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Yvette Hampton, producer and host of the groundbreaking 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.

Episodes

What is the Christian Classical Method of education and how can you teach it in your home? Yvette Hampton is joined by Amy Sloan, 2nd-generation classical homeschooler, podcaster, and blogger to get to the heart of classical homeschooling.
 

Amy Sloan and her husband John are 2nd-generation homeschoolers to 5 children from 6 to 16 years old. The Sloan family adventures together in NC where they pursue a restfully-classical education. If you hang out with Amy for any length of time you’ll quickly learn that she loves overflowing book stacks, giant mugs of coffee, beautiful memory work, and silly memes. At any moment she could break into song and dance from Hamilton, 90s country music, or Shakespeare. Amy writes at HumilityandDoxology.com and hosts the biweekly “Homeschool Conversations” podcast.

WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming. 

Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op.

Get Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution on DVD Today!

Buy Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution on DVD Today!

Watch the Official Trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution

Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don’t miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron

"This is one of the most empowering tools I’ve seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing!" – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal

Amy Sloan - Teaching the Classical Method - Homeschool Survival

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Support Schoolhouse Rocked

Find Amy Sloan at Humility and Doxology:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humilityanddoxology/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/humilityanddoxology

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

Humility and Doxology resources:

Textbook-Free History Masterclass – Use coupon code ROCKED to receive 30% off. https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/

Why We Follow a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool (Video)

History Book List on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ue5go2

Amy has several themed posts with specific history themed book lists. For example: https://humilityanddoxology.com/ancient-greece-textbook-free-history/and https://humilityanddoxology.com/beginner-guide-church-history/

Check out Amy’s FREE Year of Memory Work available with printables and recitation videos: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/

Recommended Resources (Classical Christian Education): 

The Liberal Arts Tradition, by Ravi Jain and Kevin Clark

Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, by Karen Glass

Abolition of Man, by C. S. Lewis

Death Be Not Proud, by John Dunn

Why We Pursue a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool (video) – Amy Sloan

Genevieve Foster History Books

Classical Academic Press

The CiRCE Institute

Classical Conversations

Classical Education and Homeschooling High School - Leigh Bortins on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Docendo Discimus, “By Teaching, We Learn” - Dr. Christopher Perrin, of Classical Academic Press on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Podcasts:

Homeschool Conversations Podcast

Scholé Sisters Podcast

 

Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology (the podcast as a whole is not exclusively classical ed interviews, but here are a few of Amy’s favorite episodes on the topic):

Dr. George Grant: https://humilityanddoxology.com/george-grant-christian-education/

Kathy Weitz: https://humilityanddoxology.com/kathy-weitz-cottage-press-interview/

Wes Callihan: https://humilityanddoxology.com/wes-callihan-interview/

Karen Glass: https://humilityanddoxology.com/karen-glass/

Adrienne Freas: https://humilityanddoxology.com/adrienne-freas/

Chris Hall: https://humilityanddoxology.com/chris-hall/

 

Support Schoolhouse Rocked:

Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked.

Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. 

Your support is making an ETERNAL impact!

"If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I’ve been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn’t do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn

“I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber

“We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle

Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.

 


If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.

 

Free Homeschool Resources

Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products.


CTC Math - Homeschool Math Curriculum

Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.

 

BJU Press Homeschool - Christian Home School Curriculum

BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.

 

Patriot Academy - Rick Green - INSPIRING LIBERTY FROM ONE CITIZEN TO ANOTHER

Patriot Academy - Inspiring Patriotism, Equipping Citizens, Educating A Nation. Patriot Academy has a Single, Bold Vision: To equip a new generation of leaders to champion the cause of freedom and truth in government, media, entertainment, education, as we help bring our nation back to the principles on which we were founded.

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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.


Podcast Topics: Amy Sloan, Classical Education, Classical Christian, Classical Method, Homeschool Graduate, Second Generation Homeschooler, Literature, Trivium, Quadrivium, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

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What is the Christian Classical Method of education and how can you teach it in your home? Yvette Hampton is joined by Amy Sloan, 2nd-generation classical homeschooler, podcaster, and blogger to get to the heart of classical homeschooling.
 

Amy Sloan and her husband John are 2nd-generation homeschoolers to 5 children from 6 to 16 years old. The Sloan family adventures together in NC where they pursue a restfully-classical education. If you hang out with Amy for any length of time you’ll quickly learn that she loves overflowing book stacks, giant mugs of coffee, beautiful memory work, and silly memes. At any moment she could break into song and dance from Hamilton, 90s country music, or Shakespeare. Amy writes at HumilityandDoxology.com and hosts the biweekly “Homeschool Conversations” podcast.

Come back tomorrow for the rest of this conversation.

WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming. 

Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op.

Get Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution on DVD Today!

Buy Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution on DVD Today!

Watch the Official Trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution

Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don’t miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron

"This is one of the most empowering tools I’ve seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing!" – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal

Amy Sloan - Teaching the Classical Method - Homeschool Survival

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Support Schoolhouse Rocked

Find Amy Sloan at Humility and Doxology:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humilityanddoxology/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/humilityanddoxology

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

Humility and Doxology resources:

Textbook-Free History Masterclass – Use coupon code ROCKED to receive 30% off. https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/

Why We Follow a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool (Video)

History Book List on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ue5go2

Amy has several themed posts with specific history themed book lists. For example: https://humilityanddoxology.com/ancient-greece-textbook-free-history/and https://humilityanddoxology.com/beginner-guide-church-history/

Check out Amy’s FREE Year of Memory Work available with printables and recitation videos: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/

Recommended Resources (Classical Christian Education): 

The Liberal Arts Tradition, by Ravi Jain and Kevin Clark

Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, by Karen Glass

Abolition of Man, by C. S. Lewis

Death Be Not Proud, by John Dunn

Why We Pursue a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool (video) – Amy Sloan

Genevieve Foster History Books

Classical Academic Press

The CiRCE Institute

Classical Conversations

Classical Education and Homeschooling High School - Leigh Bortins on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Docendo Discimus, “By Teaching, We Learn” - Dr. Christopher Perrin, of Classical Academic Press on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Podcasts:

Homeschool Conversations Podcast

Scholé Sisters Podcast

 

Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology (the podcast as a whole is not exclusively classical ed interviews, but here are a few of Amy’s favorite episodes on the topic):

Dr. George Grant: https://humilityanddoxology.com/george-grant-christian-education/

Kathy Weitz: https://humilityanddoxology.com/kathy-weitz-cottage-press-interview/

Wes Callihan: https://humilityanddoxology.com/wes-callihan-interview/

Karen Glass: https://humilityanddoxology.com/karen-glass/

Adrienne Freas: https://humilityanddoxology.com/adrienne-freas/

Chris Hall: https://humilityanddoxology.com/chris-hall/

 

Support Schoolhouse Rocked:

Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked.

Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. 

Your support is making an ETERNAL impact!

"If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I’ve been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn’t do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn

“I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber

“We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle

Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.

 


If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.

 

Free Homeschool Resources

Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products.


CTC Math - Homeschool Math Curriculum

Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.

 

BJU Press Homeschool - Christian Home School Curriculum

BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.

 

Patriot Academy - Rick Green - INSPIRING LIBERTY FROM ONE CITIZEN TO ANOTHER

Patriot Academy - Inspiring Patriotism, Equipping Citizens, Educating A Nation. Patriot Academy has a Single, Bold Vision: To equip a new generation of leaders to champion the cause of freedom and truth in government, media, entertainment, education, as we help bring our nation back to the principles on which we were founded.

iew_logo_name_full-color.jpg

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.


Podcast Topics: Amy Sloan, Classical Education, Classical Christian, Classical Method, Homeschool Graduate, Second Generation Homeschooler, Literature, Trivium, Quadrivium, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

Play Now
What is the Christian Classical Method of education and how can you teach it in your home? Yvette Hampton is joined by Amy Sloan, 2nd-generation classical homeschooler, podcaster, and blogger to get to the heart of classical homeschooling.
 

Amy Sloan and her husband John are 2nd-generation homeschoolers to 5 children from 6 to 16 years old. The Sloan family adventures together in NC where they pursue a restfully-classical education. If you hang out with Amy for any length of time you’ll quickly learn that she loves overflowing book stacks, giant mugs of coffee, beautiful memory work, and silly memes. At any moment she could break into song and dance from Hamilton, 90s country music, or Shakespeare. Amy writes at HumilityandDoxology.com and hosts the biweekly “Homeschool Conversations” podcast.

Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this conversation.

WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming. 

Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op.

Get Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution on DVD Today!

Buy Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution on DVD Today!

Watch the Official Trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution

Schoolhouse Rocked” will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don’t miss this important film!” - Kirk Cameron

"This is one of the most empowering tools I’ve seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing!" – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal

Amy Sloan - Teaching the Classical Method - Homeschool Survival

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Support Schoolhouse Rocked

Find Amy Sloan at Humility and Doxology:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humilityanddoxology/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/humilityanddoxology

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

Humility and Doxology resources:

Textbook-Free History Masterclass – Use coupon code ROCKED to receive 30% off. https://humilityanddoxology.com/product/textbook-free-history-masterclass/

Why We Follow a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool (Video)

History Book List on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ue5go2

Amy has several themed posts with specific history themed book lists. For example: https://humilityanddoxology.com/ancient-greece-textbook-free-history/and https://humilityanddoxology.com/beginner-guide-church-history/

Check out Amy’s FREE Year of Memory Work available with printables and recitation videos: https://humilityanddoxology.com/year-of-memory-work/

Recommended Resources (Classical Christian Education): 

The Liberal Arts Tradition, by Ravi Jain and Kevin Clark

Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, by Karen Glass

Abolition of Man, by C. S. Lewis

Death Be Not Proud, by John Dunn

Why We Pursue a Christian Classical Education in Our Homeschool (video) – Amy Sloan

Genevieve Foster History Books

Classical Academic Press

The CiRCE Institute

Classical Conversations

Classical Education and Homeschooling High School - Leigh Bortins on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Docendo Discimus, “By Teaching, We Learn” - Dr. Christopher Perrin, of Classical Academic Press on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Podcasts:

Homeschool Conversations Podcast

Scholé Sisters Podcast

 

Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology (the podcast as a whole is not exclusively classical ed interviews, but here are a few of Amy’s favorite episodes on the topic):

Dr. George Grant: https://humilityanddoxology.com/george-grant-christian-education/

Kathy Weitz: https://humilityanddoxology.com/kathy-weitz-cottage-press-interview/

Wes Callihan: https://humilityanddoxology.com/wes-callihan-interview/

Karen Glass: https://humilityanddoxology.com/karen-glass/

Adrienne Freas: https://humilityanddoxology.com/adrienne-freas/

Chris Hall: https://humilityanddoxology.com/chris-hall/

 

Support Schoolhouse Rocked:

Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Please consider making a donation to support the ongoing ministry of Schoolhouse Rocked.

Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. 

Your support is making an ETERNAL impact!

"If you are new to homeschooling check out this podcast!! I’ve been feeling like I should homeschool for a couple years but was worried I couldn’t do it. Once the pandemic brought my kids home and I started seeing their emotional health and attitudes improve I decided to finally make the leap. This podcast has really encouraged me to make this a permanent change. Thank you for all your efforts in making this resource available!” - Autumn

“I was tearing up at the end of this film being reminded that my children are GIFTS from the Lord. I never want to abdicate my role and responsibility as their Mama. I cannot wait to share this film with everyone once it is released!!” - Amber

“We loved the movie and watched it with our children.  It left us encouraged in our choice to homeschool, as well as gave us confidence that we are not "messing" up our children's education or socialization!!” - Danielle

Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.

 


If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

This 60+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.

 

Free Homeschool Resources

Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products.


CTC Math - Homeschool Math Curriculum

Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.

 

BJU Press Homeschool - Christian Home School Curriculum

BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.

