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083: How to Teach History

By |2022-09-26T23:23:57-04:00September 27th, 2022|

Everyone can learn how to teach history. Much more than a just series of important dates to remember, history is the story of all the people of the world. Through history, you can discover new worlds and fascinating people, learning along with your students and building interests you never knew you had. Whether at home, on the road, or through the web, there’s history anywhere and everywhere. Today we discuss How to Teach History, and we share our favorite ways we’ve taught it. And be sure to stay to the end, where we give advice to a struggling homeschooler and share some important reminders. - SHOW NOTES: | Visit Transcript Maker and get your 14-day free trial! | Like our page and join our group on Facebook! | Follow us on Instagram! | Horrible History Books on Amazon | “You Wouldn’t Want to Be” History Book Series on Amazon | All Through the Ages, by Christine Miller | Genevieve Foster History Books | Crash Course Channel on Youtube - The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin. - If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

082: Understanding Your Teen Better

By |2022-09-14T01:20:20-04:00September 13th, 2022|

Every homeschooler will parent a teen at some point, and understanding your teen better is crucial. Awash with new experiences, challenges, and feelings more intense than ever before, teens require new tactics for parents. Every experience they go through will affect the others. Academic difficulty can lead to emotional issues, or vice-versa. Understanding your teen better will allow you to be better prepared. For those with younger children, you can get off on the right foot before your child is a teen. Today, we share our thoughts, experiences, and methods for parenting teens. And we give a glimpse of what lies beyond the teenage years. SHOW NOTES: Visit Transcript Maker and get your 14-day free trial! Like our page and join our group on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+la by Barbara Edtl Shelton The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, by Grace Llewellyn The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin. If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

081: Our Favorite Homeschooling Resources

By |2022-08-25T10:25:37-04:00August 25th, 2022|

There are a lot of homeschooling resources out there, whether for the teacher or student. But homeschooling is a learning lifestyle, and you need more than just pencils and curricula to make sure your homeschool runs smoothly. That's why today we're sharing our favorite homeschooling resources. We've gathered our favorite resources for teachers, students, organization, home management, and our favorite apps that make life and homeschooling easier and more joyful. And be sure to stay to the end today, when we give an important time sensitive update. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at happyhomeschoolpod@gmail.com - 05:52 - Teacher Resources 20:56 - Student Resources 32:21 - Organization 44:29 - Home Management 55:22 - Our Favorite Apps 1:03:54 - News Desk - The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin. If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

80: Help for the New Homeschooler

By |2022-08-11T15:21:35-04:00August 9th, 2022|

New homeschoolers can sometimes become overwhelmed with all the new duties a learning lifestyle entails. Having someone who knows what it's like and how to get off to a good start can be a lifesaver. That's why we're interviewing Mary James today. She's a long-time homeschooler (since 1989!) who founded a support group for new homeschoolers, and those who still feel a little new too. It's called Smoothing the Way and we think you'll love Mary's story of Smoothing's inspiration, founding, and growth. And be sure to stay to the end when we answer a very seasonal big question. - SHOW NOTES: - Visit Transcript Maker and get your 14-day free trial! Like our page and join our group on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Smoothing the Way - www.smoothingtheway.com - The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin. - If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

079: 5 Questions to Answer Before Starting the School Year

By |2022-07-26T10:29:34-04:00July 26th, 2022|

Whether you're still new, or you're a seasoned homeschooler, there are always important questions to answer before starting the school year. Today, we're asking Who, What, Where, When, and Why. By answering these five questions, you'll be able to focus on building your school year, planning for ups and downs, and understanding your student better. Join us today while we discuss what each of the questions mean to us, share our own plans for the coming school year, and share fun stories from our learning lifestyles. And be sure to stay to the end when we discuss a very useful book Holly received in the mail.  If you have any questions or comments, please email us at happyhomeschoolpod@gmail.com SHOW NOTES: Visit Transcript Maker and get your 14-day free trial! Like our page and join our group on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Rainbow Resource Center The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin. If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

078: The Happy Homeschooler Podcast Turns 2!

By |2022-07-12T09:56:22-04:00July 12th, 2022|

The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is turning 2, and we're celebrating the occasion! On today's episode, we're chatting about our histories with the podcast, how it's changed over the years, what we've learned by being part of it, and where we hope to see it go in the future. And as a special 2-year treat, we've got Matt Bass himself-- founder of Transcript Maker and producer of The Happy Homeschooler Podcast-- giving us a peek behind the curtain, discussing his own history with homeschooling, how he created Transcript Maker, and more!  If you have any questions or comments, please email us at happyhomeschoolpod@gmail.com SHOW NOTES: Visit Transcript Maker and get your 14-day free trial! Like our page and join our group on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! The Happy Homeschooler Podcast is a Transcript Maker Production. It is hosted by Holly Williams Urbach, Melody Gillum, and Jennifer Jones, produced by Matthew Bass, and edited by Norah Williams. Our graphic design is by Pete Soloway and our music is by The Great Pangolin. If you liked this episode, and you’d like to help us grow, leave us a review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

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