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Hosts Elle and Miriam are two Black homeschooling moms embarking on a self-defining journey. Listen in on conversations that will encourage you to be your authentic self, while uplifting your spirit and motivating your inherent potential. They’re defining what culture is for their families and want you to do the same. Bring your children along too, so they can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. They’re all for teaching the babies while they’re young, adapting to the challenges of parenting, homeschooling and being willing to learn the lessons that the children have to offer. It’s all about uplifting one another and reclaiming your innate greatness.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Hosts Elle and Miriam are two Black homeschooling moms embarking on a self-defining journey. Listen in on conversations that will encourage you to be your authentic self, while uplifting your spirit and motivating your inherent potential. They’re defining what culture is for their families and want you to do the same. Bring your children along too, so they can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. They’re all for teaching the babies while they’re young, adapting to the challenges of parenting, homeschooling and being willing to learn the lessons that the children have to offer. It’s all about uplifting one another and reclaiming your innate greatness.

    Lesson 106: Teaching Young Entrepreneurs

    Lesson 106: Teaching Young Entrepreneurs

    [Opening music fades out]
    Host: "Welcome back to the Cleverly Changing Podcast. I'm your host, Elle Cole. Mom of two twin daughters. Today, we're diving deep into a topic that ignites creativity and innovation: guiding our youth to become successful entrepreneurs."
    The essence of entrepreneurship for kids
    Host: "Before we jump into the practical aspects, let's understand the essence of entrepreneurship for kids."
    For today's episode, we define entrepreneurship as creating a profitable business.
    The essence of entrepreneurship for young kids is recognized when they step back, identify various issues in their communities or industries, and take innovative steps to solve the problems they see. Their clear result is a successful business, recognition, and impact.

    Host: "Entrepreneurship isn't just about starting a business; it's about fostering a mindset. It's teaching kids to identify problems and create solutions. Take young Marcus, for example. He noticed the lack of recycling bins in his neighborhood and decided to take action. With support from his family, he launched a small campaign, distributing recycling bins and educating his community about the importance of recycling."
    Young Successful Entrepreneurs
    Here are a few young entrepreneurs and their ventures, along with the problems they identified, their solutions, and the results they achieved:
    Young Entrepreneur | Problem Identified | Solution | ResultsMikaila Ulmer | Decline in Bee Population | Created BeeSweet Lemonade with a honey-based recipe | $1 million in sales, appeared on Shark TankCory Nieves | Lack of Access to Quality Cookies | Started Mr. Cory's Cookies | Featured on multiple TV shows, expanded businessMoziah Bridges | Limited Availability of Stylish Bow Ties | Founded Mo's Bows | Featured in major publications, landed deals with large retailersIsabella Dymalovski | Fear of Needles in Hospitals | Invented the "SnapWrap" to cover IV lines | Won awards, received patents, and sold her inventionEden and David | Lemonerdy University | Created Coding classes for kids on YouTube, expanded it to products like stickers, t-shirts, and hoodies. | Featured on podcasts, expanded business, and won competitions.Bailee | Bailee’s Nails  | Created a nail subscription box for kids. Also became a children’s book author. | Featured on multiple TV shows, received speaking opportunities, and won competitions.
     
    Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset
    Here are some ways parents can help foster an entrepreneurial mindset in their children:
    Encourage Curiosity and Creativity
    1. Support Exploration: Encourage kids to explore their interests and passions.2. Problem-Solving Activities: Engage in activities that stimulate problem-solving skills, like puzzles, brain teasers, or creative challenges.3. Allow Freedom to Fail: Create an environment where failure is seen as a learning opportunity, not a setback.
    Teach Financial Literacy
    4. Money Management: Involve children in discussions about budgeting, saving, and spending wisely.5. Earning Opportunities: Allow them to earn money through chores or small tasks to understand the value of work.
    Support Independence and Initiative
    6. Empower Decision-Making: Let kids make decisions about simple matters to build their decision-making skills.7. Encourage Initiative: Support their ideas and encourage them to take initiative in implementing their plans.
    Provide Learning Opportunities
    8. Expose Them to Entrepreneurial Stories: Share stories of successful entrepreneurs to inspire and motivate them.9. Books and Resources: Provide age-appropriate books or online resources about entrepreneurship tailored for kids.
    Foster Communication and Networking
    10. Effective Communication: Teach kids how to communicate effectively, articulate ideas, and listen actively.11. Networking Skills: Encourage interactions with various people to build their network and social skills.
    Engage in Real-Life Experiences
    12. Hands-On Projects: Encourage them to start sm

