Mainly ideas, themes and activities in a sort of loose style. Great if you just need something to go by, or a little nudge. Link.
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
A harsh and honest critisicm of public schools, from the trenches. This book will certainly make you think twice about sending junior off to school. It’s a collection of essays and speeches, one of which Gatto delivered at (ironically enough) an awards ceremony where he won Teacher of the Year.
With the idea that every child is gifted, the Colfaxes show us how they didn’t just follow a curiculum, but how they discovered how their children learned best. Noted for eventually sending three of four sons to Harvard. Worth every penny at any price. I only wish I’d read it much sooner.