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Yvette Hampton, producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, brings you encouragement and resources from home education experts and REAL families just like yours, to help you train your children well.

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We have got to educate people, as to what freedom and liberty are about, what the constitution is all about, parental rights, and who our kids belong to. That’s very elementary. Socialism and Marxism would have us believe our kids belong to the government.” – Zan Tyler

 

Zan Tyler - Homeschool Podcast Interview

While we were at the Firmly Planted Homeschool Resource Center, in Vancouver, Washington to finish filming interviews for Schoolhouse Rocked, homeschool pioneer, Zan Tyler stopped by for a surprise visit. Zan was instrumental in the fight to make homeschooling legal in South Carolina, in the early 1980s. She was in Oregon to speak at the Oregon Christian Home Education Association Network (OCEANetwork) homeschool conference, in Albany, Oregon and wanted to visit Heidi St. John and get a tour of the homeschool resource center. Because her story of the legal battles and persecution that she endured to pave the way for homeschooling families in her state provided such important historical perspective and cautionary advice, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to interview her for the movie and for the podcast.

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Following her dramatic battle for the right to homeschool her children, Zan went on to teach them through graduation and all three of them attended college on a variety of scholarships. Gaining resolve during her battle, she went on to fight for other homeschooling families in South Carolina and across the United States, founding the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools in 1990, Speaking at homeschool conventions around the world, and writing several books, including Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential and the forward for Heidi St. John's Busy Homeschool Mom's Guide to Daylight: Managing Your Days Through the Homeschool Years. She has also worked to develop Bible-bases homeschool resources as the director of Apologia Press. Here is her story.

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You can find out more about Zan Tyler at ZanTyler.com.

Read Zan’s book, Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential.

Read Heidi St. John’s book, Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight: Managing Your Days Through the Homeschool Years.

Yvette and Zan both recommend the Heidi St. John Podcast

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This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by HSLDA. Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Since 1983, they have provided homeschooling-related legal advice and representation to their more than 80,000 member families, promoting homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offering information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers. Through the years, HSLDA’s primary goal has remained the same—to bring together a large number of homeschooling families so that each can have a low-cost method of obtaining quality legal defense. Today, HSLDA gives tens of thousands of families the freedom to homeschool without having to face legal threats alone. 

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Yvette Hampton speaks with homeschool mom, Brittney Howard, who has 5 kids of multiple ages and helps to support her family through working from home. They discuss how she balances homeschooling with little ones, including a preschooler, setting up systems to make it all run a smoothly as possible, and managing her time well which has enabled her to homeschool while building a successful home business.

Brittney Howard - Homeschooling Multiple Ages

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Brittney Howard - Homeschooling While Working From Home Video

Watch the video of this interview with Brittney Howard on the Schoolhouse Rocked Backstage Pass website.

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Brittney Howard is a homeschooling mom of 5 children who range in age from toddlers to teenagers. She has been homeschooling for 17 years and loves Jesus, reading, coffee, and good conversations. She’s a Sapphire ambassador with Plexus Worldwide and has been able to bless her family financially while also successfully homeschooling her kids. She lives with her husband and kids in a tiny town near Savannah, GA. She loves empowering others to reach their potential and is passionate about leadership.

Website: mysite.plexusworldwide.com/brittneyhoward

Internet security system used by Brittney: https://www.covenanteyes.com

 

Classical Conversations, Sponsor of Schoolhouse Rocked

This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by Classical ConversationsClassical Conversations leads the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God’s created order and beauty. Share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community.

 

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“I just don’t want any barriers of entry to any parent who wants to home school. They don’t have to join Classical Conversations. I just firmly believe in homeschooling.” – Leigh Bortins, Classical Conversations

Leigh Bortins - Homeschooling High School

Yvette Hampton speaks with Leigh Bortins, a nationally acclaimed educator, perhaps best known for her ability to demystify the fundamental tools of learning. As a teacher, author and commentator, Leigh is credited with helping to launch the “home-centered learning” education movement.

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Leigh Bortins Interview Video - Classical Conversations

Schoolhouse Rocked Backstage Pass Members can watch the video of this interview with Leigh Bortins. Not a member yet? Use the coupon code "Podcast10" to save 10% on any paid membership. Become a Backstage Pass Member today and watch the extended conversation between Yvette and Jamie! Members get access to tons of great homeschool content while helping to support the ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked!

Through teaching study skills for 30 years to children and adults, she has written several books including The Core, The Question and The Conversation, a series which explores the classical trivium from a parent’s perspective. She has also authored complete K-12 curriculum guides for parents and homeschool tutors all across the country. Check out her books here.

