Homeschooling Podcasts

Get great support by listening to the latest podcasts giving practical advice and tips for homeschooling children of all ages..

Episode 176: Form IA Reading Lesson Charlotte Mason acknowledged that teaching reading can feel like moving at a snail's pace, but that children love making progress. In this demonstration of a reading lesson, Maelle understands how to read, but is still building her fund of recognized words. A Delectable Education
EU180: Growing Up Unschooling with Nick Bergson-Shilcock Nick Bergson-Shilcock joins me this week! In a nutshell, Nick grew up unschooling and now runs the Recurse Center in New York. It's a wonderful space for both new and experience programmers to take a sabbatical and vastly improve their programming skills. Exploring Unschooling
HSHSP Ep 164: How and Why to Use Literature Study Guides This week on HSHSP Ep 164: How and Why to Use Literature Study Guides. HSHSP Ep 164: How and Why to Use Literature Study Guides Sabrina and Vicki LOVE Literature! In this episode we are recording in Vicki's office, not very fancy for recording: just a chair draped with a blanket for best sound production! The Homeschool High Podcast
How to Trust God With Your Kids If you have been engaged in the Trust Project with me, you'll love this month's focus: kids. I made a mistake and said that marriage was our focus for June and it's not. That will be our focus for July. I am so thankful for the grace you give me for all of my foibles. The Homeschool Sanity Show
HS 163 : Don't Be Afraid to Face Sibling Complaints by Lynna Sutherland It's happened so many times you can replay the scenario in your head. One of your children runs in from another room screaming. He's got a complaint against a sibling and he wants justice. How do you respond? What do you say when faced with the accusations of one sibling against another? The Homeschool Solutions Show
Noah Tetzner - Homeschooler to Full-Time Podcaster About Noah Tetzner Noah Tetzner is a homeschool graduate who enjoys sharing his passion for history with the world! He is the host of multiple historical podcasts that feature interviews with some of the world brightest scholars. The Wired homeschool
EU179: Unschooling Stories with Joan Concilio Joan Concilio joins me to share some of her family's wonderful unschooling stories. We dive into her journey to unschooling, the learning that happened along the way, the profound changes it brought to their lives and the deep connections that it forged. Exploring Unschooling
CSI Science for Middle and High Schoolers I met Scott Moening at the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinatti and am I ever glad! I learned about his company's forensic science curriculum that I will be using with my 8th grader and two high schoolers next year. My kids are excited about learning what I'm calling CSI science. The Homeschool Sanity Show
HSHSP Ep 163: Different Philosophies of Homeschooling High School This week on HSHSP Ep 163: Different Philosophies of Homeschooling High School. HSHSP Ep 163: Different Philosophies of Homeschooling High School Sometimes we get questions about the's philosophy of homeschooling. What is our educational philosophy? The Homeschool High Podcast
HS 162: Planning by Personality Type with Mystie Winckler Have you ever wondered how your personality type might impact your approach to homeschool planning? On today's episode of the podcast we have a fascinating glimpse at how your Meyers-Briggs functions can have an affect on how you plan, what you plan, and how you work a plan. The Homeschool Solutions Show
EU178: Q&A with Anna and Pam Anna Brown joins me this week to answer listener questions. We talk about finding ways to live together when we have different styles and needs, considering diplomas and next steps, allowances and family money, and how learning looks different in unschooling families. Exploring Unschooling
Ted Dintersmith on Innovative Schools After a successful career as a venture capitalist, Ted Dintersmith dedicated himself to discovering highly innovative schools around the United States, leading him to produce the 2015 documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, and his 2018 book, What School Could Be. Off-Trail Learning
