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New homeschool content from top homeschool bloggers streaming straight to your earbuds every Friday. Includes blog posts from Pam Barnhill, Sarah Mackenzie, Brandy Vencel, Mystie Winckler and more.

The Homeschool Solutions Show Pam Barnhill

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New homeschool content from top homeschool bloggers streaming straight to your earbuds every Friday. Includes blog posts from Pam Barnhill, Sarah Mackenzie, Brandy Vencel, Mystie Winckler and more.

    Episode 344 | Homeschooling 101: How to Begin (Janice Campbell) | REPLAY

    Episode 344 | Homeschooling 101: How to Begin (Janice Campbell) | REPLAY

    If you are new to homeschooling or are looking for a refresh, sit in on Janice Campbell’s talk about where to start.  As a graduated homeschool mom of four and curriculum developer, Janice shares her best tips for finding your homeschooling style, choosing curriculum, structuring your year, and more.
    Host biography
    Janice Campbell, a lifelong reader and writer, loves to introduce students to great books and beautiful writing. She holds an English degree from Mary Baldwin College, and is the graduated homeschool mom of four sons. You’ll find more about reading, writing, planning, and education from a Charlotte Mason/Classical perspective at her websites, EverydayEducation.com, Excellence-in-Literature.com, and DoingWhatMatters.com.
    Resources 
    Transcripts Made Easy by Janice Campbell
    Excellence in Literature
    HSLDA
    VARK Questionnaire
    How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb
    Memoria Press
    Circe Institute
    Ambleside Online
    Sonlight
    Beautiful Feet Books
    Tapestry of Grace
    Classical Academic Press
    Veritas Press
    Classical Conversations
    Calvert Education
    Abeka
    Bob Jones University Press
    Oak Meadow
    Cathy Duffy Reviews
    Khan Academy
    The Great Courses
    How to Listen To and Understand Great Music by The Great Courses
    How to Annotate for Active Reading by Excellence in Literature
    The Mind Map Book by Tony Buzan
    Screens and Teens: Connecting with our Kids in a Wireless World by Kathy Koch
    Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids — And How to Break the Trance by Nicholas Kardaras
    The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
    When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today by Elaine Cooper (Editor)
    For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
    Education by Design, Not Default: How Brave Love Creates Fearless Learning by Janet Newberry
    Connect
    Janice Campbell | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | EverydayEducation.com | DoingWhatMatters.com | Excellence-in-Literature.com
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    343 | Why Homeschoolers Do Well in Science (Janice Campbell with Jay Wile)

    343 | Why Homeschoolers Do Well in Science (Janice Campbell with Jay Wile)

    Why do homeschooled students do so well in science? Dr. Jay Wile joins Janice Campbell for a wide-ranging conversation about homeschoolers, science, reading, art, and more. You might be surprised by what makes homeschoolers such good science students, and you'll definitely come away with tips for helping your students learn well.
    About Dr. Wile
    Dr. Jay Wile  has earned a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in nuclear chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry from the same institution. He has won several awards for excellence in teaching and has presented many lectures on Nuclear Chemistry, Christian Apologetics, Homeschooling, and Creation vs. Evolution. He has also published lots of articles on these subjects in nationally recognized journals and has authored or co-authored 13 award-winning science textbooks designed to be used in a homeschool setting.  His teaching credentials include: The University of Rochester, Indiana University, Ball State University, The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities (a high school for gifted and talented students).
    About Janice
    Janice Campbell, a lifelong reader and writer, loves to introduce students to great books and beautiful writing. She holds an English degree from Mary Baldwin College, and is the graduated homeschool mom of four sons. You’ll find more about reading, writing, planning, and education from a Charlotte Mason/Classical perspective at her websites, EverydayEducation.com, Excellence-in-Literature.com, and DoingWhatMatters.com.
    Resources 
    Dr. Jay's favorite books:
    Night by Elie Weisel
    Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
    Dr. Jay's curriculum:
    Berean Builders Products
    Connect
    Dr. Jay Wile | Website | Facebook
    Janice Campbell | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 36 min
    342 | The Whole and Healthy Family (Jessica Smartt with Jodi Mockabee)

    342 | The Whole and Healthy Family (Jessica Smartt with Jodi Mockabee)

