Episode 42: Q & A With Karen & Michelle

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 our conversations.

We both have big families, but we teach almost all of our school subjects to everyone at once. We want to help you find the joy in that too, so we talk a lot about family homeschooling. To see all of our episodes, visit our Layers of Learning Podcast Page. Join us as we explore how to have a happy, hands-on, family-style homeschool.

Q & A With Karen & Michelle – Answering Your Questions About Homeschooling

Karen and Michelle tossing a globe beach ball

It’s time for a Q&A session! Lots of parents have questions about homeschooling. It can be a bit overwhelming to juggle family life, teaching your kids, jobs, and all the other stresses of life. It can feel like a lot of pressure to be the sole educator in your kids’ lives. Questions are bound to arise!

Lots of emails, messages, and questions come from homeschooling families across the globe, and Karen and Michelle chose a few to answer in this month’s podcast.

With a combined couple of dozen years of homeschooling, the Layers of Learning sisters have seen and experienced a lot in the realm of homeschooling. Listen in for bits of advice and a few stories from life on the homeschool front and some answers for your questions about homeschooling.

Here Are A Few Topics You’ll Hear About in this Podcast:

Tips for implementing Word Work in Writer’s Workshop. Customizing the lists will make the words your kids learn become truly valuable to them as writers.

How to tailor Writer’s Workshop for your writers, regardless of what level they are at. Tailoring your expectations as the writing mentor may be the most important key to your family having successful growth as writers.

Ideas for shifting some of the learning responsibilities to your kids when life demands it.

How to cope with a scattered homeschool schedule by making a paradigm shift in your head and dividing your day into planned chunks and pockets of time.

Tips on homeschooling with a toddler in the house.

How you can train your children to continue to work on their schoolwork even if you aren’t immediately available to help or teach them individually.

How to choose a spine to go with Layers of Learning and what the differences are between the various editions.

How to incorporate reading into your homeschool, including how to plan read-alouds, free reading books, and books to go with Layers of Learning.

How to find books and resources to go along with Layers of Learning if you don’t have access to an terrific library.

Do you have questions about homeschooling? Join our Facebook group (Karen and Michelle are there!) or email the Layers of Learning sisters at contact@layers-of-learning.com and ask us your questions about homeschooling. We’re always happy to help!

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