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Power up your at home teaching strategies with Empowering Homeschool Conversations! Join Peggy Ployhar, Founder & CEO of SPED Homeschool, as she hosts a special guest each week for a conversation that will empower you to teach successfully at home.

View the upcoming broadcast schedule at https://empoweredhomeschool.com/empowering-homeschool-conversations-schedule

To find more resources to empower your home education, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/

Empowering Homeschool Conversations SPED Homeschool

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Power up your at home teaching strategies with Empowering Homeschool Conversations! Join Peggy Ployhar, Founder & CEO of SPED Homeschool, as she hosts a special guest each week for a conversation that will empower you to teach successfully at home.

View the upcoming broadcast schedule at https://empoweredhomeschool.com/empowering-homeschool-conversations-schedule

To find more resources to empower your home education, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/

    Practical Advice for Homeschooling Parents of Special Needs Children

    Practical Advice for Homeschooling Parents of Special Needs Children

    Need some practical advice for handling how to teach your special needs student day-to-day, on preparing for transition planning, or on how to juggle all you have on your plate with a less chaotic approach? Our guest this week has some wise advice that has served her well in her many years of parenting and homeschooling to share on this subject that you don't want to miss.

    Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Terrie McKee, wife, mother, special needs parent, homeschooler, writer, speaker, and event organizer. Terrie shared with us about "Nurturing the Heart, Empowering the Soul–Practical Advice for Homeschooling Parents of Special Needs Children"

    Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/

    To connect with Terrie and her resources, use this link:

    https://www.homeschooling1child.com/

    https://www.iajministries.org/

    http://www.nearyouraltar.com/

    To learn more about the Special Needs Expo that Terrie is organizing in North Carolina in late June 2024, visit: https://iaj-ministries.ticketleap.com/t/SPEDHOMESCHOOL/

    To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/

    Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/

    Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Reading Resilience: Empowering Parents with Four Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

    Reading Resilience: Empowering Parents with Four Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

    If your student dislikes reading or even the thought of reading, do you have strategies to help them overcome their fears and struggles associated with this critical learning building block? If not, this conversation will equip you and encourage you as you teach your student to love reading and learning to read.

    Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Dr. Emily Levy, Founder & Director of EBL Coaching, author of Strategies for Study Success and Flags and Stars Multisensory Math. Dr. Levy shared with us about "Reading Resilience: Empowering Parents with Four Strategies to Support Struggling Readers"

    Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/

    To connect with Dr Emily Levy and her resources, use this link:

    Website: https://eblcoaching.com/

    To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/

    Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/

    Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/
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    • 47 min
    Science at Home: A Homeschool Parent's to Integrating STEM into Everyday Life

    Science at Home: A Homeschool Parent's to Integrating STEM into Everyday Life

    Learn how to move science lessons from complicated and boring to applicable and interest-led so your kids won't just learn about science, but will approach life, decisions, and learning with inquisitiveness, leading to a deep understanding of how the world works.

    Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Tina Salmanowitz, a teacher, homeschooling mom, and owner of Little Monster's Universe, science-based homeschooling curriculum for building lifelong science learners. Tina shared with us about "Science at Home: A Homeschool Parent's to Integrating STEM into Everyday Life."

    Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/

    To connect with Tina and her resources, use this link: Website: https://littlemonstersuniverse.com/

    Here is other resources Tina shared with us in this broadcast:

    Citizen Science: iNaturalist - upload photos and report findings online, https://www.inaturalist.org/

    SciStarter - https://scistarter.org/

    CitizenScience.gov -https://www.citizenscience.gov/#

    Science Literature: A First Science Storybook series

    Magic School Bus Series

    Arbordale Publishing

    Blogs:

    Science Shows: https://littlemonstersuniverse.com/educational-entertainment-our-top-tv-picks-for-homeschool-scientists/

    Outdoor science activities https://littlemonstersuniverse.com/outdoor-homeschool-science-activities/

    To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/

    Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/

    Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/
    Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/
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    • 56 min
    Inclusive Learning: Empowering Special Needs Families in Homeschool Co-ops

    Inclusive Learning: Empowering Special Needs Families in Homeschool Co-ops

    Learn insider tips and tricks on how to make a homeschool co-op more inclusive for your student or other students who come to your group. This episode guaranteed to provide you with immediate takeaways you can implement in any homeschool co-op or group learning situation.

     

    Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Dawn Jackson M.Ed has over 30 years of experience in education and is a retired homeschool mom. She is the owner and director of Solimar Academy with credentials in General education, Special Education, and a certified Learning Styles Coach. Dawn shared with us about "Inclusive Learning: Empowering Special Needs Families in Homeschool Co-ops"

     

    Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/

    To connect with Dawn and her resources, use this link:

    Website: https://solimaracademy.com/

    To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/

    Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/

    Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/
    Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Shared Lessons: Embracing and Cultivating Support in Homeschooling

    Shared Lessons: Embracing and Cultivating Support in Homeschooling

    If you think homeschooling is a one-mom-thing, think again. Community is key to a successful homeschooling journey, and that means being proactive about cultivating and embracing a community that you can homeschool alongside.

    In this episode, we will tell you how. Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Heidi St. John, a nationally acclaimed author, speaker, and podcaster, known for her inspirational messages on parenting, faith, and community. Heidi shared with us about "Shared Lessons: Embracing and Cultivating Support in Homeschooling"

    Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/

    To connect with Heidi and her resources, use these links:

    Main Website: https://heidistjohn.com/

    New Book: https://bravebooks.us/pages/fibc-heidi-s4b1

    Firmly Planted Family: https://firmlyplantedfamily.org/

    Faith That Speaks: https://momstronginternational.com/

    To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/

    Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/

    Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/
    Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/
    Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Gifts Unveiled: A Parent's Journey with a Special Needs Child

    Gifts Unveiled: A Parent's Journey with a Special Needs Child

    Whether you are struggling with understanding God's purpose for your special needs child or just need encouragement for the journey you are on with a child, teen, or even dependent adult who requires consistent care and parental support, this conversation is packed full of wisdom, joy and hope to sustain you in your calling.

    Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Steve Demme, creator of Math-U-See, founder of Building Faith Families, and co-chair of the SPED Homeschool board of directors. Steve shared with us about "Gifts Unveiled: A Parent's Journey with a Special Needs Child"

    Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/

    To connect with Steve and his resources, use these links:

    Building Faith Families: https://buildingfaithfamilies.org/

    Demme Learning: https://demmelearning.com/

    To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/

    Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/

    Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/
    Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Excellent resources!

Peggy cares about her audience! She researches the needs and brings the most informative experts on her podcast. Homeschool parents need all the help they can get and Peggy offers many services that are excellent and easy to implement! In fact, all parents, even those who don’t homeschool, will find great nuggets of info to make their parenting journey successful!

LearnDifferently.con ,

Wide range of topics & experts

Host Peggy Ployhar keeps finding great experts and helpful angles to explore for parents homeschooling kids with special needs and learning challenges. She’s done her homework and picked informative, helpful speakers. Practical and encouraging!

CharlieMaggie4 ,

Valuable, practical tips

I have learned so much from listening to this wide variety of experts! I’m a professional and it is a valuable resource for continuing my education. Peggy is kind and compassionate and interviews guests with a similar outlook on helping these kiddos.

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