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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.
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    Maine Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
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    A Gathering Place - Southern Maine (agatheringplace) - A Gathering Place, in its 17th season, offers workshops,classes and activities,primarily through it's members ideas and other community offerings, in the Southern Maine area .

    Homeschoolers have joined together for yoga classes, singing, gardening, science classes, writing workshops, toothpaste making at Tom's of Maine, sewing, playtime at Children's Museum of Maine, field trips and lots of other exciting events that members have organized over the years.

    It grew out of a desire, primarily on my children's part, for more activities and consistent group events with a variety of homeschoolers. The workshops are hosted by people in the group and community who are eager to share their hobby/subject area with others. Teacher certification is not required and workshops are "enrichment" oriented (no grades, etc).

    A Gathering Place itself is a participatory and activity oriented resource. It’s about working together and tapping into our rich community of resources and creating opportunities for our children.

    If you have an idea for a workshop, know of an opportunity other homeschool families may be interested in, want to offer a class or host a field trip, send it in and we can post it in the next newsletter. Presenters may place a limit on numbers and/or ages depending on the workshop and content. Please list any cost and contact info also.

    A Gathering Place newsletter is sent out during the first week of January, September and May with dated updates in between. This network is member-driven and members need to agree upon joining the group (to remain active on list) to either:

    • a.) plan an event during the Sept.-June time period to post to the group. or
    • b.) Attend an event offered through the group in the Sept._June time period or
    • c.)Help out at a planned event during the Sept.-June time period.

    For more information, contact Beth Callahan.

    To Subscribe, visit A Gathering Place - Southern Maine.

    Adventures in Homeschooling Facebook Page - 2 best friends, 6 collective children and 1 great big homeschooling adventure!

    Looking forward to sharing the adventure! This is a home school support group.

    For more information, visit Adventures in Homeschooling Facebook Page.

    Bangor HS Network (BangorHS) - Bangor HS Network

    To Subscribe, visit Bangor HS Network.

    Central Maine Home Educators (CentralMaineHomeEducators) - This is a closed group to allow for communication of all members. Members live in the area of Central Maine - mostly in the Madison/Skowhegan area although some are further afield and don't mind traveling. Anyone who is home educating a child or children is welcome to join.

    While many of us here are Christians, it is not an exclusive group to that faith. However, since the majority of the members are Christians, our faith will be openly discussed so if that's not you, you may wish to find a different group.

    We do not have an actual set meeting time. This group is mainly designed to share information with other members, facilitate field trip planning, and to help support each other online.

    To Subscribe, visit Central Maine Home Educators.

    Central Maine Homeschoolers Facebook Group - On-line forum to network with other local homeschool families.

    For more information, visit Central Maine Homeschoolers Facebook page.

    Central Maine Homeschool Swap & Sell Facebook Group - This is a group designed for homeschoolers to buy, sell and trade homeschooling materials and supplies.

    For more information, visit Central Maine Homeschool Swap & Sell Facebook page.

    Central Maine Secular Homeschoolers Facebook Page - This group is a gathering place for families in the Central Maine region to connect and communicate. While we are listed as secular, we are inclusive of all; we believe that religious instruction is a very personal choice. As such, we ask that you please refrain from discussing the religious aspects of your home/school life.

    For more information, visit Central Maine Secular Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

    Discovery Center for Arts and Sciences - Midcoast Area (DCAS-Homeschoolers) - The Discovery Center for Arts and Sciences (DCAS) is a homeschooling suport group for the Midcoast Area of Maine. DCAS events and classes are posted here as well as our fun portfolio review which is provided every June in Bath.

    To Subscribe, visit Discovery Center for Arts and Sciences - Midcoast Area.

    Earthy Homeschoolers of Penobscot County (penobscotcountyhomeschoolers) - If you are an open-minded, simple-living, "earthy" homeschooling/ unschooling family that is interested in creating a nurturing community of like-minded people for your child(ren) and you live in Penobscot County, Maine (or at least nearby)... Please join us!

