Ep 87 Ridiculous Games You Have To Play This Weekend

What is it about games that get parents so excited? As I looked back over the past two years of podcasts, by far the most successful episodes have dealt with how to build relationships with your children through games. I was actually a little surprised. We have posted some great information on learning styles and teaching techniques, but to my …

Ep 86 Teaching Fractions to Young Children

Episode 86 is a fraction of the length of my typical podcast length because we are talking about how you can teach your 7 or 8 year-old children the foundational information about fractions. So let’s just jump in and divide the subject up. Here are just 3 ideas that will help your children Visualize the principles of fractions.   For …

Ep 85 Creative Dinner-time Games

Have you ever noticed at the dinner table how quickly younger children lose interest when you start a conversation with their older brothers and sisters? How long does it take for your older children to drift back to electronic devices when your youngest child starts repeating every single detail of the day? Dinner time can be such a challenge for …

Ep 84 Intrinsic Motivation Through Customization

True or False: One of the biggest challenges to teaching is addressing all of the needs of different children? False The truth is: Children will do well in school when they are motivated to do so. The real challenge to teaching is to find the specific motivation key that will strike at the heart of each child (yes… I know that …

Ep. 83 Fun Writing Games

Today I introduced the book that will be hitting Amazon within the week. I am really, really excited about this book. I hope it will help you start asking questions in such a way that will help (allow) your children to open up and let you inside of their experiences and feelings. Sometimes our questions are designed to get those …

Ep. 82 Ask Brian & No More Tests

Is it possible? Could it be? Are they really?   Public Universities Getting Rid of Standardized Tests? No more pencils… No more books… No more teacher’s ugly looks… Well, I don’t know about the other things, but there are a growing number of colleges and universities that are getting rid of the standardized test requirements for admissions. This is HUGE!!! …

Ep 80 With Lee in Virginia

In today’s episode I sat down with Bill Heid, the executive producer for Heirloom Audio Productions. Bill and I visited last December about their INCREDIBLE audio adventure, In Freedom’s Cause. Click here to check out that podcast interview. Today, Bill and I are talking about “With Lee in Virginia,” Heirloom Audio Productions newest audio adventure. To get a better idea of …

Ep 79 Creative Writing Resource For All Ages

In our episode today I have an awesome resource for you that will help you teach your children how to be more creative in their writing! If you have ever given your children a writing assignment, you have probably felt the frustration of receiving a one sentence answer. They have addressed your answer, but there is not meat… no description… …

Ep 78 Q&A Housework vs. Homeschool?

Today I am going to address a voice question that came to me a few weeks ago from Sarah. I think this is a really GREAT QUESTION ABOUT HOMESCHOOL! It is a question that every parent has worried about as they stand on the edge of the homeschool decision.   How can I get everything done around the house and …