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 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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Episode 23: Morning Time

Morning time in your homeschool doesn’t need to be complicated to be effective. Karen and Michelle share their morning time philosophy in this episode, along with lots of simple ideas for having a gentle start to each day in your family-style homeschool.

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Episode 22: How To Handle Homeschool Critics

If you’re a homeschool parent, you’ve definitely heard criticism from others, whether strangers or neighbors or well-meaning loved ones. Michelle and Karen offer positive ways to interact with homeschool critics to diffuse tough conversations and let you continue your homeschool life without harmful confrontations.

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Episode 21: Taking Part in the Great Conversation

Join Karen and Michelle to hear all about how to take part in the Great Conversation – reading, discussing, and writing about classic literature. You’ll learn how to begin with your little ones who are reading fairy tales and build up the conversations as your kids grow.

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Episode 20: Teaching Resilience

Teaching resilience can help kids learn to deal with all the problems they face, whether that’s a tough math problem, losing a loved one, or facing a major change. Michelle and Karen talk about how to approach problems like a mountain to be climbed rather than a roadblock that will stop us.

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Episode 19: Guiding Your Kids

Guiding your kids in their homeschool education is a far more lasting approach to learning than just teaching them facts you expect them to remember. Learn about how you can guide your kids and transfer the ownership of learning to them.

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Episode 18: Layers of Learning Sidebars

Learn all about how the colorful sidebars within the Layers of Learning units can liven up your homeschool. Michelle and Karen talk about this important part of the curriculum and how to make it work for you.

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Episode 17: Creating a Homeschool Paper Trail

Learn all about how to create an effective homeschool paper trail. From portfolios to transcripts and GPAs to a homeschool resume, you can master this important task of homeschool parents.

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Episode 16: Writer’s Workshop, Mentoring Your Kids Positively

Michelle took an opportunity to ask Karen more questions about Writer’s Workshop. We shared lots of fresh ideas about encouraging reluctant writers and talked about how you, as a parent or writing mentor, can help your writer grow in gradual and happy ways.

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