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The Self-Propelled Advantage: The Parent's Guide to Raising Independent, Motivated Kids Who Learn with Excellence

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Joanne Calderwood has been a popular magazine columnist for several years and has become a very popular speaker at home-education conferences across the country. Her self-propelled philosophy of education has transformed lives across the nation and the world. She is considered a "Mom Magnet" due to her down-to-earth persona and ability to speak to the real issues of parent...more
ebook, 248 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Morgan James Publishing
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Wayne S.
Have you heard the old proverb which says that if you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish you feed him for a lifetime? That same principle applies to education in general. Either we can spoon-feed kids facts which will last until they regurgitate them on a test or we can teach them how to learn on their own. In The Self-Propelled Advantage, homeschooling mother Joanne Calderwood, a popular magazine columnist and speaker at home-education conferences across...more
Judith Middlebrooks
Must read for home school Moms!

Must read for home school Moms!

This book has given me such inspiration for our next year of home school and beyond! Especially if you are feeling overwhelmed or burnt out, you have to get this book and read it. I truly believe it will change you and your children's life for the better. Thank you, Joanne Calderwald!
Calderwood, mother of 8, promotes self-learning in her home schooled children and shows how brilliant the results can be. When a mom is so successful in facilitating success for so many children, I take notice and want to know what tips she has. If she didn't post her curricula list in chapter 9, I would have wondered if she was using the Robinson Curriculum. Either way the results are the same: Loving, attentive parents who can teach children in the younger years (birth to about grade 3) and pr...more
A random selection from the library...the title caught my eye and I am glad I read this although the sucess of self propelled learning seems very much geared towards home schooling which I can certainly appreciate the benefits of for students to be able to work at their own pace until they have thoroughly grasped their subjects. This book would be good to read if you were considering home schooling.

I have seen with my own young children when you encourage them to make choices in their learning t...more
Yes! Completely changed my life! I do school at home differently with my student who is reading and there is so much less whining and so much more is getting done and it's so much better for her.

Jamie Griffith
Lots of "why" not a bit if practical advice. I felt it was preachy, and I kept waiting for the chapter on how to put this in practice but it never came. Disappointed!
Jane H
Lots of concrete information, some of which I intend to use as we continue homeschooling next year.
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