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Dismantling the Inner School: Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Abundance

Dismantling the Inner School: Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Abundance

by David H. Albert; Foreword by Bernie Schein

In a passionate yet conversational style, Dismantling the Inner School puts forward the challenging notion that our industrially manufactured states of consciousness, fabricated in public education environments, are obstacles that prevent us from realizing our better selves, our true inner natures. And we are all diminished greatly as a result. We can dismantle the inner school brick by brick if we choose to encounter and recognize the barriers to understanding and learning that we carry around within us as products of our experience, and then recapture that energy and spirit we witness in our children as we learn alongside them.

Filled with learning theory, philosophy, anecdotes, learning hints for homeschooling and non-homeschooling parents alike, and fun, Dismantling the Inner School provides a compelling vision of what living and learning can be like as we discover, rediscover, and recover ourselves even as our children invent the world anew.

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$22.95 $19.95


What Really Matters

What Really Matters

by David H. Albert & Joyce Reed; Foreword by John Taylor Gatto

"Experience is the best teacher. Problem is: it doesn’t teach until you’ve had it." David Albert and Joyce Reed have seven grown homeschooled kids between them, and in a series of dialogues, share what they have learned through the experience, with candor and wisdom. Here’s a chance to sit down with elders, and find encouragement, resources, practical advice, and challenges to help you and your family on your journey. Besthomeschooling.org creator Lillian Jones says, "If I could recommend only one book for familiarizing oneself with the joys and unique possibilities within homeschooling, this would have to be the one."

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$24.95


And the Skylark Sings with Me: Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education

And the Skylark Sings with Me: Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education

by David H. Albert; Foreword by Joseph Chilton Pearce

And the Skylark Sings with Me Adventures in Homeschooling and Community-Based Education David H. Albert Parents looking for a progressive homeschooling approach to educating their children will be inspired by this engaging account of the author and his partner's experience of raising their daughters outside of conventional schooling. Gracefully written, "And the Skylark Sings with Me passionately illustrates that real learning is much richer and more mysterious than any school can encompass.

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$16.95


Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery: A Journey of Original Seeking

Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery: A Journey of Original Seeking

by David H. Albert; Introduction by Joyce Reed, Associate Dean, Brown University

A unique, wise, witty, literate, useful, philosophical, and thought-provoking journey for homeschooling parents and thoughtful educators. There isn’t a comparable work available for those seeking to enrich and expand their homeschooling horizons into a life-altering experience for themselves and their children. Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self Discovery carries the ideas brought forth by John Holt and John Taylor Gatto to another level. It is a wonderful combination of the practical – with ideas you can use – and an example of how to incorporate the aesthetics of family learning into the realm of daily living, with the world as your meeting house.

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$17.95


Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow. Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Love

Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow. Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Love

by David H. Albert

"Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow." Education is just not so complicated! The curriculum of love is not about externals. It is about what is essential in each individual human being, and in every child. Its code words are communication, inquisitiveness, acceptance, joy, honesty, and courage. It demands that we assist our children in seeking to embrace a world that is their own, and prepared to render up her secrets. It is about surprises, unveilings, moments of spontaneous recognition, journeys completed and new ones waiting to be undertaken. Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow. is a powerful, humorous, fearless, and thoroughly appealing approach to learning that relies on what everyone knows but few have the courage to act upon: love and freedom are the cornerstones of any education worthy of the name.

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$14.95


The Healing Heart ~ Families: Storytelling to Encourage Resilient and Healthy Families

The Healing Heart ~ Communities: Storytelling to Build Strong and Healthy Communities

Edited by Allison M. Cox and David H. Albert; Foreword by Margaret Read MacDonald

More than four years in the making (let me tell you – it was a big job!) A collective effort of over 60 storytellers and healing professionals from around the world who illustrate the power of story to heal, create resiliency and empathy, build self-esteem and mutual respect, move to commitment and action. Folktales, personal stories, exercises, games, songs, resource lists. The Healing Heart is for storytellers, health professionals, or just those who love stories or want to learn to tell.

The Families volume encompasses healing through story, health promotion, disease prevention, early childhood interventions, children with medical problems, adopting families, schools, grief and spiritual healing.

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$19.95


The Healing Heart ~ Communities: Storytelling to Build Strong and Healthy Communities

The Healing Heart ~ Communities: Storytelling to Build Strong and Healthy Communities

Edited by Allison M. Cox and David H. Albert; Foreword by Margaret Read MacDonald

More than four years in the making (let me tell you – it was a big job!) A collective effort of over 60 storytellers and healing professionals from around the world who illustrate the power of story to heal, create resiliency and empathy, build self-esteem and mutual respect, move to commitment and action. Folktales, personal stories, exercises, games, songs, resource lists. The Healing Heart is for storytellers, health professionals, or just those who love stories or want to learn to tell.

The Communities volume includes sections on youth, violence prevention, poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, elders, environmental protection, community development, and peace.

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$19.95


The Color of Freedom

The Color of Freedom

by Laura Coppo; Foreword by Vandana ShivaEdited with an Introduction and Notes by David H. Albert

In the Face of a Soul-Destroying Globalization, A Revolutionary Triumph of the Human Spirit. Internationally acclaimed Indian activists and visionaries S. Jagannathan and Krishnammal Jagannathan (India’s “Joan of Arc”, proclaims the Women’s World Summit Foundation) are the subjects of this stirring oral biography. Coming from markedly different backgrounds, these two Gandhian revolutionaries played important roles in the struggle for Indian Independence, the nonviolent land reforms of the 1950s and 1960s, the struggle against untouchability, and are now fiercely engaged in a battle against the environmental destruction wrought by multinational aquaculture interests, partially funded by the World Bank, on the coast of south India. The Color of Freedom captures the sweep of almost a century of Indian history, and the role of two extraordinary people as they personally engage a world hurtling from the feudal past into an uncompromising modernity. A spellbinding read!

All proceeds from the sale of The Color of Freedom go to support environmental, community development, and child development projects in South India.

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$17.95