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February 19, 2020
"I just can't think of what to write!" Why is it that students have a difficult time making a thought concrete? Tune in as Andrew and Julie address this issue, highlight the power of asking questions, and explain the importance of good thinking as it relates to listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  REFERENCED MATERIALS: "The Four Language Arts" Article Audio talk Listening | Speaking | Reading | Writing "What Are We Really Doing Here?" by Andrew Pudewa Magalog The Profound Effects of Music on Life by Andrew Pudewa A Word Write Now Teaching Boys and Other Boys Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day by Andrew Pudewa Dr. James B. Webster Teaching Writing: Structure and Style® High School Essay Intensive "I Keep Six Honest Serving Men" by Rudyard Kipling Structure and Style for Students® Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
February 12, 2020
Andrew and Julie discuss the most concrete of the language arts: writing. Learn how writing can be cultivated before your student even begins to put words to paper, and gain some insight on the tremendous value of copy work as it builds fluency and stamina.  GO TO: PART 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 REFERENCED MATERIALS: "The Four Language Arts" Article Audio talk Simply Charlotte Mason Episode 188: Why Teach Cursive Writing? "The Science and Art of Motivation"​ Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Article Audio talk Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Value Debate The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Policy Debate The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Speech Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
February 6, 2020
Building on the previous two episodes, Andrew and Julie now turn to the third language art: reading. In this episode Andrew discusses the importance of developing an auditory database, while emphasizing the value of reading aloud, especially when your student is beginning to read independently.  GO TO: PART 1 | Part 2 REFERENCED MATERIALS: "The Four Language Arts" Article Audio talk Anna Ingham The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning Dr. James B. Webster Dyslexia Podcast Read-Aloud Revival The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Maria Montessori A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Timeline of Classics by Gail Ledbetter Structure and Style for Students Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 30, 2020
This week, Andrew and Julie move on to the second language art: speaking. Tune in as the duo discusses the loss of speaking skills in our culture, explores the cultivation of the art, and emphasizes the value of memorization and recitation.  GO TO: PART 1 REFERENCED MATERIALS: "The Four Language Arts" Article Audio talk Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa Classical Conversations The Little House by Laura Ingalls Wilder Laddie by Gene Stratton Porter Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Little Britches by Ralph Moody Highlands Latin School The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Value Debate The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Policy Debate The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Speech Speech Boot Camp by Andrew Pudewa, Maria Gerber, and Jill Pike Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" by Frederick Douglass The Columbian Orator by David W. Blight Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 22, 2020
Can listening skills be cultivated? This week Andrew and Julie begin the series on the four language arts. Listen to Andrew provide suggestions for nurturing attentive listening, and learn its powerful result: the building of the language database. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "The Four Language Arts" Article Audio talk The Restoration of Christian Culture by John Senior The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack Read-Aloud Revival The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 20, 2020
Picking up from last week's podcast, Andrew continues to move through the history of IEW. Stay tuned for the ending where IEW celebrates the future with our new product: Structure and Style® for Students.  Referenced Materials: IEW's Twenty-Fifth Birthday Bash Julie Walker David Walker  Maria Gerber Tim Lawless The HomeScholar Heidi St. John Read-Aloud Revival Read-Aloud Revival podcast with Andrew Pudewa "Nurturing Competent Communicators" by Andrew Pudewa Teaching Writing: Structure and Style® Mikael Walker Nathan King Sean Schmidgall Your Morning Basket Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Kristi Clover The Simply Joyful Podcast The Simply Joyful Podcast with Andrew Pudewa The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association Kim Cromer The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Value Debate The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Policy Debate The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Speech Mark Landon Justin Holmes Ellie Diaz Victus Study Skills Correctional Education Association "The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing" Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Structure and Style® for Students  IEW Upgrade(s) Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 8, 2020
Have you ever wondered where it all began? Tune into this twenty-fifth birthday celebration recording where Andrew takes you through the history of IEW and expresses his gratitude toward the people that helped him along his journey. Referenced Materials: Andrew Pudewa Dr. James B. Webster Anna Ingham Teaching Writing: Structure and Style® The Phonetic Zoo Janet Spitler Julie Walker Bible-Based Writing Lessons  Theme-Based Writing Lessons Jill Pike Peter Buscemi Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization Cameron Covey Classical Conversations Leigh Bortins Laura House Danielle Olander Jan Miller The Old Schoolhouse® Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards Lori Verstegen U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons World History-Based Writing Lessons Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons All Things Fun & Fascinating High School Essay Intensive The Elegant Essay How to Write a Story by Lee Roddy Pamela White Fix It! Grammar A Word Write Now by Loranna Schwacofer Center For Lit Teaching the Classics by Adam and Missy Andrews Linda Mikottis Magalog Andrew Kern Circe Institute The Two Andrews: On Writing and Teaching Writing Martin Cothran "Laelius de Amicitia" by Cicero Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 2, 2020
And we're back! Enjoy this special edition of Ask Andrew Anything, where students and parents from our new student course, Structure and Style for Students®, ask Andrew really just about anything. Be inspired by Andrew's insights on raising his own children, and share a few laughs as Andrew elaborates on his love for hot sauce. Referenced Materials: A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens However Impefectly by Andrew Pudewa The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis  The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein  Penrod by Booth Tarkington Humor in Teaching and Speaking by Andrew Pudewa The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein You can either listen to the audio podcast, or click the link below to watch the video!  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 26, 2019
This is the last episode in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on December 12, 2018, as Episode 169. As they finish up their conversation on movies, Andrew and Julie head into a different direction: the book versus the movie. Join us to hear Andrew and Julie compare certain movies with the book that inspired the movie and listen to both of their takes on if you should read the book before watching the movie. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria A. Trapp The Sound of Music The Wizard of Oz Book  Movie Fantasia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Lawrence of Arabia A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens The Scarlet Pimpernel  Book Movie Pride and Prejudice Book Mini-Series  Hamlet by William Shakespeare The Scarlet and the Black The Vatican Pimpernel by Brian Fleming The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein "Nurturing Competent Communicators" by Andrew Pudewa The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein The Princess Bride Book Movie  Anna Karenina Book Movie Les Misérables  Book Movie  Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella Jane Eyre Book Mini-Series Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 18, 2019
This is the twenty-third episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on December 5, 2018, as Episode 168. In this podcast Andrew and Julie discuss a long-awaited topic: movies. Tune in to hear the duo explore some insights from a few of Andrew's favorite movies. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Greatest Showman  "[This Is Me] A Mommy Parody" The Man Who Invented Christmas  Book  Movie  Inception High School Essay Intensive Goodbye, Mr. Chips Finding Forrester  Akeelah and the Bee Spellbound The Phonetic Zoo "Spelling and the Brain" by Andrew Pudewa A River Runs through It Book  Movie "However Imperfectly" by Andrew Pudewa Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 11, 2019
This is the twenty-second episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on September 27, 2016, as Episode 62.  Join us this week as Andrew and Julie continue their conversation on child brain development. In this episode Andrew delves more deeply into the cause of brain injury, and he provides insight and suggestions to best help, through sensory stimulation and balance development, your brain injured child. GO TO PART 1 Referenced Materials: The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential Nature Deficit Disorder Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Audio talk Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv Family Hope Center "Thoughts on Dyslexia"  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 4, 2019
This is the twenty-first episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on September 20, 2016, as Episode 61.  In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Andrew unpacks his personal experience with child brain development and with children who have special needs. Pulling together his research, Andrew examines the developmental pathway of children, discussing a child's intellectual and physical growth. Referenced Materials: Glenn Doman How to Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence by Glenn and Janet Doman Family Hope Center Understanding Child Brain Development by Matthew and Carol Newell The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential "Special needs? IEW can help!" by Jill Pike Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 27, 2019