HSHSP Ep 162: Lifeschooling with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview Danielle Papageorgiou This week on HSHSP Ep 162: Lifeschooling with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview Danielle Papageorgiou. HSHSP Ep 162: Lifeschooling with Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview Danielle Papageorgiou Vicki is joined by our fellow podcaster, Danielle Papgeorgiou of Life as a Lifeschooler Podcast. The Homeschool High Podcast
Episode 74: Poolside Professional Development III It's here sisters - tons of book ideas for you, plus your permission slip to read outside this summer! Whether you hit the pool, the campground, or the backyard while your kids jump on the trampoline, Cait + Kara are sharing some books they hope to tackle during "summer break." This is their third Poolside Professional Development Episode. The Homeschool Sisters
HS 161 : How We Homeschool Without Grade Levels by Jamie Erickson "And what grade are you in, honey?" the little old lady asked my daughter in an impromptu conversation by the produce section. She found my then eight-year-old girl sorting through apples looking for just the right one and thought it odd that a child her age would be at the grocery store in the middle of a Thursday. The Homeschool Solutions Show
EP #54: Gainsaying Sayers In today’s episode, Mystie, Pam, and Brandy finish up their conversation about Dorothy Sayers' essay, The Lost Tools of Learning, which began in Episode 49. In fact, if you haven’t listened to Episode 49, you really should do that first. Anyhow, in this episode the Scholé Sisters discuss and debate the trivium portion of the essay. The Scholé Sisters Podcast
Episode 174: Listener Q&A #35 This is a monthly question and answer episode discussing how to interest our husbands in Charlotte Mason's method, how to implement narration as an adult, and how and what can be done for children after school hours who attend a non-Charlotte Mason school. A Delectable Education
EU177: Growing Up Unschooling with Alyssa Patterson Alyssa Patterson joins me this week to chat about growing up unschooling! Alyssa and I dive into her interests growing up, her choice to go to high school for a year and a half, how she came to open her own business a few months ago, what she appreciates most about growing up unschooling, and. Exploring Unschooling
HSHSP Ep 161: Why Teach Philosophy in Homeschool High School? Interview with Dr. Micah Tillman This week on HSHSP Ep 161: Why Teach Philosophy in Homeschool High School? Interview with Dr. Micah Tillman. HSHSP Ep 161: Why Teach Philosophy in Homeschool High School? Interview with Dr. Micah Tillman Homeschool graduate and philosopher, Dr. Micah Tillman joins his mom for a discussion on why and how teens should study Philosophy. The Homeschool High Podcast
Easy Ways To Teach Vocabulary Does your child have a good vocabulary? If you aren't confident of that, you'll want to listen to this episode where I will explain why our children's vocabularies are vitally important. I'll also give you some simple strategies for improving their vocabulary. The Homeschool Sanity Show
Episode 73: Sibling Stuff The sibling relationship is unique, especially when we're young and all living together in the same home. Add homeschooling to that, and it's really vital to have some sibling strategies. Cait + Kara have called in sibling expert Lynna Sutherland of Homeschooling Without Training Wheels for this episode. The Homeschool Sisters
HS 160: The Introverted Homeschool Mom with Jamie Martin It is no secret that I am an introvert and introverts have a special place in my heart. There is nothing wrong with extroverts, but getting the world to understand the need for a little quiet and time alone and not take it personally is hard. It doesn’t mean one is shy or awkward. The Homeschool Solutions Show
Episode 173: CM in Our Homes, Emma Buckingham This week's Charlotte Mason podcast is an interview with a college graduate. Liz talks with Emma about her upbringing with Charlotte Mason's method, how that prepared her for her future academic and job pursuits, and how Miss Mason's lifestyle is continuing to nourish Emma's life. A Delectable Education
152: Stories from My Closet This week, I've taken my mic into my closet! Sitting amongst my clothes, I'm sharing: Why I'm in my wardrobe. My new book idea. How I was interviewed for the Global Homeschooling Summit. My Susan Skeleton story. A homeschool registration story from my book Curious Unschoolers. Stories of an Unschooling Family
A Sane Approach To Homeschool Screen Time Do you have concerns about your kids' screen time? If so, you're like me and many homeschooling parents who have been forced to deal with a new digital reality. We'll dive into the topic of developing a sane approach to homeschool screen time in just a moment. The Homeschool Sanity Show
