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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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    ARkansas HOMe Educators (ARHOME) - ARkansas HOMe Educators (ARHOME) is for Arkansas homeschoolers to share information about homeschooling and about legislation in Arkansas that affects homeschooling.

    To Subscribe, visit ARkansas HOMe Educators.

    Arkansas Homeschool Cafe Facebook Page

    For more information, visit Arkansas Homeschool Cafe Facebook Page.

    ARKLATEX Inclusive Homeschool Group Facebook Page (Texarkana) - This group is for homeschoolers, in the Ark La Tex region, who wish to gather together from time to time to support one another, share ideas, and just have fun. This group is for all homeschooling families regardless of religion, ethnicity, or orientation. Welcome and please introduce yourselves. ;)

    While we are based out of Texarkana, I believe that we can work well with the whole surrounding area and help each other. We can plan group outings and projects in ALL areas.

    Ark La Tex in general covers this area:

    In Arkansas: Arkadelphia, Ashdown, Camden, Delight, De Queen, El Dorado, Fouke, Glenwood, Hope, Magnolia, Mena, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Prescott, Stamps, and Texarkana.

    In Louisiana: Benton, Bernice, Blanchard, Bossier City, Greenwood, Hosston, Mansfield, Many, Minden, Mooringsport, Natchitoches, Plain Dealing, Pleasant Hill, Ruston, Sarepta, Shongaloo, Shreveport, Springhill, Vivian, and Zwolle

    In Oklahoma: Antlers, Broken Bow, Haworth, Hugo, and Idabel.

    In Texas: Atlanta, Athens, Bonham, Carthage, Clarksville, Crockett, Daingerfield, De Kalb, Gilmer, Hallsville, Henderson, Hooks, Jacksonville, Jefferson, Kilgore, Longview, Lufkin, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Nacogdoches, Naples, New Boston, New London, Omaha, Paris, Pittsburg, Scottsville, Sulphur Springs, Tatum, Texarkana, Tyler, and Waskom.

    For more information, visit ARKLATEX Inclusive Homeschool Group (Texarkana) Facebook Page.

    Arkansas Unschoolers (ArkansasUnschoolers) - This group is for people who live in Arkansas or nearby who use the "unschooling" philosophy to homeschooling their children. This group will be used to provide support to each other, make connections with each other and attempt to help provide answers to those who have question about unschooling. If you disagree with the unschooling philosophy, please do not join this group. The group will not be a forum for anti-unschoolers to discuss their thoughts and feelings about unschooling. If you are not sure you agree with unschooling and you are seeking information and respectful dialogue about it, you are welcome. A short statement regarding your connection to unschooling is requested after you are approved to join so that we can get to know each other.

    To Subscribe, visit Arkansas Unschoolers.

    BELIEVERS Homeschool Association (Fort Smith) - The purpose of this association shall be to advance the interests of Christian home educators by all lawful means.

    For more information, visit BELIEVERS Homeschool Association (Fort Smith).

    Benton County Secular Homeschool (BentonCountySecularHomeschool) - The Benton County Home school group for families in NW Arkansas that teach at home for reasons other than religion. All families are welcome. The rules? Be Nice. Think of Others. Include Everyone. We will have field trips, park days, and eventually a secular coop.

    To Subscribe, visit Benton County Secular Homeschool.

    Central Arkansas Homeschoolers (CARH) - The Central Arkansas Homeschoolers group (CARH) was established to provide activities and a close-knit community for homeschooling families in the central Arkansas area. The group, which started with five moms, has quickly expanded to a couple hundred families. Most of our membership resides in the towns along Hwy 67/167, but we are not limited to that area.

    Our Yahoo Group serves as the primary mode of communication to arrange field trips, clubs, educational events, Mom’s Night Out, standardized testing, or any other activity that our members choose to organize. We invite our members to ask questions, provide information, or just vent about the day!

    To be eligible for membership in CARH, families must currently homeschool at least one (pre-k through high school, ages 4-18) child, to include Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA) students. CARH is run by a board of home school parents. The board welcomes input as our dynamic group expands and changes to meet its membership’s needs.

    For more information, visit Central Arkansas Homeschoolers (CARH).

    Christian Home Educators in White County, Arkansas (CHEW) - We are open to anyone joining this group. This is the place for posting upcoming meetings, field trips, classes offered, books for sale or wanted, prayer requests and any announcements for the group. We have another site, chewchat, for discussions. Please join that group to participate.

    This is not the place to send forwards, spam, or money making opportunities. Please be kind to one another; i.e., no name calling or unkind remarks. Please remember to be respectful of those whose beliefs and ways of doing things are different from your own. Remember to make everyone feel involved and included on emails as well as during activities.

    To Subscribe, visit Christian Home Educators in White County, Arkansas.

    Christian Home Educator's Fellowship - Home School Support for Faulkner and Surrounding Counties (Conway) - A nonprofit organization for homeschooling families to unite under the common cause of exercizing our liberty to train up our own children. CHEF functions upon the volunteer services of our over 150 member families from Faulkner and surrounding counties of central Arkansas. We offer activities for students of all ages and assistance to members who wish to know more about home school laws and procedures.

    If you are considering home schooling your child or children or if you are considering a relocation to our area, we would like to help you with any questions you may have regarding home schooling in Arkansas.

    For more information, visit Christian Home Educator's Fellowship - Home School Support for Faulkner and Surrounding Counties (Conway).

    Christian Home Educators of White County's (Arkansas) Chew Chat (chewchat) - Christian Home Educators of White County's(Arkansas) chat and discussion group. Come join us for all kinds of discussion and chit chat.

    To Subscribe, visit Christian Home Educators of White County's (Arkansas) Chew Chat.

