Setting the Spark

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September 17, 2019  

Setting the Spark: Charlotte Mason and Parenting

As many homeschool parents will attest, homeschooling and parenting go hand in hand and "educator" and "parent" are not two separate roles but often one in the same at any given moment. In this episode we talk with Alisa Wright, Charlotte Mason inspired mom of 3 discusses how Charlotte Mason's philosophies have also influenced her parenting.

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September 9, 2019  

Setting the Spark: Wisdom from the Researcher Mom

There are so many wonderful options available to homeschool parents. Sometimes the sheer amount of good and worthwhile opportunities can feel overwhelming. Have no fear! In today's episode, mom of 2 Paula Cutrona, our resident "Researcher Mom" shares some of her tricks for researching the latest curricula, trends, philosophies, etc. as well as how she's able to determine what works and doesn't work for her family. Lots of great info in this one!

Enjoying the podcast? We would love it if you'd leave us a review! It helps others find the podcast and share in the encouragement and community. We'd also love if you followed us on Instagram @setting.the.spark.podcast. We have lots of encouraging posts as well as other great info! Thanks for listening!

Resources mentioned:

Brave Writer

Keep Calm and Homeschool On

Wild and Free

Toto version of Africa

Dax Shepard version of Africa

Simply Charlotte Mason

A Waldorf Journey

Exploring Nature with Children

Master Books

Gather Round

The Good and the Beautiful

Life of Fred

Wikki Sticks

 

September 3, 2019  

Setting the Spark: Intentionally Slow Learning

We are so excited to be back for Season Two! In this first episode we are talking with Audrey Albright about the importance of slowing down her school days and routine. In choosing to intentionally slow down their schedule, we learn the practical ways this has had an impact on her family.  As an unschooler, Audrey also discusses unschool co-ops and democratic schools as a way to engage with other unschoolers.

 

Enjoying the podcast? We would love it if you'd leave us a review! It helps others find the podcast and share in the encouragement and community. We'd also love if you followed us on Instagram @setting.the.spark.podcast. We have lots of encouraging posts as well as other great info! Thanks for listening!

June 24, 2019  

Setting the Spark: Season Finale Motherhood, Faith, and Classical Education

In Season One's season finale, Lorien talks with Ashley Guthas, a classical homeschooling mom about her faith, motherhood, marriage and all things homeschool. We hope you enjoy the episode and tune back in in the Fall of 2019 for Season Two!

June 5, 2019  

Setting the Spark: Homeschool Conference Inspiration

Have you ever felt like you had homeschool encouragement to share with other moms? Our guests this week, Maria and Naomi are two homeschool alumna as well as current homeschooling moms who have a passion to pass on this love of learning at home with the next generation of moms. Hear the details and how to's of conference planning as well as a glimpse into their heart behind homeschooling and minority populations and homeschool statistics.

 

For information on the Home Education Georgia conference:

Follow on instagram at: @homeeducation_ga

On Facebook: Home Education Ga

Email: homeeducationga@gmail.com

 

Details: 

Saturday June 22, 2019

237 Rope Mill Rd. Woodstock, Ga 30188

8:30am-4:00pm. Lunch Provided!

May 28, 2019  

Setting the Spark: The Role of Art Education

Unschooling graduate and mother Audrey Albright shares how she uses her degree in Art Education in her unschooling of her children as well as the importance of art in homeschool.

May 9, 2019  

Setting the Spark: Boat-Schooling

Who else is ready for summer?! In this episode, we explore the exciting world of BOAT SCHOOLING! Mom of 2 Lyndy Atkinson shares about her family's experience living and schooling on the open sea, what they do when they dock in port, and some of their favorite adventures.

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May 3, 2019  

Setting the Spark: Picture and Composer Study in a CM education

In doing research about a Charlotte Mason education (as well as following tons of people on IG) the topic of picture and composer study kept coming up, but I had no idea what that practically looked like. Thankfully, CM mom Kerri Cummings shed some light on what this looks like in her home as well as the importance and "why" behind the practice. Pull up a chair to our table and lets have a chat!

April 24, 2019  

Setting the Spark: Waldorf Deep Dive - Part 2

We are back with Part 2 of our Waldorf Deep Dive with Paula Curtrona! Make sure you check out Part 1 for lots of great information and resources.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Children's Book of Heroes

Waldorf 100 Film

April 18, 2019  

Setting the Spark: Waldorf Deep Dive - Part 1

Mom of two Paula Cutrona discusses her experience with multiple different tools and educational philosophies and how she has come to Waldorf. Paula shares so much great insight about Waldorf methodologies with older children as well as the developmental psychology behind the Waldorf principles we've broken it up into two episodes! Make sure you join us next week for Part 2!

 

Resources mentioned:

Waldorf Essentials

Waldorf Education: Celebrating 100 years

Christopherus Homeschool Resources

Stuff Waldorf Kids Say Parody Video