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Learning All The Time

Learning All The Time

This highly opinionated former teacher and original thinker spent the last half of his life challenging widely accepted classroom practices. The author of 10 books that concentrate on early child development and education, Holt is widely considered the father of the modern-day homeschooling movement because he grew to believe that schools stifle the learning process. In this, his final book, compiled by colleagues from drafts, letters, and magazine essays written by Holt before he died in 1985, he strings together his own observations and philosophies to show how young children can be encouraged to learn everything from reading and math to music and science.(more…)

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10 Responses to “Learning All The Time”

  1. Anonymous says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful, just not what I was looking for.
    I borrowed this book from my local library along with a number of other books, in order to better prepare myself to begin my new job as a teacher for toddlers.

  2. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I loved this book
    I loved this book. I’ve been homeschooling for 4 years now. My children are a little older than what is talked about in this book but I still loved it.

  3. Oral says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Beware, this may change your entire worldview
    Once your read this book Holt’s ideas will be so obvious and self-evident that you will feel stupid for not realizing them yourself.

  4. Batzorig says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very insightful and practical
    This is as good as all his other books. Very practical as well. Several other sources are listed in the text, as well as many materials and a wise way of using them.

  5. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. I’m no fan of public school and recently began homeschooling/ unschooling, and I’ve done a lot of reading on both sides of that…

  6. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for everyone interested in children
    A book for everyone interested in how children learn. It would be of special interest to unschoolers or natural learners.

  7. Taariq says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great book!
    This is a great book and I recommend EVERYONE should read it. Parents, grandparents, and even teens! Too often adults feel they are too old to learn.

  8. Jennelle says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    wonderful book
    Everyone should read this book, whether you have children yet or not! This is a great insight into how we as humans learn naturally and organically! A wonderful read.

  9. Lyall says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Learning All the Time
    This is one of the books that makes you think for a long time. I think its concept is quite like Montesorri’s, encourages that the kids in one class should be of different ages…

  10. Zeppelin says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    good for your children
    This is the first John Holt book I have read. I think I had higher hopes for it. It is highly anecdotal (as opposed to data driven).


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