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Book details
  • Genre:EDUCATION
  • SubGenre:Parent Participation
  • Language:English
  • Pages:364
  • eBook ISBN:9780988857018

Family Learning

How to Help Your Children Succeed in School by Learning at Home

by William F. Russell, Ed.D.

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Overview
Family Learning: How to Help Your Children Succeed in School by Learning at Home offers practical, simple activities that parents can do with their children (grades K-8) to help them learn. These “learning adventures” provide real-world applications for concepts taught in school, as well as enrichment for any homeschool curriculum. Family Learning promotes the idea of making learning an unexceptional part of everyday family life. With these fun, easy learning activities—which can be shared in the kitchen, in the backyard, in the car, on vacations— all parents, no matter what income or educational level, can help their children develop an interest in learning and develop a richer understanding of the world around them. “Even a little Family Learning,” says author and educator William F. Russell, Ed.D., “will help children succeed in school and in life.” Family Learning identifies hundreds of library books (all with Dewey classifications) and other free or inexpensive learning resources, and it provides over a hundred web links to videos that help parents explain and demonstrate concepts in all school subjects including character development. For the parent who asks, “How can I help?” this is the perfect place to begin.
Description
The whole concept that author and educator William F. Russell, Ed.D., calls “Family Learning” centers on the fact that children spend only 13% of their waking hours between birth and age 18 in school. What sense does it make to confine all their learning to that narrow sliver of life? Family Learning: How to Help Your Children Succeed in School by Learning at Home offers practical, simple activities that parents can do with their children (grades K-8) to help them understand school concepts by using them in real-world applications. These “learning adventures,” as Dr. Russell calls them, can be done in the kitchen, in the backyard, in the car, on weekends, on holidays, on vacations—wherever and whenever parents and children can find joy in discovering a new piece of learning together. Through these family-centered, out-of-school learning activities, children understand that opportunities for learning are all around them, all the time, no matter where they live or what they happen to be studying in school at the time. Parents can play a powerful role in encouraging this “learning attitude,” which will benefit their children both in school and in life. And it is this attitude toward continual learning that children will take with them into their adult lives, into their careers, and into the families that they themselves create. “Family Learning” is an idea that can become a part of every family, no matter what the family’s income or educational level may be. Decades of clear and consistent research have shown that the activities that are customary in everyday family life are the surest predictor of a child’s success in school. Dr. Russell’s Family Learning book provides parents with a way to begin playing a more-active role in their children’s learning by using whatever time they have available to share fun, time-tested activities that are geared specifically to their child’s interest and level of learning. “What I call ‘Family Learning,’” Dr. Russell explains, “is not just school work at home, but rather, an enjoyable way for families to grow together, as parents and children each grow individually.” Family Learning: How to Help Your Children Succeed in School by Learning at Home identifies hundreds of library books (all with Dewey classifications) and other free or inexpensive learning resources, and it provides over a hundred web links to videos that help parents explain and demonstrate concepts in all school subjects including character development. Family Learning also provides a model that parents, teachers, and community leaders can use to expand learning opportunities—and learning in general—throughout any school district or community.
About the author
William F. Russell, Ed.D., is the author of the best-selling Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children and Classic Myths to Read Aloud (Crown Publishers). He is a former teacher and school administrator who recognized the extraordinary power that the home and family have on children’s learning, and especially on their love of learning. His weekly, syndicated newspaper column “Family Learning” featured practical methods and activities that parents could use to relate classroom concepts to real-world applications. Those columns became the basis for his 1997 book Family Learning: How to Help Your Children Succeed in School by Learning at Home (First Word Publishing), which has been updated now in ebook form to contain over a hundred links to video demonstrations and explanations as well as hundreds of suggested library books (all with Dewey classifications) and other learning resources. Dr. Russell believes that encouraging parents to play a larger role in their children’s learning—and providing them with the tools and techniques to do so—is the best hope we have for education reform. Family Learning provides a model on which parents, teachers, and community leaders can begin to build lasting, trusting relationships for the benefit of children and for the betterment of everyone. “Even a little family-centered, out-of-school learning,” he says, “will build stronger, happier families and help children succeed both in school and in life.” Dr. Russell and his wife, Kathryn, make their home in St. Charles, Illinois.
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