Let’s Talk Homeschool is a podcast hosted by Davis and Rachael Carman. They have been homeschooling their seven kids since 1996. Currently five have graduated from their family homeschool and are in college or have already graduated. IOW, by God's grace, this adventure of a lifetime — called home education — has been very good for their family. They believe if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now!
*** This podcast is sponsored by Apologia Educational Ministries ***
January is often a time when people decide to get in shape, finish those projects, read those books, take that class, you know…get ‘er done. IOW, it’s a good time to set goals. Do you sit down with your kids and help them set goals too? It really isn’t that hard, and it can make a big difference in their life…now and down the road. What does this look like? We invite you to listen and learn.
Happy New Year. It’s 2020. January is a month when people commonly make resolutions and goals for the year. We love engaging in this annual practice. Today, we’d like to share some of the details in our own goal making with hopes that you will take away some new and practical ideas.
Today is December 23rd. Christmas is practically here folks. And we’ve got a special gift for you today. Today’s show includes a dramatization of the Christmas story called Mary Remembers. After the presentation, you can listen to an original song from the perspective of one of Jesus’s siblings called “This Brother of Mine” — written and composed by Anne MacCallum. The show will close with a gospel message.
Christmas is often called the most wonderful time of the year. And for good reason. I hope you and your family have been able to slow down some and take in the true and full meaning of the Advent season. In order to help, today’s podcast is a Christmas devotional. Enjoy.
It’s here. We are officially starting the Advent season. We hope you have plans to enjoy this holiday season, remember and ponder the incarnation of Jesus Christ, and make some good memories with loved ones. Christmas is also a time of gift giving…and receiving. So how can you help your little ones focus more on the real reason for the season and not get caught up in all the commercialization that is brightly displayed in front of them at stores?
It’s Thanksgiving. As a matter of fact, this episode is being published a week early in order to make sure you have plenty of time to hear it before Thanksgiving Day. We love Thanksgiving, and today we want to share some of our other Thanksgiving family traditions and why this holiday is one of our absolute favorites.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Some people think of it as a mere speed bump on the way to Christmas. We love Christmas, but we also love Thanksgiving. Today, we want to share one of our favorite Thanksgiving family traditions. We actually start this one November 1st and keep it going every day up to Thanksgiving Day.
Homeschooling is hard and scary. You certainly don’t want to mess up your kids worse than they already are and prove to all your critics that you can’t do this. It really is easy to mess up in the frenzy of it all. We want to help you succeed and avoid making these common mistakes, so listen and take note of six top mistakes that homeschooling families often make.
Once upon a time, we envisioned our kids getting on a little yellow school bus and going away for 6-7 luxurious hours each week day. Yet these buses pick up kids at early morning hours when the sun hasn’t even come up yet. Our society is already sleep deprived, so would you really put your innocent 4, 5, or 6 year old on one of these vehicles at six-something in the morning? What better opportunity does homeschooling provide?
Why is it that so many families stop homeschooling when their kids get to high school? Is it because they don’t think homeschooling in high school is serious enough? Is it because they want their kids to get a “real” diploma? What’s going on here? How valuable would you rate a homeschool diploma? Davis and Rachael certainly have their answer to this question. This episode is part 2.
Why is it that so many families stop homeschooling when their kids get to high school? Is it because they don’t think homeschooling in high school is serious enough? Is it because they want their kids to get a “real” diploma? What’s going on here? We discuss the benefits of continuing to home educate your students all the way to high school graduation. This episode is part 1 of 2.
Has it ever struck you as odd that pets are not allowed in school? I guess it makes sense in many regards. But what kid wouldn’t love to have their pet sitting on the floor next to their desk while they do their writing assignment or take their math test. What do you think? Should homeschooling families be intentional about letting their family pet be an integral part of their students study time? In this episode, we talk about why we believe pets should be allowed to go to school…at least to homeschool.
Who was your favorite teacher? We all have one. We think it’s a shame that students can’t have their favorite teacher for more than one year. As far as we know, homeschooling is the only way that allows for this benefit. In this show, we talk about why it is so good for your kids to have the same teacher each year.
It seems like every year we hear stories of teachers going on strike. It happens in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, and many other cities, big and small. People often have strong feelings of support or frustration with teacher strikes. What about homeschool teachers? Do they ever go on strike? In this episode, we discuss the issues related to burnout, wanting to quit, or when a homeschool teacher just needs more of something (appreciation or purpose) to keep going.
In this show, we talk about ways to instill a love of learning in the hearts, minds, and attitudes of your children. After all, wouldn't it be great if your kids actually loved school (and learning) — especially when they are homeschooled?
This show takes a broad and sweeping look at the idea of celebrating the milestones of homeschooling. Don't miss the big and small moments that you get to experience together as a family on this adventure of a lifetime that we call home education.
In this episode, we work to inspire you to take full advantage of the opportunity you have to homeschool. Light a fire in the hearts and minds of your children and take your homeschool to the next level, to new heights.
In this show, we assume you are committed to home educating your kids. Now we want to challenge you to take it to the next level and make the most of this amazing opportunity to teach and train your kids at home.
In this episode, we encourage homeschooling families to persevere. Please don't quit. At least keep at it for 3 or 4 years. Statistics show that you just might make it if you can get through through those first few tough years of figuring it out.
In this episode, we AFFIRM your decision to homeschool. There will be plenty of people (family, friends, and strangers) who will not support your decision to take this path less traveled. But Davis and Rachael will not be on that list. They firmly support your decision to homeschool.