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Welcome to the Homeschool advantage, an interview based podcast that connects homeschoolers to vendors, curriculum content creators, coops and more. My name is Bex Buzzie and I am a teacher, coach and educational course content creator from San Diego California. The homeschool advantage is here to give you the leg up in a world that is slightly upside down by connecting parents who want to homeschool, parent who have been homeschooling, teachers who are looking for an edge or new material to some of the top academy’s, micro-schools, co-ops and vendors, subscribe to the Homeschool Advantage.

The Homeschool Advantage Podcast Bex Buzzie

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    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to the Homeschool advantage, an interview based podcast that connects homeschoolers to vendors, curriculum content creators, coops and more. My name is Bex Buzzie and I am a teacher, coach and educational course content creator from San Diego California. The homeschool advantage is here to give you the leg up in a world that is slightly upside down by connecting parents who want to homeschool, parent who have been homeschooling, teachers who are looking for an edge or new material to some of the top academy’s, micro-schools, co-ops and vendors, subscribe to the Homeschool Advantage.

    Homeschool Your Way with DeeDee and Ximena the Chips and Salsa Ladies!

    Homeschool Your Way with DeeDee and Ximena the Chips and Salsa Ladies!

    Intro 

    DeeDee and Ximena, also known as the Chips & Salsa Ladies are the CEO's and Founders of chipsnsalsahomeschooling.com. A little behind the scenes about how they got the name "Chips & Salsa" so many people had said they blended so well when they sang together at church that these best friends decided to keep the name and applied it to one of their biggest passions: homeschooling. You can find them on chipsnsalsahomeschooling.com, creating content for homeschool parents to feel empowered and confident so that you too can enjoy your upcoming homeschool years. They have over 20 years of experience combined and are passionate about helping YOU!! Come along with us as these ladies share their own homeschool journey, how they empower parents to feel confident and homeschool their way with joy and what is new in the world of Chips and Salsa homeschooling! 

    Top three takeaways 

    You do not have to be a certified and trained teacher to homeschool! It isn't about the curriculum it is about the relationships you build with your children and the curriculum is there to bolster and foster experiences and memories! 
    Colleges are seeking out homeschooled kids because they are self-directed, self-motivated and are truly proficient in their studies.  
    It is not easy homeschooling can be messy but they would do it over and over again 100x's in a heartbeat. This has been and still is the best decision they have ever made and they want to share that with the world!! 
    Call to Action 

    Resources: https://www.chipsnsalsahomeschooling.com/ 

    Social Media Links 

    Website: https://www.chipsnsalsahomeschooling.com/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chipsandsalsaladies 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chipsandsalsaladies/ 

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/chipssalsahomeschooling 

    What is Next! 

    Register for the Two hour Live Online Lesson Planning Masterclass Below   

    October 15th from 10am to 12pm PST for only $25!! 

    Click link to Register 

    Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!  

    Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!  

    Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share! 

    Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!  

    Bex Buzzie 

    The Homeschool Advantage Podcast  

     

    • 30 min
    Take time to Reflect Thursday Teacher Talk

    Take time to Reflect Thursday Teacher Talk

    Register for the Two hour Live Online Lesson Planning Masterclass Below   

    October 15th from 10am to 12pm PST for only $25!! 

    Click link to Register 

    This part of teaching is the simplest but the most effective part of the lesson.  Here is where you answer that nagging question all of you parents have ruminating in the back of your mind "how do I know if they learned?" Our objective today is to help you be able to assess your student's understanding and concept acquisition daily using different closure techniques that will help you gauge where they are at in an instant.  

    Today you will learn how to  

    Check for understanding. 
    Create the opportunities for your child to draw conclusions from the lesson and for your more quiet thinkers to have the opportunity to articulate their ideas and thoughts. 
    Foster more reflective thinking 
    Reflect on your own teaching and lessons and not beat yourself up! 

    Exit Tickets 

    Are a formative assessment tool to provide the educator with an informal measure of how their students are doing. Students are also able to reflect, think critically, and express their thoughts on what they have just learned. 

    Reflection  

    This gives students the time to process what they have learned and the time to think about what they have been thinking about. This also helps the teacher know if the students has a clear picture of the what was learned. 

