The Homeschool Advantage Podcast

Bex Buzzie

Welcome to the Homeschool advantage, an interview based podcast that connects homeschoolers to vendors, curriculum content creators, coops and more. My name is Bex Buzzie and I am a teacher, coach and educational course content creator from San Diego California. The homeschool advantage is here to give you the leg up in a world that is slightly upside down by connecting parents who want to homeschool, parent who have been homeschooling, teachers who are looking for an edge or new material to some of the top academy’s, microschools, co-ops and vendors, subscribe to the Homeschool Advantage.

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Homeschooling With Dyslexia - Linda Smith-Jones - Silent elephant e
Yesterday
Homeschooling With Dyslexia - Linda Smith-Jones - Silent elephant e
Show notes: Linda Katherine Smith-Jones after 36 years as an elementary teacher became the author of Phonetic Reading with Silent Elephant “e”™ A Phonetic Reading Program for ALL Learners of Any Age Particularly Dyslexic or Struggling Readers. Linda has been tutoring children with learning differences for the past ten years using her phonemic awareness and phonics reading program. Top 3 Gold Nuggets 1. When faced with tough situations, like learning your child has a learning difference such as dyslexia, it is time to learn all you can, take the opportunity and turn it into a passion that can change the lives of many. 2. Even if your child is in the public school system you can take time and teach them at home and give them a dual experience and build that connection with your child that will change their world forever. 3. What seems like the end, is the beginning of many serendipitous moments. Children all want to learn, and they will surprise us when we least expect it! Who is this program for? Silent Elephant “e”’™’s students have included those with: DyslexiaADD or ADHDSpeech and Language DisordersEnglish Language LearnersAutismHearing ImpairmentsDown SyndromeDyspraxiaCentral Auditory Processing DisorderLow to Extremely Low IQOther Learning DifferencesThose with No Learning Differences Achievements with Silent Elephant “e”™ ALL students learning with Silent Elephant “e”™ have SUCCEEDED in becoming fluent, confident readers, writers and spellers. Some needed the gift of time, to move at their own pace slowly but steadily, which is a powerful component of Silent Elephant “e”™. Some quickly moved through the entire program. ALL HAVE SUCCEEDED. Over the last ten years students learning with Silent Elephant “e”™ 1.5 to 2 hours/week, on average: Advanced 1 grade level for every 2.25 months of instruction. (Think of this: my students are not taking a school year to advance a grade level—they’re advancing multiple grade levels in one year.)Advanced to their age-appropriate grade level in 4 months (some in as little as 2.5 months). (Some of them were 2-6 years behind their grade level when they began learning with Silent Elephant “e”™.)Advanced 4.25 grade levels with 6 months of instruction.Mastered Part 1, Phonemic Awareness within 3 months. (In 3 months, they understood the basics of written language and were ready to fly!) With Phonetic Reading with Silent Elephant “e”™, you will be able to: Experience success immediately.Continually assess your child’s progress.Move at your child’s pace.Meet your child’s needs - beginning from where they are and guiding them to become strong, successful, independent readers, writers, and spellers. Linda has been able to be part of many lives from preschoolers to high schoolers that have been changed due to her program. Linda’s heart is to have the opportunity to change the lives of your loved ones and help you through those times. You can find Linda at her website at www.silentelephante.com. Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Homeschooling With Dyslexia - Linda Smith-Jones - Silent elephant e
Yesterday
Homeschooling With Dyslexia - Linda Smith-Jones - Silent elephant e
Show notes: Linda Katherine Smith-Jones after 36 years as an elementary teacher became the author of Phonetic Reading with Silent Elephant “e”™ A Phonetic Reading Program for ALL Learners of Any Age Particularly Dyslexic or Struggling Readers. Linda has been tutoring children with learning differences for the past ten years using her phonemic awareness and phonics reading program. Top 3 Gold Nuggets 1. When faced with tough situations, like learning your child has a learning difference such as dyslexia, it is time to learn all you can, take the opportunity and turn it into a passion that can change the lives of many. 2. Even if your child is in the public school system you can take time and teach them at home and give them a dual experience and build that connection with your child that will change their world forever. 