20 episodes

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

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 22 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.

    Special Needs is actually Exceptional Student Education with Spedhomeschool.com CEO and Founder Peggy Ployhar

    Special Needs is actually Exceptional Student Education with Spedhomeschool.com CEO and Founder Peggy Ployhar

    Intro
    Every child can succeed when provided individualized instruction and homeschooling is probably one of the best options a family has for providing this type of education for a unique learner. At SPED Homeschool you are invited, guided and empowered to help your child(ren) go beyond the walls of the homes and into the larger special education community. SPED Homeschool is built on diverse experiences, training, gifts, and enthusiasm for home education to equip parents to homeschool their exceptional child(ren).
    Top 3 Nuggets
    1) SPED Homeschooling provides the resources, training, tools, and encouragement that empower families to home educate students with unique learning needs.
    2) Every child deserves a quality education despite their learning differences and parents are the ones who can instill those values into their children.
    3) The public school system unfortunately lacks the accommodations for most children which has opened the door for parents to homeschool and become part of an amazing community.
    Call To Action
    Visit https://spedhomeschool.com and go to the support page to find resources if you are:
    SPED Homeschool can be found on all social media platforms
    Email: office@spedhomeschool.com
    Phone: 832.934.4198
    Fax: 801.838.0405
    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
    Homeschooling on a Budget or practically for free! With founders of Guest Hollow Charles and Jennifer Guest of guesthollow.com

    Homeschooling on a Budget or practically for free! With founders of Guest Hollow Charles and Jennifer Guest of guesthollow.com

    Bio
    Jennifer and Charles Guest are CEO and Founders of Guest Hollow, LLC an 8x winner of the Practical Homeschooling Magazine’s Reader Awards with the most recent win this year 2022. They are the quintessential small “mom & pop” boutique business. Together this couple has created an experience to be had! Jennifer creates unique and engaging homeschool materials all in digital format for downloading and viewing online, and Charles is the everything is else guy with humor! When you meet them you will instantly feel like family! They pride themselves in excellence and it is felt in their customer service and customer relations; you are not just another guest but part of the Guest family!
    Their products include a number of award-winning curriculum schedules, printable worksheets, books, workbooks, and lots more. Some of their material is traditional, and some most certainly is not. Check out their blog where they share thoughts and opinions as well as an occasional homeschooling tips and behind the scenes things happening at Guest Hollow.
    Top 3 nuggets
    1) You can homeschool your children on any budget and practically for free!
    2) There is no curriculum that is perfect because homeschooling is a truly individualized education plan. You can add things to the curriculums to tie things in to meet the needs of your child, that can work for your family, and have fun
    3) Your children can study the same things but at different levels.
    Call To Action
    Go to guesthollow.com and at checkout use Code: guesthollowpodcastha and get 15% off your purchase!!
    How to Save Money When Using a Literature-Based Curriculum
    Free and Frugal Homeschooling
    Amazon
    The Science of Seasons has concrete examples that make science memorable and help build retention.
    The Science of Seasons Learn and Play Activities contains a highly varied assortment of cross-curricular lessons and projects, which will engage children on many different levels.
    Pages
    Guest Hollow LLC., about us page:
    https://guesthollow.com/about-us/
    Guest Hollow, LLChttps://guesthollow.com
    https://www.facebook.com/guesthollow/Check out the other Guest Hollow FB groups, too!
    https://www.facebook.com/guesthollow/groups/Please help spread the word about Guest Hollow via social media and your friends!Don’t forget to leave a review at the Guest Hollow store!
    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  

    • 32 min
    Homeschooling With Dyslexia - Linda Smith-Jones - Silent elephant e

    Homeschooling With Dyslexia - Linda Smith-Jones - Silent elephant e

    Show notes:
    Linda Katherine Smith-Jones after 36 years as an elementary teacher became the author of Phonetic Reading with Silent Elephant “e”™ A Phonetic Reading Program for ALL Learners of Any Age Particularly Dyslexic or Struggling Readers. Linda has been tutoring children with learning differences for the past ten years using her phonemic awareness and phonics reading program.
    Top 3 Gold Nuggets
    1. When faced with tough situations, like learning your child has a learning difference such as dyslexia, it is time to learn all you can, take the opportunity and turn it into a passion that can change the lives of many.
    2. Even if your child is in the public school system you can take time and teach them at home and give them a dual experience and build that connection with your child that will change their world forever.
    3. What seems like the end, is the beginning of many serendipitous moments. Children all want to learn, and they will surprise us when we least expect it!
    Who is this program for?
    Silent Elephant “e”’™’s students have included those with:
    Dyslexia
    ADD or ADHD
    Speech and Language Disorders
    English Language Learners
    Autism
    Hearing Impairments
    Down Syndrome
    Dyspraxia
    Central Auditory Processing Disorder
    Low to Extremely Low IQ
    Other Learning Differences
    Those with No Learning Differences
    Achievements with Silent Elephant “e”™
    ALL students learning with Silent Elephant “e”™ have SUCCEEDED in becoming fluent, confident readers, writers and spellers. Some needed the gift of time, to move at their own pace slowly but steadily, which is a powerful component of Silent Elephant “e”™. Some quickly moved through the entire program. ALL HAVE SUCCEEDED.
    Over the last ten years students learning with Silent Elephant “e”™ 1.5 to 2 hours/week, on average:
    Advanced 1 grade level for every 2.25 months of instruction. (Think of this: my students are not taking a school year to advance a grade level—they’re advancing multiple grade levels in one year.)
    Advanced to their age-appropriate grade level in 4 months (some in as little as 2.5 months). (Some of them were 2-6 years behind their grade level when they began learning with Silent Elephant “e”™.)
    Advanced 4.25 grade levels with 6 months of instruction.
    Mastered Part 1, Phonemic Awareness within 3 months. (In 3 months, they understood the basics of written language and were ready to fly!)
    With Phonetic Reading with Silent Elephant “e”™, you will be able to:
    Experience success immediately.
    Continually assess your child’s progress.
    Move at your child’s pace.
    Meet your child’s needs - beginning from where they are and guiding them to become strong, successful, independent readers, writers, and spellers.
    Linda has been able to be part of many lives from preschoolers to high schoolers that have been changed due to her program. Linda’s heart is to have the opportunity to change the lives of your loved ones and help you through those times.
    You can find Linda at her website at www.silentelephante.com.
    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
    Helen Royston CEO of Beyond the Book Education and Creator of picture book explorers

