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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.
Kindle Edition


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.
Kindle Edition


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.
The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to get along without the teacher. We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.
~ Arthur C. Clarke/b>

    Virginia Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters

    Statewide Associations and Support Groups

    Check out
    Virginia Regions
    For LOCAL Support Groups, Email Lists, Facebook Pages, Associations, etc.


    Appalachian Regional Cooperative (arc-homeschool) - An inclusive group of homeschoolers in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We welcome anyone interested in group activities for all ages. The group is open to all homeschooling philosophies, including self-directed and unschooling. We encourage everyone to plan an activity that is open to group members.

    To Subscribe, visit Appalachian Regional Cooperative.



    Barnabas Homeschoolers (BarnabasHomeschoolers) - A Christian homeschool support group for the purpose of supporting and encouraging one another.

    To Subscribe, visit Barnabas Homeschoolers.



    Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) - a member-supported, statewide, 501(c)3 non-profit homeschool association. Since 1983, HEAV has successfully worked to promote and protect home education in Virginia by working with the Department of Education and legislators, having a presence during the General Assembly sessions, and providing up-to-date information to homeschooling families, the media, and officials. HEAV, coming from a biblical worldview, serves all homeschoolers—regardless of religious or philosophical beliefs. Membership is, and always has been, open to all. With a full-time office staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, we’re ready to answer your questions, offer support, and serve your needs year-round—just give us a call (804-278-9200) or send us an e-mail message.

    Looking for the latest in contests, museum events, special homeschool offers, book fairs, and more? Be sure to sign up for our FREE weekly e-mail newsletter, the Virginia Homeschool Update. Each week our dedicated team of volunteers brings you helpful information and resources from around the state and across the nation.

    And don’t forget the FREE Virginia Home Educator magazine! Each quarterly edition takes an in-depth look at such subjects as homeschooling and the military, support for home-educating parents, preparing for college, and extracurricular activities—all with a slant toward Virginia-specific information. Sign up today for your free subscription—you won’t want to miss a single issue!

    Find us on our Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) Facebook page.

    For more information, visit Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV).



    Homeschool Friends in Virginia (Homeschool_Friends_in_Virginia) - 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 Virginia.



    Homeschool Share and Swap (homeschoolshare) - For Virginia homeschoolers interested in sharing, borrowing, swapping, or selling homeschool curricula, books, educational software, videos, equipment, science kits, kids' sports equipment, and other homeschool-related items.

    No advertising of businesses or commercial ventures of any kind (such as used or new book dealers, Usborne Books dealers, curriculum suppliers, etc.) However, businesses are welcome to post information in the "links" section of the list, so members can easily find you.

    To Subscribe, visit Homeschool Share and Swap.



    Homeschool Virginia Chat (homeschool-va-chat) - This list is for homeschoolers in Virginia USA to share ideas and chat with each other. Commercial announcements (SPAM) are not permitted. Discussions about government or support group politics should be redirected to the Homeschool Virginia Politics group, and not posted here.

    To Subscribe, visit Homeschool Virginia Chat.



    Homeschool Virginia Politics (homeschool-va-politics) - This group is for the discussion of government politics and support group politics as they relate to homeschooling in VA. Unsolicited commercial email (SPAM) is not permitted. This group is unmoderated, and may contain comments expressing strong opinions (but you are asked to refrain from personal attacks and foul language).

    To Subscribe, visit Homeschool Virginia Politics.



    REACH Homeschool Group - REACH is Christian led but is open to all regardless of religion, race or politics. REACH's goal is to offer meaningful and educational opportunities for all homeschoolers in the Virginia area. We are a very active group that participates in many fieldtrips and workshops for children of all ages. REACH has a subscription fee of $30.00 per family per calendar year.

    For more information, visit REACH Homeschool Group or email Wanda Sloper.



    REACH Swap and Sell (REACHswapandsell) - Welcome to REACHswapandsell email eloop. Please use this email site to post info. on selling books, clothes, furniture, bikes, bread machines, toys, cars and more. You can also use this site to post info. on home based business like Mary Kay, Avon, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, and more. So use this email loop to benefit your family and you.

    For more information on REACH, visit REACH Homeschool Group or email Wanda Sloper.

    To Subscribe, visit REACH Swap and Sell.



    Sci-Fi/Fiction/Fantasy& Myth Lover's HomeSchool (EnchantingInk_HomeschoolCo-Op) - A diverse Homeschooling Cooperative for those families that love all things Fiction: Science Fiction (Especially Star Wars!!!), Fantasy, Magic & Myths,Time Travel, Animal heroes, plus those Fiction serials that we all love... like the Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter, and so on all the way to The Dragon Slayers' Academy, & the Magic Tree House books.

    These are the stories that capture our minds & hearts and deserve a place in our Homeschooing Curriculums. This site is for parents to swap ideas on how to use these topics in homeschooling making "school"fun for all of us. We will be creating a collective pool of information to pull from and creating a unique group of friends.

