Brian Ricks: PhD in Educational Leadership, Entrepreneur, Homeschool Enthusiast

101 Homeschool Ideas

Home School ideas for lessons and activities.
101 Homeschool Ideas

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Homeschool lesson and activity ideas.

Episodes

Episode 92 Why memorization is still important

Jun 25, 2017 12:19

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Memory is not what it used to be! And I don’t mean what you put in your computer. Memorization is taking a backseat in today’s approach to curriculum… and in case you were wondering, that is not a good thing.   Memorization is necessary We are all familiar with the phrase: “Use it or Lose CONTINUE

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Episode 91 Helping Your Homeschool Child

May 9, 2017 11:26

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Do you have a child that is falling behind with their learning? How do you help your homeschool child when you feel like they are not performing? Today, I want to talk about helping your homeschool child get out of a learning rut. Helping Your Homeschool Child These are tricky questions… Especially if you are CONTINUE

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Episode 90 Standing Up

Apr 30, 2017 11:43

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Picture telling your children that they were going to be standing to all of their homework today? What would they say? Can you picture the look on their faces? Maybe you could start by telling them that sitting down is more dangerous than smoking? More Dangerous Than Smoking? If you are anything like me you CONTINUE

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Episode 89 Bill Heid and The Dragon & The Raven

Jan 12, 2017 49:24

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Hold on to your seat and get ready for another great interview with Bill Heid from Heirloom Audio Productions.

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Ep 88 Take a Break and Learn More

Jan 28, 2016 16:14

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Current educational research demonstrates the HUGE benefits that come from studying in shorter spurts with breaks rather than study-binging for long periods of time. Check out the podcast episode 88 and figure out why breaks in your day might be just the thing you need to help your children get more out of less time. CONTINUE

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Ep 87 Ridiculous Games You Have To Play This Weekend

Jan 9, 2016 19:22

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What is it about games that get parents so excited? As I looked back over the past two years of podcasts, by far the most successful episodes have dealt with how to build relationships with your children through games. I was actually a little surprised. We have posted some great information on learning styles and CONTINUE

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Ep 86 Teaching Fractions to Young Children

Jan 8, 2016 7:16

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Episode 86 is a fraction of the length of my typical podcast length because we are talking about how you can teach your 7 or 8 year-old children the foundational information about fractions. So let’s just jump in and divide the subject up. Here are just 3 ideas that will help your children Visualize the CONTINUE

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Ep 85 Creative Dinner-time Games

Dec 2, 2015 20:26

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Have you ever noticed at the dinner table how quickly younger children lose interest when you start a conversation with their older brothers and sisters? How long does it take for your older children to drift back to electronic devices when your youngest child starts repeating every single detail of the day? Dinner time can CONTINUE

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Ep 84 Intrinsic Motivation Through Customization

Nov 27, 2015 22:49

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True or False: One of the biggest challenges to teaching is addressing all of the needs of different children? False The truth is: Children will do well in school when they are motivated to do so. The real challenge to teaching is to find the specific motivation key that will strike at the heart of each CONTINUE

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Ep. 83 Fun Writing Games

Nov 24, 2015 25:43

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Today I introduced the book that will be hitting Amazon within the week. I am really, really excited about this book. I hope it will help you start asking questions in such a way that will help (allow) your children to open up and let you inside of their experiences and feelings. Sometimes our questions CONTINUE

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Ep. 82 Ask Brian & No More Tests

Nov 21, 2015 26:12

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Is it possible? Could it be? Are they really?   Public Universities Getting Rid of Standardized Tests? No more pencils… No more books… No more teacher’s ugly looks… Well, I don’t know about the other things, but there are a growing number of colleges and universities that are getting rid of the standardized test requirements CONTINUE

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Ep 81 How Much “Screen Time” Should Your Children Get?

Aug 25, 2015 18:11

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Here is the next episode. Enjoy. Episode show notes coming soon!!!

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Ep 80 With Lee in Virginia

Jul 28, 2015 1:07:47

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In today’s episode I sat down with Bill Heid, the executive producer for Heirloom Audio Productions. Bill and I visited last December about their INCREDIBLE audio adventure, In Freedom’s Cause. Click here to check out that podcast interview. Today, Bill and I are talking about “With Lee in Virginia,” Heirloom Audio Productions newest audio adventure. To CONTINUE

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Ep 79 Creative Writing Resource For All Ages

Jul 27, 2015 12:37

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In our episode today I have an awesome resource for you that will help you teach your children how to be more creative in their writing! If you have ever given your children a writing assignment, you have probably felt the frustration of receiving a one sentence answer. They have addressed your answer, but there CONTINUE

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Ep 78 Q&A Housework vs. Homeschool?

