San Francisco, CA, March 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Nothing can be more nerve-racking for parents than trying to figure out how to put together a home education program for their children—and knowing that they have covered all of their bases.
Home Field Advantage: A Guide to Choosing Teaching Methods for Your Homeschooling Champions (Night Owls Press) by Skyla King-Christison is a new book that taps into the heart of that yearning to always be doing better. It is an indispensable guide for parents passionate about making their teaching at home more balanced, creative, and adaptable.
“Homeschooling families are constantly searching for new ways to improve their teaching methods and learning activities at home,” says professional educator and former public school teacher King-Christison. Indeed, to truly have that fine-tuned home education that parents strive for, they need to know how to adapt their pedagogy and to change from one approach to another to keep their budding learners engaged and challenged.
As an all-in-one educational primer, "Home Field Advantage" gives families a crash course on several popular K-12 educational frameworks and an overview of popular learning theories—and brings them home. Readers get the teaching basics on a home-spun level. Montessori method, Waldorf education, Trivium, Charlotte Mason education, and unschooling are covered, as well as broad- based ideas on "whole and part" instruction, multiple intelligences, learning styles, and child temperament.
The book also offers advice on designing a customized home education that draws from multiple educational frameworks and teaching methods usually accessible only to teachers and specialists. Under King-Christison's gentle guidance, readers are walked through how to put together a tailored education plan, from budgeting and planning daily and weekly schedules, to learning how to seamlessly blend different educational methods and techniques.
At its heart, "Home Field Advantage" is about helping parents work their way down the homeschooling path they have started or are about to start with renewed confidence. Countless families are making the bold choice to educate their children at home, moving away from that one-size-fits-all approach that is so commonly seen in institutional schools. Whether parents have already begun their homeschooling adventure and are looking to fine-tune things, or have just started considering it as an option, all families will find "Home Field Advantage" an indispensable resource for teaching their children of all ages.