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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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"A lot of times parents are fearful because they think "I'm not trained," or "I don't have any special background.", but they are the expert when it comes to their child, so we’re arming them with some good resources. If you have a child with dyslexia, then we're going to point you to resources and books and services for dyslexia or autism because knowledge is power and we battle fear by prayer and trusting in God..." - Faith Berens

Faith Berens - Special Needs Homeschooling, Special Education

Faith Berens is a special needs education consultant with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). As a special needs consultant for HSLDA, Faith helps families find educational solutions for their children’s learning challenges and disabilities. Faith has worked as a classroom teacher, in both public and private schools, a Reading Recovery® teacher, an NILD educational therapist, and as a private tutor. She specializes in child literacy and has a master’s degree in reading from Shenandoah University. Faith draws on her extensive experience with learning difficulties including her own struggle with dyscalculia and homeschooling her own children with unique learning challenges to help homeschool students facing their own learning struggles. Her areas of expertise are early childhood literacy, reading assessment, and the identification and remediation of reading difficulties and disabilities.

Faith Berens - Special Needs Homeschooling Video

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Recommended Resources:

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs, by Sharon Hensley

7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential, by Zan Tyler

A Beautiful Education for any Child, by Cheryl Swope

Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, by Kathy Kuhl 

Encouraging your Child, by Kathy Kuhl

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SPED Homeschool

Listen to more on this topic from Peggy Ployhar of SPED Homeschool

Connect with Faith: 

HSDLA Education Consultants Facebook Page

Faith Filled homeschooling

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This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by HSLDA. Home School Legal Defense Association defends and advances the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and protects 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. 

 

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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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Backstage Pass members can watch Zan Tyler's full interview for Schoolhouse Rocked. Not a member yet? Save 10% on any paid membership when you use the coupon code "PODCAST10".

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 and Tim Lambert, president of Texas Home School Coalition, discuss the importance of state homeschool organizations and conventions, why he and his wife began homeschooling, the history of homeschooling, and how the movement has changed since the 1980s. They also talk about some of the challenges we face today in homeschooling, the role of fathers, and how fathers can support and encourage their wives.

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Tim Lambert is the president of Texas Home School Coalition and has led THSC to become the largest state homeschool advocacy group in the country. Tim informs the public, legislators and agencies about home education in Texas and trains homeschool leaders in public relations and political activities. He is active in politics and represented Texas on the Republican National Committee from 1996-2004. Tim is passionate about protecting parents' God-given constitutional right to raise their children.

LINKS

Book recommended by Tim: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

Article on homeschool conventions by Jamie Erickson 

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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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Did you know you have a state homeschool organization working for you? State organizations PROMOTE homeschooling, PROVIDE valuable resources to help you homeschool successfully, and PROTECT your right to educate you children. These organizations are the first line of defense in monitoring state laws which would affect your family, then when action is needed, they rally their members and coordinate with other organizations to influence policy. We encourage every homeschool family to join their state homeschool organization (and HSLDA). Many people fought for years to gain the freedom to home educate and if we are not diligent we can quickly lose that freedom.

Rebecca Kocsis works for CHEA (Christian Home Educators Association of California), an organization that holds a special place in Yvette's heart. On this episode you'll hear why Yvette loves CHEA and get to know more about what state homeschool organizations are doing for you.

Resources

Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) of California - http://www.cheaofca.org

Homeschool Freedom  - Christian Homeschool State Organizations - http://homeschoolfreedom.com/state-orgs/

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) - https://hslda.org

State Homeschool Organization and Convention Map - http://homeschoolfreedom.com/conventions/

HSLDA - Homeschooling in Your State - https://hslda.org/content/hs/state/

 

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