Jul 26, 2015 23:50

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Today I am going to address a voice question that came to me a few weeks ago from Sarah. I think this is a really GREAT QUESTION ABOUT HOMESCHOOL! It is a question that every parent has worried about as they stand on the edge of the homeschool decision.   How can I get everything CONTINUE

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Ep 77 Tim Milosch and College-Bound Homeschooler

Jul 10, 2015 58:10

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Homeschooling High School… You can do it. In today’s episode, I am going to share with you an interview with Tim Milosch. Tim is a K-12 homeschooled product from Southern California. He has a Masters Degree and is currently pursuing his PhD… so if anyone can provide some evidence to the fact that you can CONTINUE

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Ask Your Children for Input About Curriculum

Jun 23, 2015 16:34

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I had a great conversation with my 14 year-old son about his school experience this year. It opened my eyes regarding how he saw homeschool and why he thought we decided to take this journey. He could not have been more far from the reality… but in the end the only thing that matters to CONTINUE

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Choosing Curriculum Pt. 2

Jun 11, 2015 26:25

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We have talked about you as the parent… Now lets take a few days and consider your children. In this episode, I am going to share a few questions for you to ask yourself about each child. Now… these questions need to be considered for each child as an individual. DO NOT GROUP YOUR CHILDREN CONTINUE

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Choosing a Curriculum Pt. 1

Jun 9, 2015 24:31

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For many homeschooling parents, choosing a curriculum is the most overwhelming hurdle between them and peace of mind. There are so many choices and variations and the impending doubt of “What if I choose wrong????” Well, we want to help you make your curriculum choices easier. In order to do that there are a few CONTINUE

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12 Ways to Use an iPad in Homeschool

May 29, 2015 25:24

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Some of these you are probably already using and maybe you won’t get any new ideas from this list… on the other hand, you might learn something that will totally transform your homeschool iPad experience. Here are 12 Ways that you can successfully use an iPad in your Homeschool.

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Social Media, Technology, and Homeschool Ep 72

May 18, 2015 34:28

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Have you noticed how your children seem to natively migrate to technology and seem to have come to this earth with an innate understanding of how techy stuff works? It is frightening!   As parents there are so many things that we worry about when it comes to technology and what our children come into CONTINUE

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2 Critical Mindsets for Homeschool Parents

May 16, 2015 24:09

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2 Important Mindsets for Homeschool Parents There are so many issues that affect you emotionally as a homeschool parents. You face pressure to do everything just right—every day. Many of you have pressure—either direct or at least implied—to prove you are doing it right and that your children are not falling behind into some major CONTINUE

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10 Reasons Parents Read to Their Children

May 10, 2015 33:20

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Can you go too far in search of equality and fairness? Adam Swift has, and he has no intention of slowing down… Swift and his colleagues suggest that you should not read as much to your children because it provides them with an unfair advantage over the child whose parents don’t read to them!!!   CONTINUE

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Ep. 69 Read. Read. Read.

May 1, 2015 14:41

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What do you do when health issues keep you child out of school: YOU HOMESCHOOL! On today’s show, I answered a question from Anna about her daughter in the 7th grade that has some health issues that they are working through. Anna wanted to know what she could do to help her daughter keep up CONTINUE

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Carole Joy Seid and Homeschooling Made Simple

Apr 23, 2015 49:04

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In today’s episode I interview Carole Joy Seid. Carole is a fantastic advocate for simple homeschool and her approach is one that I whole-heartedly agree with and that we try to utilize in our own home. Sometimes we get a little complicated and we have to reel back a little and readjust… but hey, that CONTINUE

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Can You Homeschool If You Work Full-time?

