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The Mislabeled Child
How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
Provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. The authors describe how a proper understanding of a child’s unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning.
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Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative And Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

by Dorothy Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Grades 4-8

by Ruth Beechick
This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks.

Learning All The Time
by John Holt
This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process.
We find comfort among those who agree with us
- growth among those who don't.
~ Frank A. Clark

    Arkansas Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
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    Home Educators of Greater Little Rock (home ed) - Home Educators of Greater Little Rock (Home Ed) is a local support group for Little Rock area homeschoolers. Currently, our group is made up of over 400 families and is the largest local homeschool group in Arkansas.

    Home Ed began in 1985, when homeschooling became legal in Arkansas. We are a volunteer-led association, without office space or paid staff. Our goal is to serve as advocates for homeschooling in providing encouragement, organizing helpful events, and communicating through our always up-to-date website, meetings, and weekly email updates.

    We offer support, information, and connection opportunities with other homeschool parents. We also have activities, events, and small groups based on interest and available leadership. These include parent support meetings, roller skating, group attendance at theater productions, field trips, Homecoming, Junior-Senior Prom, Graduation, and many more such activities. We have an Athletic Association providing baseball, boys' and girls' basketball, girls' volleyball, cross-country, track and field, ultimate frisbee, and other sports teams. As you look around our website, you will see information about these and other opportunities.

    For more information, visit Home Educators of Greater Little Rock.

    Homeschool Friends in Arkansas (Homeschool_Friends_in_Arkansas) - We are an all-inclusive group open to all homeschooling familes and those interested in learning about homeschooling. Purpose to share homeschooling information, online support, websites and links. Please avoid religious or political issues; they never go well.

    To subscribe, visit Homeschool Friends in Arkansas.

    Homeschooling in Northwest Arkansas (NWAHomeschool) - Primarily for homeschoolers in Northwest Arkansas, but open to everyone. For sharing of teaching ideas, tips, problems, accomplishments, etc. We have one rule: please do not post religious or political posts.

    To subscribe, go to Homeschooling in Northwest Arkansas.

    Hot Springs Homeschoolers (hotspringshomeschoolers) - This is an inclusive group for homeschooling families in the Hot Springs, AR area.

    Everyone who learns outside of "schools with walls" is welcome, regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, homeschool method, or parenting style.

    All matters relating to homeschool life are up for discussion, but no proselytizing, flaming, or other hurtful communications are allowed.

    Please join us and use this list to make area homeschooling connections, share stories, ideas and information, plan field trips & get togethers, learn from & support each other.

    To subscribe, visit Hot Springs Homeschoolers.

    Jonesboro Area Home Educators (JAHE) - Mission Statement:

    To Raise Awareness of Home Education as not only a viable source of education for your children but as the Gold Standard in Education.

    To Bring Support to all Home Educators in the Jonesboro, Arkansas area up to 2 hours away and further if needed.

    To offer the Jonesboro Area opportunities for their children that are reminiscent of our days in growing up. Field trips, Enrichment Classes, Time to meet others, Weekend Activities, Family Nights, Formals, Yearbooks, Class pictures, Family pictures, Fitness and Team activities, etc, etc.

    To offer choices in your level of support.

    To establish a lasting legacy of support for all Home Educated children and their families

    To provide Educational Competitions... Science Fairs, History Bowls, Spelling Bees, Math Quizzes, etc.

    To help Home schooling families with children that have special needs

    To Promote Creationism

    To Promote Pro-Life

    To Support the Display of the 10 Commandments in our court houses, public schools, homes, offices, etc. as our forefathers used this to establish law and order

    To support the United States Constitution as it was originally intended to be used by our forefathers

    For more information, visit Jonesboro Area Home Educators (JAHE).

    Live and Learn Activity Mailing List (Central Arkansas) (LandL) - Live and Learn is an inclusive support group for Central Arkansas homeschoolers. We welcome all homeschoolers, regardless of race, religion, gender or educational philosophy. We are a homeschooling community group consisting of approximately 170 families from the Central Arkansas area.

    There are no committee positions to fill, programs to administer, or weekly dues to pay.

