Our very own friend and fellow review author, Cindy West has written this book, Homeschooling Gifted Kids: A Practical Guide to Educate and Motivate Advanced Learners!
You’ll want to learn all about it below, plus enter for a chance to win your own copy.
Homeschooling Gifted Kids is…
- A resource for those considering homeschooling
- Inspiration for meeting the needs of gifted or advanced learners
- A tool for determining your child’s learning style
- A source of encouragement for parents
I’m not sure how Cindy was able to cover so much in 200 pages, but she does. She’s a mother with 18 years of homeschooling experience and a background in education. Cindy is also an author of the creative NaturExplorers curricula, has written many reviews for us here at The Curriculum Choice and knows first hand about adapting and preparing for her own learners.
Homeschooling Gifted Kids chapters cover…
- Why Homeschool Gifted Children?
- An Overview of Homeschooling
- Choosing Curriculum
- Teaching All Learners
- Technology and the Gifted Homeschooler
- Individualizing Instruction
- Organizing Your Homeschool Day and Record Keeping
- What About Socialization?
- Thinking About College
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Plus a compilation of extensive resources and references
Practical. That’s the impression Homeschooling Gifted Kids gives me. She shares not only a wealth of examples for teaching gifted students and developing talent but also ideas and illustrations for day-to-day homeschooling. This inspiration includes…
Highlighted sections throughout the book which offer bonus nuggets of wisdom on almost every page!
Homeschool Hints – simple helps for your homeschool
Real-life Examples – answering the how to of applying the concept shared. The ‘this is how we did it.’
Homeschool Toolbox – book lists, website listings, integrating technology and more
Visual charts offer examples at a glance (e.g. the types of gifted learners)
The chapter, Teaching All Learners, is especially exciting.
It’s broken down by school subject and shares advice and learning ideas for both:
- students who excel in a subject AND
- students who struggle in a subject area
Since many gifted students are strong in some areas, but typical or even struggling in others, Cindy has provided an amazing resource of suggestions for all learners. This chapter is worth the price of the book!
This book was eye-opening.
I learned the definition of giftedness. The different types and areas of giftedness. Plus, Homeschooling Gifted Kids armed me with the tools and ideas needed to meet the needs of my gifted learners. Maybe you know that your student is gifted in a particular area but aren’t exactly sure how to foster that giftedness. Cindy’s book will encourage and inspire you as well as offer the practical strategy to put in place for learning!
A Personal Example…
My daughter was struggling with her computer-based Teaching Textbooks math the same week I was reading this book. Because I read in one of the Real-Life Examples about Cindy’s daughter learning by reading, a light bulb went off in my head. Yes, yes! My daughter learns this way too. Here I was offering curriculum with a lecture for her to listen to. So we pulled out the accompanying textbook. Guess what? Reading the lesson was just what she needed. And Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners was just what I needed to be reading to be aware of the answer for our own homeschool!
Who is Homeschooling Gifted Kids for?
This resource is great for new homeschoolers, homeschoolers geared toward the gifted, and even veteran homeschoolers like me. Can’t all of us benefit from continuing education and encouragement? I can almost guarantee you’ll find fresh ideas no matter how long you’ve been homeschooling.
Comment suggestions (not required): In what area do you feel your child is gifted or advanced? or How do you hope this book will encourage you?
~Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children. She contributes a blend of writing at parenting, frugal living and homeschool sites as well as her own daily Hodgepodge.