Apr 17, 2015 24:07

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I have received several emails and comments from parents that work full-time but still want to homeschool their children. They have asked for some tips on how they can effectively homeschool while still working full-time. So… here you go 101 Homeschool listeners: 5 TIPS FOR HOMESCHOOLING WHILE WORKING FULL-TIME The following suggestions come from several CONTINUE

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Ep 66 5 Homeschool Pitfalls

Mar 12, 2015 28:44

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There are so many things to worry about when you start homeschooling (or when you have been homeschooling for years). I have put together a list of 5 pitfalls that you HAVE TO AVOID in homeschooling if you are going to be successful. Here they are: 5 Things Homeschool Parents HAVE to Avoid   5. CONTINUE

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Ep. 65 Goofy Games

Mar 6, 2015 21:24

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We had such a positive response to Episode 30: 8 Immature Games, that I realized, I should probably do another installment… so 35 episodes later, here you go. Episode 65: Messy Games for You and Your Homeschool Gang We did each of these games at a birthday party for my son. He and his buddies CONTINUE

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Ep. 64 Homeschool and Fear of Failure

Mar 5, 2015 27:35

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There are so many factors that can affect our effectiveness as homeschool parents. Even the weather can mess things up for us. Have you ever recognized that sometimes it is you that magnifies an issue with the way you react to a situation? I do this all the time. On today’s episode, I want to CONTINUE

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Ep. 63 Five Lessons from Teachings

Feb 27, 2015 28:44

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Today’s episode focuses on 5 critical lessons I have learned from my career as a teacher. There are so many things that we learn as we spend time with children in a parenting or teaching capacity. I was going to call this the TOP 5 LESSONS ABOUT TEACHING, but then I realized that I could CONTINUE

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Ep. 62 Getting Children to DO Hard Things

Feb 21, 2015 30:44

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Episode 62: Getting Our Children to Do HARD Things Hey everyone, welcome back. I have a couple of books I want to review for you today. One is a book that I think you should completely avoid: Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts. It is a New York Bestseller, but CONTINUE

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Ep. 61 Teaching Nature’s Way

Feb 19, 2015 21:47

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I’m back!!!! It has been such a long time since I have been able to really sit down and plan out a solid episode. It felt a little strange sitting in front of the mic again. You will hear it in this episode–wow, practice is not overrated. In spite of my return jitters and all CONTINUE

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Ep. 60 In Freedom’s Cause: Interview with Bill Heid

Dec 23, 2014 1:06:05

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  George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) was an author and a war correspondent, but his best work was the historical adventure books. As a homeschooling parent, you may have read some (or all) of them, but you have NEVER experienced G. A. Henty the way I did last week thanks to Heirloom Audio Productions. I am CONTINUE

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Ep 59 Forcing verses Leading

Oct 23, 2014 20:39

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A Homeschool Parable There once was a man that married a girl from the country who loved horses. The man, however, was from the city and had never ridden a horse in his life. One day, several years into their marriage, he bought his wife a colt. One day the husband went out to the CONTINUE

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Ep 58 Stressed by Standards

Oct 21, 2014 23:32

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Below is an email I received from Niqué. It is a great email because I feel like there are lots of homeschool parents that feel this way: I noticed, in tonight’s podcast that I listened to, you talk to about common core frustrations that you felt or seen in the mathematics as they have changed CONTINUE

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Ep 57 Homeschool Math Ideas

Oct 7, 2014 18:49

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Ep. 57: Homeschool Math Games for All Ages What is the Pythagorean Theorem? Yeah, no kidding? If you are not homeschooling your children then you probably don’t have any idea? (Unless you are an engineer) If you are like me you have never used the Pythagorean theorem since high school–and that was a long time CONTINUE

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Alternative Homeschool Needs

Oct 3, 2014 15:22

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Homeschooing is hard work! If you don’t know that already, then you have not even considered trying it. Just the idea of trying to teach your children should exhaust you… but don’t let that discourage you. Have you heard the saying that the best things require the best efforts? (probably not, because I just made CONTINUE

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Ep. 55: Rehab After Negative Learning Experiences

Oct 2, 2014 14:43

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Rehab for Public School Experiences Every homeschool parent has a reason that they want to bring their children home from public schools and educate them in the home. Those reasons usually boil down to the same general three or four reasons. Each case, however, is its own situation and needs to be treated with individual CONTINUE

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Homeschool Field Trips

Sep 25, 2014 22:14

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Do you need some great homeschool fieldtrip ideas? Well, here are some of my favorite ideas. Have you done fieldtrips that were an incredible success? What about trips that were absolutely terrible? Well, do me a favor and tell us your story below.   8 Great Fieldtrip Suggestions for Homeschool Parents Here are some fun CONTINUE