 

Patriot Academy - Rick Green - INSPIRING LIBERTY FROM ONE CITIZEN TO ANOTHER

Patriot Academy - Inspiring Patriotism, Equipping Citizens, Educating A Nation. Patriot Academy has a Single, Bold Vision: To equip a new generation of leaders to champion the cause of freedom and truth in government, media, entertainment, education, as we help bring our nation back to the principles on which we were founded.

iew_logo_name_full-color.jpg

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.


Podcast Topics: Amy Sloan, Classical Education, Classical Christian, Classical Method, Homeschool Graduate, Second Generation Homeschooler, Literature, Trivium, Quadrivium, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

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This week we are celebrating 300 episodes of the Schoolhouse Rocked podcast with three very special conversations in our "Meet the Cast" series. Today, you get to meet Yvette Hampton's youngest daughter, Lacey. Homeschooled since kindergarten, Lacey is now in 5th grade.

Partner with us!

Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Do you want to help bring the movie to theaters across the country? We need your help! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Schoolhouse Rocked.

Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.

Interview with Lacey Hampton, Cast Member of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Recommended Resources:

Listen to "The Ministry of Motherhood" on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

Watch "The Ministry of Motherhood" on YouTube.

Yvette Hampton is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom!

In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. 

Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. 

To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit SchoolhouseRocked.com.


If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, please check out HomegrownGeneration.com for over 9 hours of FREE homeschool videos from the Homegrown Generation Family Expo.

 

Free Homeschool Resources

New, lower price! FULL ACCESS to the Homegrown Generation Family Expo is just $10!

 

Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products.


CTC Math - Homeschool Math Curriculum

Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.

 

iew_logo_name_full-color.jpg

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.

 

cc-logo1.jpg

Classical 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.


Podcast Topics: Homeschool, Education, Parenting, Family, Parenting, Teens,  Biblical Parenting, Christian Parenting, Brooklyn Hampton, Film Making, Filmmaking, Film, Documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked, Cast and Crew, Student, High School, Homeschool High School, Sophomore, Girl, Sister, Daughter

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This week we are celebrating 300 episodes of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast with three very special conversations in our "Meet the Cast" series. Today, you get to meet Yvette Hampton's oldest daughter, Brooklyn. Homeschooled since kindergarten, Brooklyn is now in her Sophomore year of high school.

Come back tomorrow to meet Brooklyn's sister Lacey!

Partner with us!

Has Schoolhouse Rocked been a blessing to you? Do you want to help bring the movie to theaters across the country? We need your help! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Schoolhouse Rocked.

Support from the homeschool community allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.

Interview with Garritt Hampton, Director of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution

Recommended Resources:

Listen to "The Ministry of Motherhood" on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

Watch "The Ministry of Motherhood" on YouTube.

Yvette Hampton is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom!

In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. 

Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. 

To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit SchoolhouseRocked.com.


If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, please check out HomegrownGeneration.com for over 9 hours of FREE homeschool videos from the Homegrown Generation Family Expo.

 

Free Homeschool Resources

New, lower price! FULL ACCESS to the Homegrown Generation Family Expo is just $10!

 

Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products.


CTC Math - Homeschool Math Curriculum

Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.

 

iew_logo_name_full-color.jpg

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.

 

cc-logo1.jpg

Classical 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.


Podcast Topics: Homeschool, Education, Parenting, Family, Parenting, Teens,  Biblical Parenting, Christian Parenting, Brooklyn Hampton, Film Making, Filmmaking, Film, Documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked, Cast and Crew, Student, High School, Homeschool High School, Sophomore, Girl, Sister, Daughter

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Freedom! Where does it come from and how did we get it? Are we still a free nation? If not, how do we get it back and how do we keep it? What is our role as Christian parents, and how does teaching our kids Biblical morality produce a free society?

Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella for an engaging conversation with guest Tim Barton, homeschool graduate and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage.

Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important conversation.

Partner with us!

Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Schoolhouse Rocked.

Without the support of the homeschool community we could not produce The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.

Interview with Tim Barton of Wallbuilders - The American Story

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

 

"if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

Psalm 11:3 (ESV)

 

Recommended Resources

Get your copy of The American Story by visiting Wallbuilders.com

Listen to the Wallbuilders Live! radio show

Facebook - David Barton/WallBuilders

Facebook - WallBuilders Live! Radio show

Twitter - @DavidBartonWB

YouTube - WallBuilders/David Barton

Teaching the Constitution, Part 1 - Rick Green on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Listen to Garritt and Yvette Hampton on the Wallbuilders Live! radio show.

Timothy Barton is the President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. WallBuilders has been recognized from coast-to-coast for its work in education, history, law, and public policy, integrating the elements of Biblical faith and morality throughout all aspects of American life and culture.

Tim is an ordained minister and has worked in a variety of church staff positions, including as youth minister, worship leader, and assistant pastor. He now spends countless hours in WallBuilders’ library of tens of thousands of original documents, researching the truth of America’s founding and exposing the lies regarding our history that currently permeate our society. He consults with numerous state and federal legislators on policy and legislation and speaks to a variety of groups across the nation each year.

Tim’s ability to tell the story of America’s past, while helping audiences understand how that connects to the present and what steps should be taken for the future, has inspired audiences nationwide. Tim has been a guest on numerous national television and radio programs including The Ben Shapiro Show, the Glenn Beck Program, Louder With Crowder, TBN, Andrew Wommack Ministries, Believer’s Voice of Victory, and many others.

Tim graduated from college with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Biblical Studies. During college, he mentored youth, working with local youth groups and serving at an orphanage. He worked for several years as a senior counselor at a large youth camp in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He also served as an athletic director, teacher, and coach at a Christian School in Texas.

Regardless of where he is, Tim speaks into the lives of those around him, encouraging them to live passionately and to follow Christ whole-heartedly.

 


If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, please check out HomegrownGeneration.com for over 9 hours of FREE homeschool videos from the Homegrown Generation Family Expo.

 

Free Homeschool Resources

New, lower price! FULL ACCESS to the Homegrown Generation Family Expo is just $10!