This is the twentieth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on December 29, 2015, as Episode 23.  To ban or not to ban, this is the question. Conversations in the academic world have raised questions about the benefits of banning certain words from a student's writing, as IEW requires. Join Andrew and Julie as they unpack the idea of banning words and discuss its value as it helps establish a student's linguistic foundation. Referenced Materials: "‘Use More Expressive Words!’ Teachers Bark, Beseech, Implore" by James R. Hagerty "'Teachers! Please Do Not Make Your Students Use Synonyms for Said,' I Blurted" by Gabriel Roth Maria Montessori A Word Write Now "Process versus Product" "Good Writing vs. Great Teaching" Penrod by Booth Tarkington Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 20, 2019
This is the nineteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on January 3, 2018, as Episode 122.  Share the fun and gain some insights as Julie chats with homeschool mom and author Heidi St. John. After homeschooling for many years, Heidi pulled together her experience and wrote The Busy Homeschool Mom's Guide to Romance. Join us as Heidi shares her goal of strengthening families and offers her advice to busy moms who feel overwhelmed with the tasks at hand. Referenced Materials: Heidi St. John: The Busy Mom Podcast with Kristin Boutross Podcast with Laura House "But, but, but ... What about Grammar?" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Structure and Style® for Students IEW Schools Janet Spitler The Busy Mom's Guide to Romance by Heidi St. John Books by Heidi St. John The Firmly Planted Resource Center Heidi's Instagram Heidi's Facebook Page Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com  
November 13, 2019
This is the eighteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on January 24, 2018, as Episode 125.  If you're like many families, then you've experienced a bit (or a lot!) of burnout at various times during a school year. Join in on the conversation as Andrew and Julie offer encouragement while they discuss the three laws for keeping you and your students motivated. Referenced Materials: "The Science and Art of Motivation" Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Suzuki Everything!  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Teaching Writing: Structure and Style "The Seven Keys of Great Teaching" by Oliver and Rachel DeMille "The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing" Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 6, 2019
This is the seventeenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 8, 2016, as Episode 68.  Branching off from last week's special education series, Andrew and Julie open up this conversation by discussing Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). Tune in to learn what it is, the challenges involved, and how IEW can be optimized so that students will have opportunities to use their abilities to the fullest.  Referenced Materials: SPED Struggles and Suggestions Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Article Giftedness Defined The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine, M.D.  Theme-Based Writing Lessons Teaching Writing: Structure and Style The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham "The Science and Art of Motivation"​ Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Article Audio Talk Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 30, 2019
To finish up their conversation on special needs, Andrew and Julie talk about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In this episode Andrew and Julie examine some of the challenges of ADHD and provide suggestions for both language development and everyday home life. Be encouraged as Andrew emphasizes the value of IEW's Structure and Style® method because it allows your student to feel successful by breaking the overwhelmingly complex writing task into small manageable steps. Referenced Materials: The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D. Davis "General Prevalence of ADHD" Dr. Leonard Sax Dr. Sax's Books Why Gender Matters Boys Adrift Girls on the Edge The Collapse of Parenting  "Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day" by Andrew Pudewa "4 Reasons You Should Buy a Standup Desk—Right Now" by Michael Hyatt "Nature Deficit Disorder" Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Audio talk Retrain the Brain by Jeanette Farmer Why Teach Cursive Writing? "Special needs? IEW can help!" by Jill Pike Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 23, 2019
This is the fifteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on October 18, 2016, as Episode 65.  Join us this week as Andrew and Julie discuss dysgraphia: what it is and how the methods and techniques taught in Structure and Style help break the overwhelming task of writing into small, manageable steps. They will also delve into strategies and principles for helping students with dysgraphia succeed in this skill of written communication. GO TO PART 1  Referenced Materials: Dragon Dictate Software Learning Disabilities Association of America "The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing" Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Audio talk Article  "Pen and Paper: What the Research Says" Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Article Audio talk Primary Arts of Language Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com.
October 16, 2019
This is the fourteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on October 11, 2016, as Episode 64.  Since October is National Learning Disabilities Month, the Arts of Language Podcast brings to you our Special Education series. Join us as Andrew and Julie begin the series by talking about dyslexia. Drawing from his experience and training, Andrew provides insights on helping your dyslexic students. Andrew also discusses his mission of educating teachers so that they can best aid their students. Referenced Materials: "Thoughts on Dyslexia" by Andrew Pudewa Barton Reading and Spelling System   Episode 159: IEW and Dyslexia: A Conversation with Susan Barton Lindamood-Bell The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham, C.M. Primary Arts of Language by Jill Pike Teaching Writing: Structure and Style, Second Edition "Special needs? IEW can help!" by Jill Pike The Phonetic Zoo Premium Membership "The Power of Memorization" Podcast: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Nurturing Competent Communicators by Andrew Pudewa Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization Student Writing Intensive Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 9, 2019
This is the thirteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on September 15, 2015, as Episode 8.  Over the past century there has been a great decline in thinking skills. Be a part of this week's conversation as Andrew and Julie examine what critical thinking actually is, and discover how good thinking is teachable, learnable, and practicable. Referenced Materials:  The Four Language Arts Student Writing Intensive Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman  Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto  The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 2, 2019
This is the twelfth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on January 5, 2016, as Episode 24. Andrew and Julie open up their conversation this week by discussing the fading motivation to "do hard things" in our society. With an ever-growing need for proficient communicators, Andrew directs his attention to the importance of cultivating an environment where students strive for excellence and desire to become competent communicators and thinkers. Referenced Materials: "Reaching the Reluctant Writer" Do Hard Things by Alex Harris "Nature Deficit Disorder" "The Strenuous Life" by Theodore Roosevelt Study Is Hard Work by William Howard Armstrong What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner "Soft Skills to Help Your Career Hit the Big Time" by Daniel Bortz The Science and Art of Motivation  Part 1 | Part 2 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).
September 25, 2019
This is the eleventh episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on April 25, 2018, as Episode 138. "Why did the egg cross the road? Because it had the inclination." What makes certain jokes and phrases humorous? Building off of last week's conversation, Andrew answers this question as he discusses the eleven elements of humor. Don't miss the chance to hear Andrew crack a few jokes as he demonstrates the true joy that humor in teaching can bring. go to part 1 REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton (Amazon Affiliate)  "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout" by Shel Silverstein "Rebecca Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably" by Hilaire Belloc  "Homework! Oh, Homework!" by Jack Prelutsky The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Amazon Affiliate)  Republic by Plato (Amazon Affiliate)  IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" YouTube Playlist Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 18, 2019
This is the tenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on April 18, 2018, as Episode 137. In part one of this two-part series, Andrew and Julie share a few laughs as they discuss humor in teaching. Learn the powerful health benefits of humor and gain some insight on the positive effects it can have in the classroom, from an increase in student participation to a cultivation of a deeper love of learning. REFERENCED MATERIALS: IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" YouTube Playlist Andrew Kern  Anguished English by Richard Lederer  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 9, 2019
This is the ninth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on May 18, 2017, as Episode 94. This week Andrew and Julie hone in on individualize learning. Discover how customizing your students' materials can enhance their learning abilities and motivate them to complete their tasks. Referenced Materials: Individualized Education Program Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Learning Audio Talk  The Science and Art of Motivation Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Article Theme-Based Writing Lessons All Things Fun and Fascinating by Lori Verstegen U.S History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen Writing Across the Curriculum  Following Narnia by Laura Bettis Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Product versus Process Podcast Article Bible-Based Writing Lessons by Andrew Pudewa and Dr. James B. Webster "Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Learning" Audio talk  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 4, 2019
This is the eighth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on April 13, 2017, as Episode 89. Although poetry has been around for many ages, fewer children actually seem to read and appreciate poetry today. Join Andrew and Julie as they unpack the importance of poetry, discuss its components, and address the powerful benefits of reading poetry. Referenced Materials: The Iliad of Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham Primary Arts of Language by Jill Pike The Odyssey of Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore Mother Goose, Ph.D. by David Arns Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling  Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa The Power of Memorization Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll Grammar of Poetry by Matt Whitling Macbeth by William Shakespeare The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart Dante's Purgatorio Translated by Jean and Robert Hollander The Death of Christian Culture † by John Senior Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