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Why You Need a Journal to Homeschool

Sep 22, 2014 22:13

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Why is journaling so important? Well, I want to show you how you can use a different kind of journal to help your teaching and parenting. This new type of journal is called a . . . 3 Word Journal   Randall Wright is the author of this type of journal. Follow the steps I CONTINUE

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From Pathetic to Empathetic

Sep 4, 2014 23:37

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Be an Empathetic Parent… Not a Pathetic One… Demonstrating Empathy is Key to STRONG Relationships In this episode, I discuss how empathy will strengthen your relationships and help you overcome the number one obstacle in any emotional situation with your children. I am not an expert in this field. Instead, I am someone who desperately CONTINUE

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Get Your Children to Trust You

Aug 29, 2014 21:43

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“[Trust] is the central issue in human relationships within and outside organizations. Without trust you cannot lead. Without trust you cannot get extraordinary things done. Individuals are unable to trust others fail to become leaders, precisely because they can’t bear to be dependent on the words and work of others. So they either end up CONTINUE

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Ep 50 Lesson Outlines Made Easy

Aug 20, 2014 21:22

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Preparation is the key to any successful presentation. I will present this information in the context of a homeschool lesson, but it will help you with any kind of presentation from a high school speech class to a presentation in front of the Board of Directors.   4 Steps to a Great Presentation There are, CONTINUE

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5 Activities To Build Family Relationships

Aug 15, 2014 34:30

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If we are going to start homeschooling our children, then we should not simply try to replicate what the public school system does. If we do, then we will simply replicate many of the problems that are causing us to want to homeschool. Scroll to the bottom to see the 5 Family Activities     CONTINUE

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John Taylor Gatto

Aug 12, 2014 26:03

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Public education–even with teachers doing everything they can–continues to lose traction. Nationwide, students today are falling further behind those from other countries. We all know that the school system, as it is constituted today and generally speaking, is not succeeding.   The Symptoms Anytime you get sick, you actually do not feel the germs or CONTINUE

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Dr. Gottman’s 4 Parenting Styles

Aug 7, 2014 20:47

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Usually, you are giving the homework to your children. Well, it is time for you to do the homework. On a piece of paper, describe your parenting style. Now, turn the paper over and ask one (or more) of your children to describe your parenting style. You may have to assure them that you want CONTINUE

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Homeschool and Emotionally Intelligent Children

Aug 5, 2014 20:28

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John Gottman is one of the most well-known researchers in the area of family relationships and the author of one of my newest favorite books: Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child   In today’s episode I focuses on briefly defining an emotionally intelligent child from what I learned in Dr. Gottman’s book and then giving an CONTINUE

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Homeschool Will Give You More Time!

Aug 1, 2014 14:57

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How many times have you worried about time? When it comes to homeschool that is one of the concerns I hear the most. “I don’t have the time.” “I need those hours when my children are in school!” “How will I find the time to be with each one of my children?” Or, there is CONTINUE

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DiSC Homeschool Style

Jul 31, 2014 24:36

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DiSC is a behavior type test that can help you understand typical behaviors in individuals and the strengths and weaknesses of those behaviors in day to day settings. This material has been utilized in the workplace for decades. When I first read about DiSC, I immediately realized the potential for using this type of knowledge in CONTINUE

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Homeschool Summer Activities

Jul 25, 2014 25:58

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What do you do when you realize that the summer is just about over? You have the best homeschool summer fun you can!!!! You have heard the saying: “It ain’t over til the ….” Well, anyway, here are a few ideas that will help you have a blast with your children before the summer is CONTINUE

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Math U See

Jul 25, 2014 43:08

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Bill Coder from Math U See was so great to visit with me about their math curriculum. When we started homeschooling, there were two or three math programs that I felt like I was hearing mentioned over and over again. Math U See was one of the top two. We had never tried Math U CONTINUE

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4 Questions You Have to Ask Your Teen

Jul 1, 2014 14:09

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Last episode we kind of talked about some “simple” questions that you could ask your children to help you build that relationship and open the doors of communication. Now, we want to talk about some questions that you absolutely, must ask your teens to help keep them safe in a crazy, immoral world. I know CONTINUE