    Formative assessments some examples are: 

    Ask them to write one thing that stuck with them from the lesson.  
    Ask them to verbally answer one question about the day's lesson before they can leave the class.  
    Have them create a tweet.  
    Have them create a flipgrid. 

    Reflections can be either a formative or summative assessment tool 

    Examples are 

    Journals 
    Have them give a classmate an affirmation of the work they did that day.  
    Asking questions like this one:  
    Any ideas as to why we didn't get very far in today's lesson? 



    Think of some exit ticket that you could use in your lesson closure? 

    Think creatively 
    Exit tickets are short. 
    Exit tickets can be daily and are informal. 

    What is Next! 

    Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!  

    Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!  

    Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share! 

    Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!  

    Bex Buzzie 

    The Homeschool Advantage Podcast  

     

     

    • 20 min
    Homeschool Education is about Family Experiences with Melissa Brander CEO and Founder of Pockethomeschool.com

    Homeschool Education is about Family Experiences with Melissa Brander CEO and Founder of Pockethomeschool.com

    Intro 

    Melissa Brander is CEO and Founder of Pockethomeschool.com and the creator of the SMART Learning Collection - SMART stands for Simple to Implement, Meaningful Family Experiences, Academically Oriented, Reasonably Priced, Tools for Explorative Learning. This is her mission and vision for Pocket Homeschool. In this episode Melissa explains how Some really Good friends of Melissa encouraged her and showed her that she had something valuable to offer and now she creates that for you and loves creating curriculum resources for other families. She combines academics like learning about the wetlands with family experiences! And her units cost about as much as 2 gallons of milk! It is curriculum for any budget! You got this guys!  

    Top three takeaways 

    With the rise of influencers, a lot of people think there are lots of people out there homeschooling perfectly, in a really Instagram pretty way. But real homeschooling is not always picture perfect and you need to prepare yourself for the bad day! 
    Most people don't realize just how much freedom and flexibility homeschooling allows you to truly have. Often times people who don't homeschool ask about homeschooling, they often frame it in a way as if it operated like a brick and mortar school. Homeschooling is not traditional school at home it can be whatever you want it to be!  
    New Homeschooling families will need help and there are people ready in the wings to make homeschooling a smooth transition with resources in your hand! 
    Call to Action 

    Resources: https://pockethomeschool.com/ 

    Social Media Links 

    Website: https://pockethomeschool.com/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pockethomeschool/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pockethomeschool/ 

    What is Next! 

    Register for the Online Lesson Planning Masterclass below


    October 15, 2022 10am to 12pm PST

    Two Hour Online Lesson Planning MasterClass Options first 100 people get masterclass group price. 

    2 hour Online Masterclass with Two 1 week Science Units $25.00 USD


    Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!  

    Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!  

    Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share! 

    Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!  

    Bex Buzzie 

    The Homeschool Advantage Podcast 

    • 29 min
    Learn From Anywhere with Jael Penn CEO and Founder of Penn Academy at pennspreparatory.com

    Learn From Anywhere with Jael Penn CEO and Founder of Penn Academy at pennspreparatory.com

    Intro 

    Jael Penn is CEO and Founder of Penn Academy she is also a Texas state certified educator with decades of experience including elementary, special and gifted education.  

    This preparatory program will help your child succeed academically and equip them to walk with the Lord as Kingdom builders. She offers live instruction rather than pre-recorded videos. At Academy they desire to glorify God, educate children, and train teachers. They want every family who wants to homeschool to get a quality, Christian education.  

    Top three takeaways 

    Tough situations can either make you or break you! 
    Use every opportunity you have in education not only to teach the subject but also teach life skills! 
    The use of learning styles to drive instruction is how they individualize instruction. They use an eclectic approach when choosing the curriculum looking for what is best for our students in each individual course.  
    Call to Action 

    Resources: https://pennspreparatory.com/ 

    Social Media Links 

    Website: https://pennspreparatory.com/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jael.penn.7 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pennjael/ 

    What is Next! 

    Register for the Two hour Online Lesson Planning Masterclass below 

    Two hour Online Lesson Planning MasterClass

    Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!  

    Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!  

    Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share! 

    Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!  

