Ask your library to buy Project-Based Homeschooling!

Published by Lori Pickert on July 26, 2012 at 05:21 PM

Help us get the word out (literally!) by asking your local library to order a copy of Project-Based Homeschooling for their shelves.

Most libraries today have an online purchase-request form; you can probably search your library’s site and find it. Or, the next time you’re at the library, ask if you can recommend a book!

They should only need the following information:

Title: Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners

Author: Lori Pickert

ISBN: 978-1475239065

Thanks for helping us share these ideas with more homeschoolers!

29 comments

Comment by mcghol on July 26, 2012 at 07:52 PM

Hey, that's a good idea! I'm off to my library's website to see if I can do it.

I finished it last week, by the way, and it's got my head churning (as does your excellent forum, which I check far-too-often, eager to hear from like-minded folks.) Now I need to go back with a pencil in hand. Meanwhile, my journaling of Lucy's work has been re-inspired and revived after a lapse. Thank you!

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 26, 2012 at 08:45 PM

 

thank you! :)

i’m working on an e-book about journaling — that seems to be something i could elaborate more on and show more samples. let me know if you have ideas of things to include!

Comment by mcghol on July 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM

That's great! I can't wait to read it. I re-read your two posts you linked to today, and they're very inspiring. I love specific tips, like when you said you draw a box around things to follow up on. I need to develop some more-consistent techniques like that.

One thing I wonder is, it looks like the journal in your pictures was about a particular project. Do you dedicate one journal to a project, or do notes about everything go into your journal, and seeds of a project emerge as you review? And then do you focus on that project mostly, or continue to keep notes on whatever comes up? Mine is all over the place. There are several ongoing themes, but I write about whatever strikes me as interesting.

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM

personally i start a new journal with each new project. if i was just observing and looking for an interest to feed, i would start out with that: documenting play and questions and looking for something with potential. you never know what direction project work might take and where you might end up. of course, that’s the fun part. ;o)

i need a whole journal per project because i shove a lot of stuff in there: photos, notes, copies of the boys’ drawings and lists, and so on and so on.

“do you focus on that project mostly, or continue to keep notes on whatever comes up?” — i definitely focus on the project at hand, because if you tried to document every single interest, you’d go crazy! however, i’ve been known to jot something down if it seems to have a lot of potential .. you never know .. could be the next project. :)

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 26, 2012 at 08:45 PM

p.s. one of my local libraries even has a service where they’ll e-mail and let you know when the book you requested is in-house and ready to check out! pretty cool!

Comment by mcghol on July 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Grr...neither of our local libraries seems to be this cool online yet. I'll talk to them when I go in.

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 27, 2012 at 12:39 PM

i really had to hunt to find it on our libraries — i wish they’d put it right where you search for books, so if they didn’t offer what i wanted, i could request it. now that libraries are limiting/getting rid of interlibrary loan, i have a hard time finding all the nonfiction books i want to read.

Comment by jacinda on July 27, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Excellent. I'll do that too..

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 27, 2012 at 08:03 AM

yay! thanks! :)

Comment by debra on July 27, 2012 at 07:36 AM

done!! i have my own copy too...we're in the process of moving things around in our house to accommodate better work spaces for my two, and the art room is getting a good going-over...i really appreciate the inspiration and encouragement and this feels like a great direction for our family to be moving in!

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 27, 2012 at 08:05 AM

thank you, debra! and thank you for your kind words, too. :) let me know how your revamped space works out!

Comment by Heather on July 27, 2012 at 09:12 AM

I requested it for both the library here in the DC area and back home in Arizona.

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 27, 2012 at 12:39 PM

thank you, heather! :)

Comment by charmaine on July 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Done! :)

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM

thanks! :D

Comment by julie1001 on July 27, 2012 at 01:48 PM

Did it last week and it is already on my request list!

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 27, 2012 at 01:59 PM

thank you! :)

Comment by Susan on July 27, 2012 at 08:28 PM

I am a librarian at our local public library...we have ordered your book :)

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 27, 2012 at 08:58 PM

susan, are you trying to make me feel great? because it totally worked. :)

thank you, you wonderful librarian, you. (and yes, i know that’s redundant — all librarians are obviously wonderful.)

Comment by Kate on July 28, 2012 at 06:39 AM

I ordered my copy yesterday and can't wait to get it! I'm going to request our local library get a copy (or two) as well.

I am feeling much more confident in what we are doing here since I came across your blog Lori. I believe strongly in project-based and Reggio-inspired learning and it is so affirming to read your posts. Thank you so much for continuing to make me ponder.

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 28, 2012 at 02:52 PM

thank you, kate! :D

Comment by Alex on July 28, 2012 at 07:10 PM

I filled in and sent the online request form at our library!!

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 28, 2012 at 09:08 PM

thank you, alex! :D

Comment by tamara on July 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM

request submitted. :) but, I can't wait until then and am ordering a copy for myself!

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 31, 2012 at 02:44 PM

thank you, tamara! :D

i hope you like the book!

Comment by Tina Roggenkamp on July 31, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Done!

Comment by Lori Pickert on July 31, 2012 at 02:44 PM

thank you, tina! :D

Comment by WallFlower on August 5, 2012 at 06:58 PM

Done! Hope they order it!

Comment by Lori Pickert on August 6, 2012 at 07:41 AM

thank you! me, too! ;D

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