Starting off 2015 with a Bang . . .

because you may ha2015 Calendar Target Shows Year Organizerve fizzled out in December!  Whether you are thinking about homeschooling, are new to homeschooling, or have been homeschooling for years, listen to this podcast for a suggestion on how to start the new with year off with a less-stressful, more enjoyable homeschool experience than before!

 

Tweaking Co-op in Order to Prepare Teens for Life

It is vital to be intentional about specific subject matters to be included in teen co-ops in order to help students think critically, speak articulately, question respectfully, understand the world around them and, most importantly, be ready always to give a gentle answer for the hope they have!  This podcast gives specific instructions for including power point, current events, worldviews, debates, break-out sessions and more in order to prepare students for life after high school by homeschooling co-op style!

What do dissections have to do with co-ops?

Listen in as Kendra Fletcher, a fellow Ultimate Radio Show host and a mother of 8, shares her co-oping experiences!  Sometimes Kendra’s co-ops included only one other family while at other times more joined in! Using the strengths of additional parents greatly enhances the co-op experience!   Neither Kendra nor I care for dissecting animals so we love that we can turn duties like that over to the parents who do enjoy dissections.  In this picture Kendra’s children and their friends are watching a turtle being dissected.  turtle dissecting

Can working moms homeschool co-op style?

terri christianoMeet Terri who has worked part-time and full-time through her homeschooling adventure.  Listen in as she describes her co-op experiences and be encouraged to give homeschooling co-op style a chance!

Co-ops, money matters and more!

 

Host Carol Topp

Host Carol Topp

Join me as I interview Carol Topp, CPA extraordinaire as we discuss the ins and outs of money matters in regard to co-ops and other issues that pertain to homeschoolers (such as fund raising)!  If you are like me, the thought of formalizing your co-op into a non-profit might not have entered your mind.  However, there are benefits to becoming a non-profit and, if you hire teachers you may find it quite beneficial.

 

Carol Topp is a retired homeschooling mom who is also an author, speaker and consultant.  Check out the products and services she offers at her website:  homeschoolcpa.com!

 

 

 

 

Thoughts on Co-oping from the Mastermind of the Ultimate Radio Show

Truthseekers-Novels-2790672Felice and I met at a homeschooling convention many years ago and have been friends ever since!  Felice has a heart for encouraging, training, and helping homeschooling families enjoy their homeschool adventure.   Listen in as Felice shares her co-oping experiences as well as her thoughts and advice regarding making the study of science (as well as other subjects) meaningful!

Added bonus:  Hear how Felice and her daughter, Christine, began writing the Truth Seekers mystery series of exciting fiction books!  My children loved these books.  They are centered around homeschooled children who solve mysteries.

Using a “novel” approach your children will race through hundreds of pages of heart-pounding mystery, suspense, and edge-of-your seat adventure!

Three novels in the series:

  • The Missing Link Found
  • Dinosaur Quest at Diamond Peak
  • The Keys to the Past: Unlocked

“The Truth Seekers Mystery Series” is sure to get even the most reluctant reader interested. Why?

1. It’s a page turning mystery novel
2. It was written by a homeschool kid for other kids
3. The characters are Christian role models and adventurous
4. The story is engaging and fun!

 

My first co-op experience!

Button week 4 EdressI had been homeschooling my children for several years before being introduced to homeschooling co-op style and it changed my life!  On this show I interview my friend, Edress, who invited my family to join her co-op.  This introduction to homeschooling co-op style changed the direction of our academic experience in a huge way.  Listen in to hear more about the ins and outs of co-ops as well as a few stories on how our co-op experience led our family in a few entrepreneurial experiences!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The who, what, when, and where of co-oping!

Discover how easy it is to plan, organize and start a homeschooling co-op!  Include a few parents who will help you prepare for an adventure that is sure to please your students, improve skills that require group situations, and make the most of your homeschooling experience.   This broadcast will cover the basic questions:

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When should your co-op meet?

How often should you meet?

Where do you meet?

Who do you ask to join you?

How long do you meet each time?

For how many weeks do you meet?

What do you study?

Join us as we discuss Homeschooling, Co-op Style because homeschooing is better together!!

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