Replay: How to Think and Talk Math

How to Think and Talk Math

REPLAY: How to Think and Talk Math with Mr. D

For the next few weeks, Mr. D is replaying some of his earlier podcasts for new listeners. Here is Podcast #1 — enjoy!

What if math was its own language?  Learn to speak math similar to the way you learn to speak other new languages.   This podcast will give you the basic foundation for how to teach your young person to “Think and Talk Math.” Listeners will be able to receive a common math language that can be used at any grade level.

 

 

 

Dennis DiNoia created Mr. D Math which is an online curriculum that includes live online classes!
Find out more about Mr. D here!

Best Shows Replay: Homeschooling Boys: What’s the Difference?

This month while Dr. Melanie Wilson is taking a podcasting break, we’re replaying some of her best shows!  This show, Homeschooling Boys, is her second top show based on number of listens on the podcast channel.  Enjoy!
Homeschooling Boys: Is it Really Different? The Homeschool Sanity Show

I homeschooled boys and only boys until my fifth child was a girl. I asked my Periscope viewers if homeschooling boys was really different. We had an interesting discussion that you can watch at the end of this post. I decided to determine what differences have actually been demonstrated in research. I can’t wait to share with you what I found and how we can make positive changes in our homeschools.

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boys’ artwork is more likely to depict action than girls’

19% of elementary and middle school teachers are men.

Boys prefer to read comics and humorous books and students of both genders prefer contemporary books and series.

Boys in all-boy Florida classrooms where teachers have been taught how best to teach boys have improved test scores dramatically. Boys in co-ed classrooms scored 37% proficient on the FCAT while boys in single-sex classrooms scored 86% proficient.

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Girls tend to excel with word problems and boys struggle

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Boys in classroom settings tend to think they are better students than they really are

A world-wide study of 2500 teachers’ suggestions for boys quoted in The Atlantic

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Best Shows Replay: How to Get Organized with the FLYLady

Homeschool FLYing: Get Organized with the FLYLady podcast; The Homeschool Sanity ShowHow to get organized with the FLYLady

While Melanie is on vacation this month, we have a few of her best episodes scheduled! Do you want to learn how to get organized with the FLYLady?

I am so excited about this episode of the Homeschool Sanity Show and if you have struggled to get organized like I did when I started homeschooling 16 years ago, I think you will love my interview with Marla Cilley, the FLYLady. Even though I’ve been FLYing for years, I found myself incredibly motivated to make this year an even more orderly one after chatting with her.

If you share my enthusiasm for homeschool organization, I think you’ll love my new book, The Organized Homeschool Life. It will help you organize your entire homeschool life 15-minutes at a time.  

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Sink Reflections

Body Clutter

FlyLady & Friends podcast

Amy Kuddy TED Talk

Simply Homeschooling with Tami Fox

Homeschool Teacher Control Joural

Little Hands to Heaven Preschool curriculum (15 minutes at a time)

FLYLady Events page

The Power of Homeschool Routines with FLYLady

 

Have a happy homeschool week!

Advice for Moms Interested in Direct Sales

 Lindsey Stomberg and Richele McFarlin talk about Advice for Moms interested in Direct SalesWe understand that moms are looking for ways to earn a living while they stay at home. We also understand that direct sales can be intimidating. Join us, as we discuss ways to make direct sales work for you.

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How can I thank my homeschool group’s volunteers?

How can I thank my Homeschool group's volunteers?How Can I Thank My Homeschool Group’s Volunteers?

It’s the end of your homeschool organization’s school year and you want to thank your volunteers. They work so hard, so you hand out generous gift cards as thank you gifts. You may have just created a tax liability for your volunteers! Carol Topp, CPA, the Homeschool CPA discusses ways to thank your volunteers that are tax-free.

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Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization

Are you paying workers in your homeschool organization? Can a volunteer be paid? Should a worker be treated as an employee or independent contractor? Do you know the difference?

Homeschool leader and CPA, Carol Topp, has the answers to your questions in her book Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization.

This 130 page book covers paying workers as employees or independent contractors. There are alos chapters on paying volunteers and board members. It includes sample forms, tips and advice to help you pay workers in accordance with the IRS laws to help your organization pay their workers correctly. Written specifically for homeschool organizations.

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Can My Homeschool Group Collect Money Now That’s For Next Year?

Can My Homeschool Group Collect Money Now That's For Next Year?Can My Homeschool Group Collect Money Now That’s For Next Year?

Many homeschool groups collect deposits in the spring for next fall’s programs. This helps with determining how many families will be returning. But how should these early deposits be recorded in a homeschool group’s bookkeeping. Carol Topp, the Homeschool CPA offers some ideas.

In the podcast Carol mentioned a handout that explains how to record early deposits in accounting software like QuickBooks. Here it is:

Deferred Revenue in QuickBooks (pdf)

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Does your homeschool group manage their money well? Do you have a budget and know where the money is spent? Do you know how to prevent fraud? This 115 page book will help you to open a checking account, establish a budget, prevent mistakes and fraud, use software to keep the books, prepare a financial statement and hire workers. Sample forms and examples of financial statements in clear English are provided.

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Studying Art, Music, and Nature the Charlotte Mason Way

Studying Art, Music, and Nature the Charlotte Mason Way
Episode 8: Studying Art, Music, and Nature the Charlotte Mason Way

Did you know that art, music, and nature study ought to be a priority in your homeschool? These add imagination, wonder, excitement, and discovery that support the rest of your studies for every child at every age. Join the conversation with Lindsey and Richele as they discuss the why and how behind integrating these subjects into your homeschool day.

