GB830 Montessori Homeschooling, One Family's Story

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"Each chapter describes one year of home schooling from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. It is a virtual compendium of “how to do Montessori Homeschooling,” encyclopedic in detail and charmed with honesty about failures and successes. This is quite a span, with the right kind of limited stimulus exposed at the right ages and stages and leading to wider independence. It comes through with the widest scope at adolescence. They had four guidelines: keep the developmental stage in mind, prepare the environment and offer the work, observe to see if it is working, and lastly, adapt and “follow the child”. This Montessori inspired home-schooling centered in the family ended with Michael’s acceptance at Brown University. It is more than a fairy tale; it is a triumph for all families to witness. " from a book review by Barbara Kahn, and David Kahn, lecturer for the Montessori Adolescent diploma and Executive Director Emeritus of the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association ------------------------- The chapters outline the elementary school years focus on the five great stories or lessons: the creation of the solar system and earth, plants and animals, humans, language, and math. The middle and high school years focus on the physical, psychological, and mental human needs. Included is a quote from the homeschooler's application to university and the story of how this homeschooling began - at the request of the homeschooler, not his parents.