5 episodes

Simple Wonders supports parents in their role as teachers by discussing big ideas about education and parenting. We’ll cover topics like how children learn, which teaching methods are most effective, and how to nurture a child’s heart and mind.

Jessica Smith (CFLE-P) discusses the parallels between the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy, and scientific research. Most importantly, parents will learn how to apply these big ideas in simple ways to create a home-based education for their family.
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Simple Wonders Jessica

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Simple Wonders supports parents in their role as teachers by discussing big ideas about education and parenting. We’ll cover topics like how children learn, which teaching methods are most effective, and how to nurture a child’s heart and mind.

Jessica Smith (CFLE-P) discusses the parallels between the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy, and scientific research. Most importantly, parents will learn how to apply these big ideas in simple ways to create a home-based education for their family.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jessica9025/support

    Self-Education

    Self-Education

    What makes Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methods different from others?

    How do we nurture a love of learning in our children?

    What should parents look for in a curriculum or school?

    Over 100 years ago, Charlotte Mason said “Teaching, talk, and tale, however lucid or fascinating, affect nothing until self-activity be set up; that is, self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature.”

    In this episode I'll answer those questions as we explore perhaps one of Mason's most profound ideas: self-education. The secret to curious, motivated, intelligent children. 


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    • 32 min
    Mothers Work Wonders w/ Cassie Shepherd

    Mothers Work Wonders w/ Cassie Shepherd

    Families, especially mothers, are devalued in our society. We're told mothers are replaceable, that we need to modernize motherhood; but all the science says the opposite.  In this episode, Cassie Shepherd and I discuss the importance of motherhood and why mothers are the best people to nurture a child's heart and mind.

    Show Notes: https://simplewonders.org/2022/11/11/mothers-work-wonders-w-cassie-shepherd/


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    • 51 min
    Home-Centered Learning

    Home-Centered Learning

    In this episode, we explore the history of institutions for children and what we've learned from them. I'll discuss why home-centered learning is essential for all families and I'll share some simple strategies you can begin implementing today, no matter where your children go to school. 

    Show Notes: https://simplewonders.org/2022/10/24/home-centered-learning/


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    • 19 min
    Welcome

    Welcome

    Welcome! This episode is the taste of what's to come with Simple Wonders. We explore the research of why "home-centered parenting" is needed and where to start. Hopefully you'll feel empowered and learn something on the way. 


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    • 14 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Simple Wonders is a new podcast for parents who want to raise happy, curious, life-long learners. Join me, Jessica Smith, as we discuss big ideas about education and parenting and how you can apply simple strategies that will work wonders in your home. 


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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Happymird ,

Love her prayerful approach to homeschooling!

So excited for this podcast! If I could describe what I’ve learned from her on social media in just a few words, it would be these to name only a few: simple, prayerful, fuel curiosity, getting your kids to ask good questions, spirit-led, nature, intentional. She models and teaches parents simple, powerful & beautiful methods to teaching your own children at home. She also gives clear explanations of the benefits of this simplicity.

Mamargardner ,

Thoughtful and Practical

Jessica has long been sharing wonderful content through social media platforms and her website simplewonders.org. Everything she shares is thoughtful and practical! But the thing I love most about Jessica is her passion and genuine love and concern for the welfare of all children. Jessica has studied and worked tirelessly to learn the best teaching methods and to provide them for other families. I can trust any content that comes from Jessica. I’m so excited about this podcast!!

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