 

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Classical 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.

Play Now

Freedom! Where does it come from and how did we get it? Are we still a free nation? If not, how do we get it back and how do we keep it? What is our role as Christian parents, and how does teaching our kids Biblical morality produce a free society?

Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella for an engaging conversation with guest Tim Barton, homeschool graduate and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage.

Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important conversation.

Partner with us!

Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Schoolhouse Rocked.

Without the support of the homeschool community we could not produce The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.

Interview with Tim Barton of Wallbuilders - The American Story

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

 

"if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

Psalm 11:3 (ESV)

 

Recommended Resources

Get your copy of The American Story by visiting Wallbuilders.com

Listen to the Wallbuilders Live! radio show

Facebook - David Barton/WallBuilders

Facebook - WallBuilders Live! Radio show

Twitter - @DavidBartonWB

YouTube - WallBuilders/David Barton

Teaching the Constitution, Part 1 - Rick Green on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Listen to Garritt and Yvette Hampton on the Wallbuilders Live! radio show.

Timothy Barton is the President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. WallBuilders has been recognized from coast-to-coast for its work in education, history, law, and public policy, integrating the elements of Biblical faith and morality throughout all aspects of American life and culture.

Tim is an ordained minister and has worked in a variety of church staff positions, including as youth minister, worship leader, and assistant pastor. He now spends countless hours in WallBuilders’ library of tens of thousands of original documents, researching the truth of America’s founding and exposing the lies regarding our history that currently permeate our society. He consults with numerous state and federal legislators on policy and legislation and speaks to a variety of groups across the nation each year.

 

Tim’s ability to tell the story of America’s past, while helping audiences understand how that connects to the present and what steps should be taken for the future, has inspired audiences nationwide. Tim has been a guest on numerous national television and radio programs including The Ben Shapiro Show, the Glenn Beck Program, Louder With Crowder, TBN, Andrew Wommack Ministries, Believer’s Voice of Victory, and many others.

Tim graduated from college with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Biblical Studies. During college, he mentored youth, working with local youth groups and serving at an orphanage. He worked for several years as a senior counselor at a large youth camp in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He also served as an athletic director, teacher, and coach at a Christian School in Texas.

Regardless of where he is, Tim speaks into the lives of those around him, encouraging them to live passionately and to follow Christ whole-heartedly.

 


If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, please check out HomegrownGeneration.com for over 9 hours of FREE homeschool videos from the Homegrown Generation Family Expo.

 

Free Homeschool Resources

New, lower price! FULL ACCESS to the Homegrown Generation Family Expo is just $10!

 

Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products.


CTC Math - Homeschool Math Curriculum

Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.

 

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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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Classical 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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Are you part of a homeschool co-op? Have you ever thought about starting one in your community? If so, you will be encouraged by listening to this episode with Yvette Hampton and Rochelle Nelson as they discuss why co-ops are important and how to go about starting one of your own.

Find a homeschool co-op in your area.

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Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Schoolhouse Rocked.

Without the support of the homeschool community we could not produce The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.

Everything you need to know about Homeschool Co-ops - Interview with Rochelle Nelson on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

 


If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, please check out HomegrownGeneration.com for over 9 hours of FREE homeschool videos from the Homegrown Generation Family Expo.

 

Free Homeschool Resources

New, lower price! FULL ACCESS to the Homegrown Generation Family Expo is just $10!

 

Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products.


CTC Math - Homeschool Math Curriculum

Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.

 

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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.

 

cc-logo1.jpg

Classical 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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Yvette Hampton talks with Stephanie Lambert, homeschool graduate and Executive Director of the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC). Hear first-hand how her parents prepared her and her siblings to know and serve Christ and impact the world around them. What did homeschooling look like in the past, what will it look like in the future, and how are we preparing for what’s to come? We also discuss the importance of state homeschool organizations, who they are, why they exist, and how and why YOU should get involved.

If you are new to homeschooling, don't miss Monday and Wednesday's conversation with Stephanie Lambert. In those episodes she talks about the blessings and benefits of being homeschooled before homeschooling was even legal in her home state of Texas. Her story is sure to give you confidence in your decision to home educate.

 

Memoirs of a Homeschool Graduate - Interview with Stephanie Lambert

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Has The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Help us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Schoolhouse Rocked.

Without the support of the homeschool community we could not produce The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Whether or not you can donate, we ask that EVERY listener support the show by sharing it with your friends and family, by leaving a review on iTunes, and by praying for our team.

 

5 EASY Steps to start homeschooling - Interview with Stephanie Lambert of THSC

Watch Yvette's full interview with Stephanie Lambert on the Schoolhouse Rocked YouTube Channel.

Stephanie Lambert was homeschooled before home schooling was officially legal in Texas. Her parents had a vision for instilling strong values and providing a quality education to their four children. This included joining in the fight to make families free to home educate. Stephanie’s childhood is filled with memories as a THSC volunteer in her family’s home. Her time on staff with THSC then began with event planning, touching thousands of lives each year. She went on to serve as THSC’s Director of Events and Director of Development and is now the Executive Director of the organization. Stephanie has a passion for empowering and encouraging parents to raise their children to know Christ and to be the next generation of leaders our country needs. She lives in Lubbock and serves in her church, reads, decorates, snowboards and travels in her free time.

 

Recommended Resources:

Texas Home School Coalition

10 Steps to Homeschooling with EXCELLENCE  (Video)

The Homegrown Generation Family Expo

Education: Does God Have an Opinion?, by Israel Wayne

CoronavirusHomeschooling.com

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Homeschooling Students With Different Learning Styles (Visual, Read/Write, Auditory and Kinesthetic)

 

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The 25th: New and Selected Christmas Essays by Joshua Gibbs

Every December, Christians are given new reasons to not take Christmas seriously. Joshua Gibbs’ new book titled, The 25th: New and Selected Christmas Essays, argues that Christians have every reason to robustly celebrate Christmas with the confidence that they are participating in one of the oldest, deepest, and greatest mysteries of God. Claim your copy of this new book by the CiRCE Institute titled The 25th: New and Selected Christmas Essays from Amazon.com or CirceInstitute.Com/Books.