    • 26 min
    Lesson 105 Homeschooling and artificial intelligence

    Lesson 105 Homeschooling and artificial intelligence

    [INTRO MUSIC]
     
    HOST (Elle Cole):
    Welcome to the Cleverly Changing Podcast, where we explore the world of homeschooling, parenting, and education. I’m your host, Elle Cole, and today we’re diving into the fascinating realm of artificial intelligence in homeschooling.
    HOST (Elle Cole):Artificial intelligence, or AI, isn’t just about robots and sci-fi movies. It’s a powerful tool that can enrich our children’s education in remarkable ways. We shouldn't be afraid of technology. It is a tool that we should learn how to use responsibly, and the lessons around technology should be taught in an educational setting or within the homeschool setting. Today, I’ll be sharing practical ways families can integrate AI into their homeschool curriculum.
    I believe learning is about going on a knowledge adventure. STEM is huge in schools and today's job markets, so our children should be early adopters of how to train machines/computers intelligently.
    HOST (Elle Cole):Let's start with something fundamental—reading. AI-powered reading apps like Lexia Core5 or Epic! Books offer personalized learning paths. They adapt to a student’s reading level, providing targeted activities to improve comprehension and vocabulary.
    SCENARIO 1: MORNING ROUTINE
    HOST (Elle Cole):Imagine this: It’s the start of a homeschool day. You’re gathered around the kitchen table, ready to dive into your lessons. But before you begin, why not start with an AI-powered news aggregator like Newsela? This tool provides tailored news articles suitable for different reading levels.
    HOST (Elle Cole):Next, you can select articles relevant to your curriculum, whether it’s history, science, or current events. It’s an excellent way to spark discussions and encourage critical thinking while keeping your kids informed about the world.
    SCENARIO 2: STEM ACTIVITIES
    HOST (Elle Cole):For those science and tech enthusiasts, AI can be a game-changer. Have you heard of DIY projects like building a voice-controlled robot or coding with Scratch? These hands-on activities engage kids in the basics of AI and coding.
    HOST (Elle Cole):Platforms like Scratch offer a user-friendly interface that lets kids create animations, games, and interactive stories using coding blocks. It’s a fantastic way to introduce programming concepts while fostering creativity.
    SCENARIO 3: PERSONALIZED LEARNING
    HOST (Elle Cole):One of the most remarkable aspects of AI in education is its ability to personalize learning experiences, which should be right in line with homeschoolers self-directed philosophies. Tools like Khan Academy or Coursera leverage AI algorithms to adapt content based on a child’s progress.
    HOST (Elle Cole):So, whether your child excels in math or needs extra help with grammar, these platforms adjust the difficulty level in real time. It’s like having a personal tutor catering to each child’s unique learning pace.
    SCENARIO 4: ART AND AI
    HOST (Elle Cole):When it comes to art, AI isn't just about algorithms. Tools like Google’s AutoDraw or Adobe’s Sensei can assist budding artists. They provide suggestions and corrections while sketching or designing, making the creative process more intuitive and enjoyable.
    SCENARIO 5: MATH & SCIENCE EXPLORATION
    HOST (Elle Cole):Now, let’s venture into the realms of math and science. AI-powered math platforms like Photomath  (which we missed during season 2) or Wolfram Alpha can be incredible aids. They help solve complex equations and offer step-by-step explanations, turning math problem-solving into an interactive experience. These tools can be especially helpful to parents needing a refresher to remind them how to do complex math problems. I used to watch how-to math videos on Youtube, workout the problem, and then use Photomath to ensure my answer and process were correct.
    HOST (Elle Cole):In science, AI simulators and software like Algodoo or Labster simulate experiments. They allow students to conduct virtual lab experiments, e