3. What seems like the end, is the beginning of many serendipitous moments. Children all want to learn, and they will surprise us when we least expect it! Who is this program for? Silent Elephant “e”’™’s students have included those with: DyslexiaADD or ADHDSpeech and Language DisordersEnglish Language LearnersAutismHearing ImpairmentsDown SyndromeDyspraxiaCentral Auditory Processing DisorderLow to Extremely Low IQOther Learning DifferencesThose with No Learning Differences Achievements with Silent Elephant “e”™ ALL students learning with Silent Elephant “e”™ have SUCCEEDED in becoming fluent, confident readers, writers and spellers. Some needed the gift of time, to move at their own pace slowly but steadily, which is a powerful component of Silent Elephant “e”™. Some quickly moved through the entire program. ALL HAVE SUCCEEDED. Over the last ten years students learning with Silent Elephant “e”™ 1.5 to 2 hours/week, on average: Advanced 1 grade level for every 2.25 months of instruction. (Think of this: my students are not taking a school year to advance a grade level—they’re advancing multiple grade levels in one year.)Advanced to their age-appropriate grade level in 4 months (some in as little as 2.5 months). (Some of them were 2-6 years behind their grade level when they began learning with Silent Elephant “e”™.)Advanced 4.25 grade levels with 6 months of instruction.Mastered Part 1, Phonemic Awareness within 3 months. (In 3 months, they understood the basics of written language and were ready to fly!) With Phonetic Reading with Silent Elephant “e”™, you will be able to: Experience success immediately.Continually assess your child’s progress.Move at your child’s pace.Meet your child’s needs - beginning from where they are and guiding them to become strong, successful, independent readers, writers, and spellers. Linda has been able to be part of many lives from preschoolers to high schoolers that have been changed due to her program. Linda’s heart is to have the opportunity to change the lives of your loved ones and help you through those times. You can find Linda at her website at www.silentelephante.com. Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Helen Royston CEO of Beyond the Book Education and Creator of picture book explorers
3d ago
Helen Royston CEO of Beyond the Book Education and Creator of picture book explorers
Intro  Helen Royston CEO of Beyond the Book Education and Creator of picture book explorers offer downloadable educational resources for all families interested in extending their children's learning journey beyond the confines of the UK National Curriculum. Helen home educated with a very eclectic style, with influences from Maria Montessori and Charlotte Mason, as well as being very child-led in her outlook. She had already been home educating my own children for 20 years when I started putting together my resource packs.   Top three takeaways  Be flexible. If the approach you're using isn't working, change it. Remember that any curriculum you use should be viewed as your guide, not your master. Call to Action  Beyond the Book Education Website Page  Beyond the  Book Online Shop Website Page   Beyond the Book Facebook Page   What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Learning Music Has Positioned Tiffany Ray CEO and Founder of Woodstock Strings To Travel the World And Play With Some Really Famous Musicians And So Can Your Child!!
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Learning Music Has Positioned Tiffany Ray CEO and Founder of Woodstock Strings To Travel the World And Play With Some Really Famous Musicians And So Can Your Child!!
Intro  Tiffany Ray is CEO and Founder of Woodstock Strings. She has Over 15 years of experience teaching private violin/viola lessons and group ensembles | Classy Chicks Trio, violist & violinist | High-school Member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra | Accompanying artists/ensembles such as Michael Buble, Rod Stewart, David Crowder Band, Passion Conference, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra!  Top three takeaways  Homeschooling also gives your kids opportunities to pursue their passions. Art, music, sports, cooking etc. How Tiffany has been able to get more performing opportunities for my homeschool students because often times they are available during the day when other students are in school. Homeschool families often have younger siblings watching and attending the lessons of older siblings. Once they finally get to start, they progress VERY quickly because their ears have already been listening to the music they are to learn. They are dedicated, they have time to practice, and they usually have one or more siblings who eventually take up lessons as well. Call to Action  Woodstock Strings Website Page   Woodstock Strings Facebook Page   Woodstock Strings Instagram Page   Woodstock Strings YouTube Page  What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Homestyle Learning Is Easy And Fun with CEO’s Karen And Michelle of Layers of Learning.
