am-4 pm
To be held in the Cowichan Valley Area (near Duncan, BC) location TBA
THIS WORKSHOP WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
The purpose of education
Overview of the different approaches to home education
Outline of literature based learning:
How to read a book so it becomes the curriculum
How to use literature (or anything else for that matter) as a starting point for life long learning.
Choosing good literature
Establishing a rich environment
Tools of the trade
Drawing them all in: dealing with several children, and several ages and several learning styles
To plan or not to plan…that is the question!
Dictation: love and language, teaching passively
Dictation is arguably the most effective and efficient teaching method parents have available. How to approach dictation to passively teach:
grammar, parts of speech
punctuation and capitalization
How do I force my kids to learn stuff I think they should know…fostering the thirst to know.
Household order: striking a balance, and avoiding household anarchy.
Tips on how to balance household order while homeschooling your own children.
Bonnie Landry, with her husband Albert, live in the Cowichan Valley with their seven children, ages 7- 26. They have been home educating their children for the last 22 years, on various places on Vancouver Island. Bonnie’s philosophy is primarily that children learn best with joy and at their own pace. Literature and family reading are foundational to their family education.
Workshop weekend, $50 per person
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Practicing Mammal at 4:05