    Helen Royston CEO of Beyond the Book Education and Creator of picture book explorers

    Intro 
    Helen Royston CEO of Beyond the Book Education and Creator of picture book explorers offer downloadable educational resources for all families interested in extending their children's learning journey beyond the confines of the UK National Curriculum. Helen home educated with a very eclectic style, with influences from Maria Montessori and Charlotte Mason, as well as being very child-led in her outlook. She had already been home educating my own children for 20 years when I started putting together my resource packs.  
    Top three takeaways 
    Be flexible. 
    If the approach you're using isn't working, change it. 
    Remember that any curriculum you use should be viewed as your guide, not your master. 
    Call to Action 
    Beyond the Book Education Website Page 
    Beyond the  Book Online Shop Website Page  
    Beyond the Book Facebook Page  
    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  
     

    • 21 min
    Learning Music Has Positioned Tiffany Ray CEO and Founder of Woodstock Strings To Travel the World And Play With Some Really Famous Musicians And So Can Your Child!!

    Learning Music Has Positioned Tiffany Ray CEO and Founder of Woodstock Strings To Travel the World And Play With Some Really Famous Musicians And So Can Your Child!!

    Intro 
    Tiffany Ray is CEO and Founder of Woodstock Strings. She has Over 15 years of experience teaching private violin/viola lessons and group ensembles | Classy Chicks Trio, violist & violinist | High-school Member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra | Accompanying artists/ensembles such as Michael Buble, Rod Stewart, David Crowder Band, Passion Conference, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra! 
    Top three takeaways 
    Homeschooling also gives your kids opportunities to pursue their passions. Art, music, sports, cooking etc. 
    How Tiffany has been able to get more performing opportunities for my homeschool students because often times they are available during the day when other students are in school. 
    Homeschool families often have younger siblings watching and attending the lessons of older siblings. Once they finally get to start, they progress VERY quickly because their ears have already been listening to the music they are to learn. They are dedicated, they have time to practice, and they usually have one or more siblings who eventually take up lessons as well. 
    Call to Action 
    Woodstock Strings Website Page  
    Woodstock Strings Facebook Page  
    Woodstock Strings Instagram Page  
    Woodstock Strings YouTube Page 
    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  
     
     
     

    • 24 min
    Homestyle Learning Is Easy And Fun with CEO’s Karen And Michelle of Layers of Learning.

    Homestyle Learning Is Easy And Fun with CEO’s Karen And Michelle of Layers of Learning.

    Intro 
    Michele and Karen are Co-Founders and Content Creators of Layers of Learning a homeschool curriculum designed to let you learn together, all ages, all at once. Read real books, do hands-on projects, watch videos, have family discussions.  Have glorious fun exploring the world together! These ladies got started is a rather humorous and endearing al together! At a family reunion they were complaining about how they could not find the perfect curriculum.  See, they wanted something that would bring their kids from 1st grade clear through 12th in a unified way. 
    Karen wanted lots of hands-on crafts, games, and field trips.  Michelle wanted printables, discussions, and historical maps.  Karen wanted a complete idea and resource book organized by units so she could plan her whole year in advance down to the supplies.  Michelle wanted something that was grab-and-go for the days and one day Mom said we should just write one. Karen looked at Michelle doubtfully.  Michelle looked at Karen with trepidation.  And then they said, “Yeah, we can totally do that.” 
    Top three takeaways 
    How homeschool gives the parent/teacher or mentor the ability to decide what activities or topics to do, how fast to go, how much reading to assign, and so on. Homeschool is extremely flexible 
    Families with many different abilities of children can adapt the program for their needs and for each child. 
    How learning should be engaging and fun so that kids actually want to do it. 
    Call to Action 
    Layers of Learning Website Page 
    Layers of Learning Facebook Page  
    Layers of Learning Email Address   
    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  
     
     
     

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Amtec2000 ,

The homeschool energizer bunny!

Bex has created an amazing resource for anyone even remotely associated with the homeschooling universe. And her energy and enthusiasm for serving that community is infectious!! Keep up the great work, Bex!

Woodstock Strings ,

Positive podcast!

Bex brings a wealth of knowledge to this podcast by seeking out leaders and professional individuals to interview. The caliber of her guests is top notch which makes the podcast very informative and very fun to listen to! This is an encouraging podcast to listen to and enjoy daily!

MovingB ,

Amazing Podcast to listen too 5 Stars

Bex into details as they feel like conversations. They are not too long and get to the point. She has different speakers, which makes it fun to hear different perspectives on Education. I have learned a lot and can’t wait for future episodes as I know I will learn more.

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