The Homeschooling Saints Podcast
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Math is Just Plain Good for You!
Episode 53: Math is Just Plain Good for You!After Would you like a great answer to your child’s question—“Mom! Why do I have to do math?” Our guest today, Marie Siobhan Gallagher, believes Math is Just Plain Good for You! After this episode, you’ll be convinced, too.Find Marie Siobhan here: mariesiobhangallagher@hotmail.com or call 516-655-3395Kahn Academy for instant feedback https://www.khanacademy.org/ ExtraMath.com instead feedback—not overwhelming https://xtramath.org/#/home/index Kumon workbooks/centers (drills) https://kumonbooks.com/ Saxon Math (textbook) https://www.hmhco.com/programs/saxon-math Teaching Textbooks (videos/online) http://www.teachingtextbooks.com/ Math U See (manipulatives) https://www.mathusee.com/ Singapore Math https://www.singaporemath.com/ Math for the Gifted Student https://www.amazon.com/Math-Gifted-Student-Challenging-Activities/dp/1411434366 Mathcounts.org https://www.mathcounts.org/ Math Olympiad https://www.moems.org/ Life of Fred Mathematics https://www.lifeoffred.uniquemath.com/ Today's Short Feature: Celeste Behe The Homeschool Housefly: Topic: Snack Time! http://celestebehe.com/Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Oct 14
38 min
How Read-Alouds Can Bless Your Family in Times of Suffering
Episode 52: How Read-Alouds Can Bless Your Family in Times of SufferingFor most of us, captivating stories have long blessed our homeschools. But did you know that in times of intense suffering, reading aloud to your children can have an amazing impact? Today’s guest is someone I’m extremely proud of, a former student and author, Grace Anne, here to tell us about her new book, “The Winter Elf” and How Read-Alouds Can Bless Your Family in Times of Suffering.Find Grace Anne and her book here:Website: TheWinterElf.comInstagram: @GraceAnneOriginalsFacebook/GraceAnneOriginalsToday’s Short Feature: Dan Louzonishttps://www.einsteinblueprint.com/https://kidsgetrich.com/book  Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Oct 7
37 min
Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!
Episode 51: Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!Creating a physical education program for our children is more than just sending them out to play. Today, it’s my joy to talk with Dr. Kerrie Berends, who will tell us Why Phys-Ed is Important, Even if You and Your Kids Are NOT Athletic!Find Dr. Berends here:Dr_berends@msn.comDr. Berends teaches the following courses at Homeschool Connections:• High School Health: Personal Fitness• High School Health: Nutrition• ASL I• ASL IIOther resources recommended by Dr. Berends:P.E. Centralhttps://www.pecentral.org/ACSM: Complete Guide to Fitness and Healthhttps://www.acsm.org/read-research/books/acsm-complete-guide-fitness-healthTeaching With the Brain in Mind, by Eric Jensenhttps://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Brain-Mind-Revised-2nd/dp/1416600302/[No short feature today]Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Sep 30
31 min
Compelling Reasons to Homeschool An Only Child
Episode 50: Compelling Reasons to Homeschool An Only ChildIf you’re the parent of an only child, you may be wondering if it’s a good idea to homeschool. Our guest today is the awesome Megan Fassero, whose only child flourished in their homeschool and went on to a great Catholic college. Today we’ll unpack some Compelling Reasons to Homeschool An Only Child.Find Megan Fassero at Benedictine College’s website:https://www.benedictine.edu/References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2373, 2374, 2378Other episodes featuring Megan Fassero:How Homeschool Grads Perform in College, with Megan Fassero, Episode 10https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/how-homeschool-grads-perform-in-college/Insider Tips From the College Admissions Office, with Megan Fassero, Episode 42https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/insider-tips-from-the-college-admissions-office/Today’s Short Feature:Books & Blessings with A.J. CattapanTopic: Shadow in the Dark, by Antony Barone KolencFind Amy here: http://www.ajcattapan.com/Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Sep 23
37 min
Suzuki Style Homeschooling For Your Young Children
Episode 49: Suzuki Style Homeschooling For Your Young ChildrenThere are almost as many ways to homeschool as there are homeschooling families! Join us as Kimberly McCrann unpacks Suzuki-Style Homeschooling For Young Children. Find Kimberly McCrann here: pondhouseschool@aol.com VIP Pass for Catholic Homeschool Conferencehttps://catholichomeschoolconference.com/Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education)Twinkle Variation A - Mississippi Hot Doghttp://www.viewpure.com/wGlSrU8TaFE?start=0&end=0PACE: Program for Achieving Character Educationhttps://www.catholicpace.com/what-is-paceDimensions Math by Singapore Mathhttps://www.singaporemath.com/programs/dimensions-pk-5/Free “Cultivated Homeschool Planner” digital downloadhttps://cultivatewhatmatters.com/products/cultivated-homeschool-planner-digital-download]Good Enough is Good Enough, by Colleen Dugganhttps://www.avemariapress.com/products/good-enough-is-good-enoughFree Homeschool Curriculum (but you have to buy the books)http://materamabilis.org/ma/RC Historyhttps://www.rchistory.com/Today's short feature: Curriculum Chaos is Normal with Chantal HowardFind Chantal Howard here: https://www.chantal-howard.com/ https://www.aromarosary.com/ or  https://www.chantal-howard.com/the-school-of-the-family Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Sep 16