1w ago
Homestyle Learning Is Easy And Fun with CEO’s Karen And Michelle of Layers of Learning.
Intro  Michele and Karen are Co-Founders and Content Creators of Layers of Learning a homeschool curriculum designed to let you learn together, all ages, all at once. Read real books, do hands-on projects, watch videos, have family discussions.  Have glorious fun exploring the world together! These ladies got started is a rather humorous and endearing al together! At a family reunion they were complaining about how they could not find the perfect curriculum.  See, they wanted something that would bring their kids from 1st grade clear through 12th in a unified way.  Karen wanted lots of hands-on crafts, games, and field trips.  Michelle wanted printables, discussions, and historical maps.  Karen wanted a complete idea and resource book organized by units so she could plan her whole year in advance down to the supplies.  Michelle wanted something that was grab-and-go for the days and one day Mom said we should just write one. Karen looked at Michelle doubtfully.  Michelle looked at Karen with trepidation.  And then they said, “Yeah, we can totally do that.”  Top three takeaways  How homeschool gives the parent/teacher or mentor the ability to decide what activities or topics to do, how fast to go, how much reading to assign, and so on. Homeschool is extremely flexible Families with many different abilities of children can adapt the program for their needs and for each child. How learning should be engaging and fun so that kids actually want to do it. Call to Action  Layers of Learning Website Page  Layers of Learning Facebook Page   Layers of Learning Email Address    What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Don’t Miss Out On the World With Author Andre Collins of Everywhere I Go
Nov 24 2022
Don’t Miss Out On the World With Author Andre Collins of Everywhere I Go
Intro  Andre Collins Author of Everywhere I Go. About a little Martian named Martin who everywhere he goes he see people on their phones and missing out on the world!  Andre never thought of himself as an author at all but he always liked telling stories! Andre wrote a personal and timely book for new parents. In a day and age when we are all stuck to our phones Martin is here to teach us all valuable lessons. First that we  should not be on your phone all day; especially when someone needs you to be present be present for them, like your little ones and maybe even big ones like older kids and your spouse. And lastly Andre wanted to show his son, you can do anything you want.   Top three takeaways  The time you can spend with your family is so valuable and kids are only kids once so it is important to be around and be an example as much as you can. Also how many of us take the person standing next to us for granted and we think they are always going to be there, and the truth is they just may not be.  Lastly in order to maximize time with your loved ones you have to be not only physically present. But you have to be mentally and emotionally present too. Call to Action  Everywhere I Go Book   What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Ten Hours Of Homeschooling A Week Or Less With Houlie Duque Ceo And Founder of Homeschool To Go The Only Holistic and Bilingual Homeschooling Program in the World.
Nov 22 2022
Ten Hours Of Homeschooling A Week Or Less With Houlie Duque Ceo And Founder of Homeschool To Go The Only Holistic and Bilingual Homeschooling Program in the World.
