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101 Homeschool Idea Podcast is the podcast for you: the home school parent and the homeschool student. Subscribe to the podcast if you ever need a little extra motivation, new ideas for learning activities, or help knowing how to get into college. If you are the teacher or the student, these podcasts definitely have something to offer you. In each episode, people will share suggestions that will help you succeed.

101 Homeschool Idea‪s‬ Brian Ricks: PhD in Educational Leadership, Entrepreneur, Homeschool Enthusiast

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101 Homeschool Idea Podcast is the podcast for you: the home school parent and the homeschool student. Subscribe to the podcast if you ever need a little extra motivation, new ideas for learning activities, or help knowing how to get into college. If you are the teacher or the student, these podcasts definitely have something to offer you. In each episode, people will share suggestions that will help you succeed.

    Episode 92 Why memorization is still important

    Episode 92 Why memorization is still important

    Memory is not what it used to be! And I don’t mean what you put in your computer. Memorization is taking a backseat in today’s approach to curriculum… and in case you were wondering, that is not a good thing.   Memorization is necessary We are all familiar with the phrase: “Use it or Lose CONTINUE

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    Episode 91 Helping Your Homeschool Child

    Episode 91 Helping Your Homeschool Child

    Do you have a child that is falling behind with their learning? How do you help your homeschool child when you feel like they are not performing? Today, I want to talk about helping your homeschool child get out of a learning rut. Helping Your Homeschool Child These are tricky questions… Especially if you are CONTINUE

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    Episode 90 Standing Up

    Episode 90 Standing Up

    Kelly Starrett has written a book that has completely changed my life. Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World has been a huge blessing to me and my lower back. Last November I started experiencing severe lower back pain. My doctor told me that the space between my discs was shrinking and that I would eventually have to get surgery to fuse the discs. I started researching and somehow stumbled on this book. My school purchased me a standing desk and I went from sitting 4-6 hours a day to sitting a total of 1 hour throughout the whole day (INCLUDING LUNCH).

    What does that have to do with homeschool children? Well, everything actually. In this podcast, I introduce the idea of having your children stand to do their homework. Look for a post later in the week that will go further into depth regarding Dr. Starrett's research and explain the why's behind some of the things I say in this episode.

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    Episode 89 Bill Heid and The Dragon & The Raven

    Episode 89 Bill Heid and The Dragon & The Raven

    This is now the third time that Bill and I have talked about historical figures and the role of stories in teaching our children appropriate moral codes in our day. Heirloom Audio Productions have produced several audio adventures that strive to put God back into critical historical events and the lives of those that made the events reality. They attempt to combat the effort to ignore in some cases, and in others, blatantly remove all reference to God--as though the people of the past were only as religious as a bar of soap. I have listened to every one of their productions and I enjoy them as much as my children do. Jump over to the website to see link to other Heirloom Audio Production CDs.

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    Ep 88 Take a Break and Learn More

    Ep 88 Take a Break and Learn More

    Current educational research demonstrates the HUGE benefits that come from studying in shorter spurts with breaks rather than study-binging for long periods of time. Check out the podcast episode 88 and figure out why breaks in your day might be just the thing you need to help your children get more out of less time. CONTINUE

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    Ep 87 Ridiculous Games You Have To Play This Weekend

    Ep 87 Ridiculous Games You Have To Play This Weekend

    What is it about games that get parents so excited? As I looked back over the past two years of podcasts, by far the most successful episodes have dealt with how to build relationships with your children through games. I was actually a little surprised. We have posted some great information on learning styles and CONTINUE

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Snapdragon55 ,

Great homeschooler's resource

Brian, I've really found your podcast useful and informative. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world, and for finding others to interview that have experiences to share. And I also like that I can go to your website for the show notes since I'm usually not in a position myself to put pen to paper.
Corinne
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Canadian Laura ,

So helpful!

We just began homeschooling (2 girls in grades 4 and 7) in September 2014. I am so thankful that I came across this podcast early in our homeschool adventure! I find much encouragement, inspiration, comfort, and ideas. Thank you, Brian!

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