Homeschooling Podcasts


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

EP #58: Scholé is Diffuse In today’s episode, Brandy and Mystie discuss so many good things with special guest Ashley Woleben — what scholé is and how it relates to what the book A Mind for Numbers calls "diffuse mode learning," plus how to make scholé a part of your life. The Scholé Sisters Podcast
Episode 182: Visualization Charlotte Mason understood a fundamental skill persons have in learning: visualization. Emily, Liz, and Nicole focus this week's discussion on how Ms. Mason utilized this ability in children to maximize learning across the curriculum. A Delectable Education
EU193: Unschooling Younger Kids with Martha Delmore Martha Delmore joins me this week to talk about unschooling with younger children. Unschooling wasn't on her radar before she had kids-she's a former high school teacher-but her desire to maintain and enhance her relationships with them led her down this unexpected path. Exploring Unschooling
How To Trust God With Your Parents I can't believe it's already September, but it is indeed. It's time for another installment of the Trust Project. Each month, we are seeking to trust God with another area of our lives. This month, we seek to trust Him with our parents. More on that in a moment. The Homeschool Sanity Show
Episode 75: Don't Wet Your Plants: The Sisters are back with homeschool traditions And in the first episode of Season 7, they're sharing back-to-school and last-day-of-school traditions. Plus, how do you celebrate when you are a learning all the time family? Cait + Kara also catch everyone up on their summers, plants and more! The Homeschool Sisters
HSHSP Ep 177: Becoming a Mompreneur, Interview with Cheryl Pitt This week on HSHSP Ep 177: Becoming a Mompreneur, Interview with Cheryl Pitt.   HSHSP Ep 177: Becoming a Mompreneur, Interview with Cheryl Pitt Homeschooling and family business go well together. Join Vicki and Kym for this encouraging interview on becoming a mompreneur, with Cheryl Pitt of 2 to 1 Conference. The Homeschool High Podcast
HS 176 : How to Survive the First Year of Homeschooling with Adrienne Bolton Deciding to homeschool was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make as a parent. I remember being so torn with emotions, worrying we were doing the right thing. I know now it was the best choice for my son. It's what worked for our family then and we just kept going. The Homeschool Solutions Show
161: Registered Homeschoolers Who Unschool, Confidence and Other Thoughts This week, I'm sharing another story about younger unschoolers. It's called Giving a Child Unasked-For Help. I'm also chatting about last week's unschooling meeting in Canberra where Imogen, Sophie and I spoke about unschooling. I discuss the following questions: Does unschooling work? Stories of an Unschooling Family
EU192: Unschooling to College with Amy Milstein Amy Milstein's two children have grown up unschooling. Last year, her eldest decided she wanted to go to college. We dive into how they handled the legalities of unschooling in New York, her daughter's journey to college, and the lovely flow of their unschooling days along the way. Exploring Unschooling
Bill Deresiewicz on The Power and Peril of Self-Education What does it mean to "self-educate?" Are autodidacts made or born? Can one develop an intellect without formal higher education? In this special episode, Blake discusses these big questions with Bill Deresiewicz and guest facilitator Dev Carey. This event was recorded live in Portland, Oregon, on September 1, 2019, at the Wayfinding Academy. Off-Trail Learning
HSHSP Ep 176: Hands-on Learning in Homeschool High School, Interview with Susan Evans This week on HSHSP Ep 176: Hands-on Learning in Homeschool High School, Interview with Susan Evans.   HSHSP Ep 176: Hands-on Learning in Homeschool High School, Interview with Susan Evans Do your homeschool high schoolers have days that they HATE their studies? The Homeschool High Podcast
HS 175: Charlotte Mason Homeschooling with Brandy Vencel The final interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods is with a super-special friend of mine, Brandy Vencel. I am not a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, but sitting at the feet of Brandy keeps inching me more and more in that direction I think. The Homeschool Solutions Show
EP #57: Heroes First! It was something Wendi Capehart said at AmblesideOnline Camp during her talk that inspired this conversation. Mystie and Brandy are discussing why starting with heroes in a child's education is not white-washing, and why pointing out the darkness too young might backfire. The Scholé Sisters Podcast
EU191: Q&A with Anna and Pam Anna Brown joins me this week to dive into listener questions! Question Summaries Mom hears many parents on the podcast talking about hanging out with their kids so much more now that they're unschooling. But since she stopped limiting screen time back in January, her boys, 15, 13, and 10, play online games. Exploring Unschooling
HSHSP Ep 175: How Teens Can Explore Psychology as College Major This week on HSHSP Ep 175: How Teens Can Explore Psychology as College Major. HSHSP Ep 175: How Teens Can Explore Psychology as College Major Is your homeschool high schooler wrestling with college major choices? Can I make a suggestion? We need more homeschool high schoolers to choose psychology as a college major. The Homeschool High Podcast
How To Know If You're Doing Enough In Your Homeschool I frequently hear this worry from homeschoolers I talk with at the great homeschool conventions: I don't know if I'm doing enough. The Homeschool Sanity Show
