Archive for August, 2011

Catch the Vision: Why Do I Homeschool?

Interview with Galadriel Miller, 5 yr homeschooler of elementary age children


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It’s back to school time for kids all across America! But for many, they’ll be staying home to do school. Perhaps you’re asking, is homeschooling for me? Why is home education growing so fast? Is it really worth all the trouble? Today we talk with Galadriel Miller, 5 year homeschooling mother of several elementary age children, who discusses how she caught the vision of homeschooling. Some of the topics covered in this broadcast include:

    • how past experiences factor into your future choices
    • Biblical conviction on homeschooling
    • what can be gleaned from conventions and workshops
    • the value of support groups and other homeschooling friends
    • benefits and challenges of an eclectic approach
    • teaching kinesthetic and auditory learners
    • the secret to juggling school and family
    • maintaining the vision year after year

We know you’ll enjoy hearing about Galadriel’s homeschool experiences and benefit from her immensely practical suggestions. Tune in today and every Saturday as we continue to hear from fathers and mothers across America who are busy home educating their children. Catch the vision!

Podcast! Why Homeschool?

Interview with Paul Munger, Homeschooling Father of 7


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It’s back to school time for kids all across America! But for many, they’ll be staying home to do school. Perhaps you’re asking, is homeschooling for me? Why is home education growing so fast? Is it really worth all the trouble? Today we talk with Paul Munger, homeschooling father of 7, and discuss the reasons why more and more people are choosing homeschool as the best educational option for their family. He and Greg talk about several of the key reasons people give to homeschool: the Historical reasons, Spiritual reasons, Academic reasons, and Social reasons, among other things. If you’re thinking about homeschooling, just starting out, or are looking for reasons to overcome misconceptions or apprehensions by family and friends regarding home education, then this is the podcast for you! To see and read the articles referenced in the podcast, visit the following:

Nine Reasons to Home Educate

Why Should You Homeschool?

We hope you enjoy the show!

Podcast! Home Schooling Across America – NHERI

Interview with Dr. Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., Founder and President of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)


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This week on theThe Homeschool Show we conclude our month-long survey of homeschooling across America. To help us do that today we have the help of our special guest Dr. Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. , Founder and President of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). He and Greg give a brief snapshot of NHERI, discussing the high quality homeschool research that has been completed and then analyze some of the data to understand who is homeschooling, why, and what are some of the major issues facing homeschoolers nationwide. You’ll also hear about the wealth of homesschooling resources that NHERI has to offer, including research reports, books, and videos. To see and read the research, go to www.nheri.org and to sign up for new-research announcements, go to http://nheri2010.org/ . We hope you enjoy the show!

Podcast! Interview with Paul Munger, Writer and Producer of Animals in the Bible

Interview with Paul Munger, Writer and Producer of Animals in the Bible


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Do you have students interested in filmmaking or other creative pursuits? Then you’ll want to listen to this week’s show. This week on theThe Homeschool Show Greg interviews Paul Munger, the writer and producer of the Creation documentary Animals in the Bible. Paul talks about how they made the film–who wrote the script, the research involved, where and how they filmed, and the goal of the film. Greg and Paul also discuss the Animals in the Bible Study Guide, a full color textbook that offers students further discussion into the animals, and explain how best to use the book, and how children with various learning styles can profit from these materials as they study subjects like Bible and Science. We hope you enjoy the show!

Podcast! Homeschool Bible and Science with Creation Proclaims DVDs

Homeschool Bible and Science with Creation Proclaims DVDs


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This week on theThe Homeschool Show Greg talks about teaching Bible and Science in your homeschool, and how to do that with the Creation Proclaims DVDs. You’ll hear what the Creation Proclaims DVDs are all about, hear sample clips, and more as Greg discusses ways to use these great resources in a unit study and other home and school settings. We hope you enjoy the show!

Animals in the Bible DVD & Study Guide

Take your family on an adventure of discovery with the award-winning “Animals in the Bible” DVD and Study Guide! Discover the Powerful Spiritual Lessons from God’s Amazing Creatures as you trace God’s design of fifteen of His marvelous creatures. Learn how ants communicate, watch eagles soar and swoop down on their prey, go into the deep to witness the colorful underwater landscapes and schools of fish, laugh at the antics of the donkey, and marvel at God’s perfect design for all of His beautiful creation. Your whole family will enjoy it together, encouraged by the non-evolutionary, six-day-creation-based narration and the beautiful cinematography.

The accompanying “Animals in the Bible Study Guide” is packed with in-depth information on each animal, showcasing interesting facts through stories, illustrations and photos, games, puzzles, with web links to additional resources. In addition, you’ll find helpful tools for parents and educators, including:

*Unit study suggestions
*Field trip possibilities in every state
*Resource page for each animal
*Online lesson plans
*Suggestions for arts & crafts, reading, writing, music, science, geography, Bible, history, fun and educational games

The DVD is only $14.95 and the Study Guide is only $19.95. However, when you purchase the two together, the price has been reduced to only $24.95. That’s a savings of almost $10! To watch the movie’s trailer, read more about these excellent products, or order the specially-priced combo pack, please go to http://www.pesdirect.com/animalsinthebible.html.