 

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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

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Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)

Young Life

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Yvette Hampton (00:00):

Welcome to the second part of my interview with Caleb Schroeder. If you missed part one, please go back and listen to the previous episode. Caleb was one of our excellent speakers for the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Check it out at HomegrownGeneration.com now, enjoy the rest of my conversation with Caleb. I wanted, I want to talk a little bit deeper about what's actually happened happening in the, in the culture of the public school system.

Yvette Hampton (01:07):

you know, I hear we're, we're from California. I'm just like you, which is how we know you. and so, we're, we're removed from it a little bit right now, but we still hear of all the craziness that's happening. And I know it's not just in California that these things are going on. you're on the inside. We often hear it. It almost feels like hearsay. And sometimes to be quite honest with you, I hear about things that are happening in public schools and I think that can't be true. Like that can't actually be happening. Maybe it's happening at one or two schools, but it certainly can't be happening all over the country. And several months ago, I had an old friend from high school, she, she called me and she was considering taking her kids out of public school and she's in Northern California actually.

Yvette Hampton (01:56):

And so she just said, yeah, just talk to me about this homeschool thing. You know, cause I feel like I need to take them out, but I, I don't understand homeschooling and I just don't know. And she, she really didn't know a whole lot of what was happening in her own kid's school, even though she was involved. And so I started doing some research and there were some things that I just found that just appalled me in a million different ways. you know, one of the things I saw was, the state of California of course, you know, you can take a girl at any age to have an abortion and you not only do, you not have to tell her parents, but you're not allowed to tell her parents. You could take a little girl to murder her baby and you're not allowed to tell her parents or you know, kids can come in and they can say, you know, a little boy can come and see him.

Yvette Hampton (02:45):

I think I'm going to be a girl today. And they have to honor that. And they can't tell his parents. And they've completely removed parental authority from everything that they're doing with these kids. And they have become the authority and hear these things. And I read them and I know that they're true. And then I think, but certainly that can't be. Yeah. So how, what is the culture looking like as a, as a public school teacher, what are you faced with day in and day out? And then how have you seen that change over the years? Cause you've been teaching in the public school system for quite some time. I mean, yeah. So for a long time. So you've seen, I'm imagining quite a shift from when you first started teaching to what is happening now. So, so talk to us about it. What's going on?

Caleb Schroeder (03:34):

So, I really don't think I would've survived as long as I have. if I was in, like LA unified school district, I am in Kern County and Kern County is the wild West of California. That's how we like to describe it. So, in the community that I teach in, our biggest claim to fame is we have the Willow Springs race track, which is one of the original, paved serpentine race tracks, or I don't, I don't know exactly what it is, but it's popular. So that employs a lot of people in our community. I don't know if you know NASCAR folk, but they're usually pretty conservative. the next big employer in our community is the air force base. and usually air force personnel are more conservative. So all those laws have gone into effect. So, you know, if a boy decides he's a girl, he needs to be allowed to use the girls restroom locker room.

Caleb Schroeder (04:29):

That's the law that we have to observe. and we have had a couple kids in our, in our school who have decided they want to play that game. and so, it's sort of up to the school for how they're going to, how they're going to deal with it. because I'm in a conservative community, they've, they've dealt with it very cautiously. so we have all of our restrooms locked in. We let one kid in the restroom at a time on, there has to be a security guard at every restroom. and that's a problem, you know, but that's, that's how we deal with it, you know. they have to, in the health classes, the thing having to teach the children, they're required to teach the children. About all of the different genders now and all the different ways that those genders can have sex.

Caleb Schroeder (05:17):

The sex ed piece of, of health has gotten very, very crazy. I mentioned that my daughter is in my public school. and so she's, she's independent study, but she still has to do, you know, the state approved curriculum. And so, this last semester her teacher came to me and she was like, Hey, I can do the health course, the full health course or I could do the health course without the sex ed piece. You can elect to not have sex ed for her health. And I was like, yes, please. You know, and so like in a conservative community, the way we interpret it, we can sort of say, Oh, we didn't get to that. I'm sorry we didn't get to that part of the curriculum. I'm sorry. You what I'm saying? And so there's, there's ways around it. My dad taught for 37 years.

Caleb Schroeder (06:01):

He taught intelligent design in the public high school. his students actually would actually sort of get confused sometimes they'd be like, wait a second, Mr. Schroeder, are you, are you saying that you believe intelligent design or are you saying that you believe in evolution? Cause he wouldn't tell him what he believed in, but he would present both sides of the argument and then the kids would sometimes they'd be like, wait, what side are you arguing for? We don't understand. So eventually one of his students made him two hats and one of 'em says intelligent design. And one of 'em says evolution. So he'd put the hats on when he was arguing from the different views. So the kids would sort of like be able to keep track of what's going on. So my conservative community, we've sort of been protected from that. But what you'll notice, I'm in California right now.

Caleb Schroeder (06:44):

Over 10% of students have left the traditional public school. and they're going to charter schools that don't have to stick to the same crazy curriculum rules that some of the public schools have to stick to. they can have a little more freedom for how they do things. They're going to private schools on their homeschooling. there's a lot of charter homeschools in California now. Our kids are being taught independent, subtle study through charter schools and they have a lot of freedom. So, there's, there's a math mass Exodus, so every year they're losing thousands of students from the public-school system because parents in California are fed up with it. What's interesting is during the Obama era, I don't know, a lot of conservative people realize this. Obama actually was a big proponent of charter schools, but like these public schools are failing our kids.

Caleb Schroeder (07:36):

They need a little bit of competition, a little bit of competition, never heard anybody, which isn't usually what you hear from a liberal. Right. and so, he started, sort of supporting those systems and it was sort of one of the first times that in California, our union didn't have a lot of support from the Democrats. Well, now it's shifted. and so, I don't know if you follow, follow the recent teacher's strike in LA. A lot of that had to do with the massive amount of students that they've lost to charter schools. The public schools are losing funding and the decision they made after that strike was a huge sort of, below two. With the charter schools, the homeschool parents, they're going to start making it harder for parents in California to homeschool. There's been well, uh, how, how they're doing it is through our, uh, through our social care program.

