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Episode 11: Solutions to Homeschooling Science

Have you ever dissected a fish on your kitchen counter and then tried to get the eyeball under a microscope? I have, and my daughter and I made quite a mess together. We could have used some advice from today’s guest, Tom Frederick, here to discuss Some Pros and Cons of Doing Science at Home.

Links to online labs and other resources mentioned or referred to in this week's podcast:

https://physics.ccsu.edu/LEMAIRE/genphys/virtual_physics_labs.htm

http://www.physicslab.org/Default.aspx

https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Interactives

https://www.perfectionlearning.com/science/physics/kinetic-interactive-physics-programs/virtual-physics-labs.html

https://www.edinformatics.com/HTML5/html5-physics-simulations.html

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/teaching-resources/tipsForUsingPhet

Find Tom Frederick here: http://www.physicsisphun.org/

https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/tom-frederick

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomassfrederick/

Today’s Short Feature: Story Strands Illustrative Storytelling

Find Celeste Behe at http://celestebehe.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Episode 10: How Homeschool Grads Perform in College

On average, homeschoolers measurably outperform traditionally-educated students in test scores, admission rates, and graduation rates. But is that the whole story? Megan Fassero, the Homeschool Outreach Coordinator for Benedictine College, will enlighten us on How Homeschool Grads Perform in College!

Learn More About Benedictine College: www.benedictine.edu
Request Benedictine’s Free Guide for Homeschoolers - www.benedictine.edu/homeschoolguide
Visit Benedictine on Homeschool Visit Day! - https://www.benedictine.edu/admission/visit/homeschool/index

2019 Inspire Conference - Planning With the Temperament God Gave Youhttps://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/free-homeschool-help-videos

Today’s Short Feature:
Self-Employment
Find Dan Louzonis here: https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

 

Episode 9: Homeschooling Kids Who Are Wired Differently
Your child may be a very early reader, deeply focused on creative pursuits, and incredibly interesting as a human being—but what happens when that same child struggles with overstimulation, anxiety, or depression? Today’s guest is Ginny Kochis, here to discuss Homeschooling Kids Who Are Wired Differently.

Find Ginny Kochis here: https://www.notsoformulaic.com/
More Recommended Resources:
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum 
National Association for Gifted Children 
SENGifted 
Crushing Tall Poppies (gifted adults) 

Today’s Short Feature: From Ideal to Real
Activities That Will Change Your Family Culture
Find Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/ and https://www.aromarosary.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Homeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Episode 8: The Role of the Father in Homeschooling

Homeschooling dads have a unique opportunity to lead their families and influence their children in ways that are personal, powerful, and pleasing to God. Today I have the honor of talking with one of my favorite authors, Joseph Pearce, about The Role of the Father in Homeschooling.

Find Joseph Pearce:
Joseph’s personal website: https://jpearce.co/
Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love, by Joseph Pearce 
Some music recommendations from Joseph Pearce:
Scythian: https://www.scythianmusic.com/
L’Angelus: https://www.langelus.com/
Joseph’s article, “Virtue vs. Virtuosity in Education”

Today's Short Feature: Books and Blessings
A Single Bead, by Stephanie Engelman
Find A.J. Cattapan here: https://www.ajcattapan.com/ and https://www.catholicteenbooks.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Episode 7: Time Management Tips from a Homeschool Graduate

Homeschooled students get to develop unique skills and an outlook that strengthens them to live a very intentional life. Today I’m talking with Emily Henry, here to share some Time Management Tips from a Homeschool Graduate.

Find Emily Henry here: https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/people/emily-henry

Today's Short Feature: Story Strands Telling Bible Stories
Find Celeste Behe here: http://celestebehe.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Episode 6: Top Tips for New Homeschooling Parents
Getting started with homeschooling can be overwhelming, but our guest is a homeschooling mom who loves to encourage and equip new homeschoolers! Today we’re talking with Amanda Woodiel about her Top Tips for New Homeschooling Parents.