    In this episode Jessica interviews Jodi Mockabee and they discuss the best hiking spots in the US, whether kids need to go to public school to experience "the real world," the first step to declutter your house, attachment issues, and so much more.
    About Jodi
    Jodi Mockabee is a photographer, writer, blogger, speaker, social media influencer, and homeschooling mother of five living in the Black Hills of South Dakota. With a passion for health, wellness, parenting, and more, Jodi blogs her family's journey and shares tips for a healthy and active lifestyle. She also writes curriculum for creative and artistic learning in a homeschool environment. Find her at JodiMockabee.com.
    About Jessica
    Jessica is a wife, homeschool mom of three, author, and blogger. She lives in sunny North Carolina on a big family farm with chickens, goats, cousins, and lots of mud.
    Resources 
    The Whole and Healthy Family by Jodi Mockabee
    Homeschool Bootcamp
    Memory-Making Mom by Jessica Smartt
    Connect
    Jodi Mockabee | Instagram
    Jessica Smartt | Instagram | Facebook | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 41 min
    341 | Dumb Questions All New Homeschoolers Should Ask… and the Answers! (Jennifer Cabrera)

    341 | Dumb Questions All New Homeschoolers Should Ask… and the Answers! (Jennifer Cabrera)

    Do we need a laminator and some chickens? Asking random nervous questions is part of becoming a homeschool parent. No need to flail about in an ocean of possibilities. Ask away! We veterans won't laugh (out loud). Allow me to tackle a few that may have popped into your head. Though someday you may look back and laugh too, every obvious answer you need to hear now will placate your fears and insecurities, and show you... You got this!
    About Jennifer
    Jennifer Cabrera, the Hifalutin Homeschooler, is the writer of homeschool truth, humor, and inspiration.  Jennifer lives in Salado, Texas with her husband and three brilliant boys.  She is a licensed Physician Assistant/MPH, but set aside that career for her ultimate life's work.  She is also the author of Socialize Like a Homeschooler: A Humorous Homeschool Handbook and Revolting Writing, a hilarious writing, vocabulary, and illustration journal for reluctant writers.  She is a featured speaker with Great Homeschool Conventions and her memes and witty insights are widely shared on social media.
    Resources 
    Home School Legal Defense Association
    Rainbow Resource Center
    Christianbook
    Cathy Duffy Reviews
    Connect
    Jennifer Cabrera | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 30 min
    340 | How to Make Your Child's Last Year of Homeschooling Truly Memorable (Sean Allen)

    340 | How to Make Your Child's Last Year of Homeschooling Truly Memorable (Sean Allen)

    Every year of your child's homeschool experience is unique and precious; of course their last year is no different. So much work has gone into getting them to this point, but you're not quite done! This year presents a unique opportunity to to create something truly memorable and to place a joyous explanation mark at the end of their homeschool journey that they'll be able to look back on with fondness.
    About Sean
    Sean Allen is the founder of The Well Ordered Homeschool, husband to his beautiful bride Caroline and a proud father of eight. He has a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design and is passionate about creating materials to assist parents in the incredibly challenging, yet surpassingly beautiful, work of schooling and training their children at home.
    Connect
    Sean Allen | Instagram | Facebook | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes and transcript on the blog.

    • 36 min
    339 | MOST POPULAR: Start Your Homeschool Day Out Right (Sean Allen) | REPLAY

    339 | MOST POPULAR: Start Your Homeschool Day Out Right (Sean Allen) | REPLAY

    The success of your homeschool day largely depends on how you begin the day. If your mornings are a mad scramble and the rest of your day is anything but peaceful, let this episode serve as a call to gather your children together first thing in the morning to pay your devotions to your Father in heaven. You’d be amazed at how even five minutes in the morning — every morning — can influence your homeschool for the better.
    Host biography
    Sean Allen is the founder of The Well Ordered Homeschool, husband to his beautiful bride Caroline and a proud father of eight. He has a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design and is passionate about creating materials to assist parents in the incredibly challenging, yet surpassingly beautiful, work of schooling and training their children at home.
    Resources 
    The Character of the Holidays Devotional Series
    Connect
    Sean Allen | Instagram | Facebook | Website
    Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website
    Thank you to our sponsors!
    Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance
    Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions?  We hope to see you there!
    For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Charlotte Mason Show.
    View full show notes on the blog.

    • 35 min

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418 Ratings

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