Mentoring Self-Directed Learners
Lori McWilliam Pickert
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Project-based homeschooling combines children’s interests with long-term, deep, complex learning. This is an essential experience for children: to spend time working on something that matters to them, with the support of a dedicated mentor. This book is an introduction and guide to creating the circumstances under which children can teach themselves. The author gives parents concrete tips for helping children do challenging, meaningful, self-chosen work. From setting up a workspace that encourages independence to building a family culture that supports self-directed learning to concrete suggestions for a step-by-step approach to inquiry-based investigation, Project-Based Homeschooling shares techniques for mentoring independent, confident thinkers and learners.
For parents interested in child-led learning, this is a valuable resource. It has concrete, specific suggestions for creating an environment conducive to creativity and problem-solving. I've read books on unschooling before, but it always seemed so vague. This is the first book I've come across that serves as a road map for supporting your children in project-based learning.