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Product Description Kids don’t just learn one way . . . and that matters a lot for homeschool parents. One of the benefits of a home education is a curriculum designed to fit each student. But that means knowing how your child learns. Not every child receives knowledge the same way. It’s up to the teacher to figure out the best way to reach each one. Based on the 8 Smarts identified by Kathy Koch—word, logic, picture, music, body, nature, people, and self—8 Great Smarts for Homeschooling Families tailors these ideas to the unique setting of the home classroom. Tina Hollenbeck, a leader in the home education community, applies the 8 Smarts to each division of a complete curriculum: Math Language Arts Science Social Studies Religious Education Fine Arts Electives Yet when it comes down to it, the real benefit of homeschooling is personal relationships. Hollenbeck concludes by showing that when parents know their kids’ multiple intelligences—and when kids understand their family members in turn—it leads to a healthy homeschool dynamic. So don’t try to teach in the dark. Know your kid’s smarts, then watch them start engaging with their world in fresh ways. Review Praise for 8 Great Smarts for Homeschoolers “Mrs. Hollenbeck helps parents identify their children’s multiple intelligence strengths and then gives practical suggestions for how each major subject can be adapted to those styles. As the author of many science courses for homeschooling, I really appreciated her discussion of the various ways science can be personalized to meet the needs of each child as well as her approach to lab reports. More importantly, she emphasizes over and over again that each child is a unique masterpiece made by God. Whether you are a new homeschooling parent or a veteran homeschooler, you will benefit from reading 8 Great Smarts for Homeschoolers.”—JAY L. WILE, author of Science Through History and the Discovering Design series “For too long, homeschool moms have tried to make their children fit a standard education. It works with some, but for others, it can have disastrous results accompanied by tears and guilt. Tina Hollenbeck’s book 8 Great Smarts for Homeschoolers shows you how to tailor education to fit the individual child . . . more specifically, YOUR child. Tina walks you step-by-step through the main areas of study and shows you how to use the eight great smarts to maximize your child’s learning . . . giving you a child who smiles again.”—TODD WILSON, founder, The Smiling Homeschooler, The Familyman “8 Great Smarts for Homeschoolers is a revolutionary guide for raising confident kids who love to learn. Capturing the very essence of home education, Tina Hollenbeck shows parents how to help children embrace and excel in their God-given interests and abilities. I wish I would have had this book during our homeschooling years.”—GINGER HUBBARD, bestselling author of Don’t Make Me Count to Three and I Can’t Believe You Just Said ThatCohost of the podcast Parenting with Ginger Hubbard “As a homeschooling mom of ten children, I thought I’d ‘learned’ all I could about teaching them. After all, I’ve been homeschooling for over twenty-five years. How wrong I was! 8 Great Smarts for Homeschoolers is insightful, helpful, and encouraging. It’s filled with wonderful insights on how to activate my kids’ smarts. I’m excited about helping my kids explore content in new ways to discover how truly brilliant they are! And I can’t wait to share this resource with friends.”—TRICIA GOYER, homeschooling mom and author of 75 books, including The Grumble Free Year “I have successfully used the eight smarts popularized by Dr. Kathy Koch when homeschooling my youngest children. Because Tina Hollenbeck lists many teaching ideas for each smart by academic area, it will now be even easier. If you want to become a better teacher and avoid the frustration that comes from the useless “slower and louder” method, this book is for you! You’ll learn exactly how to