Intro  Houlie Duque Ceo And Founder of Homeschool To Go. The Only Holistic and Bilingual Homeschooling Program in the World. The focus of homeschool to go is to raise conscious, confident and independent children in less than 10 hours of weekly homeschooling. To provide educational tools that develop each child's unique potential and be a world-wide educational alternative that supports the formation of confident, independent individuals  Top three takeaways  When you Homeschool you get to slow down your entire family's rhythm and be more present in each moment. Research on homeschooling shows that the home-educated are doing more than just well, typically above average, on measures such as  social, emotional, and psychological development thereby kicking the myths in the butt. Homeschooling will increase everyone's quality of life. Call to Action  Homeschool To Go Website Page   Homeschool To Go YouTube Page   Homeschool To Go Instagram Page  What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
From Canada to Your Living Room, Learning Adventures with Britt and Shawn Creators of Now WHAT?? With Brit and Shawn (YouTube Channel)
Nov 21 2022
From Canada to Your Living Room, Learning Adventures with Britt and Shawn Creators of Now WHAT?? With Brit and Shawn (YouTube Channel)
Intro  Britt and Shawn are the creators of NowWhat With Britt and Shawn. At the very start of the pandemic, they both were almost immediately laid off from their jobs--Shawn as a teacher and Britt as a curriculum developer for a national youth-serving organization. They quickly decided to hone their technical skills by learning video production and editing. At the same time, they noticed a huge surge in the amount of educational content for kids (as educators, they were paying close attention!), but they realized that so much of it probably wasn't helping kids achieving meaningful learning objectives. For example, they saw lots of craft and experiment tutorials, but not much instruction and information to ground the activities. They could see that this was a significant challenge for families who were homeschooling for the first time. They decided to try to fill that gap by providing quality educational content to families at a time when they needed it most.  Their Now What? videos, which focus mainly on art and science, include both a lesson as well as an activity was born! We've intentionally created videos on tornadoes, on snowflakes, they make snow globes, introduce the water cycle, on levers, and so much more!  Top three takeaways  Kids who are homeschooled have a significant advantage--they get more time and attention, targeted lessons that are more likely to meet them where they are, lessons that are catered specifically towards their interests--all factors that can support better learning outcomes for kids.  There are so many resources out there to support families who are homeschooling their kids!  High-interest topics are engaging and motivating for learners, and you can always build lessons around these topics to capture kids' attention. Call to Action  Now What? With Britt & Shawn YouTube Page   Now What? With Britt & Shawn Facebook Page  Now What? With Britt & Shawn Instagram Page   Now What? With Britt & Shawn TikTok Page   Now What? With Britt & Shawn Linked In Page  Now What? With Britt & Shawn Reddit Page  What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
The World Is Your Gym, PARKOUR PARKOUR With Hannah Waddle CEO and Creator of Online Parkour School
Nov 18 2022
The World Is Your Gym, PARKOUR PARKOUR With Hannah Waddle CEO and Creator of Online Parkour School
Intro  Hannah Waddle CEO and Creator of Online Parkour School found her love of parkour accidently learning to breakdance! Hey don't knock it you never know where you find your passion after a not so great attempt at throwing down the moves, a friend invited her to go parkouring and Hannah being the adventurous women she is said yes and was instantly captivated by the sport and was relieved with the lack of rhythmic coordination needed! She quickly began to realize how it can help kids develop character and prepare for the challenges they will face in life. She also noticed that a child who struggles with focus or ADHD/ADD parkour helps them develop the skills to control impulses and focus. And Hannah wanted to provide resources so parents can make PE engaging and fun WITHOUT a lot of extra work on the parents part!  Top three takeaways  How exactly parkour helps the child who struggles with focus or ADHD/ADD. How kids who struggle with special needs, find this is a great form of therapy without the child thinking it's therapy. How to use the skills learned in parkour and apply them to real life. Promotions  Free Intro to Parkour Class Online   Social Media Links  Waddle Health and Fitness Website Page  Waddle Health and Fitness Facebook Group   Waddle Health and Fitness Instagram Page  What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