    Local members(near Andrew's Air Force Base,MD)-So Southern MD, DC & Upper Eastern VA is close) can get together for fieldtrips & playdates, while the non-local (virtual) members can link up with us for online (via live chat) book discussion groups -for both kids & adults. Books will be selected ahead of time (by poll) & members can post activities & downloads prior to discussion date for everyone to enjoy. The youngest ones can have their books read to them or via audio books to be prepared for their discussion group.

    Polls will be posted frequently (please send poll ideas to the Owner), email Craft Project ideas, post Dioramas pics or ideas, share Recipe & Party ideas that go with our Favorite Fictional themes, favorite book lists and authors (for the kids & the adults), plus favorite movies. We would also like to include stuff about gaming (board, card, and video), Anime, Animation, comic books, & of course cartoons.

    We see a big gap in the homeschooling community in utilizing Science Fiction and Fantasy as a legitimate theme for homeschooling curriculums. We mean to fill that gap and ask you to join us. May the Force be with you! Or is it... Come to the Dark Side and buck conventional homeschooling with us? Which ever appeals, so grab your sense of humor and join us.

    To Subscribe, visit Sci-Fi/Fiction/Fantasy& Myth Lover's HomeSchool.



    Virginia Eclective Homeschool (VAEclecticHS) - A large, active, fully inclusive list for in-depth discussion of issues affecting homeschooling, and for news about media articles and programs, proposed legislation, research, conferences and other information of interest to Virginia homeschoolers.

    For more information, visit VaHomeschoolers - The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers.

    To Subscribe, visit Virginia Eclective Homeschool.



    Virginia Eclectic Homeschool Events (VAEclecticHS-Events) - The activities announcement and coordination list for the members of the Virginia Eclective Homeschool group. Its sole purpose is for the administrative and logistic coordination of homeschool events for the list members of VAEclecticHS. If you have an event, class, club, or other gathering, please post it here.

    For more information, visit VaHomeschoolers - The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers.

    To Subscribe, visit Virginia Eclectic Homeschool Events.



    Virginia Eclectic Homeschool Off Topic List (VAEclecticHS-OT) - The Off Topic list for the Virginia Eclective Homeschool Main List. Same rules apply over here as other there...follow list etiquette, no spamming or flaming, no selling stuff, no politics and no religious discussions. Members must be members of the Main List to join.

    To Subscribe, visit Virginia Eclectic Homeschool Off Topic List.



    Virginia Homeschool Atheists (VA_Homeschool_Atheists) - An exclusive group for atheist, agnostic and secular humanist homeschoolers who live in the state of Virginia.

    To subscribe, visit Virginia Homeschool Atheists (VA_Homeschool_Atheists).



    Virginia Homeschool Hotline (Homeschool_Hotline) - The Homeschool Hotline list is for announcements of interest to homeschooling families in the Virginia USA area.

    To subscribe, visit Virginia Homeschool Hotline.



    Virginia Homeschool LGBTQmunity (lgbtqmunity) - This group's intention is to create community among lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning youth and families homeschooling and unschooling in Virginia and surrounding regions while feeling isolated in their cities and towns. Let's connect and get our kids together -- via social networking and in "the real world" at amusement parks, museums, go-kart tracks, beaches, etc. If you're in Virginia, D.C., Maryland, N.C., W.V., Tennessee, or neighboring area -- join us.

    To Subscribe, visit Virginia Homeschool LGBTQmunity.



    Virginia Homeschool Teens (VAHSTeens) - A social and educational opportunity for Virginia homeschool teens to discuss events unique to their homeschooling experience in Virginia. The group is monitored by adults. No abuse behavior or language will be tolerated. The list is not an place to promote religious or political adgendas.

    To Subscribe, visit Virginia Homeschool Teens.



    Virginia Homeschoolers Connection Blog - Your source for the information and support you need to successfully homeschool. Whether you are new to homeschooling, new to Virginia or an old hand entering a new stage, answers to your homeschool questions are at your finger tips. The blog is our way of giving you more of the great things that you love about VaHomeschoolers. Read interesting thoughts about homeschooling in Virginia and posts by favorite Voice authors.

    Receive timely legislative information and deadline reminders. Find out when new information has been added to the website and keep up-to-date on special VaHomeschoolers events and opportunities.

    You can also find us on our The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers (VaHomeschoolers) Facebook page or our Virginia Homeschoolers - The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers website.

    For more information, visit Virginia Homeschoolers Connection Blog.



    Virginia LDS Home Educators (VA_LDS_Home_Educators) - This group is made up of individuals who are Home Educators in Virginia and members of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All home educators in Virginia are welcome regardless of religious background.

    To Subscribe, visit Virginia LDS Home Educators.



    Check out
    Virginia Regions
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