Learning Resources

Self-Portrait™ Power Traits Assessment that helps you uncover strengths and the way that you and your child are naturally wired to learn. You can get $5 off with these links for Parents and Students 

Self Coaching

Sydney Banks Lectures

Why Aren’t We Awesomer? By Michael Neill

Our True Identity by Sydney Banks

Fearproof Your Life by Joseph Bailey

The Deepest Acceptance by Jeff Foster

Must-Read Books: 

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Tradtional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” by Alfie Kohn: a solid, research-based look at education that will open your eyes. 

Free to Learn by Peter Gray: beautiful book that shows how kids learn naturally through play and self-direction. 

Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy: makes it easy and normal to give kids the same kind of freedom most of us had — and loved.

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn: how to love your kids unconditionally so that they become their most caring, responsible selves. 

How Children Learn by John Holt: the classic that started the unschooling movement.

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto: another classic that will change how you view school forever. 

Why are You Still Sending Your Kids to School by Blake Boles: a handbook for taking your kids out of school and unschooling them. 

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All In Your Head by Carla Hannaford 

Unicorns are Real: a Right-Brained Approach to Learning by Barbara Meister Vital

Documentaries & Videos

Build Your Support Network

Let Grow – helping you to trust that your kids can make their way in the world. 

Alfie Kohn – a brilliant thinker who will change your view of testing, homework, and conventional parenting

Naomi Aldort – parenting support and coaching

Dyslexia

Made by Dyslexia

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Learning Ally – audiobooks, can qualify for free membership

Math

Constructing the Universe– math through the lens of nature, art, and architecture

YouCubed – Jo Boaler, Stanford professor, has courses and exercises to revamp the teaching of maths

Mr D Math – online self-paced and live higher math classes

No Nonsense Algebra – pre-algebra and algebra books and videos

Math U See

Teaching Textbooks 

The Number Catcher

The Number Race

Online Courses & Schools

Sora – project-based learning for high school

Galileo – self-directed education for ages 8-18

Enki – an update of Rudolph Steiner’s Waldorf approach – for grades 6-9

Global Village School 

Outschool: live online classes and camps

Study.com – video based learning, some with college credit

International Virtual Learning Academy – created by Arizona State University, NCAA approved. Offers K-12 with a wide range of options from content partners. 

Acellus Academy: accredited online K-12 school; video lessons and online quizzes and tests. $79 per month per student for up to 6 classes.

Power Homeschool: the non-accredited homeschool version of Acellus Academy; parent as teacher; $25 per month per student for up to 6 classes.

Khan Academy: free K-12 courses, my kids didn’t like but some do.

Dual Enrollment - Early College

Sofia University– for college credit; free if you complete in 60 days, check with the colleges on your list to make sure they will transfer

Outlier – Intro to Psychology and Calculus through the University of Pittsburgh; pay only if you pass

Grand Canyon University – a wide selection of college courses at ~ $200 each, a Christian perspective, most of the colleges that I asked will accept these courses as long as they are core courses

Bob Jones University – a wide selection of college courses at ~ $225 each, a Christian perspective, most of the colleges that I asked will accept these courses as long as they are core courses

Home Education Curriculum Guides and Online Stores

Cathy Duffy Reviews – organized by age and subject

The Homeschool Resource Roadmap – charts of curriculum and resources by age and subject area

Rainbow Resource

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

For Small Hands – Montessori materials

Build Your Library – learning through books

Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert

Charlotte Mason Approach – literature based