HS 174: The Other Classical Homeschooling with Jennifer Dow The fourth interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods I got to chat with one of my very favorite people, Jennifer Dow from Expanding Wisdom. Jennifer is a joy, because she makes me think about life, education, and being a more virtuous person every single time we talk. The Homeschool Solutions Show
160: Shall We Talk About Christian Unschooling? This week's episode is for my Christian unschooling friends. I'm exploring the question: can Christians unschool? I share some quick thoughts on such things as trust, freedom, unconditional love, passions and interests, respect, families, our missions in life, and forgiveness from a Christian unschooling perspective. Stories of an Unschooling Family
Episode 181: Sol Fa Immersion Lesson Mason believed everyone could and should learn to sing. She employed the technique of the Sol Fa method to aid in this study. This week's immersion lesson is a demonstration of the process with examples of two lessons in two different forms. A Delectable Education
EU190: Unpacking Unschooling Memes with Sue Patterson Sue Patterson joins me this week to dive into five popular unschooling memes. Memes can be quick, inspirational pick-me-ups, but we don't need to stop there-we can use them as a springboard to learn more about both ourselves and unschooling. It's so worth doing the work. Exploring Unschooling
HSHSP Ep 174: Teaching About Presidents' Wives, Interview with Jill Hummer This week on HSHSP Ep 174: Teaching About Presidents' Wives, Interview with Jill Hummer. HSHSP Ep 174: Teaching About Presidents' Wives, Interview with Jill Hummer Homeschool high schoolers can really get some inspiration when they learn about American First Ladies. The Homeschool High Podcast
How Homeschooling Can Be A Fulfilling Career At the time of this recording, many new homeschoolers are starting this amazing journey. Some of you homeschooling moms are giving up a career, a business, or are putting your education aside to teach your children at home. In this episode, I want to talk with you about how homeschooling can be a fulfilling career. The Homeschool Sanity Show
HS 173: School at Home For More Time to Live with Margaret Berns The third interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods series was a delight to record. I loved chatting with a friend, Margaret in Minnesota. blogs about her beautiful life with seven kids at her blog - Minnesota Mom where she focuses on family, faith, and lots of love. The Homeschool Solutions Show
Best of HIRL Replay: The Working Homeschool Mom Are you a homeschooling mom who needs to work? Are you contemplating a job alongside homeschooling? Join us for this episode of Homeschooling in Real Life as we talk with Jimmie Lanley, a mom who found the need to be employed but also wanted to continue educating her daughter at home with excellence. Homeschooling IRL
159: Turning Waiting Times into Unschooling Adventures This week, I'm talking about how we can make the most of waiting times by filling them with adventures. I'm also discussing: Perfection and how it stops us from doing important and enjoyable things. How we can be adventurous parents. My vlogging plans. Stories of an Unschooling Family
EU189: Ten Questions with Amy Martinez Amy Martinez joins me this week to talk about her family's move to unschooling. Amy is a mother of five, who range in age from 15-29. They had time in public school, homeschooling, and ultimately moved to unschooling. Her insights on those transitions, on living in a big family, and on the connections and amazing. Exploring Unschooling
Best of HIRL Replay: Facetime Author Kristen Hatton joins us for an important discussion that encompasses the world our teen girls are growing up in. Homeschooling IRL
How To Avoid Drill & Kill In Teaching Language Arts If your students doesn't enjoy some aspects of language arts, whether that is reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, or writing, there is a good chance you have succumbed to the age old approach of drill. Drilling means that we repeat the same exercises over and over in an effort to help our students master a subject. The Homeschool Sanity Show
HSHSP Ep 173: Career Pathways for Homeschool High School This week on HSHSP Ep 173: Career Pathways for Homeschool High School. HSHSP Ep 173: Career Pathways for Homeschool High School How do you help your homeschool high schoolers be best prepared for what comes AFTER they graduate? The Homeschool High Podcast
HS 172: Unit Studies Interview with Heather Woodie As part of our interview series on the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods, I recently had the opportunity to speak to Heather Woodie of Blog She Wrote. Heather homeschooled her children using the unit study method for ten years. Sometimes she usel purchased unit studies, while at other times she wrote their own studies. The Homeschool Solutions Show
Antonio Buehler on Competitive College Admissions for Non-Traditional Students Antonio Buehler was the first person in his family to finish high school or attend college. After completing an MBA at Stanford he went into investment banking and private equity before becoming deeply impressed by homeschooling and creating his own self-directed learning center in Austin, Texas, called Abrome. Off-Trail Learning
158: Old and New Stories, a Book Club and Other Unschooling Things This week, I'm sharing some old stories and some new ones, as well as some news. I talk about: When my kids were younger by sharing a snow story and a homeschooling camp story. How my ideas about how kids learn have changed. How Gemma-Rose has been enriching her own life. Stories of an Unschooling Family
Episode 180: Picture Study Immersion Have you ever wondered how Picture Study may change in the older Forms? Perhaps your Picture Studies have fallen into a rut and you'd like to bring more variety into these lessons. Join Emily and Nicole in today's episode as they demonstrate one possible variation for this distinctly Charlotte Mason lesson. A Delectable Education