    • 13 min
    504 Plan Check Up Lesson 104

    504 Plan Check Up Lesson 104

    • 20 min
    125 Things To Do With Your Kids During Holiday Break

    125 Things To Do With Your Kids During Holiday Break

    Episode Summary:
    Join us for a festive episode as we explore a myriad of exciting activities to make this holiday season truly special for your family. In this episode of the Cleverly Changing Podcast, we dive into 125 fantastic things you can do with your kids during their holiday break across the USA.
    Episode Highlights:At-Home Activities with Kids (25 Ideas)- Create DIY snowflakes, handprint ornaments, and gingerbread houses.- Engage in holiday-themed baking and craft personalized holiday cards.- Enjoy family dance parties, storytelling sessions, and indoor scavenger hunts.
    Family-Friendly Activities (25 Ideas)- Host game nights, movie marathons, and cozy blanket forts.- Organize family picnics, storytelling hours, and yoga sessions together.
    Activities with Friends (25 Ideas)- Plan virtual cookie exchanges, trivia nights, and craft sessions with friends.- Host virtual karaoke nights, cooking classes, and escape room challenges.
    Family-Friendly Field Trips (25 Ideas)- Visit local holiday markets, Christmas tree farms, and light shows.- Explore museums, historical sites, botanical gardens, and wildlife parks.
    **Great Photo Opportunities & Memory-Making Adventures (25 Ideas)**- Enjoy snowy mountain resorts, amusement parks, and live stage shows.- Attend outdoor concerts, visit ice sculptures, and capture scenic holiday photo shoots.
    Engage and Connect with Cleverly Changing:
    - Website: [Cleverly Changing](CleverlyChanging.com)- Instagram: [@CleverlyChanging](https://www.instagram.com/CleverlyChanging)- Facebook: [CleverlyChanging](https://www.facebook.com/CleverlyChanging)- YouTube: [CleverlyChanging](https://www.youtube.com/CleverlyChanging)- Twitter: [@CleverlyChangin](https://twitter.com/CleverlyChangin)
    Connect with the Discussion:
    - Share your thoughts and engage in the conversation using #CleverlyChangingPodcast. Tell us how you keep your kids engaged during the holiday break.
    The holidays are about creating lasting memories and bonding with your loved ones. These 125 diverse activities cater to all interests and age groups, ensuring your family a joyous and fulfilling holiday season.
    Subscribe to the Cleverly Changing Podcast for more family-centric episodes, and share your favorite holiday activities with us!
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    • 25 min
    Lesson 102 Teaching Kids about Sexuality with Dr. Candice Nicole

    Lesson 102 Teaching Kids about Sexuality with Dr. Candice Nicole

    Listener Discretion Advised: This episode contains discussions on sensitive topics regarding Black women's sexuality and societal labels. Please be advised of potentially mature content.
    Episode Summary:
    In Season 5 Episode 102 of Cleverly Changing, hosts Elle Cole and Miriam Hoover engage in a powerful conversation with guest Dr. Candice Nicole. Together, they delve into the intricate dynamics of labeling younger Black girls/women as "FAST" by senior Black women and the broader implications of such terminology.
    Key Topics Explored:- The Label "FAST" Explained: Unpacking the meaning and impact of the term "FAST" when used by senior Black women toward younger Black girls/women.  - Intergenerational Conversations: The importance of fostering dialogue between younger and older Black women to challenge myths and misconceptions about sexuality and protection from violence.
    - Sexual Policing and Survival: Exploring the flawed notion of how policing sexualities contributes to safety and survival within the Black community.
    - Sexual Reputation and Survival: Discussing the idea that Black women and girls often feel pressured to maintain a "proper" sexual reputation as a means of survival.
    - Comprehensive Sex Education: Advocating for an inclusive approach in sex education that addresses racial, capitalist, and elitist perspectives influencing predominant understandings of sexual expressions.
    Connect with Dr. Candice Nicole:
    - Website: [Dr. Candice Nicole](www.drcandicenicole.com)- Instagram: [Dr. Candice Nicole](https://www.instagram.com/dr.candicenicole)- YouTube: [Dr. Candice Nicole](https://www.youtube.com/@dr.candicenicole)- Facebook: [Dr. Candice Nicole](https://www.facebook.com/drcandicenicole/)- Twitter: [Dr. Candice Nicole](https://twitter.com/drcandicenicole)
    This Episode's Insights:
    - Dr. Candice Nicole, alongside Elle Cole and Miriam Hoover, challenges prevailing notions about sexual stereotypes and their impact on Black women and girls.  - They emphasize the significance of intergenerational conversations in breaking down harmful myths and fostering a healthier understanding of sexuality within the Black community.
    Engage and Connect with Cleverly Changing:
    - Website: [Cleverly Changing](CleverlyChanging.com)- Instagram: [@CleverlyChanging](https://www.instagram.com/CleverlyChanging)- Facebook: [CleverlyChanging](https://www.facebook.com/CleverlyChanging)- YouTube: [CleverlyChanging](https://www.youtube.com/CleverlyChanging)- Twitter: [@CleverlyChangin](https://twitter.com/CleverlyChangin)
    Connect with the Discussion:
    - Share your thoughts and engage in the conversation using #CleverlyChangingPodcast.
    Final Thoughts:
    In this thought-provoking episode, Dr. Candice Nicole, Elle Cole, and Miriam Hoover offer insightful perspectives on the complexities of sexual stereotypes within the Black community. Join the conversation to challenge misconceptions and foster understanding in Season 5 Episode 102 of Cleverly Changing.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Lesson 101: Eytomology Rules with Brittany Selah Lee-Bey

