Layers of Learning Podcast

Listen as Michelle and Karen get together to talk homeschooling.  Learn to get more organized, keep records, feel happy in your homeschooling, use Layers of Learning effectively, learn how to family homeschool, be a learner in your homeschool and not just a teacher, plus so much more.

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Episode 51: Preschool

Are you homeschooling and wondering how to do preschool? Here are some tips for helping little learners get ready for their school years in your homeschool.

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Episode 50: The Brand New Layers of Learning

An introduction to the brand new Layers of Learning curriculum along with answers to all of your questions.

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Episode 49: Baby Steps

Everyone goes through tough homeschool seasons. Sometimes all you can do to get through those is to take tiny baby steps. Taking even the tiniest of baby steps will allow you to progress. Those small bits add up and then one day, you’ll look back and see how far you’ve come.

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Episode 48: Word Work

Word Work is the spelling and vocabulary component of Writer’s Workshop that will have your kids learning all about words through a variety of written, manipulative, physical, and verbal activities that will appeal to lots of learning styles.

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Layers of Learning Notebooks and Student Journals

Episode 47: Organizing Layers of Learning Notebooks

Listen to the latest podcast episode, where Karen and Michelle offer advice for organizing Layers of Learning Notebooks. Learn about the two notebooks you’ll need, as well as the optional Student Journals that are available to keep your homeschool organized and on track.

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Episode 46: Teaching the Love of Stories

Teaching your kids to love stories will unlock excitement for learning that you can’t gain any other way. These tips will help your family begin to truly love books and also learn about your library, how it’s organized, and the Dewey Decimal System.

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Episode 45: Deep Thoughts

Help your kids develop deep thoughts by asking effective questions and having discussions in your homeschool. Use the free Bloom’s Taxonomy Question Stems printable to spur on deep thoughts within your family.

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Episode 44: Homeschool Traditions

Homeschool traditions are a simple way to sprinkle a bit of fun into your homeschool. Karen and Michelle share some of their favorite back-to-school, homeschool, holiday, and end-of-year traditions from their families.

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Episode 43: Teaching Tolerance

The Layers of Learning Podcast with Karen and Michelle is here to help you get your whole family learning together in your homeschool. We are the sisters behind Layers of Learning. We love getting together to chat about homeschooling and this podcast is just a series of our chats. We’re inviting you to listen in on […]

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Episode 42: Q & A With Karen & Michelle

The homeschooling sisters answer questions from homeschool parents about everything from how to choose books to how to handle a toddler during homeschool.

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Episode 41: The World Is Your Classroom

Learning can and should happen everywhere! Here are some tips about how to take your homeschool away from the kitchen table and out into the world. From learning in your yard to expeditions in your town and vacations across the globe, the world is your classroom.

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Episode 40: Tests in Homeschool

To test or not to test…that is the question for many homeschool parents. The Layers of Learning sisters chime in on when and how to give kids tests in homeschool.

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