The Joy of Slow

ebook Restoring Balance and Wonder to Homeschool Learning

By Leslie M. Martino

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A parent’s guide to cultivating an unhurried lifestyle and education that help their children thrive
In a culture that prizes productivity, efficiency, and success, it’s easy to feel as though we’re constantly falling short and to lose sight of joy. The homeschool community is not exempt from this pressure, but longtime educator Leslie Martino shows parents how to slow down to recapture the delight and depth that are hallmarks of meaningful learning. In The Joy of Slow, she offers practical guidance on:
  • creating daily rhythms that celebrate the ordinary and make space for spontaneity
  • supporting children as they explore personal interests and engage in self-directed learning
  • tracking students’ progress in ways that might be overlooked by traditional assessments
  • prioritizing connection with other people and the natural world
  •     While parents of young children are more likely to embrace a slow childhood that nurtures wonder and imagination, panic often sets in as kids grow older, and parents worry about preparing them for the world beyond school. These fears are exacerbated by learning challenges, unspoken competition among peers, and standardized assessments. The Joy of Slow offers a much-needed reset, inspiring parents to prioritize the needs of each individual child and to help them find renewed freedom and passion.
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