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February 11, 2019  

Dr. Scott Hardin - Are Faith and Science Compatible?

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Join Yvette Hampton and Dr. Scott Hardin as they discuss whether faith and science are compatible. Learn about how during the course of an in depth study of science at a university, Scott went from believing in evolution to believing in a Divine Creator and how that transformation has shaped him as a Christian and a homeschool dad.

Dr. Scott Hardin is the owner and author of Science Shepherd Christian Homeschool Curriculum. He is also the father of six homeschooled kids! Dr. Hardin wrote Science Shepherd when he and his wife saw firsthand the need for quality higher-level homeschool science curricula. After writing a middle school Life Science and high school Biology course, he created an elementary school video science program, and is in the process of writing a middle school chemistry and physics course.

Dr. Hardin holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, as well as a Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has been practicing medicine in Wisconsin since 1997. 

Find out more about Scott Hardin and Science Shepherd at https://scienceshepherd.com

https://www.facebook.com/ScienceShepherd/

https://www.instagram.com/scienceshepherd/

https://www.youtube.com/user/homeschooler4life

Backstage Pass members can view the video of this episode, which includes 15 minutes of excellent bonus content, in which Dr. Hardin talks about how to equip students to identify and address the lies of evolution and false doctrines. Not a member yet? Save 10% on any paid Backstage Pass Membership by using the coupon code "Podcast10".

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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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February 4, 2019  

Karen DeBeus - Get REAL!

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Join us on the Schoolhouse Rocked Backstage Pass membership site for the full unedited video of this interview, including an additional 30 minutes of encouragement and discussion on how one year Karen and her family used the Bible as their core curriculum. You will not be disappointed! Save 10% on any paid Backstage Pass Membership by using the coupon code "Podcast10".

In this episode, Yvette Hampton and Karen DeBeus talk about Getting Real! As homeschool moms, it’s often difficult to share our struggles as we try to live up to the “perfect” homeschool mom that we imagine everyone else to be.

Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.

In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.

Books by Karen DeBeus

Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest-Perfect and Instagram-Ideal Homeschool

Simply Homeschool: 2nd Edition: Have Less Fluff and Bear More Fruit

Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool

Simply Seeking Him: A Journal

You can find Karen at: www.simplylivingforhim.com and www.biblebasedhomeschooling.com

Listen to a new PODCAST episode by Karen every Friday: www.simplylivingforhim.com/podcast

Find her on Facebook: facebook.com/simplylivingforhim

 

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January 28, 2019  

Steven Policastro - Using Museums in Homeschooling

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Join Yvette Hampton and Steven Policastro as they discuss practical ways to use museums in your homeschool. Museums are a great way to point your kids to Jesus and have fun in the process. Below you will find links to recommended museums, documentaries, The Creation Trail museum app, and National Homeschool Day.

Steven lives in Orlando, Florida and has spent over two decades helping transform his community while impacting the world for the cause of Christ, including a high-profile career at the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC.

"At age four, I learned that God created the universe and all it contains in six days, plus that I needed Jesus to rescue me from my sins. Then at age fifteen, I learned that I needed a relationship with Jesus. That is when He turned my head-knowledge into heart-knowledge… Jesus is so very generous, He can give you a new heart, too! Today, Jesus continues to conform me more into His likeness each and every day. I look forward to sharing in this adventure with you!" -Steven

Steven's professional life takes him on journeys throughout the world as Founder/COO of The International Association for Creation. The International Association for Creation is a global umbrella organization serving biblical worldview museums and ministries. Steven and his team provide strategic guidance, logistics management, and tactical support to thousands of leaders around the world. Steven founded the ministry in 2012, simply by praying with a friend at his local church for a creation science museum on the other side of the continent, since then God has continued to bless their team's work in all corners of the world.

Find our more about Steven and The International Association for Creation here: Learncreation.org

 

Museums:

The Creation Trail Museum List

Smithsonian Museums Washington D.C.

Creation Experience Museum, Branson Missouri

National Parks

The Great Passion Play

 

Other helpful links:

Creation Trail TV

IMAX: Deep Sea

The Creation Trail App

National Homeschool Day

 

Documentaries:

Is Genesis History (on Amazon)

Riot and the Dance (on Amazon Prime Video)

Riot and the Dance (on DVD)

Awesome Science Media

Genesis: Paradise Lost (3D)

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Peggy_Ployhar.jpgThis episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is brought to you by SPED Homeschool. Are you looking for encouragement and resources for helping you to teach your child with special educational needs? Check out SPED Homeschool. Also, get some great encouragement from SPED Homeschool founder, Peggy Ployer in her excellent article, Addressing Special Educational Needs in Homeschooling or listen to her on this recent episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

January 21, 2019  

Michael Donnelly - HSLDA, Defending Homeschooling Freedom

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

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

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

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


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

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January 14, 2019  

Leslie Nunnery - Teach Them Diligently

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In this episode, Yvette Hampton and Leslie Nunnery discuss the importance of God’s mandate to parents in Deuteronomy 6:5-7. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”

How can we do that practically through homeschooling?

Leslie Nunnery is the co-founder of Teach Them Diligently Conventions along with her husband David. She is the homeschool mother of four children who range in age from 11-18.  God has given her a strong burden to minister to Christian families to help support, encourage and equip them to disciple their children, protect their marriages, and serve God in the ways He has planned for them. She is an advocate of home education with a strong focus on discipleship which is evidenced in her writing and the events her family produces. She is also heavily involved in mission endeavors through Worldwide Tentmakers, for which her husband serves as president and Teach Them Diligently supports.

Resources:

Teach Them Diligently, by Leslie Nunnery
 
Teach Them Diligently Events

Teach Them Diligently 365” Membership Community

 

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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.