Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Your Child's Learning Style
by Cathy Duffy
2012, Grove Publishing; ISBN 780929320151
Homeschool expert Cathy Duffy has come to the aid of parents yet again as they pick their way through today’s vast sea of educational materials. You’ve probably noticed that while certain products seem to mesh beautifully with your teaching philosophy, they don’t always appeal to your kids’ learning styles. So how do you make wise choices? In her simple and straightforward style, Cathy presents her 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum to help you navigate the often-cloudy waters of homeschool products.
The key to successful home education, home school veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. 101 Top Picks makes it easy for home educators to select the right curriculum for each family situation and each child's learning style. Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum-selection process: goal setting, figuring out which educational approach to use, developing your own philosophy of education, determining your teaching style, and identifying your children's learning styles. "At-a-glance" charts highlight key features of each Top Pick selection. Scanning through the charts allows you to quickly identify products that interest you. The charts are followed by extensive reviews of each of Cathy's Top Picks. Now you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational books for your children!
Narrowing down to what Cathy considers the top products on the market makes this process manageable for parents—they need not sort through the entire universe of products before they can find something suitable. 100 Top Picks gives parents just the right balance of guidance and choices so they make well-informed decisions about their curriculum purchases. Cathy will give you her top picks from every subject area, approaching each one through a Christian worldview perspective. This book is a welcome addition to every homeschool bookshelf.
Once again, Cathy Duffy features WriteShop among her Top Picks, recognizing that "parents who lack confidence in their own ability to teach their students to write [need] a resource that takes the guess work out of the process.”
Read Cathy’s complete review of WriteShop.
About the Author
Cathy Duffy is well known as a curriculum expert. She has researched and written about curricula for home education for more than 25 years. In addition to her book, Cathy publishes her reviews online at CathyDuffyReviews.com. Cathy home educated her own three sons through high school and has also taught numerous groups of both children and adults. Her extensive research and experience have made Cathy a popular speaker at home education conferences around the world.
"Even after 15 years of homeschooling, I still learn every time I read something by Cathy Duffy." -- Annie Kate's Homeschool Reviews
"This is an invaluable tool, especially if you are just starting out. Even as I say that, I have been homeschooling for ten years and I am still getting excited about using Cathy’s forms and reading through each section more carefully." -- Amy, Bow of Bronze
- A major feature of 101 Top Picks is the charts showing the 101 Top Picks in relation to educational approaches, learning styles, and practical features such as prep time needed; design for independent, one-on-one, or group learning; and ease of use for the teacher.
- Chapters also provide thorough reviews and illustrations of the Top 101 Picks so parents can have complete information when making these crucial educational choices for their children.
- 8-1/2" x 11". Paperback. 330 pp.