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Podcast! Igniting the Fire of Love for Learning

Interview with Laurie Hammer, Owner of Open Door Bookstore


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Summer’s over and the school books are being cracked open again. How do you ignite the fire of a love for learning within a child’s heart? Today we talk with Laurie Hammer, a homeschooling mother, support group leader, and supervising teacher. She is also the owner of Open Door Bookstore which offers used curriculum for homeschoolers. Laurie discusses ways in which you can disciple your children, setting priorities, curriculum choices and maximizing the freedom and flexibility of homeschooling.

We know you’ll enjoy hearing about Laurie’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 and ignite the fire of love for learning!

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!

Homeschooling Across America – Iowa

Interview with Scott Bailey, President of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE)


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We have a special extra broadcast of The Homeschool Show for our homeschooling friends in Iowa as we continue our survey of the state of Home Education across America. Our guest today is Scott Baily , President of Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators otherwise known as NICHE. Scott talks about homeschooling in Iowa, discussing the laws, the basics on getting started, particular issues facing homeschoolers in Iowa, and talks a little bit about what NICHE has to offer you.

We hope you enjoy the show!