Leigh is the founder and chief visionary officer of Classical Conversations Inc., an organization that models the home-centered learning approach to empower learners of all ages. She trains facilitators dedicated to duplicating her methods and is thereby transforming education and improving the quality of family and community life. Learn more at ClassicalConversations.com.

Leigh is currently working on developing a math curriculum that maps the structure of learning K4-12 math from a classical, Christian perspective. Leigh’s emphasis on the time-tested enjoyment of learning and the fundamentals of education and critical thinking skills grew out of her own experiences in homeschooling her four boys with her husband Robert. They, their children and grandchildren live near Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Books Written by Leigh Bortins

The Core

The Question

The Conversation

Echo in Celebration: A Call to Home-Centered Education

Helpful links

https://www.classicalconversations.com

https://www.parentpracticum.com

https://leighbortins.com

Classical Conversations, Sponsor of Schoolhouse Rocked

This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by Classical ConversationsClassical Conversations leads the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God’s created order and beauty. Share the love of learning through a Christian worldview and fellowship with other families. Our families thrive using three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community.

 

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“my job is that general contractor role where I have to know what’s going on in the family. I have to know my children by heart. I have to know where their weak points are, where their strengths are. I have to be able to identify when one of them is not doing well spiritually, when one of them is failing academically in some way. I need to have those conversations with my wife because she’s on the frontline, right? So, she sees … every day and have those conversations; “How are the kids doing? How are you doing? What do you need?” - Israel Wayne

Israel Wayne - Answering the Homeschool Critics

This week we are rebroadcasting on of our most popular episodes. Yvette Hampton talks with homeschool dad, Israel Wayne about answering the homeschool critics, teaching a Biblical worldview, and how dads can be great spiritual leaders and support their wives as they train their children. Israel is a national speaker and the author of several books including Education: Does God Have an Opinion? and his newest book, Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask. Israel appeared in the excellent documentary, Indoctrination, and we were very excited to interview him for Schoolhouse Rocked

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Israel Wayne Interview Video - Homeschool Critics

Schoolhouse Rocked Backstage Pass Members can watch the behind-the-scenes video of this interview with Israel Wayne, which is nearly an hour long. Not a member yet? Use the coupon code "Podcast10" to save 10% on any paid membership. Become a Backstage Pass Member today and watch the extended conversation between Yvette and Jamie! Members get access to tons of great homeschool content while helping to support the ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked!

Sign up for Israel's newsletter HERE.

Listen for Yvette on Israel's excellent podcast at https://ultimateradioshow.com/family-renewal/ 

You can find Israel online at:

Website: https://www.familyrenewal.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IsraelWayneAuthor/

https://www.facebook.com/israel.wayne

https://www.facebook.com/familyrenewal/

Twitter: @Israelwayne

 

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This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by the Lifeschooling Conference. This free conference will teach you to merge life with homeschooling. learn more at https://lifeschoolingconference.com/?wpam_id=7

 

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Don't miss this important production update. Yvette and Brooklyn Hampton discuss the plans for finishing the film. 

PLEASE PARTNER WITH US TO FINISH PRODUCTION ON
SCHOOLHOUSE ROCKED: THE HOMESCHOOL REVOLUTION!

Schoolhouse Rocked Production Update

 

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for your amazing support, encouragement, and prayers over the past several weeks. God is doing BIG things and we are so excited to share them with you. We asked you to pray for the Lord to guide us, and He has! We are SO excited to tell you that in a few weeks, we are driving west from Georgia to Washington to complete the filming of Schoolhouse Rocked with Heidi St. John!

The remainder of what needs to be filmed to complete the movie is the narrative portion. We have interviewed several fantastic homeschool experts and families, but in order for Schoolhouse Rocked to be an entertaining and compelling film, there must be an engaging and relatable storyline to tie all the interviews together. That’s where Heidi comes in. We will join Heidi at the Firmly Planted Homeschool Resource Center in Vancouver, Washington to talk about the ups and downs, benefits and blessings, challenges and victories of homeschooling.

For those of you who are not familiar with Heidi, she is a homeschool mom of 7 and an outspoken advocate for truth. She is dedicated to changing culture through the faithful application of God’s Word. She is a popular speaker and author, and host of the Heidi St. John podcast. You will be BLESSED by her important part in Schoolhouse Rocked!

BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!  As you can imagine, this cross-country journey and filming in Washington is going to be quite costly. God has been faithful to provide for production up until now, through people like yourself, as well as a few awesome sponsors, and we know He will continue to do so.