    Our group is not a political one. We celebrate, embrace and advocate free thinking for all. Therefore, we will provide a conduit for information about homeschooling issues and information important to all Arkansas homeschoolers, but we won't tell you how to think about it. No one can claim to represent our group in any form of political process. If you are interested in a place where you and your family will be nurtured, accepted, and inspired in your vision please join us.

    To Subscribe, visit Live and Learn Activity Mailing List (Central Arkansas).

    Marion County, AR Homeschoolers Facebook Page - Live in Marion County and homeschool? We want to you to be part of our community.

    For more information, visit Marion County, AR Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

    North AR Christian Homeschool Org. (Nacho_homeschool) - (N.A.C.H.O.) North Arkansas Christian Homeschool Organization-This group is a communication list for homeschooling families in North-Central Arkansas and centrally located in Independence County.

    To subscribe, go to North AR Christian Homeschool Org..

    Northeast Arkansas Christian Home Educators (CHE) - CHE is comprised of approximately 150 families across NE Arkansas and SE Missouri who have come together to support and encourage one another as we seek to educate our children at home from a distinctly Christian perspective. We do so in part by providing student activities, corporate educational opportunities and forums designed to encourage those facing the practical challenges of home education. Additionally, we seek to raise awareness of legal and political issues affecting home educators. Our hope is that as iron sharpens iron, we will sharpen one another for the task of raising and educating our children to live for the glory of God.

    For more information, visit Northeast Arkansas Christian Home Educators (CHE).

    NW (NorthWest) Arkansas Secular Homeschooling (NWA-secular-homeschooling) - NW Arkansas Secular Home Schooling is a forum for Northwest Arkansas residents homeschooling for nonreligious reasons. Anyone is welcome to join, regardless of if s/he is or is not religious, personally, or attends or doesn't attend a church, as long as one's reasons for homeschooling are fully secular (non-religious) and not about moderating family exposure to environments, learning, or peers not adhering to a particular religious perspective (such as, but not limited to, avoiding GLBT persons or secular study of evolutionary theory).

    This is not a forum for bashing or defending religious homeschooling. Our purpose is to support and connect secular homeschooling families in NW Arkansas. Our egroup serves as a point of contact for finding other secular homeschoolers in the NWA area and it is a place for us to plan events and share support and information about various secular resources for curriculum, events, groups, etc.

    NWASH meets weekly for play group and occasionally for other trips and events, too. In support of an active community for secular homeschoolers in NWA, members are welcomed and encouraged to participate regularly on the egroup and in person, suggest local events and resources, post questions and comments, and organize group field trips or other meet-ups.

    To subscribe, go to NW (NorthWest) Arkansas Secular Homeschooling.

    Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association (NWACHEA News) - Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educator's Association news e-chain. This e-mail loop exists as a way to unite home educators in the area, and to provide information about community or group activities that offer educational opportunities in Northwest Arkansas. ANY local homeschooling family is invited to join.

    The loop is hosted by Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association (NWACHEA). This does NOT mean that subscribers must be a member of the NWACHEA group to belong to the "HOMESCHOOLS" loop - in fact, we welcome anyone with an interest in home education. What it does mean, however, is that the guidelines of this community have been established with input from the leadership of NWACHEA, and are based on the principles outlined in NWACHEA's Constitution and Articles of Faith.

    For more information, visit NWACHEA - Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association. WACHEA exists to provide information, encouragement, and support for parents who choose to educate their children at home.

    To subscribe, go to NWACHE Home School Association and visit on their "E-Mail" section.

    Southeast LDS Homeschoolers (SE-LDS-HS) - This email support group is sponsored by the Southeast Region LDS Homeschool Association and the School of Abraham.

    The Southeast LDS Homeschoolers online support group fills a special slot that no other group offers. This group offers homeschoolers a chance to associate with outstanding families and home educators from all over the region. As a member, you can reach out and find other families who live near you. This is a great place to share ideas, plan activities, or just ask advice.

    Do you live in the SE region of the United States? You are invited to join our online homeschool support group. We invite all parents who want to help their children succeed in school and in life, veteran home educators looking for a fresh start, new family educators searching for help and ideas, and parents just thinking about home education to join us.

    Our Annual Homeschool Gathering is sponsored by the Southeast Region LDS Homeschool Association is held in Georgia.

