Pam Barnhill

Pam Barnhill

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Pam Barnhill believes that you don’t have to sacrifice relationships to homeschool strong. An award-winning educator, former journalist, and now homeschooling mom, she has a knack for breaking down big tasks into small, manageable steps and getting to the heart of the stories her listeners want to hear. She is the host of three popular …

Colleen Kessler

Colleen Kessler

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Colleen Kessler is an explorer, tinkerer, educator, writer, creator, and a passionate advocate for the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children. She has a B.S. in elementary education, a M.Ed. in gifted studies, and is the founder of the popular blog Raising Lifelong Learners as well as Raising Poppies, a community of support for parents …

How to Homeschool High School (It’s an Education, Not a Rat Race)

What does a great high school education look like? If you’ve worried that it means giving up teaching in a way that fits your family, and transforming into a Ms. Gradgrind, demanding “facts, and nothing but facts,” worry no more. It’s entirely possible to create a high school experience that preserves the joy of learning …

How to Plan Your Homeschool Year

Once you have committed to teaching your students at home, what is the next step? A peaceful, effective homeschool begins with a vision, simple plans, and a routine for getting the right things done. We’ll talk about how to set appropriate academic goals; how to do simple, streamlined planning and record-keeping; how to create a …

How to Teach with Living Books

Imagine a homeschool centered on books that are so interesting or thought-provoking that you would read them even if you didn’t have to. Those books are living books, and they come in every subject. Living books present a feast of great ideas in such a delightful way that students understand, remember, and even learn to care …

Mom-to-Mom Panel

Questions and answers about everything from troublesome toddlers to stopping math tears to how to get dinner on the table. No question is too small as homeschooling moms, and popular podcasters Sarah Mackenzie, Colleen Kessler, Pam Barnhill and guests gather for an encouraging (and often enlightening) panel discussion. Grab a cuppa or your favorite cold …

When Worry Overwhelms: Helping Your Smart & Anxious Child

The strangest thing about anxiety in children—especially gifted children—is that it doesn’t usually look like what we think of when we think “anxiety.” It can look like anger, frustration, perfectionism, depression, introversion, and so much more. It’s also often big when it comes to our littlest ones. Big worries, coupled with a little’s life experiences, …