In order to complete filming with Heidi, we need to raise approximately $30k, in the next few weeks, for crew, travel, equipment, and other costs. It’s a big number, we know. But, we also know that our God is really big and that where He guides, He ALWAYS provides! Our trip is planned, our family is packed up, and we are going! Will you help us get there?

Here’s how YOU can help – 

 
PRAY~ God hears our prayers and is faithful and able to answer. We have continuously seen Him at work throughout this important project. 

DONATE~ Make a tax-deductible donation of any amount.

SHARE~ Share this message with friends and family who believe in the importance of homeschooling.

We are thankful for you, the homeschool community, who continue to walk this journey with us through prayer, encouragement, and financial support.

We are in this together and can’t wait to update you on God’s amazing provision!

Sincerely,
Yvette Hampton, Producer

 
Soli Deo gloria!

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Caleb Schroeder is a public school teacher and adjunct college professor, and brings his wisdom and insight from his experiences in the public school system to this important interview for the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

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In this episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast Yvette Hampton talks with Caleb Schroeder, a homeschool dad who was homeschooled himself. He and his wife Leah, who was also homeschooled, now homeschool their six children in Southern California. While their homeschool educations were relatively unstructured, they both went on to get college degrees (Caleb just finished his second master’s degree). In this interview Caleb talks about the philosophy and aims public schools from his perspective as a long-time teacher in the system. 

Book Recommendation:

The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World By Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Links:

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)

Young Life

Campus Life

Classical Conversations

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Michael P. Donnelly, Esq. is an HSLDA Senior Counsel and Director of Global Outreach. He serves as HSLDA’s staff attorney for the states of Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, and West Virginia and, as Director of Global Outreach, coordinates HSLDA’s support of homeschooling freedom around the world. He is also an adjunct professor of government at Patrick Henry College, where he teaches constitutional law.

In this interview Yvette Hampton and Mike Donnelly discuss some important topics for homeschoolers.
• What is HSLDA? Mike gives a brief history of HSLDA and homeschooling law.
• What services does HSLDA offer you offer and why should people be members?
• Mike shares how HSLDA has helped homeschool families.
• How is homeschooling growing across the world?
• What are future plans for HSLDA?

Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. They provide homeschooling-related legal advice and representation more than 80,000 member families, promote homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offer information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers. Through the years, HSLDA’s primary goal has remained the same—to bring together a large number of homeschooling families so that each can have a low-cost method of obtaining quality legal defense. Visit HSLDA.org/jointoday to learn why you should become a member.

HSLDA is a proud sponsor of Schoolhouse Rocked, and we couldn’t be more thankful for their support. Filmmakers, Garritt and Yvette are lifetime members of HSLDA and have been members since their first year of homeschooling. We encourage every homeschool family to join HSLDA. Whether you ever need their legal help, they provide valuable advice as you navigate the homeschooling journey, and they constantly guard and defend your right to home educate. - 


Check out Durenda Wilson's excellent homeschool mentoring program, The Unhurried Homeschooler at https://theunhurriedhomeschooler.thinkific.com and pick up a copy of her excellent book, The Unhurried Homeschooler.

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What foundation are you building our homeschool on?

Bryan Osborne is a well respected speaker, author, and curriculum specialist for Answers in Genesis. He holds a master’s degree in education and taught Bible history in a public school for 13 years, and has been teaching Christians to defend their faith for nearly 20 years.

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We are blessed to have Bryan as an important part of the Schoolhouse Rocked cast.

Book referenced: Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it, by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer.

Learn more about Bryan Osborne and Answers in Genesis at https://answersingenesis.org

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Andrew Pudewa is the founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). He is a popular speaker and author, who has been talking to homeschool families around the world for 30 years. We were privileged to have been able to interview him for Schoolhouse Rocked and have been blessed by the support of IEW as a gold sponsor of the film.

In this episode Mr. Pudewa talks about the importance of reading aloud to our children. A listener asks, "How can read-alouds cross "subject" barriers and maximize our homeschooling hours (literature, science, theology, history, ethics in one!)"

You can find Andrew Pudewa and IEW online at IEW.com.

Andrew Pudewa recommends the following resources in his interview.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association: HSLDA

IEW: Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Build Forts All Day

IEW Recommended Book List (Books for Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day)

Read Aloud Revival with Schoolhouse Rocked cast member, Sarah Mackenzie.

Book Recommendations:

However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa

IEW Book List: Timeline of Classics

Center for Lit: Reading Roadmaps

Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch Jr.

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

 

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