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Conversation Starters

Jul 1, 2014 22:08

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I just want to give you some questions that will help you open the door to conversation with your children. Here are some simple questions that will help you and your child develop the ability to communicate so that when difficult situations arise, you can talk through the ‘stickiness’ of anything. Questions for your younger children: CONTINUE

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6 Ways to Create Social Experiences for Your Children

Jun 12, 2014 13:43

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In this podcast, I will explain 6 ways you can create social experiences for your homeschooled children. This is one of the most commonly asked questions of parents that choose to school their children at home. It is as if public school is the only place a child can get a social experience. Thank goodness CONTINUE

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Why Games Help Learning

Jun 12, 2014 22:43

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In this podcast I will explain why I think that learning is critical learning (despite what some researchers have been saying over the last 5 years). I will also tell you why I think the researchers are wrong and why I think that we can still use their own research to suggest that games are CONTINUE

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Terri Brady on Games in Homeschool

Jun 5, 2014 28:01

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Playing with our children is SO MONUMENTALLY IMPORTANT!!! Parents need to play more games WITH their children. I am not talking about signing them up for another season of soccer or t-ball. I mean just simply playing with them. Games are a great motivator on different levels for children and may be one of the most often CONTINUE

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Terri Brady and Finding Your “Why” to Homeschool

Jun 4, 2014 48:30

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Vision is one of the most important pieces when it comes to successfully tackling a new adventure like Homeschooling your Children. Every homeschool family should have a list of reasons WHY TO HOMESCHOOL and a second list of 25 THINGS YOU WANT TO GET OUT OF HOMESCHOOL.  You may think those are two lists are exactly the CONTINUE

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Homeschool Science Challenge #1: Egg Forces

May 29, 2014 9:32

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HOW DID IT DO THAT? Make sure you submit your child’s explanation of the science project below. Just leave us a comment at the bottom of the page. Listen to this podcast (and all of our past episodes) here for FREE!!! Just click below:    

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Improve Your Test Scores

May 28, 2014 19:52

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This podcast will help you prepare your children for whatever testing experiences that lie ahead of them. If they understand this simple approach to tests, I promise that their scores will improve. Listen to why I have so sure…     Listen to this podcast (and all of our past episodes) here for FREE!!! Just click CONTINUE

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Get your children excited about learning. Ready… Set… Learn…

May 23, 2014 18:56

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In this episode I am going to tell you about the biggest mistakes that teachers make almost every day. With relatively little effort you can drastically improve your learning experiences with your children. They will be excited to learn whatever you are trying to teach them with just a little extra effort on your part. I CONTINUE

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Fun Math Games

May 16, 2014 18:15

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Fun Math Games for Homeschool Families

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Episode 31 Cooperative Learning

May 9, 2014 20:20

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Cooperative Learning has been around for a very long time. It is an powerful teaching philosophy even when you are homeschooling one or two children. The different strategies to get children to work together and to engage in the learning process are helpful and typically engage the different learning styles. You will really enjoy this podcast CONTINUE

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8 Immature Games That Help You Connect With Your Children

May 3, 2014 18:54

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Okay… I know that we are supposed to be the adults. We are supposed to be dignified and set the example… SOMETIMES! Games help us connect to our children because that is how they connect to each other. Let’s face it, sometimes our children need us to get down and play with them at their level. CONTINUE

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Visual Learning Activities

Apr 30, 2014 19:16

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Here is our podcast full of homeschool ideas for parents with visual learners. This podcast will help you identify if your children are visual learners through weaknesses and strengths. Visual learning activities need to engage your children through their vision. Graphs, charts, diagrams, colors, pictures, videos, etc… will all help you engage your children if CONTINUE

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Auditory Learning Activities

Apr 27, 2014 28:05

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Do you have children that learn better with their ears than they do their eyes? It is very important that we understand how our children prefer to learn. Once we know that, then we can begin to prepare activities that will take advantage of those particular learning styles. Aligning our teaching methods and activities with our CONTINUE

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Kinesthetic Learning Activities

Apr 25, 2014 27:38

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In episode 27, I focus on the kinesthetic learner. Here are some fun activities that your kinesthetic learners will love. Show Notes for Episode 27: Kinesthetic Learners TED Talks The tool/app of the day is the TED Talks App for both iOs and Android devices. You can get the TED Talks app by clicking on CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas for Different Learning Styles