39 min
Organizing the School Room and the School Year
Episode 48: Organizing the School Room and the School YearIs the start of the school year overwhelming for you? Well join the club. It’s a common experience. As exciting as it is to start fresh, each fall, we all need a little help getting organized. Today’s guest, Margaret Gallipeau, is here to share some tips on Organizing the School Room and the School Year!Additional resource: Cozi Calendar app - https://cozi.comContact: Margaret Gallipeau at FindingJoyontheJourney.comAND findingjoyonthejourney@gmail.comGood News School Planners: https://rb.gy/viqyhd Today’s Short Feature:The Homeschool Housefly, with Celeste BeheFind Celeste Behe at http://celestebehe.com/Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Sep 9
30 min
How to Succeed at Math in Your Homeschool
Episode 47: How to Succeed at Math in Your HomeschoolAre you—like a lot of homeschooling parents—ready to throw your math curriculum right out the window? Today we’re talking with our guest, Jean Hoeft, about How to Succeed at Math in Your Homeschool.Contact Jean: Jean.Hoeft.forjesus@gmail.comLook for Jean at https://www.jeanhoefteducationalservices.com/The Wow Factor (see archived courses at Homeschool Connections)Today's Short Feature:Einstein Blueprint with Dan Louzonishttps://www.einsteinblueprint.com/ Topic: Career Preparation in a Time of Corona Virus Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Sep 2
38 min
Fatherhood and Ministry in Homeschooling
Episode 46: Fatherhood and Ministry in Homeschooling, with Charbel RaishWhen I think of people running life-changing ministries that impact the souls of countless people around the world, I figure they probably don’t have time for anything else. Well, today’s guest, Charbel Raish, is here to talk about Fatherhood and Ministry in Homeschooling. Join us! Find Charbel Raish here: https://www.parousiamedia.com Join the Spiritual Rosary virtual pilgrimage here: https://www.parousiamedia.com/the-spiritual-rosary-pilgrimage/Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Aug 26
31 min
Homeschooling 101, Part Two
Episode 45: Homeschooling 101—Part Two Today, we’re continuing our discussion of the basics you need to get your homeschool started. In part two of our discussion, we’ll talk about resources for doing this well, having the right mindset, and getting your children involved in the process. Maureen Wittmann is with us again for Part Two of Homeschooling 101!Find Maureen at MaureenWittmann.comFree course: How to Be An Excellent Student and Get an A, https://tinyurl.com/studyskillshsc Catholic Homeschool Conference https://catholichomeschoolconference.com/ Discovering You Homeschool Style Quiz: https://homeschoolon.com/the-homeschool-style-quiz/ Discover Your Child’s Learning Style, https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-extras/parent-helps-and-how-to-books/general-parent-helps/discover-your-childs-learning-style Mater Ambilis http://materamabilis.org/ma/ Find books for the best price, Bookfinder.com https://groups.io/g/cathswap is an email group specifically for Catholic homeschoolers to buy and sell used curriculumhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/CathSwap/ is the Facebook version of CathSwapLaura Berquist: Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum https://www.ignatius.com/Designing-Your-Own-Classical-Curriculum-P596.aspx Read aloud lists, http://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/2020/04/best-homeschool-reading-lists.html Homeschooling Saints Episodes related to today's topic: The Joy, Art, and Educational Benefits of Read-Alouds, with Maureen Wittmann https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/the-joy-art-and-educational-benefits-of-read-alouds/ Top Tips for New Homeschooling Parents, with Amanda Woodiel https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/top-tips-for-new-homeschooling-parents/ Preparing for a Joyful Homeschooling Year, with Bonnie Landry https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/preparing-for-a-joyful-homeschool-year/ Consistency and a Charlotte Mason Education, with Jessica Ptomey, PhD https://homeschoolingsaints.podbean.com/e/consistency-and-a-charlotte-mason-education/No Short Feature in this episode. Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Aug 19
40 min
Homeschooling 101, Part One
Episode 44: Homeschooling 101—Part OneAre you new to homeschooling or need a refreshing look at some basic ideas that will help you get focused for the year? Today I have the privilege of interviewing a great homeschooling veteran, Maureen Wittman, in a two-part episode that will calm your fears, inspire you, and give you confidence for this great adventure. Stay tuned for Homeschooling 101—Part One!Find Maureen at MaureenWittmann.com• Orton Gillingham https://www.ortonacademy.org/resources/what-is-the-orton-gillingham-approach/ • Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum, by Laura Berquist https://www.ignatius.com/Designing-Your-Own-Classical-Curriculum-P596.aspx No Short Feature in this episode. Thank you to the following contributors who made this podcast possible:Our Sponsor HomeschoolConnections.comHomeschooling Saints Theme Music Composed by Taylor KirkwoodIntro voice Dave Palmer radio personality and author of St. Thomas Aquinas for EveryoneOur host Lisa Mladinich
Aug 12
37 min
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