    Bex Buzzie 

    The Homeschool Advantage Podcast  

    • 18 min
    Hands on Learning with CEO and Founder Penny Mayes of TakeTimeFor Art.com

    Hands on Learning with CEO and Founder Penny Mayes of TakeTimeFor Art.com

    Intro 

    Penny Mayes is a professional art teacher, a professional educator, and a veteran home-school mom of 20 years. Her passion is integrating hands-on art projects with art history and history unit studies. She is also a wife and the mother of three adult children. She holds a master’s in education and makes her home in North Carolina. Her story from homeschool mom to curriculum developer will not only inspire you but challenge you to take the leap!  

    Top three takeaways 

    Focusing on connecting history with art history and hands-on art projects is a way to put a "face" on a historical era. By giving families the art, the visuals, and the hands-on, helps expand the child's memory. 
    When children are given visuals to connect with what they are learning they create something educators call "brain movies." These are the pictures we make in our minds when we read. The more experiences and visuals a child has the more understanding. 
    Hands-on learning can specifically help build the brain, can help with focus, can help with memory, can help with reading comprehension, can help with  reluctant learners, and  can help with independent learning. 
    Call to Action 

    Resources:  https://taketimeforart.com/

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    Social Media Links 

    Website: https://taketimeforart.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taketimeforart

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taketimeforart/

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/TAKETIMEFORART/

     

    What is Next! 

    Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!  

    Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!  

    Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share! 

    Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!  

    Bex Buzzie 

    The Homeschool Advantage Podcast  

    • 46 min
    How Much Longer Are We Going To Learn This?? Thursday Teacher Talk Lesson Activities and Time Requirements

    How Much Longer Are We Going To Learn This?? Thursday Teacher Talk Lesson Activities and Time Requirements

    Intro 

    On Thursday Teacher Talk I am hoping to help you with your lesson plans the difference here is that in classroom settings we have to think about the amount of time we have to teach this one subject or topic so we as classroom teachers must focus on timed activities you however don't you can go on trips and work with or without the resources.

    Top Three Takeaways 


    Sometimes we have basic definitions for words and don't realize that one word has multiple meanings because we don't use this word  

    Let's break down

    Methods  

    The orderliness of thought or behavior; systematic planning or action of a credible approach. 

    Strategies 

    a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim; a comprehensive or far-reaching plan of action. Has not been proven 

    Techniques  

    A way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure. 

    a skillful or efficient way of doing or achieving something. 



    There are different ways of teaching and presenting lessons:

    Teacher Centered 
    Teacher decides work  
    Teacher decides what is learned 


    Student Centered 
    Student decides work  
    Student decides what is learned 


    Both  
    Together decide work 
    Together decide what is learned 




    There are different ways to approach lesson planning and you can use more than one in a lesson!
    Inquiry Based 
    Lecture Based  
    Project Based  
    Discussion Based 
    Experimental 
    Problem solving 
    Simulation 
    Acting 
    Experiential 

    Call to Action check out my social media links 

    Podcast: https://realedtalk.podbean.com/ 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bex.buzzie/ 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bexbuzzie 

    Website: https://thehomeschooladvantagepodcast.gator.site/ 

    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/thehomeschooladvantagepodcast 

    What is Next! 

    Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!  

    Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!  

    Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share! 

    Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!  

    Bex Buzzie 

    The Homeschool Advantage Podcast  

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Melissa @ Pocket Homeschool ,

Lots of great info!

Bex is a great host who brings lots of energy to this show. She does a great job interviewing her guests and providing lots of great homeschool information and encouragement. I love getting to learn about all sorts of different homeschool curriculums and options!

Uncommon Education ,

Love what The Homeschool Advantage is doing

I absolutely love the idea of bringing parents, program creators, and teachers together for the betterment of our children’s education. I enjoyed being a guest on the show and getting to share my experience with homeschooling and founding Uncommon Education. It is such a pleasure to have a meaningful conversation with Bex. They are really doing the podcast from the heart and you can feel the love she puts into the podcast to benefit others. Give it a listen! It is so worth it.

Duffash ,

This Homeschooling Mom Says YES to The Homeschool Advantage Podcast

My son is going into the second grade and we have been homeschooling his whole life. Before he was born we decided to homeschool because we saw that its the only way to give a well rounded education and balance of life skills. I am loving the interviews and tid bits of great info that has encuraged me to keep homeschooling and given me some great ideas as well. We as the parents who are also the teacher need encuragment and motivation at times. I turn to this podcast for that motivation!

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