Teaching from Rest
A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace
Those who have made the decision to homeschool their children have done so out of great love for their children and a desire to provide them an excellent education in the context of a warm, enriching home. Yet so many parents (mainly mothers) who have taken up this challenge find the enterprise often full of stress, worry, and anxiety. Teaching From Rest has transformed many homes in that regard.
In this practical, inspirational book, Sarah Mackenzie addresses these concerns very frankly, appealing to her own study of “restful learning” and how to make that learning style part of your family life.
Endorsement and Reviews:
“Teaching from Rest is a frequent read for me because that’s how often I need a shot in the arm not just for spearheading my kids’ education, but for parenting. This book does just that. Sarah reminds me that I’m made to do this job of sharing the journey with my children, pointing the way as I forge my own path of learning. Her words are balm in a desert that taunts us with a need to be perfect at all times. Teaching from Rest reminds me to take care of myself so that I can pour out that needed passion from true, inward authenticity.”
–Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World
“Reading Teaching from Rest was truly transformational to our entire homeschool year! I’d been feeling weary and burnt out as a homeschool mom and Sarah’s words breathed life into my tired bones and fresh inspiration into our days. The benefits and blessings we’ve reaped in our home since implementing Morning Time have been amazing. It’s so wonderful to be starting the homeschool day with anticipation instead of dread and to have my kids eager to learn and begging for more. Thank you, thank you, Sarah! We are eternally grateful to you!”
–Crystal Paine, bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode
“Sarah beautifully reminds us that we will never be able to give our children the perfect education. Instead of crumbling under the weight of our attempts to do so, we can let the burdens fall off our tired backs.”
–Jamie Martin, author of Give Your Child the World
About the Author
Sarah Mackenzie is a smitten wife and homeschooling mother of six (including twins). She writes about homeschooling, large family life, and cultivating an intellectual life at readaloudrevival.com. On her popular podcast, The Read-Aloud Revival, she interviews inspiring leaders about the many benefits of reading aloud to build up a family culture around books. The podcast has rated #1 in Kids and Family on iTunes.
Sarah serves as Editor-in-Chief at Scholé Sisters, a community for homeschooling mothers committed to modeling delight, nurturing minds. She is also a regular writer at The CiRCE Institute, and Simple Homeschool. Sarah lives in the northwest and you can usually find her sipping coffee, reading a stack of good books, or hiding behind her camera lens, finding extraordinary beauty in an ordinary day.
Table of Contents
Introduction: I Shouldn’t Have Written this Book
Before You Read this Book
Part One: Whose “Well Done” are you Working for?
- The Cake Under the Couch
- Why Your Daily Grind is Holy Ground
- Bring Your Basket
Part Two: Curriculum is not Something you Buy
- How to Simplify the Curriculum
- How to Simplify the Schedule
- The Right Thing at the Right Time
Part Three: Be Who You Are!
- The Truth About You
- The Truth About Them
- Walking on Water
Resources: Teaching from Rest Companion Journal and Audio Collection