How Traveling To the Dominican Republic Changed Everything With Aimee Deemter CEO and Founder of The Spanish Teacher, LLC
Nov 17 2022
How Traveling To the Dominican Republic Changed Everything With Aimee Deemter CEO and Founder of The Spanish Teacher, LLC
Intro  Aimee Deemter CEO and Founder of the Spanish Teacher LLC. Amy fell in-love with the language when she traveled to the Dominican Republic on a missions trip and then began her journey to learning Spanish. Her focus in teaching is to speak and read as much Spanish at a level her students can understand. She uses repetition through different stories in order to foster memorization.  Aimee doesn't feel teaching grammar should be the main focus but rather it is learned through use of the language regularly.  Top three takeaways  That the homeschool schedule can be very involved in field trips and other co-op classes not just academics.  You can teach Spanish without giving grades to students because all students can learn a language and depending on their background with language, study habits, etc, we all learn at different rates. Teaching beginning Spanish to middle school and high school-age students with an acquisition-based approach through hearing, reading and speaking as much Spanish as possible is the key to success.  Call to Action  The Spanish Teacher LLC Facebook Page  The Spanish Teacher LLC Email Address    What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
86 the Textbooks, Get Creative and Travel to a World Beyond Your Imagination With Jack Replinger CEO and Content Creator of Positive Physics
Nov 15 2022
86 the Textbooks, Get Creative and Travel to a World Beyond Your Imagination With Jack Replinger CEO and Content Creator of Positive Physics
Intro  Jack Replinger CEO and Content Creator of Positive Physics During his second year of teaching, he was watching his class struggle through their midterm exam. It was one of the lowest points of his teaching career, but it would turn out to be one of the most inspirational. He saw the Frustration in his students they desperately wanted to be successful; they just could not succeed at solving the problems. It was right there that it hit him, the failure was really his own.  So he started over, determined that any student who sat in his physics class would only learn but love physics. Jack has spent the last decade, through many trials and error he has developed a curriculum, he called Positive Physics. After seeing how successful his students were, decided that this needed to become a website. He then shared his story with friend and incredibly talented developer, Anthony Fizer who went on to become the companies the CTO and co-founder, and in less than three months Jack's Students took the role of QA and were testing the first version of positivephysics.org.  Top Three Takeaways  Textbooks just cannot meet the expectations of a passionate teacher Physics should be engaging and accessible to all students of all backgrounds and cultures. Physics and Chemistry can be intimidating ... but any student can be successful with the right resources and guidance! Call to Action  Positive Physics Website Page  Positive Physics YouTube Page  What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Travel The World Because The World Is Your Classroom with Kellie McIntyre Author of Passport Project book and CEO and Creator of 4 worn passports
Nov 14 2022
Travel The World Because The World Is Your Classroom with Kellie McIntyre Author of Passport Project book and CEO and Creator of 4 worn passports
Intro   Kellie McIntyre Author of Passport Project book and CEO and Creator of 4 worn passports had a passion for adventure and culture and it was a long time bucket list wish. But was it for their daughters?    Top three takeaways  How they ditched school (twice) in exchange for a global education using the world as our classroom. She shares the secrets to extraordinary adventures on an ordinary budget. Their mission is to help other families travel boldly.  Call to Action  4 Worn Passports Travel Blog Website Page  4 Worn Passports Facebook Page  4 Worn Passports Instagram Page  4 Worn Passports Twitter Page  4 Worn Passports Youtube Page  4 Worn Passports Pinterest Page  Links to purchase the book The Passport Project Book   Books 2 Read   Curriculum Sneak Peek Passport Project Curriculum:    What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
From Frustrated Public School Teacher to Inspired Science Teacher for Alternative Education Michael Finnegan Creator and Founder of Quantum Camp
Nov 11 2022
From Frustrated Public School Teacher to Inspired Science Teacher for Alternative Education Michael Finnegan Creator and Founder of Quantum Camp