Caleb Schroeder (08:31):

So, they're trying to get legislation passed that if you, have an affidavit. So we tell a friend, you have to file an affidavit if you're homeschooling your children and they're trying to get legislation passed where if you file an affidavit, then you have to be visited by a social worker. In California, social workers have absolute power. So if a social worker comes in and decides you're a bad parent, they can tell any lie they wanted the judge, you had no recompense whatsoever. You can't do anything to get your kids back. One of my, one of my good friends is going through this right now, her son away, they're about to take her other two kids away. They're accusing her of abuse. and there was no abuse at all. and so, and it's just her word against a social worker and a social worker doesn't like her and it's like, it's not normal core situation at all over a period.

Caleb Schroeder (09:23):

So like she can't even like call other moms who've been in these situations and are like this lady's line. She can't even call them to type testify. so, it's getting scary here in California. but what I tell people, the safest place to be is where your shepherd tells you to be. And so right now I know this, this is where I'm supposed to be. I'm supposed to be on the front lines of this. I'm not going to put my kids in the public school. And, and there's ways for me to get around. those bills going through so far, they haven't gone through, but we, this last election, our state got a lot more liberal and they're getting away with a lot of things. but we can't make decisions based on fear. And so, uh, there's there, there's a battle brewing. our enemy recognizes that what we're doing is preventing him from having the minds of our child children and he hates it and he's coming after us and he has a lot of people who are doing, doing his bidding. so that he has a strong foothold in California and it is, uh, it is scary. but I know, I know whom I have believed in. So that's, that's why I have hope.

Yvette Hampton (10:41):

So what can parents do? What can Christian homeschool parents, and Christian public-school parents do to fight this culture war that's going on?

Caleb Schroeder (11:36):

in addition to praying? Of course. Yeah. I would say to, to keep yourself educated, you know, pay, pay your dues with HSL da and like be following them. Be paying attention to the cases that going on in California. and, and be, be praying specifically by name for the different situations involved in the homeschool community. You know, whatever it is, whether it's costal conversations or another one, find a homeschool community so that you're aware when these things are going on. So you can be providing support to the people that surround you. the, uh, and we w what I think, what I'm confident of, I'm a public-school teacher. It's not going to be hard at all for homeschool students to outperform public school students. We do a good job of educating your children and guess who's tomorrow's leaders are going to be.

Caleb Schroeder (12:38):

Yeah, they're going to be our children. And they'll, the liberals are aborting themselves out of existence. And unfortunately, I mean, that's sort of a, maybe a crass way of saying it, but, they're, they, they're not interested in having families and homeschool parents as a rule have really large families. I know several, I have six kids and I know several families. I have more kids than I do. And so as, as we stick to our guns, as we hold onto our children and we educate them and we don't just educate them out of fear, but we recognize that Jesus says, I'm going to build my church and the Gates of hell won't stand against it. And we need to have that attitude in, in this battle for the hearts of our children and for the hearts in our communities. And so, what that means is, we don't, we don't try to homeschool in a bubble.

Caleb Schroeder (13:28):

We homeschool with our why and our doors wide open. And what happens when, when your unsaved neighbors are coming in and they see your kids, they're blown away. They're like, what? This is amazing. What you're doing here is amazing. You know, they see there, they see that they're learning Latin and they see they're reading the classics and they hear them studying with each other and they hear them talking about the books they're reading. They're just like, what? Like my kids, I can't even get them to read a graphic novel, you know? and you know, so, so when, when homeschoolers actually live transparently in their communities, what's going to happen? Where it's going to get out is what if somebody reports me or what if somebody, you know, tells people what I'm doing, what you're doing is good. What you're doing is awesome. And so shine that light, shine light to the people around you. Be inviting people over for meals in your home, have barbecues, do block parties, invite people over and do an amazing job discipling your children and [inaudible] we'll win a generation.

Yvette Hampton (14:34):

Yeah, that's right. And the best way to disciple them is to teach them the word of God. And Ephesians six when they lay down, when they walk, when they stand, when they, you know, throughout the day, always looking for opportunities. You talked about that with your dad and how he would just take you out and he'd just, by his very nature, he introduced you to the nature of God and the creation of our, of, of our Lord. And there are so many opportunities that we have to point our kids to Christ. And when we take advantage of that day in and day out, and when, when we are not sending them off into a system that's teaching them everything that's contrary to the word of God, we have the ability to teach them. And you know, it doesn't mean that they have to know Latin. It's okay if your kids don't know Latin.

Yvette Hampton (15:21):

It's okay if your kids don't reach calculus. It's okay if they're not historians or scientists or whatever, you know, they are going to be who God created them to be. And that's the beauty of homeschooling is we get to, we get to cater to our kids' learning style, to their desires, to how God has created them individually. And they will make a difference in this world. And I love your stance on be hospitable, open up your home to people and they don't have to be just homeschool people. Invite the neighborhood kids over. We had a house that we did that with, several years ago and we, we had a nice backyard and we had one of those big Costco play sets. And so we would invite all of the neighborhood kids to come over to our house. And it was so much fun. And I remember one summer we took, it was like 12 neighborhood kids to VBS at our church that year and they were so excited.

Yvette Hampton (16:14):

And then we moved to another neighborhood and we did the same with those kids and we brought those kids to church with us and they're still going. As matter of fact, when we went back to California, well guess it's about a year and a half ago now. we, we went back to our home church and the neighborhood kids who would go every week when we were there, they were still going. And it was so exciting. And these are kids who come from a very broken home, but grandma would take them and she was there and we were so excited to see them there. And we thought, this is it. You know, this is the purpose of coming alongside of our neighbors and love your neighbor as yourself. And what a great opportunity we have to be able to do that as homeschool families.