Apr 23, 2014 24:48

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It is obvious that not everyone learns in the same way. This podcast addresses three major learning styles: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic (motion).  For each learning style I will give you some things to look for that will help you identify if your child might benefit from lesson activities utilizing that particular learning style as well as CONTINUE

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Michele Brown and Ohio State

Apr 20, 2014 33:39

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Michele Brown is the Senior Assistant Director of Economic Access & Ohio State University Acadmey Program. She has been in undergraduate admissions for 27 YEARS!!!!. She knows her stuff, so get ready for some great advice about getting into college. She has some excellent homeschool ideas! College Preparation for Homeschool Families Without question, the most CONTINUE

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Homeschool Peer Review

Apr 16, 2014 28:01

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5 steps to help your children benefit from good peer reviews. The studies are really clear that peer reviews not only help the student whose work gets reviewed, but the learning of the reviewer increases as well. This episode walks you through 5 important tips to help your children both receive feedback as well as CONTINUE

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Homeschool Questions

Apr 9, 2014 36:31

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12 questions from people who don’t quite understand homeschool and how I answer them. Let’s face it. Every one of us has asked that question we regretted as soon as the words left our mouth. Maybe for you it was: “When is your baby due?” … Only to realize that there is no baby, or CONTINUE

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Homeschool College Preparation

Apr 5, 2014 34:45

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5 things to do RIGHT NOW to improve your children’s college application. Click on this link and get my takeaways from the interview and summary of 5 things you can do right now that will improve your children’s chance of getting into THE school of their choice! 5 things you can do TODAY! Jeannie Borin CONTINUE

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Home School Easy Science Idea

Apr 1, 2014 18:48

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Here is a very easy science idea to help your younger children understand the idea behind the different states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. Also in this interview: I explain one of my favorite journal applications. It is the app that I use to keep my personal journal. Get ready to take a trip CONTINUE

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Home School Ideas Ep 20

Mar 30, 2014 27:51

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Math + Writing + Presentation Tool = Homeschool Ideas Episode 20 I am really excited about this episode because I have 5 homeschool ideas for you that you could use tomorrow. Get ready, get set, GO!!!   MATH HOMESCHOOL IDEAS Throughout several of these interviews, one of the common threads has been a frustration with CONTINUE

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Home School

Mar 28, 2014 43:16

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Sarah Ratliff lives in Tyler, Texas and shares her awesome homeschool journey in this interview. I am so grateful for her willingness to participate and visit with me for a few minutes. Check out one of Sarah’s favorite educational sites: The Ten Boom Institute. Just click on the following link. www.tenboominstitute.com  

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Homeschool Ideas Episode 18: Lisa Hone

Mar 25, 2014 39:22

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This podcast is a great interview for parents that have decided to homeschool their children because of behavior or challenges that require a little extra attention. To be honest, I went into this interview a little bit blind in the fact that I was not sure exactly what Lisa Hone was doing. I was talking with CONTINUE

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Episode 17: Plan Do Check Adjust

Mar 22, 2014 25:16

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101 Homeschool Ideas for Planning   Today’s podcast is going to focus on planning and organization. I want to introduce you to Notability. I love this note-taking application. The tool of the day: Notability This is an awesome note taking application. My favorite features are: Sync with the cloud Take clips directly from the web CONTINUE

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Homeschooling Ideas Ep 16: Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko

Mar 19, 2014 37:28

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Today’s interview is with Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko. She has co-authored/edited a new book called Natural Born Learners: Unschooling And Autonomy In Education. By the time my 30 minutes with Beatrice were over, I felt rejuvenated and inspired. You will too. She has some great information to share. Click here to see the show notes and learn how to CONTINUE

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Top 10 Ideas for Homeschool Parents

Mar 18, 2014 20:49

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I decided that I would recap our last 14 episodes and the ideas that we are getting from the awesome interviews. I have really been so grateful for all of the people that we have had the opportunity to interview and I have some great podcasts ready for you starting with episode 16. I will CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas Ep 14 New Teaching Skill

Mar 15, 2014 28:07

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Here is another edition of the Friday skill and review podcast. This skill, that I call “All Talk/No Talk,” is an excellent skill for managing the energy level of your class or discussion on the fly. I also get to introduce you to my oldest son, Paden. He gives a review of a new math CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas Ep 13 Ericka Joseph