Intro  Michael Finnegan Creator and Founder of Quantum Camp used to be a public school science teacher. Michael super frustrated by the hurdles before him, to simply introduce compelling physical phenomena for his kids to wrangle with.  On top of the school board and principal were breathing down my neck telling me to teach science to the standardized tests. He just couldn't do it anymore. He couldn’t see himself delivering boring check-box based lists of dry content, to be memorized, to those beautiful young minds, in his classroom. Yet he knew of no better alternative. Which began the quest! He dove in head first in to the history of science and math in search of what the great, iconic scientists of history did, in their pursuit of learning and building new knowledge.   Top Three Takeaways  How homeschooling is as vast and varied as every family that has chosen this path. There are as many reasons to homeschool as there are homeschoolers!   How there is a school of thought that there are some that are in the know about homeschooling or that there is some 'real' reason to homeschool.  That homeschooling is not schooling at home! And we dive into how QuantumCamp got its start. Call to Action  Quantum Camp Website Page  Quantum Camp Facebook Page  Quantum Camp Linked In Page  Quantum Camp Twitter Page  What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Free To Low Cost Education For All Schoolers with Bryant Santana CEO and Creator of TheMovingTeacher.com
Nov 10 2022
Free To Low Cost Education For All Schoolers with Bryant Santana CEO and Creator of TheMovingTeacher.com
Intro  Bryant Santana is the CEO and Creator of TheMovingTeacher.com. As an educator who was working abroad and in the US, he found that finding materials was just  difficult. So Bryant practically single handedly began to create the site TheMovingTeacher.com site that has free to low-cost resources, so educators, guardians, students, and more are not breaking the bank or their nerves looking for materials on the internet. Bryant is slowly becoming a one stop shop for all things education. He prides himself on providing credible resources, that he vets daily. Bryant realizes that a lot of things exist but not are all legit. He also feels along with providing quality and credible resources that one of the most important things is the ability to tailor things how you want them to be and to have a purpose, so your child can have greater understanding.   Top Three Takeaways  We tear apart the myth that homeschooling takes lots of money, and resources. How homeschooling provides more attention to an area and a child can learn a lot more in shorter periods of time. How and why Bryant has created a website that provides resources that are mostly free to low-cost.  Call to Action  The Moving Teacher Website Page   The Moving Teacher Facebook Page   The Moving Teacher YouTube Page  The Moving Teacher Instagram Page  The Moving Teacher Linked In Page  The Moving Teacher Twitter Page   The Moving Teacher Email Address    What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
How to Take a History Lesson and Create Music History and Why Music is So Important in a Child’s Education with Carissa Getscher CEO and Founder of Sunflower Music lessons
Nov 8 2022
How to Take a History Lesson and Create Music History and Why Music is So Important in a Child’s Education with Carissa Getscher CEO and Founder of Sunflower Music lessons
Intro  Carissa Getscher is CEO and Founder of Sunflower Music lessons where she provides a plethora of music education resources like music history, appreciation, lesson helps, and actual music lessons.   At Sunflower Music lessons the belief is that any parent can teach music education. Carissa's lesson plans are supplements to curriculum parents are already using, how you ask?  Maybe you are studying the Civil War or the Industrial Revolution in Europe. You can put a soundtrack to the history you are learning and BAM now it's music history.   Check out their Harriet Tubman resources, or the composers of Europe as supplemental resources. You can also use Sunflower Music, music appreciation worksheets to analyze music from any era, download a simplified piece of sheet music so your young musician can play a page of Beethoven. and so many more resources for your naturally curious child!  Top Three Takeaways  The myth as to "Why most people homeschool?" It used to be common for people to think it was for religious reasons and now people might think homeschooling is a political choice. But most parents who pull their kids now have reasons like bullying or accommodations There is definitely a status division between those who can put their kids in lessons and those who can't...but I believe in this information age, parents can teach anything a kid wants to learn. Homeschooling is so important to her that as a single working mom she's dedicated to finding a way to provide for my three sons  without having to put them in public school. She loves watching her boys as they grow into the best versions of themselves and how  they know their value. Homeschooling allows her the opportunity to be there daily speaking love into them as they bloom into men.  Carissa knows that a good home is the key to that dream- so she will work and sacrifice to make sure that it goes from dream to reality, Carissa has a powerful story of loss in one area and gain in another and then the birth of sunflower music  Call to Action  Mention the Homeschool podcast when you call to get 50% OFF  Sunflower Music Lessons Website Page  Sunflower Music Lessons Instagram Page  Sunflower Music Lessons Facebook Page  Sunflower Music Lessons Pinterest Page  What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