Caleb Schroeder (16:54):

Let me tell you about one like that that reminded me of just this amazing opportunity we have and California right now. So because our state is liberal, they require schools to allow any club to have a presence on campus. so that includes child evangelism fellowship in our community in California right now, we can't keep up with the requests from local principals for us to have a good news club on their campus. where if we, we just need more people who will help staff those and the primary people who are staffing. Those are until families, you know, they're the teenagers from some of these homeschool families that the good news club is usually at the end of the school day. So it's like two 30. So a lot of working professionals can do that. But the homeschool moms and their kids, they can go do that.

Caleb Schroeder (17:42):

So, I don't know if any of your listeners are familiar with their local CEF, but CF loves homeschool families and you get to bring your kids on the public-school campus and be salt and light right there with you and what you're doing. You're sharing missionary stories, you're sharing Bible stories. I don't know if you're familiar with CF, but it's, it's one of the largest missions of organizations in the world. And that's, that's really how, how missions is done in America. It's true. We call it backdoor evangelism, the children. And then through the children you reach the parents and, and there's, there's, the harvest is right there is the workers are few. And so there's so many opportunities in California to be on those campuses and to be doing, to be doing outreach. You don't have to send your kids to public school to send your kids to public school. You have a presence right there and do amazing things with your children in your, in your local community through CES starting. Encourage your listeners to look up their local CF chapter and try to help them

Yvette Hampton (18:47):

or too young life. Cause I'm familiar with young life. Yeah.

Caleb Schroeder (18:50):

Young life is usually sort of like junior high, high school age. And then there's also my, my high school actually has a campus life program, which is another one. But CF is for elementary school age kids junior high. But yeah, it's, it's sort of the first one that was ever started. It's been around for a long, long time. Have you ever seen like the wordless book? That's a CF thing.

Yvette Hampton (19:12):

Okay. Yes. Okay. Okay. Yeah, I'll, I'll link back to those in the show notes. I just did an interview recently with Elizabeth Johnston, the activist mommy, I don't know if you're familiar with her, but we were talking about the impact that we can have on, abortion clinics, and, and pro-life centers. And you know, as homeschoolers, we have such a great advantage because we have, we have time and I know that there are homeschool moms who are rolling their eyes at me going, I don't have time. I don't have extra time to do anything because I've got my kids with me all day. Yeah. There's time for ministry when God calls you to it, you know, pray and ask God, what are you calling our family to pray with your kids, get on your knees, pray and ask God to show you and your kids what ministry you can be involved in.

Yvette Hampton (19:57):

And he will give you the time to be involved in those ministries because he does that. He, he, he wants us to serve in his world. And I think as Christians, so often we get into our little bubble of church and homeschooling and, and we forget that there's another world out there who desperately needs to hear about Christ. And you know, I've really, I've been thinking a whole lot lately about, just those who are in, in leadership in our country, who are making all these horrific decisions and taking the lives of innocent children and, and telling lies to these kids who are so confused about, you know, their gender identity and this and that. And, and it starts with our, it starts with our leadership there. The, we need to be praying for those people. And, you know, I mean, obviously my heartbreaks in a million different pieces for those babies who are being, whose lives are being torn out of their mommy's wombs.

Yvette Hampton (20:56):

I just, I, I can't even wrap my mind around it and how we as a nation are saying that this is okay. but I, I just again read, uh, one of my favorite books is the hiding place by Corrie 10 boom. for those of you who have not read it, I please read it. I, I think, I mean, you know, if I was stranded on a desert Island and I could only take three books with me, it would be the Bible, the hiding place, and the little house on the Prairie series that counts as one book to me. but I love the hiding place. And one of the things I love about that book is that, Betsy, who's Corrie 10 boom's sister and their father, Casper 10, boom, they are so passionate about praying for those who are torturing and executing, you know, all of the innocent people and their hearts break for them.

Yvette Hampton (21:44):

And, and they're, you know, a couple of circumstances where, you know, Betsy will just say, Oh, I feel so sorry for them when someone's being tortured. And Cory saying, you know, she's thinking, she's talking about the person that being tortured and she's not talking about that person though she feels sorry for them too. She's talking about the person torturing because they need Jesus. And if we're going to say that we care about human life, care about those people who are literally heading straight to hell and, and they need Jesus, they need him desperately. And so, you know, as homeschool families, we need to just be praying and asking the Lord, where would you have us to serve? Where would you have us to spread your truth and spread your gospel to every end of the earth? We don't have to go to Uganda to be on the mission field.

Yvette Hampton (22:34):

I love that you talk about, you know, you felt like God called you to missions that you are on the mission field. Caleb, you are on the front lines. You are witnessing to these kids, witnessing to teachers. You are showing by your very life that you have Jesus. And so, and I know you're making a difference. I've known people, you talked about Christian earlier. you know, I know people who you've had a great impact in their lives because you have taken a stand for what truth is and use the platform that God has given you to be able to do that. So, um,

Caleb Schroeder (23:04):

I think one of the, one of the big ways that we can reach out and make a difference, especially with the abortion issue, is finding ways to support single moms. Just, just finding the local networks to be going there and doing classes for them. Do everything you can to give them support and to not make them feel like there's nobody there for them. That's really where that bottom battle's going to be. One, the way that we wage war in our culture is by loving the center. That's what I saw Jesus doing. And that's how he changed the communities that he was preaching the gospel amendments to us by loving the centers. And so we go and we love, we love those centers. Well, we pray for those people who are making the decisions. We go on the marches, you know, as a kid, I was out there with my sign, you know, at our local hospital when they're trying to have an abortion here and we got 'em out of here, you know.

Caleb Schroeder (24:04):

and so, like you do those things, and you're teaching your children as you do that. And you're raising up a new generation of people who are going to be engaged in the culture. Right. And it's important to distinguish between being engaged in the culture and being at war with the culture. We're at war with sin. We hate sin, but we love the people. And that's really where, that's where the 10 booms got it. Right. They were praying with people, they hated their sin, but they, but they loved those people. Well, and even just praying to God to give you that love and said, the Holy spirit is shed abroad his love in our hearts. And so we have that love for those people. And when we act out of that, when we pray out of that, that's what's going to change this world. And that's what's going to teach our children. Wow.