August 28, 2019
This is the seventh episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on January 16, 2019, as Episode 174. Having followed the research of New York Times bestselling author Dr. Leonard Sax for years, Andrew welcomes Dr. Sax to the microphone. Join us for this informative and insightful episode, in which Dr. Sax cites studies and explores his own findings that emphasize how important it is for teachers and parents to gain awareness of the learning differences between boys and girls. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Dr. Leonard Sax Dr. Sax's Books Why Gender Matters Boys Adrift Girls on the Edge The Collapse of Parenting  "Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Iliad by Homer Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
August 21, 2019
This is the sixth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on April 24, 2019, as Episode 188. Although many schools are shifting away from cursive writing, Andrew and Julie hone in on its great value. While citing studies and speaking from experience, Andrew evaluates the pros of teaching cursive as it can have practical uses as well as neurological benefits. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Pen and Paper: What the Research Says Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 "Top 10 Reasons to Learn Cursive" by Iris Hatfield Primary Arts of Language Anna Ingham Cursive Knowledge by Jill Pike "Biological and Psychology Benefits of Learning Cursive" by Dr. William R. Klemm Retrain the Brain "The Benefits of Cursive Writing" by Sam Blumenfeld If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
August 14, 2019
This is the fifth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on February 14, 2018, as Episode 128. With all the distractions and busy schedules, it can be challenging to sit down and read some of your favorite books to your kids. In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome author and podcaster Sarah Mackenzie to discuss reading aloud. Get a sneak peak of Sarah's new book, The Read Aloud Family, and learn the importance of prioritizing reading to your children. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement Read-Aloud Revival  Read-Aloud Revival Podcast  The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie  Sarah's Podcast with Andrew Pudewa  Nurturing Competent Communicators audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson  Sarah's Podcast with Katherine Paterson Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Amazon Affiliate) The Giver by Lois Lowry (Amazon Affiliate) The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (Amazon Affiliate) Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (Amazon Affiliate) Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo (Amazon Affiliate) Purgatorio by Dante (Amazon Affiliate) Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett (Amazon Affiliate) The Fable of George Washington and the Cherry Tree  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (Amazon Affiliate) The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood (Amazon Affiliate) Matilda by Roald Dahl (Amazon Affiliate) Sarah's Podcast with Jonathan Rogers The Way of the Wilderking by Jonathan Rogers (Amazon Affiliate) The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson  (Amazon Affiliate) Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
August 7, 2019
This is the fourth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on July 18, 2018, as Episode 148. In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome Monica Swanson, a blogger and homeschool mom of four boys. Monica asks Andrew some of her blog readers' frequently asked questions on topics like motivation and reading, to help her as she writes the last chapter of her book, Boy Mom. Tune in to hear Monica ask her son's fun questions for Andrew (near the end). REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement Monica Swanson - The Grommom Boy Mom  Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Monica's Baked French Toast Recipe  Motivation  Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) Podcast with Sarah Mackenzie  Read-Aloud Revival Penrod by Booth Tarkington (Amazon Affiliate) Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester (Amazon Affiliate) The Bark of the Bog Owl by Jonathan Rogers (Amazon Affiliate) DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary by Oxford (Amazon Affiliate) Boy Mom Podcast Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 31, 2019
This is a third episode of twenty-four in the podcast series, Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 21, 2018, as Episode 166. To finish up this conversation on relevancy, Andrew and Julie discuss the last of the four forms of relevancy: contrived relevancy and enforced relevancy. Learn how creating a game can motivate your student to learn, and discover how enforced relevancy is the least effective motivator as it can lead to a dislike for learning. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Why Gender Matters by Dr. Leonard Sax (Amazon Affiliate)  Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Education The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Dr. James B. Webster  Outmatched™: Ancient History U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen Fix-It! Grammar Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 24, 2019
This is a second episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 14, 2018, as Episode 165. In part two of this series, Andrew and Julie discuss the second form of relevancy: inspired relevancy. Even if children do not have an intrinsic interest in something, they can still be inspired to learn about it if someone they love has a genuine interest in it. Discover the different ways students are inspired to learn, and gain some insight on how you can apply that to your students' studies. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Amazon Affiliate)  Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Amazon Affiliate)  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 17, 2019
This is the first episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 7, 2018, as Episode 164. "How children learn has a more lasting effect than what they learn." This week Andrew and Julie discuss Intrinsic Relevancy, that thing that is interesting because it is. Join us as Andrew and Julie discuss the importance of capitalizing on your students' intrinsic interests, which then motivates and teaches students how to learn. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement National Novel Writing Month Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 However Imperfectly Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Book Dr. Leonard Sax Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Amazon Affiliate)  Lemonade to Leadership by Bonnie Drew Micro Business for Teens by Carol Topp Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 9, 2019
Join us in episode 199 as Andrew and Julie deliver a special announcement regarding The Arts of Language Podcast.  Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style The Four Language Arts Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Episode 1: Introduction to IEW's Mission and Founder If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
July 3, 2019
Join us in Part 2 of this series as Julie and Chris continue their conversation on dyslexia. In this episode Chris discusses several accommodations his parents provided for him as he faced reading challenges. Learn how IEW allowed Chris to overcome some of his difficulties with writing, and be inspired as Chris describes dyslexia as a gift. GO TO PART 1 Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style "Thoughts on Dyslexia" by Andrew Pudewa A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Davis Dyslexia Association International  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson The Bark of the Bog Owl by Jonathan Rogers Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift  The Dyslexic Advantage  If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
June 26, 2019
While Andrew is out traveling, Julie welcomes his son, Chris Pudewa, to open up about growing up with dyslexia. In part one of this two-part series, Chris starts the conversation by defining dyslexia and discussing some of the challenges he faced with this learning "disability." Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style "Thoughts on Dyslexia" by Andrew Pudewa IEW and Dyslexia: A Conversation with Susan Barton  Davis Dyslexia Association International  If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
June 19, 2019
In this podcast Andrew and Julie announce the third edition of Bible-Based Writing Lessons. Tune in as the duo walks through the theme-based book, discussing what's different in the new edition and explaining how the Bible stories are so beautifully woven into the units.  Referenced Materials: Bible Based-Writing Lessons Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Theme-Based Writing Lessons  Dr. James B. Webster U.S History-Based Writing Lessons Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri † Contains distinctly Christian content If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
June 12, 2019
As Father's Day approaches and graduates move on to the next chapter of their life, Andrew and Julie open the conversation discussing the tools or "ingredients" grads can pack away in their suitcase. Join us for this insightful episode where Andrew reflects on the environment he tried to create for his children to aid them as they began building a life of their own.  Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style High School Essay Intensive "Humor in Teaching and Speaking" by Andrew Pudewa If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
June 5, 2019
With the school year closing and the sun coming out, teachers and students alike enjoy the nice summer break. However, with the cumulative subjects such as music, language, and math, a break is just the thing that allows students to forget all the memorization they had worked so diligently on throughout the year. Join us as Andrew and Julie encourage you to set a little time aside during the summer to continue building that repertoire of mastery in your students.  Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Student Writing Intensive  The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article  Audio talk Podcast series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Online Classes Fix It! Grammar Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
May 29, 2019
