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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.
I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free.
~ Michaelangelo

    Maine Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
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    L/A (Lewiston Auburn Christian Homeschool) Co-op Facebook Page - We are a group of parents who meet Bi-weekly in the Auburn area and conduct Fun Cooperative classes together. This is our online forum to encourage each other as we teach and learn daily... For information about our Co-Op please see our Lewiston Auburn Christian Homeschool Cooperative website

    For more information, visit L/A (Lewiston Auburn Christian Homeschool) Co-op Facebook Page.

    Learning All the Time - Southern Maine (LearningAllTheTime) - Learning All the Time is an email loop consisting of a diverse group of Southern Maine homeschooling parents. Learning All the Time (LATT) is utilized for homeschooling advice, support, and the sharing of new resources. All members are encouraged to use the list as a tool for organizing homeschool-related events as desired.

    When new members join, we ask for an introduction by the new member. Beyond that, when and how much a member posts is up to the member.

    The LATT list welcomes everyone. Here is a definition of "everyone" (labels are indicated in parenthesis and are used only for the convenience of communication):

    • Homeschooling parents of every "religion": Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Pagan, Hindu, Atheist and all others.
    • Homeschooling parents of every "sexual orientation": homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, transexual.
    • Homeshooling parents of every "race" and every "ethnic" tradition.
    • Homeschooling parents of every homeschooling focus, from "unschoolers" to "curriculum users" to all those in between.

    The LATT list leans toward kindness. While disagreements may arise on a particular topic, or when the frustrations of life may intervene with our usual level-headedness, kindness ought always be foremost in a post or a reply to a post (even when unkindness is initiated). The larger community of LATT ought always be considered when a post is being made. LATT members come from a variety of different lifestyles, viewpoints, religions, and backgrounds. LATT is not a group of homogenous members. In order to respect the integrity of each member, the heterogeneity of the group ought always be considered. Please leave any politics which may be harmful to the spirits of others 'at home.'

    We welcome you and your homeschooling family!

    To Subscribe, visit Learning All the Time - Southern Maine.

    Lighthouse Home School Group - Bangor - Lighthouse Home School Group is a home schooling support group where members seek top pool their talents and resources in a collective effort to broaden the scope of home based education. It is a cooperative in which some classes are taught by participating parents and some have hired teachers. We meet one day a week (Thursdays) at Columbia Street Baptist Church, 63 Columbia St., Bangor, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Parents oversee student’s work during the other 4 days of the week. Parents appreciate the additional support this group provides for classes the parent may not feel comfortable teaching, such as higher level math, science and foreign language. It also provides the environment necessary for classes needing more students than a home school may be able to offer, such as theater productions, home economics and public speaking or debate.

    For more information, visit Lighthouse Home School Group - Bangor.

    Maine Christian Homeschool (MEChristianHS) - This is a group for Christian homeschooling families from Maine (although Christian homeschoolers from other states are MORE than welcome!!) to support each other and get encouragement as we teach our children according to God's word!

    Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

    Visit our Maine Christian Homeschool Facebook Page.

    To Subscribe, visit Maine Christian Homeschool.

    Maine Christian Homeschool Facebook Page - This is a group for Christian homeschooling families from Maine (although Christian homeschoolers from other states are MORE than welcome!!) to support each other and get encouragement as we teach our children according to God's word!

    For more information, visit Maine Christian Homeschool Facebook Page.

    Maine Home Education Association - The Maine Home Education Association (MHEA), founded in 1987, is the only nonprofit, non-sectarian, statewide home educator's association in Maine. The Maine Home Education Association is a member supported association managed by volunteers. The mission is to support the right of Maine families to freely engage in home-based education as an alternative to traditional schooling. Maine Home Education Association believes that the best support of the right to homeschool is a large, diverse and well-informed community of homeschoolers.

    For more information, email

    Maine Homeschool Network Facebook Page - This group is designed to be a community for all homeschoolers in Maine to connect and share information and resources. If you have been added to the group, or you requested to join but have found that it isn't useful to you or doesn't meet your needs, don't hesitate to remove your name from the member list. No one will be offended. Please feel free to add members or share the group with others who you think would find it useful.

    We are a group of wide personalities; some religious, some secular, and all with many various approaches and curricula. Please be respectful at all times. Members are encouraged to express opinions and information but please remember to be respectful to the opinions of others.