From Victory to Victory with Author and Teacher Kimberly Purcell
Nov 7 2022
From Victory to Victory with Author and Teacher Kimberly Purcell
Intro  Author and teacher Kimberly Purcell grew up in Victoria BC, little did she realize that Victoria which is derived from victor was to be a foreshadowing of the victories she would eventually live out in her life! Writing her first book in 5th grade called the "The Mystery of the Poison Ivy" from the inspiration of her teacher Mrs. Aalto. , Kimberly went on to Study International relations at University of British Columbia,  Broadcast Journalism at British Columbia Institute of Technology and Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.   Her experience, expertise and passion for writing landed her various opportunities to become a Writer at Disney Hyperion and Former Writer at Penguin Books. Today she lives in my old stomping ground Brooklyn NY. You can find her on Facebook holding drop-in classes that will teach you to write your own novel.     Top three takeaways  Why she began this class for my homeschooling kid after a traumatic bullying incident which caused them to make the decision to pull her out of mainstream school. How Kim helps kids learn in a multi-sensory way that works for a wide variety of learners. And “Do not neglect your gift.” - 1 Timothy 4:14 and it’s all about building creative confidence which then your child or student will carry with them for the rest of their lives.   Call to Action  Kim Purcell Website Page   Kim Purcell Facebook Page  Kim Purcell Twitter Page  Kim Purcell Good Reads Page  Kim Purcell Medium Page  Kim Purcell Email Address      What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast   December 10th Sam Sorbo at Revive Education Conference, Oxnard CA
Why Options In Learning Resources Are So Important Priscilla Morales CEO Of Mommy’s Classroom Curriculum
Nov 4 2022
Why Options In Learning Resources Are So Important Priscilla Morales CEO Of Mommy’s Classroom Curriculum
Intro  Priscilla is the Creator Of Mommys Classroom Curriculum she also a proud momma of two high energy kids! Homeschooling is a passion that she come to not just enjoy doing with her boys but now she is taking it to the next level and wants to share it with you! Priscilla's curriculum makes education fun, flexible, effective, affordable, and accessible! In her curriculum you will find the joy of being with your children and reignite the joy of learning in your own life! She is also the author of "How to Survive your First Five Years of Teaching, Beautiful Just the Way I Am, Just right for me!: A Story for Nontraditional Families.   Top three takeaways  The myth of Homeschool kids do not socialize. . The myth that parents need a background in the field of education to successfully homeschool. How flexible homeschool is and that you can tailor it to fit the needs of your child. Which is why options in learning resources are so important! Call to Action  Mommy's Classroom Curriculum Youtube Page  Mommy's Classroom Curriculum Instagram Page  Books  Mommy's  Classroom Curriculum: 10 Month Homeschool Plan for Preschoolers  How to Survive your First Five Years of Teaching   Beautiful, Just the Way I Am!  Just Right for Me!: A Story for Nontraditional Families    What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
How Students Can Advance In Understanding and Knowledge Through Interactive Game Play and Hands-On-Activities with Jessica Walker CEO of JW Learning Adventures
Nov 3 2022
How Students Can Advance In Understanding and Knowledge Through Interactive Game Play and Hands-On-Activities with Jessica Walker CEO of JW Learning Adventures
Intro  Jessica Walker CEO and Founder of JW Learning Adventures felt the nudge, then pull, then push, back in February, to create this content because of the amazing progress and fun her children were having while learning. Jessica's goal was for them to love and appreciate learning and the process of learning. She knew that if there was just one other person out there that could find it as valuable as she did, then sharing it would be not just worth it but the call of her life!   Top three takeaways  How lessons should be flexible in the sense that they can be tailored to fit where your child's learning level is at.  How those that advance their understanding and knowledge excel by interactive game play, participation, and hands on activities. Jessica's curriculum and content can be such a great support in the way of helping homeschoolers save precious plan time, without sacrificing fun and immersive lessons based on a weekly theme. Call to Action  JW Learning Adventures Website Page  JW Learning Adventures Facebook Page   Promotions: Free complete "Soda Pop" Lesson Plan and the "Alien" Mini Unit Lesson Plan to try by subscribing to the mailing list.  What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Empowering Parents with Dr Deanna Westedt