This week Andrew and Julie welcome three of IEW's  premium members to share their stories and experience using Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. Join us as Sahar Enis, Andrew Youngblood, and Dannah Fritz all express their gratitude for IEW by sharing their students' success and the great benefits that come from being a premium member. Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Premium Membership Instructor Accreditation Program Meet Andrew Youngblood Regina Chesterton Academy  Barton Reading & Spelling System  Podcast with Susan Barton Structure and Style Overview DVD Florida Homeschool Convention  If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
May 22, 2019
Since Andrew is away, Julie welcomes one of IEW's project managers, Nathan King, to the mic. In this episode Nathan talks about his background as a youth pastor and explains how he discovered a love for classical learning. Tune in to hear Nathan discuss his product, Bible Quest™, and learn how making memorization magical is a vital tool in education and learning God's word. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Nathan King Classical Conversations  Episode with Nathan King "A Classical Approach in a Modern World" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa M45 Seven War Eagle Coffee Co.  Bible Quest™ Outmatched™: Ancient History Outmatched™: Medieval History "By Heart - The Goodness of Memory" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa "Nurturing Competent Communicators" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Christian Book Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
May 15, 2019
After walking the pathway of all nine units, your student can begin to delve deeper into writing about literature. Join us as Andrew and Julie discuss IEW's Response to Literature and Literary Analysis models. Learn the difference between the two models and gain insight on how to help your student make a personal connection with literature in their writing. Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Student Resource Packet Teaching the Classics by Adam Andrews and Missy Andrews Episode 187: Advanced Essay Models Theme-Based Writing Lessons  The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
May 9, 2019
It's that time again, when Andrew provides answers to questions submitted from our listeners. Join us in this especially insightful episode where Andrew hones in on a question about developing a "voice" in students' writing. Learn how the cultivation of imagination is key to expressing voice in writing and understand how IEW plays a role in that. Referenced Materials: "What are the Traits?"  "Nurturing Competent Communicators"  Project Gutenberg "Thoughts on Dyslexia" by Andrew Pudewa "6 Traits & IEW"  However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa  If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
May 1, 2019
As you welcome the May flowers, be encouraged to have a strong finish of your school year with Unit 9: Formal Critique. Go beyond the "boring book report" with Andrew as he explains the structural model of Unit 9 and shares the power of the critique thesaurus. Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Student Resource Packet U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa e-Newsletters Dr. James B. Webster If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
April 24, 2019
Although many schools are shifting away from cursive writing, Andrew and Julie hone in on its great value. While citing studies and speaking from experience, Andrew evaluates the pros of teaching cursive as it can have practical uses as well as neurological benefits. Referenced Materials: Pen and Paper: What the Research Says Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 "Top 10 Reasons to Learn Cursive" by Iris Hatfield Primary Arts of Language Anna Ingham Cursive Knowledge by Jill Pike "Biological and Psychology Benefits of Learning Cursive" by Dr. William R. Klemm Retrain the Brain "The Benefits of Cursive Writing" by Sam Blumenfeld If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
April 17, 2019
After learning the basic five-paragraph essay model, your student can begin to play with it and explore other types of essays. In this podcast Andrew and Julie introduce the advanced essay models. Tune in to hear Andrew walk through the various essay models and learn about the application they have in the real world. Referenced Materials: Episode 185: Formal Essay Models, Structure and Style Unit 8 Episode 186: An Interview with Marie Greenhalgh Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Dr. James B. Webster High School Essay Intensive  "Convert...to Pens!" If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
April 10, 2019
This week Andrew and Julie are honored to welcome Marie Greenhalgh, the homeschooling mom of an autistic student. After pulling her child out of school, Marie discovered IEW and its methodical step-by-step process. In this episode Marie describes how IEW has helped her student learn, shares her own tips for success, and discusses the importance of not withholding help. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "Special Needs? IEW can help!" SPED: Struggles and Suggestions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The Four Language Arts Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Primary Arts of Language The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham  Anna Ingham Fix It! Grammar Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Student Writing Intensive Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons by Maria Gerber Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa Temple Grandin "Process versus Product" by Andrew Pudewa  Marie's letter to IEW Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
April 3, 2019
Feel confident moving from inventive writing into the capstone of our Structure and Style™ program: Formal Essay Models. In this podcast Andrew takes you through the process of Unit 8 and demonstrates the value in learning the five-paragraph model. Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Dr. James B. Webster If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
March 27, 2019
This week, Dr. David Wilkes joins The Arts of Language podcast. As a professor at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, David is passionate about aiding students in discovering truth and knowledge through literature and writing. Learn about David's role at the university and gain insight as David discusses the implications of a Christian worldview. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Dr. David Wilkes Beowulf translated by J.R.R. Tolkien (Amazon Affiliate)  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Amazon Affiliate)  Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (Amazon Affiliate)  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Amazon Affiliate)  However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa  The Function of Criticism at the Present Time by Matthew Arnold (Amazon Affiliate)  If you have any questions for Dr. David Wilkes, you can contact him at Dwilkes@mvnu.edu.  † Contains distinctly Christian content Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
March 20, 2019
Instead of Andrew interviewing the guest, the guest asks Andrew the questions! In this episode Andrew and Julie welcome Dr. Gary Hartenburg, the director of the Honors College at Houston Baptist University. Join us as Andrew and Gary have a conversation on grading and assessment and gain some insight on how to provide good feedback on your students' writing. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Dr. James B. Webster  The Paideia Proposal by Mortimer J. Adler "Process versus Product" by Andrew Pudewa  "Ten Thousand Times and Then Begins Understanding" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa HBU Honors College HBU Facebook HBU Instagram Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
March 13, 2019
March forward with Andrew and Julie as you enter into Unit 7: Inventive Writing. This week Andrew and Julie discuss the process of Unit 7 and explore its value in unlocking the student's imagination and pairing it with the thinking skills they have developed. Stay tuned until the end to learn about our writing contest this year as well as the prizes that are awarded to the winners!  Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style High School Essay Intensive  IEW Facebook Writing Contests The 2019 IEW Writing Contest The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack (Amazon Affiliate) If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
March 6, 2019
Because it's National Grammar Month, Andrew and Julie sit down and have a conversation about grammar. Join us as Andrew and Julie discuss the different divisions of grammar and learn the story behind one of our favorite products: Fix It! Grammar. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "Humor in Teaching" Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 "But, but, but...What about Grammar?" "Nurturing Competent Communicators" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa The Columbian Orator by David W. Blight  Fix It! Grammar Anna Ingham Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle by Jane Bell Kiester  Pamela White Online Classes Blog "Product Spotlight—Fix It! Grammar" Teaching Writing: Structure and Style [Premium Membership] Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
February 27, 2019
For this special edition of "Ask Andrew Anything," Andrew is interviewed by one of his very own students, Savannah. Tune in for a fun conversation where Andrew responds to Savannah's questions on topics like his childhood hobbies, his experience with writing in school, and his favorite food.  Referenced Materials: Savannah's Paper "Ask Andrew Anything" Episodes The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham Blended Structure and Style in Composition by Dr. Webster The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential Humor in Teaching Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" YouTube Playlist If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
February 20, 2019
Activate your premium membership now! In this episode Andrew and Julie encourage you to become a Premium Member by explaining the copious content you will receive, including Andrew's favorite new addition: the IEW Checklist Generator. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style [Premium Membership] Becoming an IEW Instructor However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa  Teaching Writing: Structure and Style - Second Edition Upgrade Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
February 13, 2019
As a student or even a teacher, it can be overwhelming to navigate the amount of sources available for a research paper. In this podcast Andrew and Julie discuss Unit 6: Summarizing Multiple References. Join us as Andrew provides tips and suggestions for collecting, organizing, and summarizing facts from multiple references. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style National History Day LexisNexis Theme-Based Writing Lessons Becoming an IEW Instructor Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
February 6, 2019