    Lesson 101: Eytomology Rules with Brittany Selah Lee-Bey

    The Cleverly Changing Podcast is your guide to innovative education. In this episode, we welcome Brittany Selah Lee-Bey, an educator, reading specialist, and the creative mind behind "EtymologyRules: Back to Basics" and The EtymologyRules Show. While diving into the show, we discover how Brittany transforms literacy education for youth through interactive workbooks and an engaging YouTube children's show.
    [Show Notes]
    **Introduction:**Host: Elle ColeGuest: Brittany Selah Lee-Bey, Educator, Reading Specialist, and Author
    **Overview:**- Brittany's inspiration behind creating "EtymologyRules: Back to Basics" and her passion for improving literacy skills.- The unique and exciting approach of The EtymologyRules Show in making learning an adventure for children.- Techniques and methods employed by Brittany to help youth struggling with reading.
    **Key Discussion Points:**1. The Inspiration Behind "EtymologyRules: Back to Basics"- The driving force behind Brittany's passion for improving literacy skills.- EtymologyRules Workbook
    2. The EtymologyRules Show: Making Learning Fun for Children- The origin of the show and its impact on young audiences.- Characters Ms. B and Ori: Bringing the magic to literacy education.- The EtymologyRules Show on ATPKidsNetwork
    3. Techniques to Help Struggling Readers- Specific methods and interactive exercises in the workbook.- From the book "Complete with information, skill instruction, and practice, this first book of the Etomology Rules series helps its reader become a word connoisseur, one who is an expert of word knowledge." 
    4. Success Stories and Memorable Moments- Real-life examples of significant positive changes in children's reading abilities.- Engage with Brittany, see Success Stories, and connect in the Etymology Rules Facebook Group
    5. Balancing Enjoyable Learning with Educational Content- Striking the right balance to ensure effectiveness and impact.- The importance of engagement in the learning process.
    6. Leveraging Digital Platforms for Accessibility- The role of YouTube and ATPKidsNetwork in reaching a wider audience.- Link to EtymologyRules Podcast and more
    7. Future Plans and Initiatives- Expanding impact through partnerships and additional educational resources.- Upcoming projects and initiatives to look forward to.
    **Conclusion:**- Thank you to Brittany Selah Lee-Bey for sharing insights and the transformative work in literacy education.- Stay connected with Brittany on Instagram, facebook, and find more about EtymologyRules on their Official Website: https://etymologyrules.com.
    [Outro]
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

2Fatmata ,

Great Organic Conversations!

Uplifting and positive podcast for parents by parents! Love the educational question in the beginning. It’s good for parents and children.

Submitting to his will ,

Introspection, Facts, and Solution driven

I enjoy the Cleverly Changing Podcast because it causes me to think about what I know and what I don’t know. The topics are varied and help me to continue to expand my perception of education, homeschooling, and world issues.

Clement Townsend ,

Tons of helpful tips

I enjoy the variety of tips and resources this podcast provides regarding homeschooling. The books that are discussed and the programs and webinars that are shared are very helpful. The conversations are always genuine and a pleasure to listen to.

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