    EACH Homeschool Group (NW Arkansas) (EACHhomeschool) - EACH is a group in NW Arkansas that provides support and encouragement to those who wish to educate their children at home, while providing the opportunity for children to participate in classes/ social activities that will enrich their personal lives.

    To Subscribe, visit EACH Homeschool Group (NW Arkansas).

    Eclectic Teaching Consortium of NorthWest Arkansas (ETCNWA) - ETCNWA is a support group for home educators in the Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas. Our commitment to the Christian faith and a life style in keeping with Biblical principles is the foundation of ETC. We each aspire to prayerfully disciple our own children as the Lord directs us and in a manner that takes into account the dynamics of our individual families, our unique gifts and talents, our personal convictions, our children's strengths and weaknesses, and our goals for which we aim to train our children. We welcome new homeschoolers and experienced homeschoolers exploring non-traditional teaching methods.

    To Subscribe, visit Eclectic Teaching Consortium of NorthWest Arkansas.

    Education Alliance - Arkansas Education Alliance - The Education Alliance is a division of Family Council. Based in Little Rock, Family Council was established in 1989 in association with Focus on the Family and Dr. James Dobson. Family Council is a conservative research and education organization dedicated to upholding traditional values in accordance with biblical principles. Family Council and The Education Alliance are nonpartisan, non profit, and tax-deductible. We are governed by an independent board of directors, and we are supported entirely by charitable gifts from the people of Arkansas. The Education Alliance was established as a division of Family Council in 1998. Since then, we have served as Arkansas’ largest state-wide home school organization. In addition, we are the contact organization with the Home School Legal Defense Association. Our full-time staff is dedicated to serving the needs of home schoolers across the state of Arkansas.

    Visit our Education Alliance Facebook Page.

    For more information, visit Education Alliance.

    FAITH Homeschool (Fort Smith area) (faithhomeschool) - FAITH HOMESCHOOL - Information and Encouragement for Fort Smith Area Homeschoolers. This list is primarily for members and alumni of the FAITH homeschool group. However, it's an open forum and all those interested in homeschooling are welcome. We do reserve the right to remove members who are abusive.

    For more information, visit the Faith Homeschool website.

    Our beliefs and opinions are what make us a unique community of people, please respect these differences. This is a Christian list.

    To subscribe, visit FAITH Homeschool (Fort Smith area).

    Fort Smith Area - FSA Learning is for Everyone (FSA-LIFE) - Fort Smith Area - Learning is for Everyone (FSA-LIFE) is an inclusive, secular, & co-creative support group for local homeschoolers. We currently meet weekly for a play date (for parents & kids, alike!). As there is interest, we can offer field trips & educational programs, parties, clubs, game dates, bowling dates, Teacher's Night Out, & more!

    As an "inclusive" group, we welcome everyone of all races, ethnicities, religions, family compositions, learning methodologies, abilities & disabilities, etc.

    As a "secular" group, we expect all members to save religion & politics (via events/activities & discussion on-list or in-person at group events) for other forums so we may maintain a fully secular environment in our online forum as well as our in-person activities. This will help us promote inclusion & a peaceful, fun, & friendly community focused on homeschooling support.

    As a "co-creative" group, we welcome all members to participate together in making FSA-LIFE all it can be. All members are welcomed to contribute to our conversations, resources (links, calendar of local events, etc.), & activity planning (see "Orientation" document for tips on inclusive and group-oriented planning). The group will be as great as we make it, as active as we each choose to invest our time, presence, & participation. The more, the merrier. Come play with us!

    To subscribe, visit Fort Smith Area - FSA Learning is for Everyone.

    Garland County Home Education (GCHE) - Garland County Home Education (GCHE) is a network of home school families in the greater Hot Springs, Arkansas area. At GCHE, we are dedicated to serving the growing local home school community regardless of race, religious affiliation, or political leanings. As we continue to build and expand the site, we request your input as to how you, as a part of our community, would like to see the site grow, what you would like us to include, and how we might best serve you.

    For more information, contact Laura at

    For more information, visit Garland County Home Education (GCHE).

    Growing Minds in White County, AR (Growing_Minds) - Growing Minds is an all inclusive homeschooling group in White County Arkansas. All people are welcome, regardless of race or religion. In being an all inclusive group, there are a couple rules that must be followed.

    1... No one will be discriminated against because of their religious choices (whatever they may be).

    2... No one will be allowed to try and force their beliefs on another.

    3... None of the homeschooling activities would have a religious theme, or revolve around religious activities.

    We strive to offer lots of activities for homeschoolers in Searcy/White County area. So far we have in place: bowling, skating, park days, field trips, mom's days outs, and more! We hope you join us!

    To Subscribe, visit Growing Minds in White County, AR.

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Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum
A Guide to Catholic Home Education

by Laura M. Berquist
Home educator Laura Berquist presents a modern curriculum based on the time-tested philosophy of the classical Trivium—grammar, logic and rhetoric. She has given homeschoolers a valuable tool for putting together a "liberal arts" curriculum that feeds the soul, as well as the intellect.
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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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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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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).

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 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 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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Christian Unschooling
Growing Your Children in the Freedom of Christ

by Teri J. Brown, Elissa M. Wahl
Utilizes the essays of Christian, unschooling parents from across the United States and Canada to reveal a new way of homeschooling-one that is respectful of the child, the parents and the way God created children to be.

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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Homeschool Co-ops
How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out

by Carol Topp
Now homeschool leaders have a book to guide them through starting a co-op, running it and not burning out! In this book you'll find: Pros and cons of being in a homeschool co-op. How to start a co-op including running your first planning meeting Ideas for classes and activities for all ages Helpful advice on dealing with volunteers, setting policies, managing money and handling conflict.

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