Teacher resource books are an important component of any successful homeschool.
And they will take it up as their profession—that is, with the diligence, regularity, and punctuality which men bestow on their professional labours. ~ Charlotte M. Mason
We, as our children’s teachers, should read, study, and learn about how to teach our children with our chosen educational methodology, how children learn, and how to order our days. Here are the teacher resource books that have been most helpful to me.
- Favorite Books About The Charlotte Mason Philosophy
- Favorite Homeschool Planners
- Favorite Books About Children’s Learning And Development
- Favorite Books About Books (a.k.a Booklists)
- Favorite Resource Books For Specific Subjects
Favorite Books About The Charlotte Mason Philosophy
This is the perfect book to get started with the Charlotte Mason philosophy! With real life examples of how the Charlotte Mason philosophy looks in her homeschool, Cindy West provides an attainable step-by-step guide to implementing the philosophy in your homeschool one step at a time. I wish I had this book when I was first getting started implementing a Charlotte Mason education.More info →
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Favorite Homeschool Planners
Evaluate your student's development and stay on track! When I sit down at the end of the term and work through these questions I am able to evaluate my student's development. What I like most is that the questions do not focus only on academic development, but on his body, mind, and soul.More info →
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Favorite Books About Children’s Learning And Development
This book is not just for young children. Even I do the brain breaks when I need to refresh my mind and get focused. We all enjoy pulling a card from the jar and laughing as we all do what it says. The girls particularly enjoy watching me try to do the activity, especially when it's stand on your head.More info →
This book changed my perspective on my children's behavior. It is enlightening, challenging, and renewing at the same time. After reading this book, I understood why my children did things such spin in circles, read while hanging upside down from the couch, and drum their fingers incessantly. Whenever we reach a new maturity stage, I pull this book back out to find out what I should expect and how I can encourage my child's developmental processes (while also staying sane).More info →
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Favorite Books About Books (a.k.a Booklists)
All ages can learn a lot from picture books. Sometimes an interest in a particular subject or history time period develops after reading a simple picture book. I love that the picture book booklists in this book are arranged by month, country, and even special interests. It is delightful to look through this book to find new books to read aloud.More info →
As your children move into the teen years, you must add this to your homeschool library. We take this book with us to library to help us find new books to read. The book suggestions are broken out by special interest so there is sure to be something to interest even your pickiest teen.More info →
Favorite Resource Books For Specific Subjects
A Panoramic View of Geography teaches you how to incorporate Charlotte Mason’s principles into your geography studies and how to inspire your child to want to learn about other cultures and places. This book is the result of my desire to have a step-by-step guide in implementing Charlotte Mason geography studies in our homeschool.More info →
When we first started adding a nature study time to our schedule I was a little overwhelmed at how I would do that. I was so thankful for the NaturExplorers curriculum! I downloaded the study guide, requested some books from the library, and scheduled activities into our homeschool schedule. They even include background information for mom! (A huge help since I'm learning this nature stuff right alongside my children!!)More info →
National Geographic United States Atlas for Young Explorers is a much more traditional atlas.More info →
A short, must-read for middle school and up! I bought this for my middle school-aged daughter based on a friend’s recommendation. When my daughter finished it, she said, “Now I get it! This book explained semi-colons better than any other book.” It’s a quick read and written in such an engaging style you cannot help but learn a lot about punctuation. I learned a few things too!More info →
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