4 episodes

This is not just another homeschool curriculum review or recommendation podcast! Each week, veteran homeschool mom Michele Holmes will ask vendors the questions that you, the homeschooling parent, would ask as you decide if their product is a good match for your high schooler’s learning needs and interests--saving you from hours and hours of research, stress, and spending money on curriculum that won't work for your homeschool!

Homeschool Directive's High School Curriculum Spotlight Homeschool Directive

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

This is not just another homeschool curriculum review or recommendation podcast! Each week, veteran homeschool mom Michele Holmes will ask vendors the questions that you, the homeschooling parent, would ask as you decide if their product is a good match for your high schooler’s learning needs and interests--saving you from hours and hours of research, stress, and spending money on curriculum that won't work for your homeschool!

    Ep 03: Spotlight on Spanish Educational Solutions

    Ep 03: Spotlight on Spanish Educational Solutions

    Teaching a foreign language at home for high school credit can feel intimidating when you aren't familiar or fluent in that language. Karim Morato with Spanish Educational Solution is setting out to help make that easier for you. Her Spanish programs include both an independent study as well as a live component. She is here today to tell us about her program but also to share some thoughts and tips about teaching Spanish (or any foreign language) at the high school level at home. Take a listen.

    About the Curriculum

    Curriculum 

    Done-for-you Spanish speaking curriculum that focuses on speaking and culture, ready for your family to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Live and independent on-demand classes, supported by teachers who truly care about your kids.

    Educational Branch and/or Subject

    Elective - World Languages

    Grade Focus

    K-12

    About the Vendor

    Homeschool Spanish Curriculum is a language building methodology designed to focus on speaking and culture, give your children exposure to native speaker teachers, and incorporate lessons and learning tools in one place. Created by Karim Morato, a homeschool mom herself, who has been teaching hundreds of middle and high school students to speak Spanish through IB Spanish immersion and online classes for over 20 years. 

    Connect with Vendor

    Website

    https://www.homeschoolspanishcurriculum.com

    Instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/spanisheducationalsolutions/

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/spanishsramorato

     

    Connect with Podcast Host Michele Holmes 

    Website

    https://homeschooldirective.com 

    Facebook

    https://facebook.com/homeschooldirective

    Instagram

    https://instagram.com/homeschooldirective

    Pinterest 

    https://pinterest.com/homeschooldirective 

    • 39 min
    Ep 02: Spotlight on Writer's Desk

    Ep 02: Spotlight on Writer's Desk

    Are you looking for a rigorous language arts program for your teen? Then you need to look no further than Writer's Desk's suite of courses. Writer's Desk founder Madeleine Broder joins me today to discuss the online-based curriculum she has designed with her mother, a recently retired English teacher. 

    About the Curriculum

    Curriculum 

    Designed to be completed over a full school year, the 5 courses currently offer use 3 novels and 2 short stories from classic American Literature to teach grammar, writing, literary analysis, essay writing, and more.

    Educational Branch and/or Subject

    Language Arts - English 

    Grade Focus

    Courses are non-grade specific.

    About the Vendor

    Writer's Desk provides online writing courses and private tutoring services that provide students fun, engaging ways to develop English reading, writing, and speaking skills.

    A family-run business, Writer's Desk utilizes the skills and educational experience of founder Madeleine Broder and her parents and sister.

    Connect with Vendor

    Website

    https://www.writersdesk.us/

    Connect with Podcast Host Michele Holmes 

    Website

    https://homeschooldirective.com

    Facebook

    https://facebook.com/homeschooldirective

    Instagram

    https://instagram.com/homeschooldirective

    Pinterest

    https://pinterest.com/homeschooldirective

     

    • 32 min
    Ep 01: Spotlight on Kids Business Academy

    Ep 01: Spotlight on Kids Business Academy

    On today's episode, I welcome Candice Dugger, founder of Kids Business Academy. A multi-passionate entrepreneur, Candice left a successful career to build a life she loves homeschooling her sons and spending as much time on the water with her family and her son's service dog as possible. Candice started Kids Business Academy to come alongside parents in teaching the essentials of entrepreneurship to their kids. She's sharing with us how your high schooler can take advantage of her program to earn a Elective credit in Business

    About the Curriculum

    Curriculum 

    Kids Business Academy is a Virtual Kids Business Camp designed to give your kids a taste of the work that goes into building a business AND the thrill of making that first sale. Do your kids already have a business? Awesome! This camp is for them too!

    Educational Branch and/or Subject

    Elective - Entrepreneurship 

    Grade Focus

    All years of jr. high and high school

    About the Vendor

    Entrepreneurship teaches our kids invaluable life lessons that will serve them whether or not they continue to own a business as they enter adulthood. At Kids Business Academy, Candice Dugger and Jenn Warren come alongside parents to teach the essentials of entrepreneurship - decision making, communication, finances, and more to help kids grow into confident, capable adults who aren't afraid of failure, who know how to think critically, how to chase their dreams, and who have the courage to step out into something new.

    Connect with Vendor

    Website

    https://kidsbusinessacademy.com/

    Connect with Michele Holmes 

    Website

    https://homeschooldirective.com 

    Facebook

    https://facebook.com/homeschooldirective

     

    Instagram

    https://instagram.com/homeschooldirective

    Pinterest

    https://pinterest.com/homeschooldirective 

     

    • 29 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Picking homeschooling curriculum for your high schooler is time consuming and overwhelming! Michele Holmes, a veteran homeschool mom of 30+ years, hopes to make it a little simpler for you through the High School Curriculum Spotlight podcast!

    Join our free community to learn more about the vendors highlighted on our podcast!

    https://facebook.com/groups/highschoolcurriculumspotlight 

    Connect with Michele:

    https://facebook.com/homeschooldirective

    https://instagram.com/homeschooldirective

    https://pinterest.com/homeschooldirective 

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating