Episode 77: Jay Schabacker on his book Purposeful Design – Understanding the Creation
Purposeful Design – Understanding the Creation Today we will be talking about Jay Schabacker ’s book “Purposeful Design – Understanding the Creation.” Jay will be talking about God’s wonderful design of the world and why it’s important to understand purposeful design. As the description of the book points out, Purposeful Design beautifully reveals the principles...
20 Mar 2015
Episode 66: Sonya Shafer talks about the Charlotte Mason method
The Charlotte Mason Method Today’s guest, Sonya Shafer of SimplyCharlotteMason.com, tells us to teach the child, not the curriculum. This is the basis of the Charlotte Mason method. It is based on Charlotte‘s firm belief that the child is a person and we must educate that whole person, not just his or her mind. A Charlotte...
27 May 2014
Episode 4: Don McChesney talks about Classical Education, Common Core and Equip Education
Classical Education, Common Core and Equip Education Don McChesney and his wife Nicole began life anew during the spring of 1998 when they gave their lives to Jesus Christ. They are now in the 12th year of home educating their children. The oldest of their five children recently graduated from their homeschool and now attends...
18 Nov 2013
Episode 75: David & Lisa Nehring discuss Awareness of Trends & Challenges in Homeschooling
Awareness of Trends & Challenges in Homeschooling The way education goes is the way our country goes. That is the message from David and Lisa Nehring today. There is a lot to be concerned with in education, much of which is why we homeschool. It is important for us to pay attention. Everything that happens...
18 Sep 2014
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Episode 3: Vicki Dincher talks about Teaching Science to Your Homeschool Student
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Episode 22: Ben Swann on The Liberty Movement and Homeschooling
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Episode 31: Israel Wayne on Family Renewal, Discipleship, Full-Time Parenting and Homeschooling
Family Renewal, Discipleship, Full-Time Parenting and Homeschooling Here on the Homeschool Leadercast we have talked several times about discipling our children, raising them up to know and love Christ and teaching them through a biblical worldview. This is such an important area that it cannot be understated, and yet many Christian parents still need more...
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Episode 70: Heather Laurie talks about Special Needs Homeschooling
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Episode 28: Chris & Wendy Jeub on Speech and Debate, and TrainingMinds.org
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Episode 65: Lori Lane on Educating the Whole Heart of a Child
Educating the Whole Heart of a Child God’s instruction to us is to raise up our children to honor and glorify Him. To do so, we must have a heart based approach to parenting. In doing so, our children begin to ask “What is the right thing to do to honor God?” There are many...
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Episode 25: Rhea Perry on Home Businesses and Godly Entrepreneurship for Homeschoolers
Home Businesses and Entrepreneurship for Homeschoolers Today, many homeschool families are looking for a way to allow one or both parents to work from home. That is, to homeschool and run a home-based business at the same time. Not only is this very doable, it also provides an opportunity to teach your child about entrepreneurship,...
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Episode 23: Steve Demme Teaching and Discipling our Children, Honoring our Wives and Relationships with our Family
Teaching and Discipling our Children, Honoring our Wives and Relationships with our Family You know, God’s word full of principles on how to be wonderful husbands, fathers, leaders, followers, teachers and basically anything we do in life. God instructs men to honor our wives and love our children, but first we must know God and...
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Episode 76: Colleen Kessler on Homeschooling Gifted & Emotionally Intense Children
Homeschooling Gifted & Emotionally Intense Children Many parents question if their child is gifted and whether or not they should even homeschool their children. Gifted children do come with their own challenges. Usually gifted children are emotionally intense. We often don’t know how to keep them motivated or even if we can meet their needs. Well...
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Episode 26: Tim Shoemaker on Family Devotions and Other Ways We Can Teach Our Kids about God
Family Devotions and Other Ways We Can Teach Our Kids about God The Bible lays out for us what it means to be a man of integrity, to love God with all our heart, to love our wives as Christ loved the church and to disciple our children. As men, we need to understand how...
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Episode 27: Linda Lacour Hobar on World History and Her Mystery of History Series
World History and The Mystery of History Series It’s important for us to know history, to learn from history and be inspired by history. And as believers, isn’t God’s word a historical account? History doesn’t need to be boring nor does teaching history ultimately have to be ineffective. There are ways to develop a child’s...
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Episode 74: Karen Childress talks about Homeschooling your High-Schooler and College Preparation
Homeschooling your High-Schooler and College Preparation Today we are going to be speaking with Karen Childress about homeschooling your high schooler and preparing them for college. There is a lot that goes into planning your child’s high school education. It can be intimidating and complex. Karen will explain why not only are you capable and...
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Episode 69: Shane Vander Hart fills us in on the Intricacies of Common Core
The Intricacies of Common Core Today we continue our discussion on common core with Shane Vander Hart, who has contributed many articles and insight on the matter. As we see how states are enticed or coerced into accepting common core, we become more understanding of why it is so controversial. Common core is used by the...
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Episode 68: Matthew and Ellen Gerwitz tell us about Common Core
Common Core Hello friends. Today we are discussing common core, what it is, how it affects us and what we can do about it. Simply put, Common Core is a Federal Takeover of Education and it’s ultimate goal is to have all student follow the same national standards. This failed educational approach undermines educational quality...
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Episode 67: Mark Conner talks about STEM Education – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
STEM Education – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics , also known as STEM, is everywhere; it involves most all of our day to day activities and shapes our everyday experiences. It will be a bigger and bigger part our future—the future of our country, and the future of our children. STEM...
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