Yvette Hampton (24:48):

Yeah. And, and it's, it's when we realize what we've been saved from and we're still sinful to, you know, we're just as sinful as the next person. but we, I was just talking about this with my girls the other day saying there's a difference between being a sinner and living in sin. And we are all sinners desperately in need of a savior. and once we realized what we've been saved from, we will, we will have such an earnestness to go out and share that with other people. You know, when you eat a dessert that is so unbelievably delicious and you bring your friends all around you, you want to say, Oh, you've got to try this dessert. It's so good. It's the best chocolate cake I've ever had. Or, or you know, whatever cheesecake, you know, you, you're excited and eager to share that with them.

Yvette Hampton (25:40):

And we need to be that way with the gospel. We need to, to just cry out to the Lord, to give us the boldness to share Christ with those who, who desperately need him because we are sinful too. Jesus died for us. He died for them. I love that you talk about single moms and reaching out to them. We actually interviewed Mary Jo Tate for the movie and she was a single mom and, and we asked her, you know, what is the one thing that, that single moms need? And she said they need other people to come alongside of them and help them. And if that means coming alongside of a single mom and saying, I know that you're not comfortable having your child in public school, but I know you have to work to provide for your children. Let me take some of the burden off of you and let me homeschool them.

Yvette Hampton (26:24):

There's no better way to love. I mean, that is amazing. And I know of parents who are doing that. we stayed with it, really neat family in Tennessee, and, and Franklin and they have a farm and they just have a really good friend, a really good family friend who is a single mom, just a really neat lady. and this has just kind of taken this mom and her son under their wing and they're part of their family now and she helps to homeschool their son and, and you know, we get so comfortable in her little like, okay, it's going to, it's going to disrupt our homeschool day. If we bring on another child. It's okay. It's okay to disrupt your homeschool date just a little bit if that's what God's calling you to do. and so yeah, step out, do something John says, get off the bench.

Caleb Schroeder (27:13):

You know, my wife and she's, she's pretty awesome, but what are things she's taught me is, just go with it. You know, like a lot of times we're so overwhelmed at the uncertainty of tomorrow we'll love what if I start having people in my home or whatever. I started going doing these ministries. Really it's messy, you know, but be build, be willing to have maybe a little more of a messy lifestyle, you know? like Rosaria Butterfield, I really highly recommend her book, but she just talks about these single moms from her neighborhood or just coming over to her house in the evening and all the laundry is on the table. So what do they do? They start, well, no, she says they just put it back in the dryer for her to do right. Or you know, they help her with the dishes or they help her get dinner on the table.

Caleb Schroeder (27:53):

And so they're just doing life together. If you've ever read any of Edith shepherd shapers writings, that's the way she would do her. And Francis Shaffer just they did life together. And so that's, that's how Christians are going to win this generation. One of the things I find about millennials, they love and they're desperate for community. They want connection there. They're one of the least connected generations because of social media and because of all these issues, but they're desperate for that and like having them into your home, it goes so far to communicate the lower price. Let me just give a little bit of encouragement to your listeners. I personally am a very task oriented person. I'm sort of a go getter and I always have things that I'm doing and things that I'm pursuing, and God's really taught me to slow down and be present with my children.

Caleb Schroeder (28:45):

I think that's extremely important, especially for homeschool dads. And moms are there all day. They're going to be with their kids. one of the, one of the little things I did that it might seem, it might seem minuscule, but it's made a huge difference for me. I put an overstuffed chair in my son's bedroom and so when I go in to pray with them at night, I sit in the chair. That makes just a huge difference for me because I'm instead of like, okay, the task is pray and then, and then leave. I sit down and I just, I can sort of relax while I just listened to them and I just give them my year and I give them my face and I let them tell me about their day and I'll ask, let them ask me the million questions. At nine year old boys have, you know, anything from science to the Avengers, you know, they wanted to come before bedtime. Exactly. The bedtime turns them into, you know, philosophers.

Caleb Schroeder (29:37):

But just to be present with my, with my daughters, I pursue their hearts. I take them out on dates for, Sophie just had her 14th birthday and I took her to this local place, the Odyssey. I don't know if you've been at Odyssey, it's beautiful down in Granada Hills. And then we went to the Pantages and we saw Wicked on the, on the stage, you know, off-Broadway and it's just, it was a special time for me to let her know I love you and I'm sure to protect your heart, you know, as you, as you go on into the culture and just taking that time to slow down, to be present with your family. We love reading. we are constantly reading for the month of January we went completely off screens and we just read, and it was such a blessing. I would come home and all my kids would be like sprawled out on the couch, all reading different books.

Caleb Schroeder (30:24):

the weaker readers, we use audible and they're listening and, and that's just, those are treasured times to just grow together. So just I challenge your listeners, you know, be, be active in the culture, but understand that's something you do as a family and you can present with your children while you're doing that. I love what you guys are doing. Just taking your girls along with you. You know, this is our adventure. This is our family and venture. We're doing it together. That's how God designed the family to work, is to increase our ministry, not decreasing.

Yvette Hampton (30:51):

That's right. And it's not always easy and it's not always fun. but it is always a blessing to be where God has called you to be and to be doing what he's called you to be doing. He brings blessings and obedience, so for sure. I love that. Well, thank you Caleb. You are a huge, huge blessing to us. thank you for what you're doing in the public-school system. Thank you for being on those front lines and making a difference in the lives of these kids who desperately need to hear truth and love for sharing that. So anyway, have an awesome rest of your day. Thanks for your time. I had mentioned this at the beginning of the podcast, but we have a great interview with Caleb that we did for the movie and there's a pretty good portion of it on, I think it's on the Backstage Pass membership site, but you can actually see it for free. so we will put a link to that in the show notes. You can click on that if you haven't seen it yet. So, so thank you guys. Have a great rest of your day and we will see you next week.

 

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