The Call to Brilliance: A True Story to Inspire Parents and Educators
In an engaging memoir, award-winning educator, Resa Steindel Brown is drawn to the astonishing discovery that all children are born brilliant. With insightful commentary, she recalls her own trials as a student and teacher in our industrial, one-size-fits-all educational system. Then she encounters the needs of her young son. Finding a fit is like trying to stuff an odd-s...more
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Book Title: The Call to Brilliance by Resa Steindel Brown
Published by: fredric press.
Release Date: January, 2007
What inspired you to write the book?
My children inspire me. They have shown me who we are at birth and how we can bring that miraculous divinely inspired being into adult life. They encouraged me to document our experiences so that others may benefit from our journey.
What is your favorite chapter in the book – and why?
“Stephen,Just Stephen” I enjo ...more
I was somewhat disappointed with this book. I had heard really good things about it in home education circles and I had the impression that the author was a home educator. I expected this book to give me lots of information about how she home educated her children. My disappointed was probably largely due to the fact that I had a specific purpose for reading this book - namely to find out about the home education philosophy an ...more
As I had just finished Howard Fast's historical novel "Spartacus" when I picked this book up, my reading of it was affected by a sort of pseudo-utopian/communist lens. I typically bristle at the naivete of utopian thinkers, so the timing of this book was really rather fortuitous.
I saw "Spartacus" in Brown's analysis of the failures of our contemporary education sytem that stem largely from a misconception of what it means to b ...more
I really do not like this book. I mean, I am all for small homeschool groups, but holy crap lady, get over yourself! It's like she wrote this for the express purpose of bragging about how brilliant her kids are and how advanced they are and holy crap they got into college at age 11 and aren't they geniuses? What I want to know is, if your daughter is such a genius, why are you hanging around at her stu ...more
I found it difficult to follow the author, as she jumps from present to past without (it seemed to me)rhyme or reason.
I did find the description of the G.T Water school to be hugely inspiring; and descriptions of her eldest son (when he was younger) reminded me of my own son - so I found his particular path to be quite encouraging...
Resa is credentialed by the State of California through the Un ...more