    We are a group of homeschoolers who are interested in this lifestyle for some of the following reasons: preserving childhood, academic excellence, open-minded curriculum, simple and natural living, freedom from groupthought, etc. Most of us have not chosen this lifestyle in order to teach a specific religious curriculum. We are open to all faiths and are considerate of our religious differences.

    It is our hope that this group will meet at least twice a month to participate in various learning and discovery experiences. All ages are welcome.

    This area of Maine offers a great bounty of opportunites for kids to learn, discover and grow. For example: The Maine Discovery Museum, The University Planitarium, various welcoming farms and orchards, playhouse theatres, Penobscot Nation community, The University of Maine, Bangor Public Library (as well as other great libraries), Penobscot Marine Museum, various cultural experiences, (i.e. Folk Festival, Maine Center for the Arts), Fort Knox, the Coast, various hiking trails, etc...etc...

    Please join us so that we can create a nurturing, natural-living, open-minded, culturally & spiritually diverse community for our children and families to flourish in! And together, we will explore all the treasures this area of Maine has to offer.

    To subscribe, visit Earthy Homeschoolers of Penobscot County.

    Eastern Latter Day Saints Homeschool (e-lds-hs) - This is for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who are homeschooling their children.

    Do you live in the Eastern 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 goal is to support them in their endeavor as well as disseminate information. We welcome anyone not included in another group. Our states include: Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan. ME MA RI DE CN NH VT OH MI MD NY NJ PA

    To Subscribe, visit Eastern Latter Day Saints Homeschool (e-lds-hs).

    Franklin Area Homeschoolers (franklin_area_homeschoolers) - This is a group open to franklin and surrounding areas

    To Subscribe, visit Franklin Area Homeschoolers.

    Free2Learn - based in Portland - Free2Learn is a homeschooling network based in Portland, Maine. It is for active homeschooling families residing in Maine and along the New Hampshire border.

    Free2Learn serves as a virtual "bulletin board" where members can post homeschooling activities, classes, workshops, seminars, conferences, field trips, extra-curricular activities, and gatherings. It is "event-driven," which means that it is not a place for discussions about different homeschooling philosophies, challenges, or concerns, but rather a place to post and find homeschooling resources and opportunities.

    Free2Learn is secular and welcomes homeschooling families of varying compositions and backgrounds. Free2Learn is also apolitical. While it is fine to post an opportunity for homeschoolers which is related to politics (i.e., "Candidate X is seeking volunteers to help leaflet and put up signs. Call or email if you are interested in being involved."), it is not okay to espouse or endorse a particular political view or candidate.

    Messages containing political opinions or defamatory language of any sort will be deleted, and members who post such messages may be removed from the group.

    To Subscribe, visit Free2Learn - based in Portland.

    Guildford Christian Academy for Homeschoolers Facebook Page - This is a place for homeschoolers to share events in Maine, we will be posting our sponsored events as well.

    For more information, visit Guildford Christian Academy for Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

    Homeschool Archery - Mid-Maine area (homeschoolarchery) - Roving group of archery enthusiasts in the mid-Maine area.

    To Subscribe, visit Homeschool Archery - Mid-Maine area.

    Homeschool Friends in Maine (Homeschool_Friends_in_Maine) - 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 Maine.

    Homeschool In Southern Maine Facebook Page - bringing homeschooler's in our area together.

    For more information, visit Homeschool In Southern Maine Facebook Page.

    Homeschool Support For Parents In Maine (HomeschoolingInMaine) - Homeschooling and support go hand and hand. Without the support of at least one other person, homeschoolers often find that they are questioning themselves and the way that they have decided to school their children. When you think about it, is it really that hard to believe that it only takes one other person to remind you that your children will be okay, and that you are doing a great job?! I owe a great deal of my confidence to my support system that I have surrounded myself with. I am grateful to them.

