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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

    • Education
    • 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.

    How Creating Individualized Curriculum Can Truly Change A Child’s life with Shahla and Jay CEO and Founders of Strikeschool.org

    How Creating Individualized Curriculum Can Truly Change A Child’s life with Shahla and Jay CEO and Founders of Strikeschool.org

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    Intro 

    Shahla And Jay are CEO and Founders of Strikeschool.org they believe that the foundation of a healthy community is strong, healthy family units. Having come from generations of broken families ourselves, we are painfully aware of the impact, especially when it comes to children. 

    They believe that as business leaders, they have the privilege to make a difference in the lives of their staff and their families, and the honor to serve them in their educational journeys. 

    Shahla and Jay believe that every parent or guardian has the right to make their own choice, especially considering the education of a child, aligning with their own family values. 

    Top three takeaways 

    You can get a lot done in a short amount of time! And then there can be more time for family time bringing families back to together.  
    Flexibility and choices are what Strike School pride themselves in. The ability to help parents best support their students regardless of where they are in their academic journey.  
    They have top notch learning coaches that can create a full curriculum with all subjects included around ANY thing your child has an interest in! 
    Call to Action 

    Resources: https://strikeschool.org/ 

    Social Media Links 

    Website: https://strikeschool.org/ 

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

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ph/StrikeSchool/ 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/strike_school 

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

    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  

    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 

     

     

    • 33 min
    History Points To The Need For A Savior with Mike Zietsma CEO and Founder of HomeschoolAmericaHistory.com Intro

    History Points To The Need For A Savior with Mike Zietsma CEO and Founder of HomeschoolAmericaHistory.com Intro

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

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    Intro 

    Mike Zietsma CEO and Founder of www.homeschoolamericanhistory.com and in short Mike loves teaching history, whether its directly to kids in his classroom or through the material he produces for homeschool learning. Mike feels history is undervalued in education, and has a passion to show how very essential it is to our future. In this episode Mike talks about how history reveals everything about who were are at our core (good or bad), how history points to the need for a Savior, and how he provides students with high-quality learning material developed from a Christian perspective and thus creating authentic learning. He's been reviewed in the Cathy Duffy homeschool curriculum reviews and gained a very positive review. So go  

    Top three takeaways 

    Many excellent resources do indeed exist and they are of high quality! 
    There is a lot of help for parents looking to make the transition to homeschooling - many have gone through the same experience.  
    Homeschool doesn't mean just sitting at home! Homeschool associations exist 
    Call to Action 

    Resources: https://www.homeschoolamericanhistory.com/ 

    $10 OFF Coupon CODE: HOMESCHOOLADVANTAGE 

    Social Media Links 

    Website: https://www.homeschoolamericanhistory.com/ 

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

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

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/homeschoolamericanhistory/ 

    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
    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

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    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

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    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

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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