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Maestro Classics CDs: http://amzn.to/2nI7esu (affiliate link)

Simply Charlotte Mason Picture Study Portfolios: https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/product-category/product-art-study/

How to Get Started with Nature Study: https://afterthoughtsblog.net/2013/10/31-days-of-charlotte-mason-how-to-get.html

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Taking Care of YOU – Mind, Body, and Soul with Christy Montes

Taking Care of You - Mind, Body and Soul with Christy Montes and The Real Kathy LeeEpisode 7: Taking Care of YOU – Mind, Body, and Soul with Christy Montes

In last week’s episode I chatted with my dear friend and naturopath doctor, Christy Montes about transforming yourself from Last to First. If you missed it, DO NOT listen to this episode without going back and listening to that one first.

If you have not taking care of yourself in the past, you have the power to change that. Take some time to evaluate your life, your past, and your health. Ask yourself some important questions:

1. Do I have anything in my past that I need to address, any trauma or hurt?

2. Do I love myself, why or why not?

3. What is one thing I desire to see change or improve in my life?

Don’t be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things about yourself and dare to change the things that have been keeping you down. You are worthy of love and belonging. You are perfectly imperfect and that should be celebrated. If you do not own a journal, I highly suggest you buy one today. You can read my story about journaling here. Seek out a good friend, therapist or pastor to help you on this journey of emotional self- awareness.

Christy suggested the following books for anyone of this journey:

 

     

 

     

 

In addition to being aware of your emotional health, Christy suggests everyone follow a balanced diet (80/20) and get sufficient rest. If you can only afford a few basic supplements, Christy suggests adding a good digestive enzyme, a good probiotic, and possibly a Bach Flower remedy to your daily regiment.

You can contact Christy Montes with Trinity Wellness at drchristymontes@gmail.com or text her directly at 678-923-5047.

Go love yourself well!

 

You’ve got this,

Kathy


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Homeschool Success with Your Struggling Learner

Homeschool Success With Your Struggling LearnerHomeschool Success with Your Struggling Learner with Dr. Jan Bedell

It seems more and more children these days have some sort of learning struggle that challenges their academic progress or gives them one of the common learning or behavioral labels like ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, OCD, bipolar, Asperger’s and the list goes on.   It is estimated that 1 in 5 US children suffer with a learning challenge, so you are not alone if you have a child that needs help for reading comprehension, help with math or has word recognition or other academic struggles.

As you may be experiencing, educating a child that is struggling academically, emotionally or behaviorally can be a real challenge. Sometimes when you are out there, seemingly alone as a homeschool mom, you can even start to doubt yourself and wonder if you are equipped for the job.  After all, the educators may have told you that you should let the professionals handle things.   Let me assure you, your precious little one is in the right place, at home!  If you are just now considering homeschooling your struggling learner, I highly encourage you to do so.

Topics discussed in this podcast:

  1. School staff often recommend more one-on-one instruction for children that are struggling.  Brain Coach Tip – The best place to receive that extra attention is at home where love abounds.
  2. Often the suggestion is to label the child with a learning disorder. Brain Coach Tip – It is better find out what is causing the symptoms and address those directly instead.
  3. When parents are equipped with the right information, the sky is the limit to where their struggling learner can go.
  4. Giving input to the child instead of frustrating them by expecting so much output is important.
  5. The NeuroDevelopmental Approach for Life really does apply to all ages. It’s simply never too late!
  6. If you are new to Brain Coach Tips, you will find useful information in podcasts #17 &18 about root causes of reading and math struggles. In #15 & 16 discover answers for attention issues, and in 20, 21, and 22 you will receive answers for sensory challenges. Many of these issues are the root cause of labeling and medicating children. Changing the brain’s function through specific stimulation can avoid all that and secure the functional results you are looking for.
  7. Discover ways to make your homeschool a “no more tears, learning zone.”
  8. Acquire a strategy to change the atmosphere in your home from negative to positive.
  9. Find out why your child might not be seeing correctly even though his eyes check out as 20/20.
  10. Additionally, learn the reason why your child may get stressed with a test and often can’t remember what you know that he knows.

Helping you reach far beyond the limits of labels, learning struggles, and their negative effects is our goal at Little Giant Steps. You as a homeschool mom can open a brilliant future for your child through understanding how the brain works . . . or why it doesn’t currently seem to be working so well.

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Is My Homeschool Co-op Teacher an Employee or Independent Contractor?

Are my homeschool co-op teachers employees or independent contractors?Is My Homeschool Co-op Teacher an Employee or Independent Contractor?

Should your homeschool co-op teacher be an employee or an independent contractor? What’s the difference and how do you make the decision?  Carol Topp, CPA, the HomeschoolCPA, sheds light onto this confusing topic and tells you how she determines if a co-op teacher is an employee or an independent contractor.

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Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization

Are you paying workers in your homeschool organization? Can a volunteer be paid? Should a worker be treated as an employee or independent contractor? Do you know the difference?

Homeschool leader and CPA, Carol Topp, has the answers to your questions in her book Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization.

This 130 page book covers paying workers as employees or independent contractors. There are alos chapters on paying volunteers and board members. It includes sample forms, tips and advice to help you pay workers in accordance with the IRS laws to help your organization pay their workers correctly. Written specifically for homeschool organizations.

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