Let's Talk Homeschool

LTH #005 - Encourage

An episode of Let's Talk Homeschool

By Davis Carman
Let’s Talk Homeschool is a podcast hosted by Davis and Rachael Carman. They have been homeschooling their seven kids since 1996 (23 years so far). 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 ***
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#18 Early Morning Bus Rides
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? 
October 14, 2019
#17 Devo - Praise Him in the Storm
This show includes a devotional based on Lamentations 2:21-23 and 3:22-23.
September 30, 2019
#16 Don't Stop at High School, 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? How valuable would you rate a homeschool diploma? Davis and Rachael certainly have their answer to this question. This episode is part 2.
September 23, 2019
#15 Don't Stop at High School, part 1
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.
September 9, 2019
LTH #014 - Pets in School
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. 
August 26, 2019
LTH #013 - Benefits of Having the Same Teacher Each Year
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. 
August 12, 2019
LTH #012 - Devotional, Rooted in Christ
This is a short, five-minute devotional based on Ephesians 3:17-18.
July 29, 2019
LTH #011 - Teacher Strikes
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.
July 22, 2019
LTH #010 - Master Students
In this show, we talk about what it looks like to customize your family homeschool to each individual child. The result could be that your children become masters in their field of study. 
July 8, 2019
LTH #009 - Love of Learning
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?
June 24, 2019
LTH #008 - Celebrate
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.
June 10, 2019
LTH #007 - Inspire
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.
May 27, 2019
LTH #006 - Challenge
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.
May 13, 2019
LTH #005.5 - Devotional - Is Life Squeezing You Like a Sponge?
This is a unique episode meant to encourage you. It's a short devotional to fill a week while you wait for the next regularly scheduled show. This devotional is based on John 7:37-38.
April 29, 2019
LTH #005 - Encourage
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.
April 22, 2019
LTH #004 - Affirm
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.
April 8, 2019
LTH #003 - Me? Homeschool?, part 2
This is part two (and the conclusion) of the story about how God used a providential two-by-four to get us started in this adventure of home education.
March 25, 2019
LTH #002 - Me? Homeschool?
This episode is part one of the story about how we got started homeschooling.
March 14, 2019
LTH #001 - Trailer
In this episode, we talk about what this show is all about.
February 14, 2019
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