GUERRILLA LEARNING IS CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT FILLS YOUR CHILD WITH THE JOY OF LEARNING
Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old's beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life.
If you've ever felt that your child wasn't flourishing in school or simply needs something the professionals aren't supplying, you're ready to become a "guerrilla educator." Revolutionary and inspiring, Guerrilla Learning explains what's wrong (and what's useful) about our traditional schools and shows you how to take charge of your family's education to raise thinking, creative young people despite the constraints of traditional schooling.
Filled with fun and exciting exercises and projects to do with children of all ages, this remarkable approach to childhood, education, and life will help you release your child's innate abilities and empower him or her in the wider world that awaits beyond the school walls.
"Useful for parents and teachers alike, this valuable book closely examines how young people learn and illuminates its practical advice with many stories that make for both insightful and enjoyable learning." (Library Journal, September 2001) "One of the most important books yet written on education and our current school-child crisis." (Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Magical Child) "...it is a good, calming read..." (Adoption Today, April 2002)
The Broken Sword: Real Education in Our Lives and the Lives of Our Children.
What We Can Do: Guerrilla Learning.
The Five Keys to Guerrilla Learning.
Key #1: Opportunity.
Key #2: Timing.
Key #3: Interest.
Key #4: Freedom.
Key #5: Support.
Afterword: A More Beautiful Question.
Appendix A: Testing Our Patience: Standardized Testing in the School System.
Appendix B: Alternatives to Traditional Schooling.