    To Subscribe, visit Southeast LDS Homeschoolers.

    St. Gabriel's Catholic Homeschool Group (Northwest Arkansas) (stgabrielhomeschool) - We are a Roman Catholic homeschooling group in the Northwest Arkansas area. This is a forum for sharing information with other Catholic homeschoolers in the area and for planning events for our families. In the interest of the safety and privacy of our members, this is a private list that we try to keep open only to active, local members. If you would like to join, we ask that you identify your local parish and either know someone personally within the group that can confirm your identity, or that you attend an event before being added to the list. The moderator can give you more details about upcoming events.

    To Subscribe, visit St. Gabriel's Catholic Homeschool Group (Northwest Arkansas).

    Texarkana Educators Association of Christian Homeschoolers (TEACH) - We are a group of Christian families who agree that it is our privilege to teach and train our children, and that this responsibility is given to us by God. You can read our doctrinal statement by going to About TEACH and selecting TEACH Bylaws on the left side of this page.

    The purpose of TEACH is to provide Christian home schooling families in our area with christian support and fellowship, group activities, field trips, curricula information, political and legal action updates and opportunities for parental interaction.

    For more information, visit Texarkana Educators Association of Christian Homeschoolers (TEACH).

    Texarkana Organization for Resolute Christian Homeschoolers - TORCH is a local homeschool support group, serving Texarkana, AR/TX and the surrounding area. Organized and operated by parent volunteers, our mission is to support and encourage those pursuing the choice of homeschooling for the education of their children, and to represent the homeschool community in a manner that gives glory to Jesus Christ.

    TORCH is a Christian group, operated on the basis of Biblical principles and living faith; we uphold traditional Christian values while welcoming members of all races, nationalities and backgrounds who subscribe to The TORCH Ideals. Our common bond is our concern for the education of our children.

    For more information, visit Texarkana Organization for Resolute Christian Homeschoolers.

    Thomas Jefferson Education in Arkansas (TJEd_Friends_in_Arkansas) - This group is for those of us who are making the transition (or learning about making it) from the "one size fits all" style of education and into the world of mentoring our own children and students. The purpose of this group is to find other educators that are interested in or are using TJEd-style learning in/near Arkansas. Whether you are new to TJEd, a seasoned veteran or simply exploring your options, you are welcome! This will be a place to post announcements, make connections and build community. Please note that there is a non-regional general discussion group with hundreds of TJEd practitioners where you can post questions and learn from the experience of others from a variety of backgrounds. You are encouraged to sign up for this list to benefit from and/or participate in discussion: TJEd Mentors United in Support of Education (TJEd MUSE).

    To Subscribe, visit Thomas Jefferson Education in Arkansas.

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Homeschooling For Dummies
by Jennifer Kaufeld
If, like many parents, you’re wondering whether homeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, then you’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes.
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101 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process. This is an updated and heavily revised edition of 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum (2005).

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
by Linda Dobson
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style
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Finding Joy
A Christian’s Journey To An Unschooled Life

by Julie A. Brow Planco
As we explore the scientific and educational evidence, the Bible, and anecdotes, we will discover together the joy and peace that God intends for us in our homeschool journey.

The Way They Learn
by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
The Way They Learn is an excellent book on the learning styles of all children AND adults. It is written so that parents can understand it and begin to identify and search out the strengths of both their children and themselves.
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For The Children’s Sake
Foundations of Education for Home and School

by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
A book about what education can be--for your child, in your home, and in your school. It is based first on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human--to be a child, a parent, a teacher--and on the Christian meaning of life. At the same time it is deeply practical.

The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith
The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved.
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Homeschooling: The Teen Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old
by Cafi Cohen
The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school.
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Homeschooling The Early Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child

by Linda Dobson
Here's a guide that comes direct from the experts: a mother of two homeschooled, now-grown children and 83 homeschooling families she surveyed..
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Homeschooling The Challenging Child
A Practical Guide

by Christine M. Fields
Often, families will choose homeschooling because they have children who cannot cope or thrive within traditional educational environments due to special physical or emotional needs. Homeschooling the Challenging Child addresses these special education issues, offering potential and current homeschooling families qualified and expert advice.
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