    You are welcome to post comments, photos or links at any time.

    For more information, visit Maine Homeschool Network Facebook Page.

    Maine Homeschoolers Buy & Sell Page Facebook Page - A place for Maine homeschoolers to Buy & Sell books, supplies, programs, etc. Please post pictures and detailed descriptions of your items for sale.

    For more information, visit Maine Homeschoolers Buy & Sell Page Facebook Page.

    Maine Homeschooling - A Statewide Homeschool Discussion Group (MaineHomeschooling) - Maine Homeschooling is a statewide email discussion group for homeschoolers to discuss issues that are relevant to homeschooling in Maine. This is a diverse list and different points of view exist. Maine Homeschooling hopes to be a place where all homeschoolers can feel comfortable to find support, information, and also to post information that they find useful in homeschooling their children.

    Some of the topics you will see on the list include: different methods of homeschooling, help in getting started, national state legislation, resources, and announcements.

    To Subscribe, visit Maine Homeschooling - A Statewide Homeschool Discussion Group.

    Maine Homeschooling List (MeHL) - The Maine Homeschooling List is an inclusive, state-wide list that is lightly moderated. It exists as an inclusive forum for

    • Talk about homeschooling in Maine
    • Homeschooling philosophies
    • Specific resources, in Maine and on the web
    • Letting people know where events are
    • Disseminating legislative news
    • Networking with other homeschoolers
    • Anything else that may be relevant to homeschooling in Maine

    Please watch your subject lines and try to keep them accurate so that people can delete posts that they aren't interested in.

    For more inforrmation, visit the Maine Homeschooling List website.

    To Subscribe, visit Maine Homeschooling List.

    Maine Homeschooling Questions, Answers, Ideas Facebook Page - This is a place where homeschooling parents can come for support from others homeschooling parents. Ask questions, give ideas, tell us what you did with your homeschoolers that worked or didn't work. What's your favorite homeschooling programs? Are you part of a co-op, tell us about it... If you need support, encouragement, etc, ask for it here!

    For more information, visit Maine Homeschooling Questions, Answers, Ideas Facebook Page.

    Mainehomeschooling Swap (SwapMainehomeschooling) - A place for Maine homeschoolers to buy and sell used curriculum, books, educational materials, computers, software, livestock and equipment, and items related to homeschooling. Canines, felines, birds, and exotic animal listings are also welcome. Services and products offered by hsers are also welcome to be posted. Businesses can post one introductory post letting us know who you are and what you offer. For future business postings, contact the owner or moderator of this group.

    Auction and Ebay sales are prohibited here. Please do not cross post to the Maine Homeschooling group and this Swap group. We would like to avoid the duplication. Cross-posting to the BangorHS - Bangor HS Network group (for those it is a local group) is acceptable. Posting policy subject to change upon the wishes of the group's members.}

    Membership to this group is limited to Maine homeschoolers who currently live in Maine.

    Disclaimer: the owner and moderators of this group are not responsible for any problems with sales. All sales and exchanges are done at the risk of the buyer and seller. Please try to be accurate in your sell list, by quoting the title on the books that you are selling. If you do have problems with sales that cannot be resolved, please notify the owner or moderator.

    This is a sister group of the Maine Homeschooling yahoogroup: MaineHomeschooling.

    To Subscribe, visit Mainehomeschooling Swap.

    Maine Homeschooling Swap Facebook Page - A place to Give away, Swap or Sell Curriculum that you are done using. If you do not have freinds in the group please message an admin to tell us a bit about yourself!

    For more information, visit Maine Homeschooling Swap Facebook Page.

    Maine Homeschooling / Unschooling Families Facebook Page - This is a community for parents in Maine who are, plan to, or are interested in learning more about homeschooling/unschooling to come together, share ideas, and make friends

    For more information, visit Maine Homeschooling / Unschooling Families Facebook Page.

    Maine Learning is Fun and Exciting (MaineLiFE) - LiFE! Let's Increase Fun with Education! Learners' Interests and Fun Events! Learning is Fun and Exciting! All types of events around Maine listed by home schooling families. Would you like company as your family checks out a new activity? Eager to share old favorites with new friends? Need a few more folks for group discounts? Can't make it yourself, but saw an interesting notice tacked up at the General Store? Museums, hikes, festivals, farm days, sports, lakeside picnics, apple/berry picking, factory tours--if it appeals to you, someone else would probably enjoy it, too! If you like to explore all there is to see and do in Maine, join our group! It's all LiFE!

