On this page we will list resources that you may access in your journey into homeschooling, home schooling or unschooling, call it what you will. These resources comprise basically books, websites and, hopefully soon, contact information of other like minded individuals. Given the volatility of the Internet, if any website listed becomes inaccessible, please inform us by leaving a comment or reply at the bottom of this page.
Books to re-educate the adult on education:
“How Children Fail” by John Holt
“How Children Learn” by John Holt
“Learning All the Time” by John Holt
“Teach Your Own” by John Holt
“Better Late than Early” by R.S. Moore (I did not read this yet)
“Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling” by John Gatto
“Full Circle: A New Look at Multiage Education” by Chase and Doan (I did not read this yet)
Websites for the adult regarding home schooling, etc:
Websites for young children, roughly ages 4 to 8:
www.mrthornedoesphonics.com Note: a nice simple website with loads of phonics examples if that is your sort of thing.
funschool.kaboose.com Note: Loads of activities and games, many educational. There are so many games that some might put you off. Keep digging and you’ll find some that your child may like. Contact me for my favourites.
Websites for older children:
www.khanacademy.org Note: a website with lots of example on mathematics.
Websites for non-homeschool related issuses, but for Trinidad and Tobago altruistic causes:
www.sclerodermatt.org Note: This site deals with networking and advice for individuals who are suffering from the rare (but not rare enough) disease called scleroderma or systemic sclerosis. There is strength in numbers.
www.elpiscentre.org Note: This is a site setup to defend life and to give care and support to women of Trinidad and Tobago who are in a crisis pregnancy as well as to support the family unit. If you do not care about life, don’t bother to visit this site.