TEACH by Dennis DiNoia | iHN Featured Favorite

Raising independent learners is the wish of every homeschool parent, but it’s not always easy getting there. Dennis DiNoia, the founder of Mr. D Math, has uncovered his secret to being such a successful teacher in a new book called simply TEACH.

TEACH – a must-read for homeschoolers

TEACH: Creating Independently Responsible Learners by Dennis DiNoia is an eye-opening read for anyone who wishes to encourage kids as independent and responsible learners.

“Once our students know how they can be independently responsible in how they learn, the whole world is available to them. Literally. They become self-directed. They become inspired. They discover what is most important to them!”

— Dennis DiNoia, Author

In his book, TEACH: Creating Independently Responsible Learners, Mr. D not only explains the concepts behind his math success, but also gives practical advice to parents, teachers, and kids alike.

  • written by an experienced teacher
  • insightful and full of examples
  • presents a different approach to independent learning
  • a perspective shift on what it means to be a teacher
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TEACH is practical

Unlike other homeschooling books, TEACH doesn’t only offer ideas and theory, but also real examples and suggestions for implementation.

“One of the things I really liked about TEACH […] is that it includes real life examples.

[…]it included lots of actionable tips and ideas for implementing the points he makes.”

– Julie, Julie Naturally

“The book is full of encouragement and inspiration for homeschool parents who are deep in the trenches of homeschooling. It also includes a lot of practical ideas that will help kids learn to be better test-takers, take responsibility for their own answers, and solve problems.”

– Sarah, Homeschooling 4 Him

“Dennis doesn’t bury you in long theories and concepts. Instead he gives you background and reasoning for why he believes something. Then he gives examples from his own experience […].”

– Heidi, Starts at Eight

“Mr. Dinoia’s book contains many […] helpful tips for encouraging kids to take responsibility for their learning. This book opened my eyes to how closely related independent learning and personal responsibility actually are.”

– Judy, Meaningful Homeschooling

A quick and easy read to independent learners

Homeschool parents are impressed with how easy and quick it was to read TEACH, something every busy homeschooler will appreciate.

“[…]Teach is different from the rest of the books about education and homeschooling. The language and explanations presented are understandable, accessible, and implementable regardless of your professional background.”

– Emily, Table Life Blog

“The reading is easy and straightforward. […]. So whether you have time to sit down […] or you find yourself grabbing moments between cooking meals, changing diapers, and teaching homeschool lessons, you have time to pick up Teach and read it for yourself.”

– Leah, As We Walk Along the Road

”Through personal examples, anecdotes and rephrasing, Mr. DiNoia is making sure that the information presented is highly accessible and well-understood.”

– Laura, Monkey and Mom

” If you’re looking for something that will give you practical tools in a short amount of time then, TEACH: Creating Independently Responsible Learners, is a really great choice and will provide that for you.”

– Christine, This Homeschool House

Dennis is like a friend

iHN families say that Dennis DiNoia feels like a friend who gives practical advice and helps their kids become independent learners through the pages of TEACH.

Dennis DiNoia writes as if he’s chatting with a friend. Instead of pointing out everything you’re doing “incorrect” and making you feel bad about it, the text of TEACH is more so comforting and a sharing of experiences.”

– Elizabeth, That Homeschool Family

TEACH is written in a very conversational tone, making it feel like really good advice from a friend. I can just imagine discussing these ideas with Dennis over a cup of coffee.”

– Sara, Heart and Soul Homeschooling

“I found this book to be a very relatable, easy read. Dennis’ conversational style made it feel like he was sitting right across the living room from me.”

– Sara, Blessed Homeschool

TEACH is written for everyone

Because it’s so accessible, TEACH is written for everyone from parents to teachers and even kids.

Dennis wrote it for kids as much as for parents. I absolutely see the value of having your teens read his book […].”

– Shawna, Different by Design

“There are very few books that I would recommend that can be used equally as effectively for homeschoolers and classroom teachers, but TEACH is one of them.”

– Brandi, Mama Teaches

“This is not just a book for homeschoolers. It is seriously a book for anyone who wants to improve their lives.”

– Christine, Blooming Brilliant

“[…] a good book for parents and learners, especially teenagers, to read.
The book shares ideas for parents to be more of a guide for their children’s learning. It also helps learners understand how they learn best and figure out their interests.”

– Christy, Homeschooling in Progress

Recommended book for independent learners

TEACH is highly praised by homeschoolers because it offers parents the tools necessary to raise independently responsible learners.

“Anyone who reads this book will walk away feeling empowered and inspired to try his approach to learning. “

– Heidi, The Unexpected Homeschooler

“This book gives such a fresh, interesting perspective on learning that can be applied both at home and in the classroom.”

– Emily, Our Little Slice of Heaven

“A book that will shift your homeschooling mindset, Teach […] is a must-read for all homeschooling families wishing to raise life long, self directed, independent learners.”

– Christy, PK1 Kids

“If you are looking for a way to promote independence in your homeschool then I highly recommend TEACH.

– Clare, Homeschool of 1

“[…] an absolute must-read for homeschoolers. […] It gives you the permission to step back and make your kids more responsible for their education. “

– Ashley, Life with Moore Learning

“This book is THE great new resource for all
homeschooling parents

– Emily, Intentionally Well

I wish this had been written about 10 years earlier […] because there are a few things I would change after reading this book.”

– Ticia, Adventures in a Messy Life


About the author

Laura is a homeschool mom from Europe, raising a STEM-gifted boy.
Homeschooling a gifted kid is sometimes difficult, but seeing her son flourish in this environment is worth it.
Over at Monkey and Mom she wants to help homeschool families from around the world find the best materials by testing them out in her homeschool.

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