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Extraschooling

Extraschooling

By JA Smith
Welcome to the audible version of For the Record, the Extraschooling blog - random notes on life, family, and education from a homeschooled, homeschooling mom. Join in the journey of your child's education and visit Extraschooling.com, a site full of supplemental learning ideas and resources.
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Almost Home
My house and I have come a long way in learning how to live together on this green hill of ours. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2022/07/25/almost-home/
07:01
July 26, 2022
Nye In February: Wood Frogs
Enjoy an an audio version of the first story in Extraschooling's Little Green Hill series. Each book comes with a code for a downloadable PDF packet of extension materials, which includes games, activities, resources, and more. Find the series at https://extraschooling.com/portfolio/little-green-hill/
25:23
May 23, 2022
What Are They Supposed to be Learning, Anyway?
What do kids need to be learning, and who is capable of teaching it to them? Originally published February 9, 2020 This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/02/09/what-are-they-supposed-to-be-learning-anyway/
04:38
March 26, 2022
The Four C’s
The Four C's are at the core of my educational philosophy. Rather than the 3 R's of old, I focus on curiosity, creativity, communication, and compassion. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/02/17/the-four-cs/
04:33
January 28, 2022
Curious Minds
Out of the 4 C's, curiosity might just top my list. How important is it in your household, and how is it being cultivated? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2022/01/18/curious-minds/
06:19
January 18, 2022
The Big Worries
A quick look at some of the most common questions and concerns new or prospective homeschoolers have. Originally published December 3rd, 2021 This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2021/12/03/the-big-worries/
06:30
December 04, 2021
The Wild Things
Trying to navigate the gap between natural beauty and human intolerance. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2021/11/12/2047/ Originally published November 12th, 2021
08:17
November 13, 2021
Spring into Action
This spring it's our mission to tackle the trash problem - want to join us? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/spring-into-action/ Originally published March 9th, 2020
05:30
November 10, 2021
Homeschooling in the COVID-19 Era
Suddenly homeschooling went from rare to everywhere - how is your family handling the new normal? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/homeschooling-in-the-covid-19-era/ Originally published March 25th, 2020
09:39
November 10, 2021
When Real Life Resumes
Reflections during the unicorn month of lockdown. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/when-real-life-resumes/ Originally published April 19th, 2020
07:46
November 09, 2021
Free-Range Learning
Rediscovering the natural rhythm that best suits early education. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/free-range-learning/ Originally published May 1st, 2020
08:10
November 09, 2021
The Learning Web
Learning is messy, nonlinear, and everywhere you're willing to explore. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/the-learning-web/ Originally published May 19th, 2020
05:49
November 08, 2021
The Eye of the Beholder
My journey with Stargardt's begins... This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/06/06/the-eye-of-the-beholder/ Originally published June 6th, 2020
07:15
November 08, 2021
A Few Summer Musings
Just some random thoughts I've had running around my head recently. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/07/20/a-few-summer-musings/ Originally published July 20th, 2020
05:38
November 08, 2021
The Grade Debate
Should homeschooling involve grades? What does a grade really mean, anyway? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/to-grade-or-not-to-grade/ Originally published on August 21st, 2020
05:54
November 07, 2021
Leverage
What is important to pass on? What are the big takeaways you want your child to have from their early education? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2020/11/22/leverage/ Originally published November 22nd, 2020
06:05
November 07, 2021
The Year That Was
2020 was a year of twists, turns, struggles, and unexpected joys... But it's time to turn the page. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2021/01/06/the-year-that-was/ Originally published January 6th, 2021
07:38
November 07, 2021
To Wasp or Not to Wasp
Some neighbors are more difficult to live with than others, but it’s a big world out there. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2021/09/08/to-wasp-or-not-to-wasp/ Originally published September 8th, 2021
06:13
November 07, 2021
Homeschool Reality Check
There  is an information overload these days about the many varieties of  homeschooling. How do you cut through the noise and find what’s right  for you and your family? This episode is also available as a blog post: https://extraschooling.wordpress.com/2021/11/05/homeschool-reality-check/ Originally published on November 5th, 2021
05:21
November 07, 2021