New Cyber Book Club (Free)

21 Sep

The following is posted on behalf of Time4Learning:

Introducing the Cyber Book Club:

I am thrilled (and a little nervous) to announce the launch of our new Cyber Book Club starting Sept 27th. It is intended as a free service to parents.

First, I’m delighted that our own MamaMary Mamma Mary has agreed to host and moderate the discussion (if you want to know more about Mary, scroll to the bottom of this post). The idea started when she visited our office one day and spoke to us about homeschooling including her vision which was in part based on some books that she read. We were so moved that we started talking about how we could share her experiences and vision more broadly and…tada…the Cyber Book Club is starting.


The cyber book club is open to any parent whether you have a child enrolled with Time4Learning or Time4Writing or not. If you have friends that would enjoy this, please invite them to participate.

The first week, September 27th-Oct 3rd, we will be discussing the first chapter of Cynthia Tobias’ The Way They Learn. If you haven’t read it, you can participate anyway since we’ll provide enough of a summary for you to be oriented. But you should read her in the original, she’s great.
The second week, a larger chunk of the book will be discussed.

The discussions will initially be on your own schedule and they’ll be hosted at T4L. If there is interest, we can try some real-time chat or discussions at some point.

We are open to input on which books we should read and discuss next, the leading contenders are:

StrengthFinder 2.0
Tom Rath
(is How Full is your Bucket more relevant?)

Five Languages of Love
Gary Chapman
(or another book by him)

The Homework Myth
Alfie Kohn
(or another of his books)

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
Stephen R. Covey
(perhaps The Leader in Me by him which deals most directly with parenting)

Our Cyber Book Club Moderator will be MamaMary. Mary has been homeschooling since the late 90’s and is the mother of four sons, all of whom have their own style of learning. After falling in love with their web-based curriculum, she now works closely with Time4Learning. In addition, she is the chairwoman of one of the largest homeschool support groups in the State of Florida and is also the founder of SWSH, an online support group dedicated to helping families learn how to pursue a strengths-based homeschool/lifestyle.

Book Club Info

Thank you,
John Edelson, Founder
It’s Time 4 Learning. And Fun!
Time4Learning is Automated Online PreK-8th Curriculum: Math, Language Arts & More.
Time4Writing provides eight week writing courses for students, 2nd-12th grade. Teachers included!

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One response to “New Cyber Book Club (Free)

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    September 21, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    What a writeup!! Very informative and easy to understand. Looking for more such blog posts!! Do you have a twitter or a facebook?

    I recommended it on stumbleupon. The only thing that it’s missing is a bit of color. Anyway thank you for this blog.


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