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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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“Growing up with history and literature, and reading and storytelling, is a huge part of what shaped my passion to tell stories to reach a generation today with the medium of film.” - Aaron Burns

Aaron Burns - Christ-Centered Filmmaking

Yvette Hampton and film producer, Aaron Burns, discuss the joy of filmmaking and the importance of using our gifts to glorify God. Aaron talks about how he and his cousin, Chad Burns, got into filmmaking, how being homeschooled prepared him for life, and offers practical advice for aspiring filmmakers. If you have a child who wants to be part of the Christian film industry, this is a great episode to enjoy with them.

Aaron burns on Christ-Centered Filmmaking

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Aaron Burns is an award-winning feature film producer with a passion for reaching the next generation through gospel-centered stories. His projects include the record-setting adventure film BEYOND THE MASK, Sony's #1 box office hit WAR ROOM, and the upcoming OVERCOMER.  Aaron graduated with his MBA from Oakland University, and lives with his wife Andrea and their three children in Michigan.

Find out more about Aaron Burns at http://burnsandco.productions

Christian Worldview Film Festival

Christian Worldview Film Festival Facebook Page

Films mentioned on the podcast:

Pendragon– Watch on ChristianCinema.com

Beyond the Mask on Amazon Prime Video - Beyond the Mask on DVD 

War Room on Amazon Prime Video - War Room on DVD

Overcomer (In theaters August 23, 2019)

The Stolen Life: Currently in production and being directed by homeschool student, Matthew McCoskey

The Stolen Life Behind the Scenes

Libromania Podcast

This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by Libromania, a podcast for the book-obsessed featuring interviews with contemporary authors, discussions about key figures and movements in literature history, examinations of various genres and current events in the lit world, and celebrations of book nerdom - book stores, book design, book collections, and more.  Listen here!

Do you believe in homeschooling? Here’s your chance to help spread the word that homeschooling is good for students. It’s good for families. It’s good for AMERICA! Go to SchoolhouseRocked.com/support and join the movement to spread the word about homeschooling through movie theaters nationwide.

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Ginger Hubbard is an encouragement to me and thousands of other homeschool moms as she speaks at conventions all across the country on the topic of biblical parenting. She is the author of several books including Don’t Make Me Count to Three, Wise Words for Moms, and I Can't Believe You Just Said That!

Ginger Hubbard on Biblical Parenting

"Imagine trying to teach your child how to tie his shoes without the practice principle. Just verbally walking him through the process is not going to be enough. At some point, you would have to physically demonstrate how to do it, and then not only that, but require him to practice it on his own. And so, the way that I look at it is if the practice principal is vital for teaching such a morally neutral task as tying shoes, how much more important is it for training children in Christ-like character?" - Ginger Hubbard

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Ginger Hubbard on Biblical Parenting Video Interview

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You can find Ginger online at www.GingerHubbard.com.

Read Ginger Hubbard's Books:

I Can't Believe You Just Said That!

Don't Make Me Count to Three: A Mom's Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline

Don't Make Me Count to Three: Six-Week Study Guide

Wise Words for Moms

Ginger and Yvette also recommend Shepherding a Child's Heart, by Tedd Tripp.

The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast brings you the homeschooling conversations to encourage and equip you to start strong and finish well. On this weekly show, Yvette Hampton speaks with today's homeschooling leaders - speakers, authors, activists, curriculum publishers - and homeschooling families just like yours. These conversations will build you up and give you important resources to help you homeschool your children with success - from pre-school to graduation!

We want to hear from you! Click here If you have a question for the host or would like to suggest a topic or guest for The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

Do you believe in homeschooling? Here’s your chance to help spread the word that homeschooling is good for students, good for families, good for culture!  Go to SchoolhouseRocked.com/support and join the movement to spread the word about homeschooling through movie theaters nationwide.

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“The thing is—it’s not even about the academics. Homeschooling is important, academics are important, because that’s what points our children towards Christ. But parenting is not about academics. It’s about discipling and training the hearts of our children." - Yvette Hampton

Heidi St. John - You Can Homeschool!

In late June and early July we were in Vancouver, Washington to finish filming Schoolhouse Rocked with Heidi St. John at the Firmly Planted Homeschool Resource Center. During our time there Yvette had a chance to record an episode of the Heidi St. John Podcast with Heidi. 

Heidi St. John and Yvette Hampton answer viewers questions about homeschooling.

Following the show, Yvette and Heidi went live on Facebook to answer viewer questions about homeschooling. This episode of the podcast and the following Q&A was such an encouragement to listeners we decided to rebroadcast it and make the Q&A video available to our subscribers and Backstage Pass members.

Save 10% on any Backstage Pass Membership by using the coupon code, "PODCAST10" at SchoolhouseRocked.com/members.

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Listen to the Heidi St. John Podcast at http://heidistjohn.com/blog/podcasts/

 

 

Do you believe in homeschooling? Here’s your chance to help spread the word that homeschooling is good for students. It’s good for families. It’s good for AMERICA! Go to SchoolhouseRocked.com/support and join the movement to spread the word about homeschooling through movie theaters nationwide.

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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. 

 

Do you believe in homeschooling? Here’s your chance to help spread the word that homeschooling is good for students. It’s good for families. It’s good for AMERICA! Go to SchoolhouseRocked.com/support and join the movement to spread the word about homeschooling through movie theaters nationwide.

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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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Yvette and return guest, Jamie Erickson, discuss her new book Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence and her new Mom to Mom podcast! They discuss how Jamie’s homeschooling journey began, the importance of community, how to deal with the naysayers in your life, how to handle homeschool mom overwhelm, and why ⅓ of all new homeschool moms quit after the first year.

Jamie Erickson - Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence

 

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Jamie Erickson - You Can Homeschool Bravely

Schoolhouse Rocked Backstage Pass Members can watch this full interview, which includes 30 minutes of great bonus content. 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!

Jamie Erickson is a Christian mother to five blissfully abnormal kids, a former school teacher, and wife to her formerly homeschooled husband, Dain. She can be found encouraging and equipping a growing tribe of mothers all across the globe on the Mom to Mom podcast, through her blog The Unlikely Homeschool, at national conferences, and in her book Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence. In addition to writing and speaking, Jamie loves talking faith and family over a cup of coffee, and hanging out with her family.

Links:

Jamie’s New Book...

Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child With Confidence

Other Links...

The Unlikely Homeschool Blog: https://www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com/

Homeschool Bravely:  https://www.homeschoolbravely.com/

The Unlikely Homeschool Facebook: Security Check Required

The Unlikely Homeschool Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unlikely_homeschool/

Mom to Mom Podcast: http://momtomompodcast.com/

Mom to Mom Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momtomompodcast

Listen to more from Jamie:

Jamie Erickson first appeared on episode 11 of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Listen to "Letting Go of 'School' to Homeschool with Excellence", which aired September 10th, 2018.

 

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This episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by the Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing.

 

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