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RJ and Melissa Whaley from Trailblazing Homeschool (formerly You Just Got Homeschooled) bring you a podcast all about homeschooling in the trenches. Learn from real-life homeschool families how to leave public school, how to homeschool, and how to find the best path to education for your own family. We cover topics like schedules and routines, homeschool curriculum, finding a homeschool community, and encouragement for when things get hard. RJ has been a teacher and educator for over 10 year ...
 
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What's the difference between a mission statement and a vision? How do you make a homeschool plan that actually works for your family? Join us in this conversation all about setting a vision for your homeschool plans, routines, and rhythms. Follow along with the Homeschool Foundations Workbook here-> https://www.subscribepage.com/k1u1e Grab a Time …
 
We hear a lot about learning styles in the world of education, but do we actually know what that means? We are exploring multiple facets of learning styles and going through three areas of this topic in part two of two on learning styles and how studying them can help you in both your homeschool and your family relationships as a whole. Understandi…
 
We hear a lot about learning styles in the world of education, but do we actually know what that means? We are exploring multiple facets of learning styles and going through three areas of this topic in part one of two on learning styles and how studying them can help you in both your homeschool and your family relationships as a whole. Understandi…
 
Today we are working through an important foundational step to a successful homeschool journey, creating a family mission statement. A family mission statement is a guiding document to help you make decisions in your family and homeschool journey. This is the first exercise included in our Homeschool Foundations Workbook that you can download for f…
 
We are addressing a very common question in the homeschooling world, "How many hours should we do school?" There probably isn't a new homeschool family that haven't asked this question, but you may not know that this is a controversial question. If you look in any homeschool group you will get a myriad of answers. We are giving you our perspective …
 
In this episode, we are reviewing the 6 most popular homeschool styles: Traditional, Classical, Charlotte Mason, Unit Study, Unschool, and Eclectic. Our goal for walking through these styles is to expose you to them and help you begin to find your own homeschool style. What we have discovered is that most families will start with one style and may …
 
RJ and Melissa discuss various homeschool routines and schedules. We dive into our own family's routines and how they have evolved throughout our 5 years of homeschooling so far. Melissa mentions block scheduling and how we are using suggestions from various sources to help manage our home better. Quotes from this episode: We don't want you to thin…
 
What's the deal with public school and why should we leave it? If you are feeling overwhelmed with deciding if a traditional public (or private) school is the best choice for your kids then take a listen to this episode. RJ gives us a little history of why public school operates the way it does and how it hasn't really changed format in over 100 ye…
 
In this episode, we share more details of our personal journey to homeschool from how we were schooled growing up to how we found ourselves homeschooling our own kids. Are you enjoying our show? Please make sure to rate and leave a review. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @trailblazinghomeschool https://www.instagram.com/trailblazinghomeschool/ …
 
Welcome to Trailblazing Homeschool! We have a new name and a new host joining the podcast. We are the Whaley’s, married college sweethearts with 5 crazy kids. We have been homeschooling since 2016. RJ has been in the field of education for 15 years with a Master’s in education. Melissa is a homeschool mom and serial entrepreneur. Together we encour…
 
In this episode I discuss illegality of homeschool in places around the world and what might motivate a country or state to make public education mandatory as well as why it’s important to think critically about the issues surrounding homeschooling. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trailblazinghomeschool/message…
 
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