The creative and humorous Mark Landon, one of IEW's audiovisual specialists, steps up to the mic while Andrew is away. Tune in to learn about Mark's journey to IEW and be inspired by his advice on exploring the creative side of things. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Mark Landon IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" YouTube Playlist McAllister  Mikael Walker Justin Holmes M45 Seven Click here to enter the A Guide to Writing Your Novel giveaway.  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 30, 2019
From inspiring to technical, IEW's blogs are here to support and guide teachers and parents and aid students in their educational journey. In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome the IEW blog "curator," Jennifer Mauser. Enjoy a fun conversation with Jennifer as she explains her role with IEW's blog, and learn about the different content that she publishes on the website.  REFERENCED MATERIALS: Blog Jennifer Mauser Laura House Student Writing Intensive Jill Pike  Forum Fix It! Grammar World History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen Online Classes Blog: Testimonials  "Where are they now? Mikael Walker" "Checklists—Not Just for Enchiladas!" by Jennifer Mauser  "Celebrating the Checklist" by Jill Pike "Sentence Openers: #2 or #5?" by Jill Pike Click here to subcribe to our blog!  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 23, 2019
What is the art of persuasion, really? Join Andrew and Julie as they hone in on this topic by unpacking the six elements of persuasion, and learn how IEW's Structure and Style method encompasses those elements. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "But, but, but...What about Grammar?" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa "Principles of Persuasion" by Dr. Robert Cialdini Thinking Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1  | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Humor in Teaching Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 17, 2019
Having followed the research of New York Times bestselling author Dr. Leonard Sax for years, Andrew welcomes Sax to the microphone. Join us for this informative and insightful episode, in which Dr. Sax cites studies and explores his own findings that emphasize how important it is for teachers and parents to gain awareness of the learning differences between boys and girls. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Dr. Leonard Sax Dr. Sax's Books Why Gender Matters Boys Adrift Girls on the Edge The Collapse of Parenting  "Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Iliad by Homer Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 9, 2019
Since Andrew can't make it to the mic, IEW's Customer Service Manager Jessica Walker steps up and answers a few of Julie's questions. Learn about Jessica's experience with IEW and listen to Jessica's message on the importance of enjoying this journey of education. Listen until the end to hear what product Jessica will be giving away! REFERENCED MATERIALS: Jessica Walker Demonstration Lesson - Primary Click here to enter the Primary Arts of Language: Reading-Writing Complete Package giveaway. Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 2, 2019
While you're still in the midst of Unit 5, sail through style with Andrew and Julie as they discuss the different stylistic techniques. Learn about IEW's philosophy of gradually increasing the intensity of the checklist and notice how the checklist allows your students to take ownership of their writing as they discover the world of words. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Unit 5 Podcast  Blended Structure and Style in Composition "Reaching the Reluctant Writer" Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Magalog A Word Write Now  IEW Writing Tools App "But, but, but... What about Grammar?" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Teaching Writing: Structure and Style High School Essay Intensive Redwall by Brian Jacques  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 26, 2018
It's that time of the year again when IEW gives away a gift (or two) on each of the twelve days of Christmas. Join us to learn a little backstory on the Twelve Days of Christmas Giving and get a sneak peek of all the gifts IEW will be giving away this Christmas season! REFERENCED MATERIALS: Twelve Days of Christmas Giving 2018 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 19, 2018
In this podcast Andrew answers questions from our listeners as well as questions our Customer Service Team frequently receives. Join us for another round of inquiries where Andrew offers helpful insight on a variety of topics from how to implement Suzuki method when teaching piano, to how to choose appropriate pieces for copywork. Referenced Materials: IEW and Dyslexia The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Amazon Affiliate) Pamela White Fix It! Grammar Suzuki Association of the Americas Student Writing Intensive Continuation Course Level B  High School Essay Intensive Student Writing Intensive Theme-Based Writing Lessons Becoming MomStrong by Heidi St. John QUESTIONS ASKED: 1:18 - Jennifer asks, "In Unit 3, I have always found it confusing to list all the characters in the story under Characters and Setting in the key word outline. When we go to write the first paragraph, sometimes including a character that only shows up later in the story is challenging. Is it okay to only mention that character in the Conflict and Problem or Climax and Resolution sections, or is it good to try to mention all the characters in the first paragraph?” 3:25 - Misty asks, “Thanks for the great info! I was listening to the dyslexia podcast. When you talk about a dyslexic child listening to audiobooks, should they be trying to follow along with the print, or just simply listening to the story?” 6:06 - Christine asks, “Should we have commas after an -ly adverb opener?” 8:27 - Amy asks, “My question for you is regarding teaching my kids how to play the piano. I have listened to your podcasts talking about the Suzuki method and it intrigues me. My oldest is taking piano lessons; however, his teacher is retiring soon. She teaches using the traditional method, which is how I was taught piano. The nearest Suzuki teacher is an hour drive away. I’m wondering what your opinion is on a parent attempting to teach the Suzuki method at home. Of course I would read Suzuki’s books to gain better insight, but I wouldn’t have any formal training in the method. Can you help?” 11:52 - Wendy asks, “I am teaching a group of 16 students through the Continuation Course Level B. They are writing papers about famous people from history. The sources that Mr. Pudewa has required them to write are from a book, an encyclopedia/periodical, and whatever other material they might choose such as Internet or video. One of the questions I received was "Can I choose a Kindle book?" This started me questioning what I should allow. Since the filming of the series, much technology has come into play.” 16:37 - Customers frequently ask our Customer Service team, “Prior to Unit 6, how does a student put a word-for-word quotation on the key word outline?” 17:57 - Customers frequently ask our Customer Service team, “When a student with no previous IEW experience begins with High School Essay Intensive and then wants more help with writing, what program would be best to move on to next?” 20:10 - Customers frequently ask our Customer Service team, “What is the purpose of copywork and how do our families and teachers choose the appropriate pieces for students to copy?”   If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
December 12, 2018
As they finish up their conversation on movies, Andrew and Julie head into a different direction: the book versus the movie. Join us to hear Andrew and Julie compare certain movies with the book that inspired the movie and listen to both of their takes on if you should read the book before watching the movie. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria A. Trapp The Sound of Music The Wizard of Oz Book  Movie Fantasia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Lawrence of Arabia A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens The Scarlet Pimpernel  Book Movie Pride and Prejudice Book Mini-Series  Hamlet by William Shakespeare The Scarlet and the Black The Vatican Pimpernel by Brian Fleming The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein "Nurturing Competent Communicators" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein The Princess Bride Book Movie  Jane Eyre Book Mini-Series Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella Les Misérables  Book Movie  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 6, 2018
In this podcast Andrew and Julie discuss a long-awaited topic: movies. Tune in to hear the duo explore some insights from a few of Andrew's favorite movies. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Greatest Showman "This is Me: A Greatest Showman Parody" and "[This Is Me] A Mommy Parody" The Man Who Invented Christmas  Book  Movie  Inception High School Essay Intensive Goodbye, Mr. Chips Finding Forrester  Akeelah and the Bee Spellbound The Phonetic Zoo "Spelling and the Brain" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa A River Runs through It Book  Movie "However Imperfectly" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 28, 2018
As you head into the busyness of December, listen to Andrew and Julie walk through Unit 5: Writing from Pictures. Gain confidence moving forward as Andrew and Julie explain the vital role Unit 5 plays in unlocking students' imagination and in developing their thinking skills. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Webinar Archive Unit 5: Writing from Pictures Teaching Writing: Structure and Style  Theme-Based Writing Lessons Dr. James B. Webster Classroom Supplement and Lesson Plans Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 21, 2018
To finish up this conversation on relevancy, Andrew and Julie discuss the last of the Four Forms of Relevancy: Contrived Relevancy and Enforced Relevancy. Learn how creating a game can motivate your student to learn, and discover how Enforced Relevancy is the least effective motivator as it can lead to a dislike for learning. GO TO: Part 1 | Part 2 REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Why Gender Matters by Dr. Leonard Sax (Amazon Affiliate)  Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Education The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Dr. James B. Webster  Outmatched™: Ancient History U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen Fix-It! Grammar Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 14, 2018
In part two of this series, Andrew and Julie discuss the second form of relevancy: Inspired Relevancy. Even if a child does not have an intrinsic interest in something, they can still be inspired to learn about it if someone they love has a genuine interest in it. Discover the different ways students are inspired to learn, and gain some insight on how you can apply that to your students' studies. GO TO: PART 1 REFERENCED MATERIALS: Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Amazon Affiliate)  Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Amazon Affiliate)  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 7, 2018
