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The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a digital support group for everyone interested in a learning lifestyle. Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month as our hosts Holly Williams Urbach and Melody Gillum discuss topics like the benefits of homeschooling, finding the right curriculum for you, navigating the line between parent and teacher, and more!

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The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a digital support group for everyone interested in a learning lifestyle. Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month as our hosts Holly Williams Urbach and Melody Gillum discuss topics like the benefits of homeschooling, finding the right curriculum for you, navigating the line between parent and teacher, and more!

    Alternative Homeschooling Styles

    Alternative Homeschooling Styles

    If more traditional homeschooling doesn’t suit your life or your family, these alternative homeschooling styles might just be what you’ve been looking for! On today’s episode, your hosts discuss why one might need to switch up their style of homeschooling, how to recognize when you should, and which alternative homeschooling styles are best for you. And stay to the end when we answer a listener email!

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    Project Based Learning

    Gameschooling Academy on Facebook

    Roadschooling Families on Facebook

    The Case for Training Teachers in Object-Based Learning – Smithsonian

    Waldorf Essentials

    Worldschooling

    Wondrium

    Curiosity Stream

    MagellanTV

    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

    If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

    • 47 min
    Volunteering

    Volunteering

    Volunteering is a regular part of many homeschoolers lives, but if you haven't yet made it a habit, you may be wondering where to start. In today's episode, we discuss volunteering, how to find volunteering opportunities, challenges you may face, and all the rewards that can come from volunteering. And be sure to stay to the end of the episode to hear Holly, Jennifer, and Melody discuss their favorite TV show of all time.

    If you have any questions or comments, please email us at happyhomeschoolpod@gmail.com

    SHOW NOTES:

    Visit Transcript Maker and get your 14-day free trial!

    Like our page and join our group on Facebook!

    Follow us on Instagram!

    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

    If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

    • 42 min
    Reflecting on the Past School Year

    Reflecting on the Past School Year

    Reflecting on the past school year is so important as a home educator, but we often find ourselves too busy to think to do it. Even for homeschoolers who school year-round, May is a good time to take a moment, breathe deep, and look back at everything that worked and didn't last year. In today's episode, we discuss our own 2022-2023 school years, our triumphs and challenges, and we look forward to the summer and fall. And stay until the end to hear a very inspiring homeschooling news story.

    If you have any questions or comments, please email us at happyhomeschoolpod@gmail.com

    SHOW NOTES:

    Visit Transcript Maker and get your 14-day free trial!

    Like our page and join our group on Facebook!

    Follow us on Instagram!

    Book Riot - 8 Home Library Apps To Keep Your Book Collection Organized

    KXAN News - 19-year-old Texan becomes youngest African American to graduate law school in US

    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

    If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

    • 59 min
    Handling Family Resistance to Homeschooling

    Handling Family Resistance to Homeschooling

    Family resistance to homeschooling can come in different ways. From simple misunderstandings to serious disagreements, from aunts and uncles to sometimes one's own spouse. For those unfamiliar with homeschooling, it can seem strange or confusing. But you know you've made the right choice, living a learning lifestyle that grows your family closer together. So how to you respond when you meet family resistance to homeschooling? Jennifer and Holly meet up today to discuss what kinds of resistance they met, and how they brought people over to their side. Listen and learn how to be confident when telling your family about the wonderful choice you've made! And be sure to stay to the end of the episode, when we discuss an important warning for homeschool Facebook groups!

    SHOW NOTES:

    Free to Learn by Peter Gray

    Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto

    How Children Learn by John Holt

    The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life by Julie Bogart

    Teenage Liberation Handbook, How to Quit School and Get a Real Education by Grace Llewellyn

    Teach Your Own by John Holt and Pat Farenga

    The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer

    What Is a Family? by Edith Schaeffer

    Season's of a Mother's Heart by Sally Clarkson

    The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin.

    If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

    • 49 min
    How to Teach Art

    How to Teach Art

    You don't have to be Da Vinci or Picasso to know how to teach art! Many homeschoolers wonder how to teach art to their students, it can cause a lot of stress. But Holly, Melody, and Jennifer are here to tell you not to worry, teaching art can be one of the most fun and fulfilling subjects to explore! Join us as we discuss why it's important to learn about art, how to combat teacher and student resistance, and our favorite ways to incorporate art into our homeschool! And be sure to stay to the end, when we discuss a big question Holly has for her homeschooling Facebook groups.

    • 54 min
    Homeschooling Preschoolers

    Homeschooling Preschoolers

    We often see questions about homeschooling preschoolers. From what curriculum, if any, to use to what homeschooling groups are right, it can be a stressful experience before you even begin. That's why in today's episode, we're helping you navigate your way through homeschooling preschoolers. We'll discuss challenges you'll face, mistakes to avoid, and even [...]

    • 45 min

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