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Homeschool Your Way: A Podcast by BookShark

With the right tools and the right mindset, homeschooling is nothing to be intimidated about! We’ll admit that homeschooling isn’t for everyone. But if you want to homeschool — or really need to homeschool—you can do it! And best of all, you can do it your own way!

Wouldn’t you love to have experienced homeschoolers, cheering you along with insider secrets? Yes? Then you’ll love this podcast! The hosts know homeschooling is not one-size-fits-all. So in each episode, they’ll bring you the coolest methods and the most fascinating guests to help you find your way—the best way—to homeschool.

LATEST EPISODES

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    EPISODE 174 | In the dynamic world of homeschooling, BookShark stands out for its meticulous book selection criteria that cater to diverse learning needs. From crafting relatable characters in children's books to leveraging literature as a gateway to understanding history and culture, BookShark's approach intertwines educational strategies with emotional connections to enrich the homeschooling experience. By prioritizing character development and cultural relevance in their curated book lists, BookShark empowers homeschoolers with a well-rounded program that educates and fosters a deeper appreciation for literature and the world around us. Learn the how and why BookShark chooses books in Part 2 of […]
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    EPISODE 173 | Ever had a question about BookShark? Now you can get those questions answered by our seasoned experts.  Whether you're curious about our homeschooling approach (why we do the way we do) or seeking insights into our range of educational products (why 4 days), our experienced professionals answer all those and more thoroughly and insightfully. Join Janna as she chats with her guest, Maddie Suter, BookShark’s School Liason, as they discuss all the questions they have received at conventions, through customer service and more. QUOTABLES |  Bookshark's School Liaison, Maddie Suter, joins host JannaCook to answer common questions […]
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    EPISODE 172 | Homeschooling in Alaska presents unique challenges due to its vastness, especially in remote areas where accessing resources and support can be difficult. Cherie, initially drawn to IDEA for its comprehensive offerings and personalized approach, eventually became a representative due to her belief in its mission. Cherie's passion for homeschooling and dedication to IDEA and others like her continue to provide support and guidance to families navigating homeschooling in Alaska's diverse landscape. ABOUT OUR GUEST | Cherie Taylor is a wife of 18 years and a mama to an 11-year-old boy. She is in her 6th year of […]
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    EPISODE 171 | Ever wondered what it’s like to use BookShark? Today’s guest Pamela has been an experienced user of BookShark for over 7 years. Listen in as she and Janna provide valuable insights into the benefits and challenges of homeschooling. Their appreciation of BookShark for its comprehensive curriculum and high-quality literature fosters a love for learning and critical thinking skills. However, homeschooling can present challenges such as balancing different grade levels and seeking socialization opportunities. Despite these challenges, Pamela's experience with BookShark has been overwhelmingly positive, witnessing academic and personal growth in her child. Her insights offer valuable guidance […]
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    EPISODE 170 | Ever wish a math curriculum would be made easier? Now it has been! The 2022 edition of Singapore Math, authored by U.S. homeschoolers, maintains the original curriculum's core principles while catering to American educational needs. It emphasizes problem-solving, critical thinking, and a sequential approach to learning. With a focus on hands-on instruction and adaptability to various learning environments, this edition combines Singapore's rigorous pedagogy with insights from homeschooling. It equips students with a solid foundation in mathematics and essential problem-solving skills, making it relevant and effective in diverse educational settings. Listen in as Janna and her guest […]