Homeschooing is hard work!
If you don’t know that already, then you have not even considered trying it. Just the idea of trying to teach your children should exhaust you… but don’t let that discourage you. Have you heard the saying that the best things require the best efforts? (probably not, because I just made it up)! 🙂
Even though I just made it up, it is true. I am not, however, the first person to coin a phrase like that. Lots of others have said it differently–and more eloquently–than I just did. Well, I think there is nothing more deserving of our very best efforts than our children. That is why my wife and I started this homeschool ideas podcast. I am really excited about some of the projects that are sitting in queue right now. There are a few projects that I need to clear off my plate–like the 250 page biography that I am supposed to have to the publisher by January 30—YIKES!!!!
Ep. 56 Alternative Homeschool Needs
I am so grateful for the emails that I get with questions about homeschool. One of the most recent emails really helped me see that I might not be as helpful as I hope I am on this podcast. I realized that my limited experiences are keeping me from seeing the needs of other homeschool parents that are in different situations. Jamie helped me consider the different needs of homeschool parents that work outside of the home but still want to give their children the very best educational opportunities that they can in life.
Well, in this episode, I share a couple of homeschooling ideas for parents in that situation. Take a listen and let me know how I did.
What do you need as a homeschool parent?
In my effort to offer you the BEST HOMESCHOOL PODCAST anywhere, help me know what your concerns are. We are holding a little drawing on October 17 for Susan Wise Bauer’s book, A Well Trained Mind.
To enter your name in the drawing, please send me some suggestions for the podcast or the website. Let me know how I can best help you as you take your homeschool journey. Is it curriculum needs that frustrate you? Maybe you just need some more motivating interviews (I have not done those for a while). Would you like to hear curriculum creators or users on the podcast? Is there a specific class or subject that you would like to see offered through the website?
Whatever your request, each one you send in will get your name in the drawing. Submit ten ideas, you get ten opportunities to win the book.
You can submit ideas through the following methods:
my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
post on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/101homeschoolideas?ref=hl
tweet me at https://twitter.com/MakeEdMatter
or, the easiest way is to just leave a comment below.