"How children learn has a more lasting effect than what they learn." This week Andrew and Julie discuss Intrinsic Relevancy, that thing that is interesting because it is. Join us as Andrew and Julie discuss the importance of capitalizing on your students' intrinsic interests, which then motivates and teaches students how to learn. GO TO: Part 2 REFERENCED MATERIALS: National Novel Writing Month Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 However Imperfectly Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Book Dr. Leonard Sax Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Amazon Affiliate)  Lemonade to Leadership by Bonnie Drew Micro Business for Teens by Carol Topp Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 31, 2018
When you flip the calendar page, be equipped to move on to Unit 4: Summarizing a Reference. Learn how to effectively teach your students to "some-a-rize" longer source texts by choosing what is interesting, important, and/or relevant.  REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style  Webinar Archive Unit 4: Summarizing a Reference  Newsletters Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 24, 2018
 To change things up a bit, Andrew and Julie open some mail from our customers and podcast listeners who describe how IEW has helped them in their educational journey. Join Andrew and Julie as they read the letters and express their joy and gratitude. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Dr. James B. Webster What Are We Really Doing Here? Article Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 However Imperfectly Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Book The Iliad by Homer (Amazon Affiliate)  Student Writing Intensive  Fix It! Grammar  The Nose Tree Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 17, 2018
At the beginning of the school year, Andrew has his students "hire" an editor to proofread their writing and to ensure their work is "legal." Join us as Andrew discusses the duties of an editor and learn the value an editor brings to a student's writing. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Structure and Style Overview Letter to My Student's Editor  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 9, 2018
Andrew once again answers just about anything our podcast listeners ask. Tune in to hear Andrew's response to questions on topics like memorization, grammar, and mind mapping. Referenced Materials: Podcast with Monica Swanson Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Education audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Podcast with Susan Barton  Cursive Knowledge  Anna Ingham  Advanced Communication Series Fix-It! Grammar QUESTIONS ASKED: 1:52 - Ann asks, “I heard Andrew say many times to always spell any word a child asks you to spell.  Does he feel the same about math facts? I so commonly hear, ‘Mom, what is six times seven?’ My kids, ages eleven and fourteen, have a difficult time memorizing math facts. They are continuing to improve, but it is quite a process. They have a times table chart to refer to during math and drill math facts. I want them to continue learning new concepts, so often I give them the answer to not muddy the water. I am curious to hear your take on this situation. 7:11 - Jennifer asks, “Teaching class today regarding who/which clauses, I had a parent ask about ‘whose’ and where that fits in the IEW curriculum. For instance: ‘The bicycle whose chain is broken is mine.’” 8:40 - Emily asks, “I have been listening to the podcast and getting prepared all summer.  I am telling everyone IEW is my ‘curriculum crush’ of the year! Andrew mentions using this with his dyslexic son. As I recall, he got 20 minutes to copy 100 words and got 1 point per word, but there were also various ways to lose points. Can you explain that?” 16:13 - Anonymous asks,  “I have a sixth grader and was wanting to get Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization, but wasn’t sure whether we should start with Level 1. Will it be as effective as a first grader starting? Is it worth it?” 19:58 - Anonymous asks, “I have a seven-year-old who writes his numbers backwards. He used to write his letters backwards, but that has since been corrected with making them out of clay per the Gift of Dyslexia method. He has made the numbers in clay models too, but the method didn't take with those. Any suggestions for how to help writing with numbers?” 24:27 - Amber asks, “I love the podcast. I am a homeschool mom and have a six-year-old gifted child. She is on the last few lessons of the first Fix It!. We have modified it by having her write the sentence the next day for copywork versus writing the whole paragraph in one day. She completed the PAL writing program at the age of five and writes amazingly well on her own. Should I move her into the second Fix It! right away or switch to traditional copywork?” 27:13 - Janet asks, “What does Andrew say about mind-mapping?”   If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
October 3, 2018
Since October is dyslexia awareness month, Susan Barton of the Barton Reading and Spelling System joins the Arts of Language Podcast to offer insight on dyslexia. With years of experience, Susan explains dyslexia's intricacies and discusses the temporary accommodations teachers can provide to allow dyslexic students to still thrive and prove their knowledge.   REFERENCED MATERIALS: Susan Barton Dyslexia: Symptoms & Solutions  Bright Solutions for Dyslexia Learning Ally Bookshare Orton-Gillingham Method Barton Reading and Spelling System Ask Susan Barton Bright Solutions for Dyslexia Facebook Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz  Bright Solutions for Dyslexia: Good Books To contact Susan, email her at Susan@brightsolutions.us.  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 26, 2018
As September winds down and October inches forward, be prepared to transition from Unit 2 into Unit 3: Retelling Narrative Stories. Listen to Andrew walk through the Story Sequence Chart and learn how to coach your students to effectively retell narrative stories. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Anna Ingham  The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham  Aesop Fables Webinar Archive Unit 3: Retelling Narrative Stories The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack (Amazon Affiliate) A Word Write Now IEW Writing Tools App Newsletters Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 19, 2018
In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome Todd Wilson, the Family Man, to discuss the true difficulties of schooling. With humor and insight Todd connects with moms and dads, reminding them of what’s really important. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Family Man  e-Newsletters Help! I'm Married to a Homeschooling Mom by Todd Wilson  Teaching Writing: Structure and Style  Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe by Todd Wilson  Taming the Techno-Beast by Todd Wilson The Smiling Homeschooler  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 12, 2018
After training with Dr. Suzuki, Andrew set out to teach everything while integrating Suzuki's method. Whether it be piano or writing, learn how any child can learn when you apply the principles of Talent Education. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Shinichi Suzuki Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki (Amazon Affiliate) Maria Montessori  The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential Dr. James B. Webster Singing Made Easy by Marcia McCarry  The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1  | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Instructor Accreditation Program Berwyn School District Study Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 5, 2018
"Every child can learn; it all depends on the teacher." Dr. Suzuki truly believed that all children could learn when provided the right conditions. Enjoy a fun and inspiring podcast as Andrew talks about his time studying under Dr. Suzuki in Japan and gain some insight on Suzuki's methodology.   REFERENCED MATERIALS: Shinichi Suzuki Ability Development from Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki (Amazon Affiliate) Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki (Amazon Affiliate) Maria Montessori  "Why and How Music Will Save the World" by Andrew Pudewa  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
August 29, 2018
Start out strongly this September as Andrew and Julie chat about Units 1 and 2 of the Structure and Style syllabus, laying the foundation for the year. Discover the power of note making and outlining and find out how it paves the path for the upcoming year of writing. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Webinar Archive  Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Ask Andrew Anything  Dr. James B. Webster "Squirrely Students Inspire Structure and Style" by Andrew Pudewa Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
August 22, 2018
Join us in this podcast as Andrew and Julie sit down and have a conversation about the upcoming school year. Whether you're a full-time schoolteacher or a homeschooling parent, be invigorated in your quest for this new school year as Andrew provides advice on preparing your classroom and encourages you to keep moving forward. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Classroom Posters  Primary Arts of Language Portable Walls Tools for Young Writers Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go Portable Walls for the Essayist The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham, C.M.  Stucture and Style Overview DVD Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Becoming an IEW Instructor Classroom Supplement and Lesson Plans Theme-Based Writing Lessons Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
August 14, 2018
Experience excellence in writing as Laura House, IEW's marketing manager, explains IEW's methodology and walks you through both the structure and style of the nine units. With her insightful knowledge and cheery attitude, Laura provides encouragement and demonstrates how you can apply IEW's method to anything you're learning at home or in the classroom. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Click here to download the slides that accompanied Laura in the Experience Excellence in Writing webinar.  Laura House Student Writing Intensive  Megan Horst  Magnum Opus Magazine Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Classroom Supplement and Lesson Plans Theme-Based Writing Lessons Student Writing Intensive Continuation Course  U.S History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen  World History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen  Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion's Song by Laura Bettis  Rockets, Radar, and Robotics by Danielle and Nathanael Olander  Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Lori Verstegen  Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Lori Verstegen  Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons by Maria Gerber  All Things Fun & Fascinating by Lori Verstegen  Bible Heroes Writing Lessons Lori Verstegen Portable Walls Fix-It! Grammar  The Phonetic Zoo All About Spelling Primary Arts of Language e-Newsletter Webinars  Forum  Blog  IEW's Facebook Page  Becoming an IEW Instructor Online Classes  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
