The Rational Educator

Joel Marquez

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Ana Martin: The Libertarian Homeschooler pt 1- #28
Nov 24 2020
Ana Martin: The Libertarian Homeschooler pt 1- #28
Ana Martin is a long time homeschool mom who has been passionate about education and childhood development since the age of 14. She runs the Libertarian Homeschool Facebook page where she shares her wisdom and experience with an audience of over 60,000 people. We visit with her today to hear about her homeschool journey, about her ups and downs, and what she learned along the way.If you're a parent who's considering a homeschool journey of your own, but are overwhelmed and not sure where to begin, consider the coaching program from the Pisan Academy, which will give you everything you need to get started in just 4 weeks. From researching your local laws to developing a personalized program for your student, your coach will work with you to make your homeschool a reality.To find out more, go to pisanacademy.com/homeschool-coaching Are you interested in a classic literature curriculum for your middle or high school student?Sign up for a free trial of the Literature Plus program from The Pisan Academy. You'll get everything you need to teach the greatest works of Western Civilization, along with additional readings of history and philosophy to add context and make the works come alive. https://www.pisanacademy.com/freeFind us on social media!Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/passionatehomeschoolerFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/passionatehomeschooler/Our Blog - https://pisanacademy.com/blog/Twitter - https://twitter.com/pisanacademySupport the show
Sasha Reed: Success without College - #27
Nov 17 2020
Sasha Reed: Success without College - #27
Sasha Reed is the Director of Industry Advancement at Procore, a tech company that specializes in construction management software. We talk with her about achieving professional success in the tech industry without a college degree, in a world in which degrees from elite schools are the currency of the land. For parents who keep hearing  news of skyrocketing costs, an intellectual monoculture, and a curriculum further and further removed from reality, it's fair to ask if it's really worth it, and is there a better alternative?If you're a parent looking a better alternative for your child's education by homeschooling, but are overwhelmed and not sure where to begin, check out the homeschool coaching program from the Pisan Academy, which will give you everything you need to get started in just 4 weeks!We do the heavy lifting for you so you can focus on your family during the transition.Get all of the information on your state and local laws and requirementsFind the right curriculumGet in touch with local co-ops and groupsLearn about the different homeschool approaches and what to expect. Click on the following link to find out more:https://www.pisanacademy.com/homeschool-coachingFind us on social media!YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/PassionateHomeschoolerInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/passionatehomeschoolerFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/passionate homeschoolerOur Blog - https://pisanacademy.com/blog/Twitter - https://twitter.com/pisanacademySupport the show
Founder's Chat: The Challenges of Online Learning - #16
Aug 17 2020
Founder's Chat: The Challenges of Online Learning - #16
Co-founder Deanna is back for another Founder's Chat in which we talk about online, or "distance" learning. With many states still in shutdown and schools attempting to reopen using video conferencing, what are the challenges that they'll face?Deanna was an early adopter of distance education, and even trained and coordinated distance learning programs at her campus. As much as we like to dream about the science fiction scenarios of the teacher appearing on a video screen while the class watches on their devices, it's not quite so easy. Deanna argues that it's impossible to recreate the classroom in a virtual setting, that new methods need to be used, and both parents and students will need to own more of their education.Download our free guide to get started with homeschooling, available here:https://www.pisanacademy.com/8-stepsFind more of Deanna on our YouTube channel here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4poqV4r3PEN-SITXjGtTRwInterested in a classic literature curriculum for your middle or high school student?Sign up for a free trial of the Literature Plus program from The Pisan Academy. You'll get everything you need to teach the greatest works of Western Civilization, along with additional readings of history and philosophy to add context and make the works come alive.https://www.pisanacademy.com/free-trialFind out what the regulations are in your state. Check out the Homeschool Legal Defense Association website:https://hslda.org/Let us know what you think! Send us an email!info@passionatehomeschooler.comSupport the show