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January 21, 2019  

Michael Donnelly - HSLDA, Defending Homeschooling Freedom

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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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January 6, 2019  

Bryan Osborne - Building Your Homeschool on a Solid Foundation

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Welcome to Season 2 of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast!

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.

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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November 18, 2018  

Andrew Pudewa - Part 2, The Importance of Reading Aloud

 

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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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November 11, 2018  

Andrew Pudewa - Part 1, Motivating Your Homeschooled Children

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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 growth of homeschooling in Russia, China, and around the world. He also addresses how to motivate our kids to work diligently and effectively.

A listener asks, "How do you motivate the daydreamer to buckle down and complete their assignments quickly but well so that they can have more free time to pursue their passions. We’ve tried everything and even a scaled back assignment will take all day because she has no drive to finish. Do we just have to nag?" In his answer, Andrew Pudewa talks about four principals of motivation.

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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November 1, 2018  

Dr. Christopher Perrin - Docendo Discimus, “By Teaching, We Learn”

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Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author and speaker as well as co-founder and CEO at Classical Academic Press. He has a PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary and has served as a college and seminary professor and as the founding headmaster of a classical school in PA. He is the author of several books including An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for ParentsThe Greek Alphabet Code CrackerGreek for Children, and co-author of the Latin for Children series published by Classical Academic Press.

Dr. Perrin has a passion for classical education and is a lover of truth, goodness, and beauty wherever it is found. In this episode, Dr. Perrin discusses "scholé" (teaching from rest) and answers a question from a listener.

Tammy says, “I would love to hear from Dr. Christopher Perrin on the topic of Classical pedagogy in a homeschool unit study with multiple aged kids (my boys are ages 6 and 9). I would like to do most of our science with both boys together. What other subjects/topics work well with multiple ages? How do I teach Classically & effectively with multiple ages?”

 

You can find Dr. Perrin and Classical Academic Press online at

https://classicalacademicpress.com

https://www.scholeacademy.com

https://scholegroups.com

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