Nov 1 2022
Empowering Parents with Dr Deanna Westedt
Intro  Dr. Deanna Westedt is a teacher turned homeschooling momma. After 21 years in education and earning a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Carolina, she left that world to focus on her own two boys’ education. She believed that her twice-exceptional boys deserved to be exactly what they were…exceptional! She found that homeschooling provided her the opportunity to scaffold and build my boys’ abilities while also shining a light on their strengths.   Top three takeaways  How a child receives a higher quality of education that is personalized for their needs and attends more carefully to what they need to work on. Dr. Deanna's focus is to empower parents, to know they CAN be their child's teacher! Dr. Deanna's area of expertise with the twice exceptional student (a child that has overlapping diagnoses or markers of a learning disability and giftedness). And how too many of our brightest children do not fit within the classroom box and too many are defined by what is seen as "deficits" when in reality, our students with ADHD, Autism Spectrum, and so many more bring STRENGTHS that can be and should be a gift to our world. Call to Action  Dr Deanna wants to be there for you she is so passionate that she offers a free 20-minute consult. Go to her my Once Hub link on my website. She is also offering 3 coaching sessions for $350 for the beginning of a new homeschooling year (normally a $600 value: first session is usually $200 and follow up is $175. Additionally, she is offering discounts on diagnostic academic assessment for groups of 10 or more, which is perfect for learning pods, collaboratives, or co-ops.  Online Presence  Dr. Deanna Westedt Website Page  Dr. Deanna Westedt Linked In Page  Dr. Deanna Westedt Facebook Page  Dr. Deanna Westedt Email address    What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
Life of Fred with Dr Stanley Schmidt
Oct 31 2022
Life of Fred with Dr Stanley Schmidt
Intro  Former math Teacher Dr. Stanley Schmidt speaks to us about the Life of Fred which is a series of math books for students in early elementary through college.   The Life of Fred Covers everything from basic numeracy to complex analysis. What is great about the Life of Fred is that is takes a literature-based approach to teaching math.   The Life of Fred series consists of humor-filled illustrated books that use an engaging story-driven instructive approach, rather than the traditional textbook.   The Life of Fred is a wide-ranging math series, not only compared to programs that use a narrative or literature-based approach, but compared to most homeschool math programs in general.   Life of Fred is most well known for its elementary series, intended for grades 1-4.   This Life of Fred series comprises of10 books and has a relatively unconventional naming structure that represents levels A-J in a somewhat more amusing manner.   Despite its unusual approach of teaching math through a story, Life of Fred is a complete math curriculum.   Number of Lessons: 24 Chapters. It is not broken up into daily lessons.    Call to Action  Resources:     Social Media Links  Website:     What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
The Compound Effect Benefits of Teaching Industry Early With Keicha Barnum CEO of BCRtech Ed
Oct 28 2022
The Compound Effect Benefits of Teaching Industry Early With Keicha Barnum CEO of BCRtech Ed
Intro  Keicha Barnum CEO and Founder of BRC Tech Education but to her students she's Mrs. B. She has used her degree, certifications in technology and design, and experience in both the corporate world and as an entrepreneur to design a more impactful framework for STEAM education that teaches students to learn by “doing”. For more than 10 years I have partnered with talented instructors, created innovative hands-on curriculum and brought the coolest technology to students who have never used a 3D printer, coded a drone, or even dreamed of creating a 3D animation. The result – a blueprint for a uniquely geeky educational community equipped to inspire the next generation of STEAM professionals.    Top three takeaways  Homeschooling should be relevant and look more like the world our kiddos will be living/working in one day. Homeschooling is not one size fits all. Every student has different needs, every family has different resources, and all schooling is not done at home. There is virtually no such thing as age appropriate education just levels (as long as the material is wholesome). You can teach your child what you know in the industry you work in, they will be able to understand.  Call to Action  BCRtech Ed Website Page  BCRtech Ed Facebook Page   Linkedin Page  What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast