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Food and You

Food and You

August 28, 2020
Danny Kessler is a Macrobiotic counselor, an avid cook and a gardener.  He has a beautiful home garden in Los Angeles California.  In this episode we talk about food and the deep effects that it has on us.  Danny believes that our relationships with food help to shape our lives and our health.  Danny loves to talk about food and what it can do for us in both positive and negative ways.  I love talking to him about all subjects as I find him both interesting and open minded and very deep.  Enjoy this episode!
 

You can reach Danny at:  danny39@pacbell.net

 
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Gardening For Many Reasons!

Gardening For Many Reasons!

August 23, 2020

Danny Kessler is a gardener.  I think of him as a Master Gardener but he told me that no, he is not a master gardener, that he just loves to garden.  He has a profound effect on his environment because he works very hard to have a light carbon footprint and part of how he does this is through his gardening!  He has a beautiful home garden in Los Angeles California.  Danny is also a Macrobiotic Counselor which gives him a special relationship with vegetables from seed to digestion.  In this episode we talk about many of the reasons that families should garden together.  He gives spiritual reasons like, patience, responsibility, endurance, kindness, fun and more. He also focuses on the educational reasons to start a garden, history, science, math, botany and a few other subjects.  Join us and listen to this inspiring episode where I learned so much from him and I even find out about beneficial  nematodes!  Enjoy.  
You can reach Danny at:  danny39@pacbell.net

 

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What About Science?

What About Science?

August 20, 2020

Novare Science is a great option for schools and homeschoolers looking for a rigorous, mastery-based option for middle and high school students. Novare brings fresh thinking to science education, employing strategies and methods that emphasize long-term retention of content. You’ll find beautiful, hype-free graphics combined with clear, concise, up-to-date narrative. Novare is now available through Classical Academic Press. Go to classicalAcademicPress.com and use code HSMpodcast to get 15% off your Novare purchase!

 

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Homeschooling with Help

Homeschooling with Help

August 13, 2020

Cynthia Simunovich is the Director and founder of Branson Academy.  She is also a mother of six homeschooled children whom she homeschooled all the way through high school.  She has a B.A. in theatre arts from UCSC and has over twenty years experience teaching.  Cynthia has been providing help to homeschoolers for nearly 25 years!  Branson provides all the services that those wanting to home educate their children need and if she can’t help in a certain area, she certainly knows what direction to point you in!  I feel honored to call Cynthia a colleague and a friend!  In this episode we talk about all sorts of things to do with homeschooling.  Enjoy!

https://www.bransonacademy.net
831.726.3235

 

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Making Math Easy

Making Math Easy

May 21, 2020

Dr. Don Crawford is a veteran classroom teacher and Special Ed teacher of many years, who developed the Rocket Math products to aid his students in mastering the four basic math operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. He ultimately offered it to homeschooling families and they have experienced tremendous success and satisfaction! Dr. Don developed his former print formats into online, digital formats that can be downloaded and used immediately. He also offers an online Math Game version that takes advantage of the brain’s fertility in learning information in a fun setting requiring 10-12 repetitions of a fact to make a brain pattern versus 400 repetitions required in a rote setting. Feel free to contact Dr. Don with your questions and for guidance in teaching your child math. www.rocketmath.com • 503-298-8656 • don@rocketmath.com

 

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Easy College Entrance

Easy College Entrance

May 14, 2020

Jean Burk, owner of College Prep Genius, has a vast amount of knowledge about how to ace the SAT or ACT and consequently, make college entrance a breeze. She also is a storehouse of free money for college knowledge. There are numerous scholarships and grants that go to students with high scores and who apply for the money! Let Jean walk you through the process of no money paying for college!

Take advantage of Jean’s current online offer of her Master the SAT Boot Camp a 12-hour interactive workshop series that is normally a sit-down class, but is being offering completely online right now! It will help your child by asking questions of the instructor and having an in-depth prep course for the SAT. Hear Jean discuss these and other important topics about easy college entrance and thanks for listening!

For the Boot Camp registration and a wealth of her other offerings, visit Jean’s website, www.collegeprepgenius.comor call (817) 282-7737.

 

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Food at Home

Food at Home

May 7, 2020

Welcome to our Cooking Podcast. We are your hosts, Mary and Michael Leppert. We have been in the homeschooling information business for 25 years, publishing newspapers and magazines and producing homeschool conferences in Los Angeles. We are published authors, with two books about homeschooling to our credit – The Homeschooling Almanac, and The Homeschool Book of Lists.

We have over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant business as well as working as personal chefs and caterers around greater Los Angeles.

Our many years of culinary knowledge aid us in preparing and eating high-quality, nourishing vegan food quickly and easily. Mary is a vegan chef and imparts her knowledge of our top-shelf vegan cooking on two websites: www.vegancookingonline.com and www.vegancasa.com

Please visit them when you can and enjoy our cooking podcast. Thank you for listening!

 

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Discover Your Learning Styles

Discover Your Learning Styles

April 23, 2020

Mariaemma Pelullo-Willis, M.S., is a learning styles expert and co-founder of Learning Success Institute and lately Power Traits for Life. She and her partner, Victoria Kindle-Hodson, created the Learning Styles Self-Portrait a self-assessment tool to guide parents and children to know their learning styles profile. This helps the users to hone in on the most effective ways to learn – for adults and children. Some people learn best by taking notes, others by hearing information; some need to be active while listening, etc.

At her office in Ventura, CA, Mariaemma sees families who are seeking guidance in learning in general, as well. She is a nationally-recognized expert and speaks at conferences and homeschool co-ops. She has authored “Discover Your Learning Style” originally published by Prima Publishing. You can visit Mariaemma’s website, https://powertraitsforlife.com and can schedule an appointment in Ventura, as well at Reflective Educational Perspectives, 1147 East Main St. / Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 648-1739

 

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Working From Home

Working From Home

April 16, 2020

Hello and thank you for joining us on the Go Home Podcast. Today’s topic is Working From Home. The Gig work environment has created more working from home than ever. We will shed light on the good and the bad of not having to leave home for employment.

During our 26 years of producing homeschool publications, the Homeschool Almanac 2000-2001 and 2002-2003 by Prima Publishing and 11 conferences, we have worked from home most of the time, with a few offices sprinkled throughout that period. We also homeschooled our son for his entire school years, so the three of us had to get along and work together as best we could. Prior to having the company, I, Michael, worked outside of home for many years, so there was period of adjustment for all of us when I began working from home.

Today, we will speak with three people who work from home. First is Jeffrey Oakar, https://www.jeffreyoakarphotography.com a wedding photographer in Denver, Colorado, with a wife and two-year-old son, all of whom are home all of the time. Jeffrey does 90% of his work at home, editing photos and compiling wedding albums. During the Covid-19 lockdown, he is home 24/7.

Valerie Schuetta is a veteran elementary school teacher in Phoenix, Arizona. She is at home because of the Covid-19 situation and discusses some of the ways she tries to replicate her students’ classroom experience remotely.  She also discusses that fact that many parents tell her how their children miss attending school.

Third, we have Haley Dreis, https://haleydreismusic.com a performing singer/songwriter in Los Angeles, who works for Tinder, the popular dating app. Normally, Haley works one day per week from home, but because of Covid-19, she is working from home exclusively.

We hope these three interviews will provide you with useful insight to apply to your own situation!

Let us begin!

 

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Homeschooling Across the Board

Homeschooling Across the Board

March 27, 2020
Martin and Carolyn Forte, founders of Excellence in Education, (EIE), the largest homeschool book store and resource center in California, are true pioneers of homeschooling. Carolyn was a classroom teacher for 5 years, which convinced her to homeschool her own children. The Forte girls have grown into successful parents and professionals in their own right. Mom, Carolyn, has developed a complete curriculum using games as the medium of study. She is a philosophical well-spring, with new thoughts and observations at least weekly! If you live in Southern California, visit their store in Monrovia, just off the 10 Freeway and spend a few hours!
Ph: (626) 821-0025
E-mail Martin at: martyforte@gmail.com
E-mail Carolyn at: carolynmforte@icloud.com
 
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