August 7, 2018
Because Andrew is traveling this week, Julie pulls in one of IEW's summer interns: NCFCA speech champion Kaitlyn Butts. Enjoy as Kaitlyn discusses her internship, and be inspired by Kaitlyn's message on the importance of public speaking. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Podcast with Kaitlyn Butts  Kaitlyn's Website  National Christian Forensics and Communications Association Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Click here to enter The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Speech giveaway. Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
August 1, 2018
Join us in this episode of "Ask Andrew Anything" as Andrew responds to questions submitted by our podcast listeners. Offering helpful tips and humorous insight, Andrew explains ways to motivate students and where to get started with IEW. Referenced Materials: Humor in Teaching Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Theme-Based Writing Lessons  Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion's Song by Laura Bettis  U.S History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen  Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons by Maria Gerber  All Things Fun & Fascinating by Lori Verstegen  Bible Heroes Writing Lessons Lori Verstegen Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax, Ph.D. (Amazon Affiliate) Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day  The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagoner (Amazon Affiliate) Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, Ph.D. (Amazon Affiliate) The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto (Amazon Affiliate) Teaching Writing: Structure and Style  Student Writing Intensive Writing Across the Curriculum  QUESTIONS ASKED: 2:11 - Shannon asks, "I have a girl, but she would rather be digging in the dirt, doing science experiments, or playing in her tree house than doing sit-down work, especially writing. How can you make IEW work for a kinesthetic/tactile learner that prefers to play and experiment?" 9:24 - Karen asks, "I have high school students, and I use a literature-based English curriculum. The books are fantastic, but my students are reluctant to do the reading outside of class time. They also do not want to do other homework outside of class time. Do you have suggestions for motivating students to work independently?"  14:11 - Julie asks, "My son has a short attention span when it comes to lesson time. How can I help with that but still let him build forts?" 16:45 - Angela asks, "I've been a homeschooling mom for over ten years. Normally I'm not nervous about how my kids are doing in the grand scheme of things. Dealing with high school, however, has been a totally different story. How do you know for sure that this is really enough? I think about how my son will succeed in life, what is he doing after high school and college. How can I really know that what we're doing is enough and all will be well?" 23:26 - Julie asks, "How do you deal with a moody and incompliant teen?" 27:22 - Brianne asks, "Where do I start? What do I need in order to teach my middle school student to be prepared for high school writing?"   Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 24, 2018
In this podcast Andrew and Julie interview the managing editor of the Magnum Opus Magazine, Megan Horst. Learn about the great student work Megan puts into the magazine and receive some background on the history of Magnum Opus Magazine. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Megan Horst  Magnum Opus Magazine  Megan's Books The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (Amazon Affiliate) Dr. James B. Webster Newsletter Digital Magazine Podcast with Taylor Bennett Porch Swing Girl by Taylor Bennett (Amazon Affiliate) Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 18, 2018
In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome blogger and homeschool mom of four boys, Monica Swanson. Monica asks Andrew some frequently asked questions from her blog readers on topics like motivation and reading to help her as she writes the last chapter of her book, Boy Mom (working title). Tune in until the end to hear Monica ask her son's fun questions for Andrew. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Monica Swanson - The Grommom Boy Mom (working title) "Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day" Monica's Baked French Toast Recipe  Motivation  Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) Podcast with Sarah Mackenzie  Read-Aloud Revival Penrod by Booth Tarkington (Amazon Affiliate) Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S Forester (Amazon Affiliate) The Bark of the Bog Owl by Jonathan Rogers (Amazon Affiliate) DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary by Oxford (Amazon Affiliate) Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 10, 2018
In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome Leigh Bortins, founder of Classical Conversations, to discuss the Global Home Education Conference which took place in Russia this summer. Tune in to enjoy Andrew and Leigh's stories of their experience in Russian culture and learn about the role Leigh plays in promoting home education both nationwide and internationally. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Global Home Education Conference  Classical Conversations "History of CC"  High School Essay Intensive  Teaching Writing: Structure and Style  Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen  Classical Conversations | International Communities Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 4, 2018
In honor of Independence Day, IEW is offering free shipping on all standard domestic shipping from July 1–10. Join us as Andrew and Julie talk about the history of "freedomship" and the importance of educated leaders. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Freedomship 2018 A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille (Amazon Affiliate) Rhetoric by Aristotle (Amazon Affiliate) Adam and Missy Andrews  Teaching the Classics by Adam and Missy Andrews Animal Farm by George Orwell (Amazon Affiliate) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass (Amazon Affiliate) "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" speech by Frederick Douglass  Click here to listen to Andrew Pudewa reciting an excerpt of Frederick Douglass' speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?". Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
June 27, 2018
Join us as Andrew discusses his research and cites studies that emphasize the learning differences between boys and girls. Learn how to motivate boys and other active learners by creating relevancy and respecting each child's individual needs. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Podcast with Jill Pike Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 |Part 2 Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) Girls on the Edge by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) Writing Well by Donald Hall (Amazon Affiliate) Writing to Learn by William Zinsser (Amazon Affiliate) The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White (Amazon Affiliate) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (Amazon Affiliate) Fix It! Grammar Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
June 13, 2018
In this podcast Andrew and Julie introduce and discuss our brand new product, However Imperfectly: Lessons learned from thirty years of teaching and other articles written by Andrew Pudewa. Learn how the book came to be and get a sneak peek of the great content imbedded in the pages of the book. REFERENCED MATERIALS: However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa  The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential  Dr. James B. Webster  Hannah Pennington  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (Amazon Affiliate) e-Newsletters Magnum Opus Magazine  Beating Burnout Podcast  IEW's Facebook IEW's Instagram  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
June 6, 2018
Sit back and receive inspiration from Andrew and veteran homeschool mom and Primary Arts of Language author Jill Pike as they discuss their experience and provide suggestions for parents of struggling learners. Whether your child is dyslexic or has comprehension difficulties, Jill encourages parents to work with their student in all that they do, emphasizing her life-long motto: you can never help your child too much! REFERENCED MATERIALS: Jill Pike Podcast with Jill Pike  Nick Buscemi  Kristin Boutross  The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Anna Ingham The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D. Davis (Amazon Affiliate) Barton Reading and Spelling System "Thoughts on Dyslexia" by Andrew Pudewa Classical Conversations Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization Andrew Pudewa  Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik (Amazon Affiliate) Primary Arts of Language  The Family Hope Center The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential  Understanding Child Brain Development by Matthew and Carol Newell Read-Aloud Revival Carry on, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham (Amazon Affiliate) Cursive Knowledge by Jill Pike  Pen and Paper Article Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa  Andrew Kern  A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Amazon Affiliate) The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson (Amazon Affiliate) Theme-Based Writing Lessons Writing Source Packet  Forum  Martin Cothran  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
May 30, 2018
In this podcast Andrew and Julie interview Charlene Notgrass of Notgrass History. To Charlene, history is more about in-depth understanding as opposed to the memorization of facts, so she firmly believes in incorporating writing to develop historical knowledge. Learn about Charlene's journey to Notgrass History and gain some insight on how her history curriculum promotes writing. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Notgrass History   Podcast with Solomon and Cecelia Schmidt  The War Wages On by Cecelia Schmidt (Amazon Affiliate)  The War Within by Cecelia Schmidt (Amazon Affiliate) U.S History Bites by Solomon Schmidt (Amazon Affiliate) Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Amazon Affiliate) The Giver by Lois Lowry (Amazon Affiliate) Writing Across the Curriculum  Dr. James B. Webster  Outmatched: Ancient History   From Adam to Us Curriculum Package by Ray and Charlene Notgrass  Charlene's Blog Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
May 16, 2018
