WorldCat Identities

Bernhoft, Alison

Works: 1 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 127 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: LC40.5.E68, 371.042
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Most widely held works by Alison Bernhoft
Entropy Academy : how to succeed at homeschooling even if you don't homeschool by Alison Bernhoft( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alison Bernhoft set out to homeschool her six children, her grand plans were constantly derailed by the second law of thermodynamics: Entropy. Entropy happens. It enters our houses, spreads toys and dishes around, creates chaos throughout the day, and most importantly steals our time. But Alison discovered that chaos and homeschooling are far from mutually exclusive; indeed, suitably restrained, entropy can be the best teacher of all.Entropy Academy reveals how you can train your home (even a messy one) to do half of your teaching, while much of the other half can be taught entropy style in the natural process of everyday life.Using alternative education methods, marvel at the specialization of birds feet through your kitchen window. Recognize musical eras as you drive. Watch logic and Venn diagrams become crystal clear in a box of random buttons. Use raisins to introduce your kindergartener to algebra. Let the pages of Entropy Academy show how, with a minimal outlay of time and money, you can leave much of the teaching to the home while you relax with a cup of tea.Anyone currently homeschooling, considering it, or simply wishing to be more involved in their child's (or grandchild's) education will find much to encourage, amuse, and inspire them in this account of the inner life of a highly unusual, unabashedly idiosyncratic family.Building on entropy-style foundations, the Bernhoft children's successes range from the traditionally academic Stanford Phi Beta Kappa, Ivy League and Ph.D. to the truly functional son with Down s syndrome who is one of the best-known and most popular residents of Ojai, California, the small town the author calls home
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