Mar 13, 2014 32:27

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Here is another great interview. Ericka Joseph lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She has her own homeschool podcast called the Homeschool Adventure Show. She co-hosts that podcast with her daughter Akili. It is kind of fun to sit back and listen to Akili review the week with her mom on the podcast. You can also CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas Ep 12 Ashley Hill and College Admissions

Mar 11, 2014 30:46

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Ever worry about helping your homeschool student get into college? Worry about their success once they get there? These are some of the most common concerns of homeschool parents. One thing that the public school system offers parents is a measuring stick to gauge their children’s preparation. Constant grades, regular tests, and teacher feedback can CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas Ep 11

Mar 8, 2014 17:13

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This podcast describes 4 things that teachers do that kill discussions. I also describe one of my favorite creative writing assignments that you can use on any given day. You will also see how quickly you can adapt it to come up with multiple creative writing assignments. Please do not think that just because the students CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas Ep 10 Kathryn Wylie

Mar 6, 2014 49:49

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Here is my interview with Kathryn Wylie. She gives some great information including a curriculum review of unit studies style homeschooling and why she and her family loved that particular method. She also shared how she organized her children’s day to keep them on task and help them become a little more “in charge” of CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas Ep. 9 Olivia Votaw

Mar 4, 2014 58:23

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Homeschool Ep. 08

Feb 27, 2014 47:10

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You are going to love the this interview. There is so much information here about educational apps, curriculum, and educational websites. What are you waiting for… get listening!!!   [su_heading size=”30″ margin=”40″]Jamie and Petter Olsen[/su_heading] After we got done laughing about what a dork I am for messing up the first interview that I did CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas Ep. 007

Feb 21, 2014 24:58

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[su_heading size=”30″ margin=”40″]Don’t Ever Give a Boring Lecture Again. Three Types of Questions That Will Turn Your Lectures Into ENGAGING Discussions[/su_heading] I changed the format on this episode a little (I hope that is OK). I wanted to give some of my tips on leading discussions with great questions. So here is my run down. CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas Ep 6 Audrey Rindlisbacher

Feb 18, 2014 43:46

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In this podcast I interviewed Audrey Rindlisbacher from the Ten Boom Institute. I really wanted to interview Audrey because I stumbled across her name at a homeschooling conference and looked into the Ten Boom Institute. There were some things about her goals with the Institute that I wanted to know more about, and so I CONTINUE

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101 Homeschool Ideas Ep. 5

Feb 13, 2014 33:25

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[su_heading size=”29″ margin=”40″]Interview with Richard Wells[/su_heading] I loved doing this interview. There are some great ideas for those of us that are not able to be a major part of the homeschool process because we are away from the home working. Here are the Show Notes. You will hear Richard mention the following: His concerns CONTINUE

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Homeschool Ideas Ep. 4

Feb 9, 2014 36:43

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This is my interview with Dina Wells. She is a fantastic lady who really loves education and has done some incredible things with homeschool and Rise Up Academy. Among the many important ideas that Dina shared is the change in approach to education that she had to take to avoid power struggles with her children. CONTINUE

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Homeschool Podcast

Feb 6, 2014 39:01

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Episode 003 I had the opportunity to visit with Kathy Baker yesterday. This was a great interview. Kathy started homeschooling her children 18 years ago when the social stigma of “homeschoolers” was even more negative than it is today. She explains how they dealt with that pressure. Kathy also shared how she found the resources CONTINUE

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101 PRACTICAL HOMESCHOOLING IDEAS EP. 002: Jessica Ricks Interview

Jan 25, 2014 35:45

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In this episode, I interview my wife, Jessica Ricks, about her reasons for homeschooling, her early challenges when she was starting and how she overcame them. Jessica mentions how important a Salt Lake City Homeschool Convention was to building her confidence and getting her off on the right foot because of the networks that she CONTINUE

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101 Practical Homeschooling Ideas Ep. 001: Issues with Public Education

Jan 23, 2014 37:44

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In this episode I will point out some of the problems with the public education system today and why fixing the system is not as easy as the politicians want us to think it is. I will discuss how multiple expectations on the public school teachers actually limit their ability to meet any of the CONTINUE

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