EU176: Coming Home with Tara Soto-Regester Tara Soto-Regester, an unschooling mom with two children, joins me for a wonderful conversation about her family's journey from school to unschooling. We dive into how she discovered unschooling, her son's transition from school to coming home, what's surprised her along the way, her new podcast, and lots more! Exploring Unschooling
HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op This week on HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op! HSHSP Ep 160: How to Teach Human Development in Homeschool Co-op One of the 7Sisters' favorite courses for their homeschool high schoolers is Human Development. One of the 7Sisters' favorite ways to teach Human Development is homeschool co-op. The Homeschool High Podcast
What Mastery Curriculum Is And Why You Should Include It In Your Homeschool This week I want to talk about mastery curriculum - what it is and why I think you should include it in your homeschool. But first, I'd like to thank my sponsor for this episode: BookShark. Podcast Sponsor BookShark homeschool curriculum is literature-based, 4-day, and faith-neutral. The Homeschool Sanity Show
Episode 72: Learning with Little Ones, with Erin Loechner In this episode, the sisters are joined by Erin Loechner, founder of the international online homeschool community for little ones, Other Goose. Erin and the sisters are breaking down simple homeschooling with kids ages 2-7 - how to make it intentional and fun, without making yourself crazy. The Homeschool Sisters
HS 159 : Choosing Extracurricular Activities by Felicia Johnson We live in a society where being busy is considered normal. If you aren’t running to piano practice, baseball games, school awards ceremonies and every other possible extra-curricular activity every week, you aren’t doing enough for your kids. Every mom feels the invisible pressure to preform and possible out-preform their neighbor. The Homeschool Solutions Show
EP #53: You've Got a Friend in Me In today’s episode, Mystie and Brandy use part of CS Lewis’ book The Four Loves to discuss friendship – how Lewis defines it, if we womenfolk are capable of it, and how it’s different from other things like companionship and affection. We wrap up by applying this to… yes!… book clubs. The Scholé Sisters Podcast
Episode 172: Folk Dancing with Sandra Sosa Charlotte Mason included folk dance in the wide and varied feast. Today's interview with Sandra Sosa explores some of the enormous range of possibilities that open up to us when we consider making dancing a part of our education. A Delectable Education
EU175: Deschooling with Leah Rose Leah Rose joins me this week to share her unschooling experience. Turns out, our conversation had such a lovely, organic flow that we soon left the questions behind! Exploring Unschooling
151: Stories from 'Curious Unschoolers' This week, I'm sharing the first 3 parts of my newly published book Curious Unschoolers. I hope these stories will give you an idea of what my book is all about. Perhaps after listening to them, you'd like to read the whole book! Stories of an Unschooling Family
HSHSP Ep 159: How to Enjoy Being Mom of a Just-Average Homeschool Teen This week on HSHSP Ep 159: How to Enjoy Being Mom of a Just-Average Homeschool Teen. HSHSP Ep 159: How to Enjoy Being Mom of a Just-Average Homeschool Teen Your teens don't have to go to Harvard to be exactly who God created them to be. Most teens are just-average* in the ways that get big attention like academics, sports or arts! The Homeschool High Podcast
Episode 71: Morning Time, with Pam Barnhill In this episode, the sisters are celebrating a book birthday with friend Pam Barnhill. Her new book Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning with Purpose and Peace is available for sale TODAY! Get your copy here. The sisters are sharing this replay episode from last year - one of their most popular episodes so far. The Homeschool Sisters
HS 158: Introducing the New Plan Your Year with Dawn Garrett We are so excited to announce the release of the brand new Plan Your Year with this special conversation about homeschool planning. Dawn Garrett joins me today as we chat what's new about the book, what homeschool planning looks like for different people, common misconceptions about planning and being "boxed in" by a plan, and so much more. The Homeschool Solutions Show
