How to Use the Charlotte Mason Approach with Any Curriculum
Jul07

How to Use the Charlotte Mason Approach with Any Curriculum

Hey, homeschoolers! I know many of you love the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling. But if the popularity of my interview with Cindy West on a sane approach to Charlotte Mason homeschooling is any indication, you want tips for making Charlotte Mason work for your family. My guest today is going to show us how to use Charlotte Mason methods with any curriculum. Before I introduce her, I want to tell you that Grammar Galaxy is a...

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Is a Montessori Approach Right for Your Child?
Jun30

Is a Montessori Approach Right for Your Child?

If you’ve heard of Montessori but you don’t know many of the details of this learning approach, you’re in for a treat. Today, my guest Larry Shiller and I will discuss the advantages of Montessori’s approach so you can determine if it’s a good fit for your child. Larry Shiller is the author of award-winning, Montessori-based math and language arts curricula. He is an expert in and a strong advocate for...

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Why We Should Study Geology in Our Homeschools
Jun23

Why We Should Study Geology in Our Homeschools

Hey, homeschoolers! Do you get excited about geology? If not, I think you will be after listening to this episode. Geology is not just science but theology as well. My guest today is Patrick Nurre. After years of field study, collecting and studying the fascinating world of geology, a good friend suggested that he might like to share some of his treasures with others, and from that humble beginning, Northwest Treasures was begun. He...

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How to Incorporate Hands-On Learning in Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! I had three boys when I began homeschooling. I knew instinctively that the more hands-on my teaching was, the more engaged they would be. All of my kids loved hands-on lessons and I highly commend it. But sometimes it’s difficult to depart from the workbooks that are so well ordered. And it can be a challenge to know how to make learning hands-on. Listen to the podcast My guest today is here to help. Penny...

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Helping Kids Handle the Hard Times of History
May12

Helping Kids Handle the Hard Times of History

Hey, homeschoolers! There’s no question that the pandemic can make our kids anxious, even as we try to navigate these uncertain times ourselves. But current events aren’t the only times that may be unsettling for children. How should we handle the hard times in history we study? We can certainly avoid them when are children are very young. But eventually, we will have to discuss the dark days. How can we best do that?...

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Sanity with Kids at Home Full-Time
Mar31

Sanity with Kids at Home Full-Time

Hey, homeschoolers! I have been at home with my kids full-time for 23 years. It wasn’t what I wanted at first and I’ve had my share of challenges, but now I’m so grateful for the time I’ve had. If you’re a homeschooler whose kids are now home from outside classes and activities because of sheltering in or you’re new to having your kids home from school, this episode is for you. I want to share...

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