In honor of Mother's Day, Andrew switches things up and interviews Julie Walker, IEW's Director of Marketing and a longtime friend. After meeting Andrew in 1997, Julie took IEW's methodology and used it to teach her three boys and has since applied it to her own life. Join us for this special episode as Julie discusses her journey to IEW, and be encouraged by Julie's wisdom and advice for all moms out there. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Julie Walker Teaching Writing: Structure and Style High School Essay Intensive Reaching the Reluctant Writer Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Mikael Walker Where are they now? Mikael Walker: Video Editor Extraordinaire Blog post by Chris Pudewa Motivation  Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Jessica Walker David Walker Nurturing Competent Communicators  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (Amazon Affiliate) Read Aloud Revival Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp (Amazon Affiliate) A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (Amazon Affiliate) The Four Language Arts  Article  Audio talk Listening | Speaking | Reading | Writing  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
May 9, 2018
It’s that time again for Andrew to be asked just about anything from various school teachers and parents across the country. Tune in to hear Andrew’s responses to questions, ranging from advice on encouraging reluctant readers to how to go about correcting students' papers. Referenced Materials: "Sitting Is the New Smoking: Ways a Sedentary Lifestyle is Killing You" by The Active Times Online Classes  Online Class Instructors ​​​​Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day by Andrew Pudewa  IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" Youtube Playlist Better Late Than Early by Raymond S. and Jane Moore The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Audio talk Article Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Episode 6: The Four Language Arts, Part 4 — Writing   QUESTIONS ASKED: 1:36 - Seline asks, "My son is not a fan of reading, but he is not a bad reader, just not motivated. Can you give me some tips to help? 6:52 - Tamara asks, "Are online classes valuable? How does one make the most of them, especially when working with a teen? 10:45 - Rachel asks, "I have an eight-year-old son who is normally congenial. He will consistently tear up and become physically anxious when asked to do something outside of his comfort zone. After encouragement, he will finally attempt whatever was asked of him. I don't think he is purposefully trying to delay, I believe he is actually anxious because he doesn't think he can do it perfectly the first time. He's very bright, but when it comes to writing, he struggles, even with basic copy work. With that background, is there an age where this will be naturally overcome, or is this a matter of mommy needing to train and discipline better?" 18:28 - Sharon asks, "In what order should I help my nine-year-old revise things? If I go over punctuation, spelling, and content, he may just crumble. How do I pick my battles on what to correct?" 22:14 - C.M. asks, "How do you know if your kid genuinely needs to dictate, or would benefit from having to practice getting it from their head to the paper? What skills might they be losing by skipping this?"   Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
May 3, 2018
As you near the end of the school year, get the information and motivation you need to finish strong with Unit 9: Formal Critique. In this two-part webinar recording, Andrew takes you through Unit 9, discusses its purpose, and explains the power of the critique thesaurus. Referenced Materials: Click here to download the slides that accompanied the original Structure and Style Unit 9 webinar. Webinar Archive Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Upgrade Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien  The Wizard of Oz Teaching the Classics by Adam Andrews and Missy Andrews  Podcast with Adam Andrews  Student Writing Intensive Level B  However Imperfectly  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 "The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing" Audio talk Article Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Writing Contests  IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" Youtube Playlist Blog Forums Newsletters Magnum Opus Magazine WORLD magazine Touchstone magazine  Les Misérables by Victor Hugo  QUESTIONS ASKED: 11:36 - Melissa asks, "First year IEW users and my 8th grader is doing SWI- B and EIL's English I both this year. At this section in Unit 9, should I pick and choose assignments or still try to do all of both?"   12:41 - Bonnie asks, “How do we encourage dyslexics to really read the material deeply for meaningful critique after struggling to understand the complexities of the text?”   16:44 - Joanne asks, "Can you please give some ways that Unit 9 is used in real life?"   Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
May 2, 2018
As you near the end of the school year, get the information and motivation you need to finish strong with Unit 9: Formal Critique. In this two-part webinar recording, Andrew takes you through Unit 9, discusses its purpose, and explains the power of the critique thesaurus. Referenced Materials: Click here to download the slides that accompanied the original Structure and Style Unit 9 webinar. Webinar Archive Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Upgrade Dr. James B. Webster Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson  Moby-Dick by Herman Melville  "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer High School Essay Intensive Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
April 25, 2018
"Why did the egg cross the road? Because it had the inclination." What makes certain jokes and phrases humorous? In this episode Andrew answers this question as he discusses the eleven elements of humor. Don't miss the chance to hear Andrew crack a few jokes as he demonstrates the true joy that humor in teaching can bring. go to part 1 REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton (Amazon Affiliate)  "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout" by Shel Silverstein "Rebecca Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably" by Hilaire Belloc  "Homework! Oh, Homework!" by Jack Prelutsky The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Amazon Affiliate)  Republic by Plato (Amazon Affiliate)  IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" YouTube Playlist Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
April 18, 2018
In part one of this two-part series, Andrew and Julie share a few laughs as they discuss humor in teaching. Learn the powerful health benefits of humor and gain some insight on the positive effects it can have in the classroom, from an increase in student participation to a cultivation of a deeper love of learning. go to part 2 REFERENCED MATERIALS: IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" YouTube Playlist Andrew Kern  Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults upon Our Language by Richard Lederer  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
April 11, 2018
Join us as Andrew and Julie discuss one of their favorite subjects: poetry. Many teachers and even students wonder at the purpose of incorporating poetry in their language arts curriculum. In this episode Andrew and Julie explore the powerful benefits to students that come from learning poetry, including increased student vocabulary. Learn how better vocabulary helps students engage in more complex thinking, which in turn benefits their writing. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "Scintillate, Scintillate, Globule Vivific" by Dave Arns "The Destruction of Sennacherib" by Lord Byron  Beowulf translated by J.R.R. Tolkien  1984 by George Orwell  Dr. James B. Webster  Anna Ingham  The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham  Poetry as an Integrator audio talk by Anna Ingham  Primary Arts of Language  Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa Grammar of Poetry by Matt Whitling "What to Do with Foxes- A Sonnet" by Andrew Pudewa Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
April 6, 2018
In this two-part webinar recording, Andrew and old-time friend and mentor Dr. Webster walk you through Unit 8: Formal Essay Models. Join us as Andrew explains the elements of an essay and discusses what differentiates Unit 8 from the previous units. Additionally, Dr. Webster answers questions and provides suggestions for tackling essay assignments. Go To PART 1 Referenced Materials: Click here to download the slides that accompanied the original Structure and Style Unit 8 webinar. Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Dr. James B. Webster  Magnum Opus Magazine The Four Deadly Errors Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4  The Elegant Essay  Writing Contests The 2018 IEW Writing Contest  IEW's Blog e-Newsletter IEW Families Forum IEW Teachers Forum Questions Asked: 5:04 - Melissa asks, "I have a fourteen-year-old, an eleven-year-old, and a nine-year-old all doing the same Student Writing Intensive group B together this year. The nine-year-old loves to write and is keeping up great with the others. Would it be unheard of for all of them to do the Student Continuation Level B together?"   7:24 - Erica says, "My two daughters are struggling with writing the conclusion and introduction paragraphs. We would appreciate more specifics on how to create a great attention-grabbing intro and a thoughtful conclusion."   11:53 - Christi asks, "My oldest, twelve, is a naturally comfortable writer and is beginning to be very resistant to writing outlines in general. Any suggestions on how to continue to help her see why they are important?"   18:59 - Melissa asks, "Do students write them in this order on their first draft then the correct order on the formal draft? Will it be easy for those typing? I wasn't sure on handwritten."   20:19 - Terra asks, "My fifteen-year-old student has been assigned a ten page science paper. I would like to know if you still include the most important and why. Would you state your opinion as an expert without using "I"? How do you write it in a way that keeps it a factual report and not an essay?"   Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
April 4, 2018
In this two-part webinar recording, Andrew and old-time friend and mentor Dr. Webster walk you through Unit 8: Formal Essay Models. Join us as Andrew explains the elements of an essay and discusses what differentiates Unit 8 from the previous units. Additionally, Dr. Webster answers questions and provides suggestions for tackling essay assignments. Go To PART 2 Referenced Materials:  Click here to download the slides that accompanied the original Structure and Style Unit 8 webinar. Dr. James B. Webster  Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Mini Posters Instructor Accreditation Program  Blended Structure & Style in Composition by Dr. James B. Webster  High School Essay Intensive Andrew's Engagements  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
March 28, 2018
Since Andrew is out traveling, Julie welcomes Beth O’Connor to chat with her. Learn about Beth’s role as an Educational Consultant and receive encouragement from Beth as she shares a special message to those beginning IEW. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Beth O'Connor  IEW Schools Division  Linda Mikottis Teaching Writing: Structure and Style  Click here to enter the Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion's Song giveaway. Click here to enter the IEW® Handbook for Administrators and School Leaders giveaway.  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
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