Blake Boles on Quitting High School If conventional high school isn't a good fit for your kid, what should you do - push harder, or try something new? Is high school mandatory for college, career, and a successful transition to adulthood? Enjoy! Off-Trail Learning
Episode 171: No Education But Self-Education "No education, but self-education," said Charlotte Mason. What does this mean in our schoolroom, in our daily lives? Listen to the discussion of what we are really aiming for in the education of our children. A Delectable Education
EU174: Unschooling Teens at Camp with Laura Bowman Laura Bowman is the founder of the East Tennessee Unschooled Summer Camp for teens and previous guests have said wonderful things about their camp experience. We dive into Laura's unschooling journey, how the camp came to life in 2010, what a day at camp looks like, the idea behind the Mentor Groups, reluctant campers, and. Exploring Unschooling
The Trust Project: Health And Safety I am replacing today's originally scheduled topic with one I think is of the utmost importance. Today I want to share with you about what I believe is the biggest and best project of my life and how you can join me. I recently finished the audiobook The Miracle Equation by Hal Elrod. The Homeschool Sanity Show
Episode 70: Quiet Joy: Introverted parenting with Jamie Martin This sisters are joined this week by long-time friend Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool! Jamie has written a new book that is THE guide for introverts and for helping extroverts understand introverts better: Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt and Quiet Joy. The Homeschool Sisters
HSHSP Ep 158: Helping Teens Overcome Perfectionism This week on HSHSP Ep 158: Helping Teens Overcome Perfectionism. HSHSP Ep 158: Helping Teens Overcome Perfectionism Many teens get stymied by perfectionism. When teens feel like they must do everything perfectly, it ends up messy! The Homeschool High Podcast
HS 157 : When Your Homeschool Child Can't Read Yet by Erin Cox If you're reading this, you are probably in the midst of teaching one of your little ones to read OR you have that endeavor looming ahead of you in the near future… amiright? The singular biggest fear of every single homeschool mom I've ever spoken to is failing to teach her child to read well… and especially failing to teach them "on time". The Homeschool Solutions Show
Best of Homschooling IRL: Affording College It's that time of year again - graduation is upon us and college is looming into the future. In this replay of the Best of Homeschooling IRL, listen in as Fletch and Kendra interview Jean Burke of College Prep Genius with tips for affording college. Homeschooling IRL
EP #52: Philosophy for Mommies Today's conversation with Eric is perfect if you plan to attend his Spring Training Sessions, yes, but also perfect if you ever plan to read a book on educational philosophy. Brandy and Mystie talk with him about what philosophy really is and what are some best practices when it comes to studying it. The Scholé Sisters Podcast
Episode 170: Listener Q&A #34 The April Q&A episode discusses the usual variety of questions: Did Charlotte Mason use textbooks? Is her parenting advice valid? How can we get more rest? Plus, strategies for lesson planning. A Delectable Education
EU173: Unschooling in Context with Anna Brown Anna Brown joins me this week for a conversation with a twist: we're not talking about the ins and outs of unschooling itself but about how it fits in the bigger picture. Hence the title of the episode, Unschooling in Context. It's a topic I've been wanting to do for a while, but I really. Exploring Unschooling
Episode 69: Q & A: How to squeeze in one-on-one time The sisters are chatting one-on-one time this week… How to get it when you're homeschooling and together ALL THE TIME, why it's valuable and what you can do when this just isn't the season for it. Cait and Kara share simple ideas for one-on-one time at home or when you just have a few minutes and how to make the most of the time we get together. The Homeschool Sisters
HS 156 Sonya Shafer: Mom, Teacher, Mentor Sonya Shafer is the encouraging voice and curriculum writer behind Simply Charlotte Mason. Along with her friend Karen and their families, Sonya has been teaching about Charlotte's methods for years, helping families to bring them into the 21st century. The Homeschool Solutions Show