    To Subscribe, visit Maine Learning is Fun and Exciting.

    Maine Unschooling Mini-Conference Facebook Page - The Maine Unschooling Mini-Conference is a one day conference that will be held in Camden, Maine on Saturday November 2, 2013. It is a gathering for new and seasoned unschoolers and those interested in learning more about unschooling. More information about the conference is available at Maine Unschooling Mini Conference.

    For more information, visit Maine Unschooling Mini-Conference Facebook Page.

    Maine Unschooling Network - A secular community of whole-life learners, autodidacts and radical unschoolers of all ages, questioning and living free of institutional education.

    For more information, visit Maine Unschooling Network.

    Maine Unschooling Network Facebook Page - Maine Unschooling Network is a secular group for Maine unschoolers, parents and kids to network, discuss activities, lend and find support and discuss Unschooling Philosophy. The companion blog is Maine Unschooling Network. This is not an Unschooling 101 group. New to unschooling folks are welcome, but the work of understanding and embracing unschooling is an individual's responsibility, and not that of the group.

    For more information, visit Maine Unschooling Network Facebook Page.

    Midcoast Maine Homeschool Center - A great place for Maine families that love all things learning.

    Local points of interest, field trip idea's, group field trips.

    This is a homeschool and educational site only, and is not limited: include or exclude anyone based on religious denomination or reasons for homeschooling. We respect everyone who has their childrens best interest at heart. We appreciate your respect as well.

    For more information, visit Midcoast Maine Homeschool Center.

    Mid Coast Maine Homeschool Group Facebook Page - Coordinating Field Trips and Activities for Home Schoolers in the Mid Coast Maine Area.

    This is a Christian Home School Group. This is not a Co-op.

    For more information, visit Mid Coast Maine Homeschool Group Facebook Page.

    MidCoast Maine Homeschoolers (midcoasthomeschoolers) - In celebration of all of the many reasons that Midcoast Maine families choose to homeschool, MMHC welcomes families of all spiritual backgrounds and homeschooling philosophies. We provide a family oriented place of learning, fun, and support for Midcoast Homeschoolers. From the classroom to the community, we offer a variety of shared learning experiences that build on each child's strengths, interests and learning style.

    To Subscribe, visit MidCoast Maine Homeschoolers.

    Mindful Parents near Mount Vernon (mindfulinmaine) - We are a new group for parents who want to explore secular homeschooling at the elementary level in a way that educates and nurtures the soul. We are new to homeschooling and hope to provide a place where parents can support each other and share their resources and talents. We plan to organize opportunities for our kids to can come together for socialization, celebrations, activities, field trips, and exercise. If you have similar beliefs and hopes for your child and live in the surrounding area, we hope you will join us!

    To Subscribe, visit Mindful Parents near Mount Vernon.

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Creating a Cooperative Learning Center
An Idea-Book for Homeschooling Families

by Katharine Houk
Creating a Cooperative Learning Center is a practical, realistic, yet inspirational guide for homeschoolers desiring a gathering place designed specifically to enhance the home education experience.

Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families
by Lisa Rivero
For a comprehensive guide to home-based education, that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing curriculum that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth.

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12

by Linda Dobson
Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs.
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Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School

by Rebecca Rupp
A structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure.
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Homeschool Your Child For Free
More than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond

by LauraMaery Goldz
and Joan M. Zielinski
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond.
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Homeschooling the Child with Autism
Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask

by Patricia Schetter, Kandis Lighthall
This practical, highly accessible guide answers parents' and professionals' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home.

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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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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Free Range Learning
How Homeschooling Changes Everything

by Laura Grace Weldon
Free Range Learning presents eye-opening data about the meaning and importance of natural learning. This data-from neurologists, child development specialists, anthropologists, educators, historians and business innovators-turns many current assumptions about school-based education upside down.
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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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Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series
by Charlotte Mason
This series contains the original six volumes of Charlotte Mason's book, a rich resource for educators - both teachers in schools and teachers in home-schools.

A Charlotte Mason Companion
Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning

by Karen Andreola
This is a beautifully written and thorough introduction to the Charlotte Mason philosophy. What makes Karen Andreola's book so magnificent is that she not only tells you what to do and how to do it, she tells you WHY!!!

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