Home School Support Network
By Hank and Sherry Osborne
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The Home School Support Network Podcast provides curriculum and resource reviews, time management tips from a Christian home school perspective. The cohosts are a husband/wife team sharing experiences from using teaching methods with multiple homeschooled children including one with extreme medical special needs.
||CleanHow to Teach Your Child to Read Part 2||Teach your kindergardener to read at a 3rd grade level before they enter 1st grade. It is not only possible it is achievable. In this episode you will get some tips on how Sherry homeschooled our kindergardener. The key is focusing on what matters.||10/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Teach a Child to Read Part 1||Teaching your child to read can seem like a monumental task. The authors of Spell to Write and Read (SWR) akin this task to getting a jumbo jet off the ground. Once the jet is off the ground it will use half the amount of fuel per minute to fly at 500 .||10/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Reading and Writing with Cursive First||In this podcast episode we interview Elizabeth (Liz) FitzGerald, M.S. the author of Cursive First. Liz lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her wonderful husband David and three children. She is an Endorsed Spell to Write and Read (SWR) Seminar Tra||8/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREVIEW – The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud||Our nine year-old son Riley gives an audio review of The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud (The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz, Book One) (aff) by Jenny L. Cote. In this episode Riley answers the following questions: What was the book about?||6/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLESSON PLANS||Podcast Episode 16 show notes. This week we had a few homeschooling families over for dinner and the topic of school planning came up. As I shared how my method has changed over the years, my husband noticed the nodding heads (of mostly the husbands!||5/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNotebooking Lessons Learned||At the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention I attended a session led by Jeannie Fulbright. This episode of our podcast will feature some of the things I learned from this session. Podcast Episode 15 Show Notes I briefly mentioned Notebooking||4/30/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLessons I Learned from a Conference||Conference Teach Them Diligently Reasons to attend a homeschool conference: It “refuels” mom and gives much needed encouragement! Refreshing time away. Personal growth in the Lord. Hands on opportunity in the vendor hall to really “see” the cu||4/18/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurriculum Types||Giveaway: God’s Design for Life: The World of Animals Details: This is a $24.99 value. Shipping within the USA will be paid by us. How To Enter: Register for our mailing list using the form below. Deadline to enter: April 2,||3/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod’s Design Science Series – Review||One of the most difficult decisions I face in homeschooling is choosing a curriculum among the abundance of choices available. Ironically, it’s also one of the major “benefits” I see that Homeschooling offers! It is difficult for a few reasons.||2/22/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Needs Education – Context||Podcast Episode 11 – Context – Educating at home when life gets tough due to illness of a child, spouse, grandparent. Maybe your context is caused by a job change, moving, or you have a new baby in the home.||2/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTemperaments||Why temperaments? Understanding temperaments helps you better understand how God has wired you up. You can also better understand your child. When it comes time to choose a curriculum you can save money and unnecessary frustration.||1/18/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouth Carolina Home School Law||Our “Goal” for this episode of HSSN podcast is to provide some clarity of the Homeschool Laws in SC. It is very easy to home school in SC and we want to talk through what the law requires in layman’s terms.||1/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLapbooks||Podcast Episode 8 show notes: We want to use this Christmas time to introduce the concept of Lapbooks as a “curriculum” or as a supplement teaching method to what you may already be using. Simply put Lapbooks are a type of homemade fold out “book||12/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas Theme Homeschool Resources||These are show notes for the Home School Support Network podcast episode number 7. In this episode Sherry shares some great ideas to help you teach your children the real reason for the season. Below are the resources mentioned in this episode.||12/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaching Textbooks Math Curriculum Review||This is our first review of curriculum on the Home School Support Network podcast. In the episode we provided a review of the popular homeschool math curriculum Teaching Textbooks. We provide an audio clip example from a lesson and explain how the curr.||11/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Episode 5 – Home School Structure and Routine||These are show notes for the Home School Support Network podcast episode number 5. Structure and Routine Does every minute have to be scheduled? How to recognize which one is best for you. “free spirit & people person?” vs.||11/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Episode 4 – Foundation of Successful Homeschooling||These are show notes for the Home School Support Network podcast episode number 4. How To Homeschool Basics “Basic Training” Need to create a foundation before (successful) homeschooling can begin. Need to frequently reevaluate/retrain these We re||11/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Episode 3 – Homeschool Myths||We are going to touch on two areas. The Myths about Home School Reasons commonly given for NOT homeschooling Myths about Homeschooling? Socialization – The more traditional meaning is that kids need to mingle and learn with other kids so that they ar||10/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Episode 2 – Why Home School?||What is Home School? – A method of educating your children at home as a replacement for public or private school. U.S. Department of Education Survey on Homeschooling Why We Home School? Preschool training – Bible stories, self control,||10/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPodcast Episode 1 – Welcome and Introductions||The Home School Support podcast is your online homeschooling support group. Are you struggling to find the best curriculum or methods to teach your child? The Home School Support Network is here to help by providing curriculum and resource reviews,||10/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Like coffee with friends
I love to listen! I feel like I'm having coffee with old friends. Many of the common questions and concerns regarding homeschool are explored;and , it gives me great encouragement as I walk this often rocky path of home educating my children.
If you are a conservative Christian, you will like this podcast
But a big word of warning to non-Christians and non-Conservatives...this family seems to represent every stereotype out there of homeschoolers being far-right conservative Christians who's wives are submissive to their husbands and kids are taught obedience and biblical theory first and foremost. They also mention not only that they follow the teachings of Gary Ezzo (someone whom should be thoroughly researched on the net, especially at ezzo.info before diving into )...and one of their favorite field trips is to The Creation Museum.
So if you are ok with all of the above, you'll have no problem with this podcast. For that audience, I can see this podcast being absolutely a benefit, as they do seem to cover the basics of homeschooling well, and looks like they are going to be talking about some good resources.
If, however, you are a non-Christian, or find the teachings of Gary Ezzo appalling...be warned.
Just what I needed
I am so happy to have found this podcast. I have enjoyed listening to Hank and Sherry for the past couple of weeks and I am almost caught up through all their recordings. Listening to their tips and ideas is great. I have gleaned quite a bit, and the things I have heard before are very encouraging reminders. I love our yearly homeschool convention for a sort of "shot in the arm" to encourage me, and listening to Hank and Sherry makes me feel the same way. Thank you for making this available, I look forward to hearing more. God Bless!