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 35: How To Use Kids’ Planners

Using kids’ planners in your homeschool is the backbone to helping your kids grow into independent, motivated, thriving learners. Listen in for tips to help your kids use planners effectively and learn how they will progress into greater independence with each passing year.

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Episode 34: Homeschooling Q & A

The Layers of Learning Homeschoolers Facebook Group submitted questions for Karen and Michelle to answer, and that’s just what the sisters did in this bonus Homeschooling Q and A podcast episode. Listen for answers to your questions from two veteran homeschooling moms and the creators of Layers of Learning.

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Episode 33: How To Teach Art

Once you understand not just HOW, but also WHY you should teach art in your homeschool, it will change your experience. You have the ability to open your family’s eyes to the world in new ways and with deeper insight as you learn to look at and create art.

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Episode 32: How To Teach Science

Homeschool families often struggle with knowing how to teach science. It can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Listen in on this podcast episode as the authors of Layers of Learning talk about how to use scientific principles and hands-on experiments to create a successful approach to homeschool science.

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Episode 31: How To Teach Geography

Listen in on how to teach geography in your homeschool. Karen and Michelle talk about everything from what to teach and how to schedule it to the fun hands-on projects that will help it stick in your kids’ minds.

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Episode 30: How To Teach History

Teaching history can feel overwhelming. How do you cover it all? Where do you start? Karen and Michelle talk about their philosophy about teaching history and what the lessons look like in their homeschools.

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Episode 29: Diving Deep

Karen and Michelle compare scuba diving to studying history and encourage you to dive deep into your studies to gain a new perspective and open a world of understanding that might just change your worldview.

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Episode 28: How To Plan a Writer’s Workshop Unit

A candid chat between Karen and Michelle about how the flexibility of Writer’s Workshop can streamline your lesson planning and simultaneously help your young writers grow in leaps and bounds through a series of tiny steps.

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Episode 27: Planning Your Homeschool Year

Learn all about how to use the Layers of Learning Planner effectively so your whole homeschool year will run more smoothly.

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Episode 26: Raising Readers

Tips for how to help your kids fall in love with books. Raising readers is possible, even with big families, dyslexia, and a busy family. These are the things Karen and Michelle do to help their kids love reading!

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Episode 25: Juggling Family School

Teaching lots of kids of all ages in one homeschool can be a struggle! In Episode 25, Juggling Family School, Michelle and Karen share what has worked well in their homeschools and talk about ideas for keeping everyone learning together. With a big family, it’s not always easy, but it is doable!

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Episode 24: What To Do When Your Homeschool Blows Up

When a homeschool day blows up it can disrupt and destroy the feeling and rhythm of your homeschool. Listen in on these ideas and tips for helping to overcome and eliminate homeschool conflict.

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