EU188: Our Unschooling Work with Jen Keefe Jen Keefe joins me this week! Jen was on the podcast almost three years ago and I really enjoyed learning a bit about how their unschooling lives have grown and changed since then. We dive into what she found challenging as they moved to unschooling, how it's been life-changing for her as well as the. Exploring Unschooling
Grandparents Who Homeschool - HIRL Special Replay During a recent homeschooling convention where we were speaking, an older gentleman approached the Homeschooling in Real Life booth and asked what we might know about grandparents who homeschool. He was planning to help his daughter homeschool her children, and he was there to gather information. Homeschooling IRL
How To Trust God With Your Finances This month we will be focusing the trust project on our finances. This is a difficult area for many of us to trust God with, but it can bring a great deal of peace when we put our faith in Him for our provision. If your husband struggles to trust God with your finances, this would be an excellent challenge to invite him to join you in. The Homeschool Sanity Show
HSHSP Ep 172: Help for Special Needs in Homeschool High School, Interview with Peggy Ployhar This week on HSHSP Ep 172: Help for Special Needs in Homeschool High School, Interview with Peggy Ployhar.   HSHSP Ep 172: Help for Special Needs in Homeschool High School, Interview with Peggy Ployhar Every teen has a place in God's kingdom, but not every teen's journey looks alike. The Homeschool High Podcast
HS 171: Stories of an Unschooling Family with Sue Elvis This episode from the archives is from our Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods and it was a delight to record three years ago. Sue unschools her large family where they focus on doing their own projects, relationships, and trusting the child. The Homeschool Solutions Show
EU187: Time and the Wild Landscape of Unschooling I originally wrote this essay for Rosemary Magazine, for their winter issue, which had the theme, "wildschool." I loved playing with that idea! There's the outer wildness of living outside the structure of compulsory school. In the world, rather than in the classroom. Exploring Unschooling
HSHSP Ep 171: Planning Homeschool High School This week on HSHSP Ep 171: Planning Homeschool High School. HSHSP Ep 171: Planning Homeschool High School Homeschooling high school can feel intimidating before you get started! The Homeschool High Podcast
How To Close The Complaint Desk In Your Homeschool Are you dealing with complaining when it's time to start school, or time to do chores, or time to do anything your kids don't like to do? If so, you will want to listen to this episode of the homeschool sanity show. I have six ideas for you that will result in a complaint-free homeschool. The Homeschool Sanity Show
HS 170: Road Trips for Homeschoolers with Trish Corlew There is nothing more fun than a road trip full of adventure and learning. And no group knows how to make the most of a learning adventure better than homeschoolers. The Homeschool Solutions Show
Motivational Mistakes That Many Parents Make Are you having trouble motivating your kids? If so, you may be making one of six key motivational mistakes that many parents make. That's what we'll be discussing in this episode of the homeschool Sanity Show. The Homeschool Sanity Show
EP #56: A Time to Laugh In today's episode, Brandy, Pam, Mystie and special guest Cindy Rollins are giving you a little peek at the content of the fall retreat. The retreat theme is Laughing Well and, as usual, they each have their own angle on the topic. You'll find out why they chose the theme in the first place as well as the general ideas they intend to cover. The Scholé Sisters Podcast
Episode 179: Recitation Immersion This week's immersion lesson is recitation. Nicole does real life lessons with her daughters, two of them in fact. Learn about the breathing lessons used in upper forms and how a child is encouraged to read poetry beautifully by listening as you listen in to their lessons. A Delectable Education
EU186: Sparkle and Zest and Unschooling with Teresa Hess Teresa Hess is an unschooling mom with three kids and the family-Teresa, her husband, and the kids-live in a cool co-housing community on an island in Washington state. Exploring Unschooling
HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring This week on HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring. HSHSP Ep 170: Developing Integrity Skills in Teens, Interview with Lisa Nehring Vicki is joined for this interview by Lisa Nehring. Lisa is a 27 year veteran of homeschooling. The Homeschool High Podcast
The Disappointed Parent - HIRL Special Replay We have big dreams when we begin parenting: how many children we'll have, what we'll do together, how our relationship will be when they are adults. It doesn't take long for us to realize that we're not in control of who or how our children are, and soon we can find ourselves disappointed that we didn't have a child like X, Y, and Z. Homeschooling IRL
How to Manage Troublemakers In Your Homeschool Do you have a child who seems like a troublemaker in your home and homeschool? If you do, you'll want to listen to this episode of the Homeschool Sanity Show. I hear from many parents who have a child who antagonizes siblings, rebels against them, or otherwise makes life difficult. The Homeschool Sanity Show
HS 169 : Homeschooling High School: Two Things You Might Be Missing by Susan Landry Homeschooling through high school can feel intimidating. I am a teacher by trade, and I am constantly second guessing myself and checking to be sure that I have not left my children with a gaping hole in their education. The Homeschool Solutions Show