Find Amanda Woodiel:
In a Place of Grace
CatholicMom.com
AmazingCatechists.com
12 Top Tips for New Homeschooling Families

Today’s Short Feature: Einstein Blueprint
Find Dan Louzonis here: https://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Episode 5: Preparing for a Joyful Homeschool Year!
Have you ever wondered how some families manage to radiate joy in their homeschooling journey? Well, there are secrets to that joy that anyone can learn, according to our guest, Bonnie Landry, who will give us some tips on Preparing for a Joyful Homeschool Year!

Bonnie’s workshop video series and Homeschooling Simplified booklets:
https://www.ohthatssimple.com/

Bonnie is offering our listeners a discount code on her workshop DVDs. Here’s the code: MAKEJOYNORMAL. (The code gets you the $75 program on joy in homeschooling for only $40, until October 15, 2019. If you are reading this after the expiration date, please contact Bonnie at her blog, http://practicingmammal.com/)
Also recommended:
https://practicingmammal.com/resources-links
https://practicingmammal.com/homeschooling-simplified-posts-about

Bonnie’s books on amazon:
Homeschooling, simplified series
Revolution of Mercy

Recommended books:

Hallowed Be This House: Finding Signs of Heaven in Your Home, by Thomas Howard
Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, by Gordon Neufeld
Sink Reflections, by Marla Cilley
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Today’s Short Feature: From Ideal to Real
Find Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/ and https://www.aromarosary.com/

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Episode 4: Building a Network When Your Children Are Small

At first, they may be invisible to your homeschool network, but there are lots of moms with babies and toddlers out there looking for support and friendship for themselves and for their children. Some of them are discerning whether to stay at home long-term, and still others are considering homeschooling. But what can they do while their children are too young for the local homeschool coop or the full-day programs available to little ones? Today we’re talking with AnneMarie Miller, a young mother at the very beginning of her homeschooling journey. We’ll be brainstorming ideas for Building a Network When Your Children Are Small. Stay tuned throughout for ways you can encourage and inspire AnneMarie and other moms like her!

Find Annemarie Miller at Sacrifice of Love, CatholicMom.com, and Verily Magazine 

Find A.J. Cattapan at https://www.ajcattapan.com/ and https://www.catholicteenbooks.com/

 

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

Episode 3

Homesteading: The Joy of Raising Living Things: God’s exquisite creation is a powerful expression of his love for us, so how valuable is it to teach our children to appreciate the complex beauty of the natural world? Today’s guest is Catholic author and homeschooling mom, TM Gaouette, to share her family’s adventure with Homesteading and the Benefits of Raising Living Things.

Learn more about Tai and her faithfully-Catholic novels at CatholicTeenBooks.com and tmgaouette.com/

 

Today's Short Feature:

Learn more about Celeste Behe and "Story Strands" here: http://celestebehe.com/

 

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich

 

Episode 2: Consistency and a Charlotte Mason Education

Today’s guest, author Jessica Ptomey, PhD, will explain the importance of Consistency in a Catholic Homeschool and how Charlotte Mason's methods provide the daily disciplines and habits to achieve a long-term vision for your children’s education. 

Jessica’s blog and podcast: http://jessicaptomey.com/

Charlotte Mason’s six-book series, free online: https://amblesideonline.org/CM/toc.html

Beauty in the Word, by Stratford Caldecott: https://www.circeinstitute.org/store/books/beauty-word-rethinking-foundations-education

(John Senior quote on the prerequisite education for grasping the Great Books, is found on p. 119 of Beauty in the Word)

Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, by Karen Glass: http://www.karenglass.net/

Know and Tell, by Karen Glass:

https://www.amazon.com/Know-Tell-Narration-Karen-Glass/dp/1983560189

Cindy Rollins’ podcast, The Mason Jarwww.meremotherhood.com/the-mason-jar-podcast

Jessica Ptomey on The Journey Home, with Marcus Grodi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zltIDGlyQ0c

Julia Carney’s Poem, “Little Things”: https://www.famlii.com/little-things-poem-julia-carney/

 

Today’s Short Feature:

Dan Louzonis, from Einstein Blueprinthttps://www.einsteinblueprint.com/

John Louzonis: https://kidsgetrich.com/book

 

Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:

Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.com

Music by Taylor Kirkwood

Intro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone

Our host Lisa Mladinich