Reflecting on the past school year is so important as a home educator, but we often find ourselves too busy to think to do it. Even for homeschoolers who school year-round, May is a good time to take a moment, breathe deep, and look back at everything that worked and didn't last year. In today's episode, we discuss our own 2022-2023 school years, our triumphs and challenges, and we look forward to the summer and fall. And stay until the end to hear a very inspiring homeschooling news story. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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! Book Riot - 8 Home Library Apps To Keep Your Book Collection Organized KXAN News - 19-year-old Texan becomes youngest African American to graduate law school in US 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.
Family resistance to homeschooling can come in different ways. From simple misunderstandings to serious disagreements, from aunts and uncles to sometimes one's own spouse. For those unfamiliar with homeschooling, it can seem strange or confusing. But you know you've made the right choice, living a learning lifestyle that grows your family closer together. So how to you respond when you meet family resistance to homeschooling? Jennifer and Holly meet up today to discuss what kinds of resistance they met, and how they brought people over to their side. Listen and learn how to be confident when telling your family about the wonderful choice you've made! And be sure to stay to the end of the episode, when we discuss an important warning for homeschool Facebook groups! SHOW NOTES: Free to Learn by Peter Gray Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto How Children Learn by John Holt The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life by Julie Bogart Teenage Liberation Handbook, How to Quit School and Get a Real Education by Grace Llewellyn Teach Your Own by John Holt and Pat Farenga The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer What Is a Family? by Edith Schaeffer Season's of a Mother's Heart by Sally Clarkson 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!
You don't have to be Da Vinci or Picasso to know how to teach art! Many homeschoolers wonder how to teach art to their students, it can cause a lot of stress. But Holly, Melody, and Jennifer are here to tell you not to worry, teaching art can be one of the most fun and fulfilling subjects to explore! Join us as we discuss why it's important to learn about art, how to combat teacher and student resistance, and our favorite ways to incorporate art into our homeschool! And be sure to stay to the end, when we discuss a big question Holly has for her homeschooling Facebook groups.
We often see questions about homeschooling preschoolers. From what curriculum, if any, to use to what homeschooling groups are right, it can be a stressful experience before you even begin. That's why in today's episode, we're helping you navigate your way through homeschooling preschoolers. We'll discuss challenges you'll face, mistakes to avoid, and even [...]
What are unit studies? They may just be the most versatile educational method out there. By tying all your subjects into a common theme, you can streamline your schooldays and reinforce the lesson all day long. Today, Jennifer, Holly, and Melody discuss everything you need to know to start incorporating unit studies into your [...]
When we think about college readiness, we tend to think about studying, extracurriculars, and exams, but there's another side that's crucial to preparing your kids not just for college, but for adulthood! Many college students find themselves needing to learn these skills on the fly, leading to distraction from their studies and unneeded stress. [...]