    This group is intended to help you gain the confidence that you want and need, this group is also intended to make each other aware of upcoming activities. So post away! Ask questions, give comments, lend a hand, give praise, and remember that there just might be someone reading your post that needs that one person to offer support in their life today!

    To Subscribe, visit Homeschool Support For Parents In Maine (HomeschoolingInMaine).

    Homeschoolers of Maine - HOME - Lighting the way for Maine Homeschoolers - Homeschoolers of Maine is a volunteer based ministry founded in 1990 by Ed and Kathy Green. The mission of this ministry is to support homeschooling families in their God-given and constitutional right and responsibility to oversee the education of their children. Before founding HOME’s ministry, the Greens had been homeschooling their four daughters, as well as providing support and guidance to other homeschoolers throughout the state for many years. With those years of experience in homeschool leadership, they felt the time was right for Maine to have a statewide group which had a Godly foundation. This foundation continues to provide the principles that guide the leaders of HOME today. The Christian principles on which HOME rests allow HOME leaders to minister effectively to all homeschooling families in our state.

    HOME is funded by annual conventions, subscriptions to our newsletter, Founding Family supporters, various fundraisers, etc. We depend upon the generosity of individual homeschooling families to finance the ministry of HOME. Our counseling and most other outreaches are free to all homeschoolers.

    HOME holds an annual convention each spring. These conventions have grown larger each year. The 2011 convention drew nearly 800 attendees! Our three day conventions include nationally known speakers, workshops, homeschool vendors, a used curriculum clearance sale, and most importantly, the meeting of like minds!

    Visit our Homeschoolers of Maine Facebook Page.

    For more information, visit Homeschoolers of Maine.

    Homeschoolers "R" Us Lisbon Co-op Facebook Page - This is a homeschoolers group page to encourage one another, plan a field trip, share homeschooling tips, and to share photos of our children learning. This group prays, believes in God and the Bible. God Bless! Just recently I am now starting up a homeschool co-op in the Lisbon area! Please contact me for more info to join us!

    For more information, visit Homeschoolers "R" Us Lisbon Co-op Facebook Page.

    Homeschooling Families of Seacoast Facebook Page - This group is a place for families in the Seacoast Area of NH and Southern ME who are homeschooling. It is a place to exchange information, ask questions and post information about local activities. This should be a welcoming place for ALL homeschooling families regardless of philosophy and style.

    For more information, visit Homeschooling Families of Seacoast Facebook Page.

    Homeschooling In Maine Facebook Page - links, events, meet ups, etc. A place for homeschooling families to connect and learn!
    For more information, visit Homeschooling In Maine Facebook Page.

    Homeschooling Teens of Maine Facebook Group - Are you a homeschooling teen in Maine or perhaps the parent of a homeschooling teen in Maine? If so, please feel free to join us!

    For more information, visit Homeschooling Teens of Maine Facebook page.

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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.

Home Is Where the Learning Is
Homeschool Lifestyles from Homeschool Moms
Valerie J. Steimle
Leaping Editor’s Note: My family is one of several that are profiled in this book. It was great fun being able to participate in this venture!
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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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Catholic Homeschool Companion
by Maureen Whitmann, Rachel Mackson
CHC gives its readers a variety of homeschooling methods along with a great wealth of resources, information, inspiration, and support.
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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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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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In Their Own Way
Discovering and Encouraging Your Child’s Multiple Intelligences
by Thomas Armstrong
Children learn in multiple ways, and educator Thomas Armstrong has shown hundreds of thousands of parents and teachers how to locate those unique areas in each of our children where learning and creativity seem to flow with special vigor.
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Deschooling Gently
by Tammy Takahashi
Deschooling Gently will help you whether you are new to homeschooling, or if you are experienced, but are in need of new approaches. Discover the best way to educate your children at home, not through rote process, but by learning how to find the answer within yourself.
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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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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.

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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