Empowering Homeschool Conversations
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Empowering Homeschool Conversations

Peggy Ployhar

Welcome to Empowering Homeschool Conversations, your authority in navigating the world of homeschooling diverse learners. 

Featuring Peggy Ployhar from SPED Homeschool, Annie Yorty from AnnieYorty.com, Leilani Melendez from Living with Eve, Stephanie Buckwalter from ELARP Learning, and Dawn Jackson from Dawn Jackson Educational Consulting & Tutoring.

With over 75 years of combined homeschooling expertise, experiences, and perspectives, this group is eager to share their wealth of wisdom to empower your homeschooling journey.

So, grab your favorite mug, settle in and get ready for insightful discussions, valuable insights, and practical tips as these experts and their guests dive into the hottest topics in homeschooling. Whether you're a seasoned homeschooler, just considering this path, or anywhere in between you don't want to miss a minute of these enlightening conversations that will empower your child to thrive in their homeschool environment.

Join us to give your homeschool the power boost it needs to successfully educate the unique learners in your home.

Have a homeschooling question for our panel? Or want to view our upcoming broadcast schedule? Go to this page, scroll down to the show images and click on the upcoming episode you’d like to submit a question for: https://empoweredhomeschool.com/empowering-homeschool-conversations-schedule 

Links to Us:

https://spedhomeschool.com/

https://annieyorty.com/

https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve

https://elarplearning.com/

https://solimaracademy.com/

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Unleashing Your Student's Learning Potential: The Ultimate Approach
May 14, 2024 - 58 min
Unlock your child's boundless potential! In this episode of Empowering Homeschool Conversations, we delve into the transformative power of the Connect Method Parenting techniques. Join us as we explore how to ignite your student's learning journey, fostering deep connections and unleashing their full academic and personal growth. Discover the ultimate approach to nurturing your child's education and empowering them to thrive! Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Andee Martineau, a parenting coach and mom of six who specializes in helping parents all over the world raise their kids without yelling, ultimatums or bribes using her Connect Method Parenting techniques. Andee shared with us about "Unleashing Your Student's Learning Potential: The Ultimate Approach" Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Andee and her resources, use this link: https://connectmethodparenting.com/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How to Timebox Homeschool Days
May 10, 2024 - 55 min
Welcome to Empowering Homeschool Conversations, where we dive into the dynamic world of homeschooling with a twist! In today's episode, we unravel the secrets of time boxing and its transformative power in catering to your child's unique energy rhythms. As every homeschooling parent knows, navigating the ebb and flow of a child's attention can feel like traversing uncharted waters. But fear not! Join us as we uncover how to harness the power of time boxing to not only sail smoothly through your homeschooling journey but also to unlock your child's fullest potential in alignment with their natural energy patterns. Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Rachel Chioreanu, retired homeschool mom, classroom teacher and a licensed school counselor. Rachel shared with us about "How to Timebox Homeschool Days Based on Student Energy Rhythms" To connect with Rachel and her resources, use these links: Book: https://www.amazon.com/-/he/Rachel-Chioreanu-ebook/dp/B0C736WX57. Website https://www.homeschoolmovement.com/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Unlocking Success: Maximizing Homeschool Conferences for Every Learner
May 7, 2024 - 71 min
In this episode of the Empowering Homeschool Conversations, join our five co-hosts as they delve into the essential strategies for unlocking success at homeschool conferences, tailored specifically for parents of struggling learners. Drawing from their collective experiences and insider insights, they share invaluable tips, practical advice, and empowering anecdotes to help you make the most out of your conference experience and support your child's unique educational journey. Whether you're a seasoned attendee or a first-time visitor, this episode equips you with the tools and confidence to navigate homeschool conferences with purpose and passion. Featuring Peggy Ployhar from SPED Homeschool, Annie Yorty from AnnieYorty.com, Leilani Melendez from Living with Eve, Stephanie Buckwalter from ELARP Learning, and Dawn Jackson from Dawn Jackson Educational Consulting & Tutoring. With over 75 years of combined homeschooling expertise, experiences, and perspectives, this group is eager to share their wealth of wisdom to empower your homeschooling journey. So, grab your favorite mug, settle in and get ready for insightful discussions, valuable insights, and practical tips as these experts and their guests dive into the hottest topics in homeschooling. Whether you're a seasoned homeschooler, just considering this path, or anywhere in between you don't want to miss a minute of these enlightening conversations that will empower your child to thrive in their homeschool environment. Join us to give your homeschool the power boost it needs to successfully educate the unique learners in your home. Have a homeschooling question for our panel? Or want to view our upcoming broadcast schedule? Go to this page, scroll down to the show images and click on the upcoming episode you’d like to submit a question for: https://empoweredhomeschool.com/empowering-homeschool-conversations-schedule Homeschool Conferences referenced in this show: Homeschooling Special Needs Expo in Shelby, NC, June https://iaj-ministries.ticketleap.com/t/SPEDHOMESCHOOL/ HEAV Conference in Richmond, Virginia, June 6, 7 & 8th https://heav.org/convention/ Homeschool Iowa Conference West Des Moines, Iowa, June 14 & 15th https://homeschooliowa.regfox.com/2024-conference Links to Us: https://spedhomeschool.com/ https://annieyorty.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve https://elarplearning.com/ https://solimaracademy.com/  Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Strategies for Conquering Homeschooling Challenges: Tips for Success
April 30, 2024 - 64 min
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of homeschooling a child with unique learning challenges? If so, you're not alone. In today's fast-paced world, navigating the complexities of educating your children at home can be daunting, let alone homeschooling a child with diverse learning needs. But fear not! Join us for an exclusive interview with a seasoned expert who will unveil invaluable strategies for conquering homeschooling challenges and ensuring success for both you and your child. Get ready to transform your homeschooling journey from daunting to delightful! Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Dr. Douglas J. Pietersma, researcher in the field of home education, a home-educating father, and a curriculum writer of home education foreign language courses. Douglas shared with us about "Strategies for Conquering Homeschooling Challenges: Tips for Success" Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Dr. Douglas J. Pietersma's resources, use these links: Overcoming obstacles (more general to home education rather than specific to special needs homeschooling):https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/homeschooling-motivations-obstacles-how-overcome-them-douglas/ Special Needs Homeschooling – Parents are the perfect teachers: https://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomeschoolmagazine/2022x1/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1746661&app=false#articleId1746661 Special Needs Homeschooling – Home education can be the perfect way (not one perfect way for all, but each family finding their own perfect way): https://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomeschoolmagazine/library/page/2024x1/100/    To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Homeschool Fails Redeemed by God's Grace
April 23, 2024 - 63 min
Ever felt like you're failing at homeschooling? You're not alone! Join us for a heart-to-heart on 'Empowering Homeschool Conversations' as we delve into the raw, real, and often messy journey of homeschooling. In this episode, we'll explore 'Homeschool Fails Redeemed by God's Grace'. Our special guests share their personal stories of setbacks, struggles, and moments when they felt like throwing in the towel. But stay tuned, because through the trials and tribulations, they discovered the transformative power of God's grace. Get ready to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped as we navigate the highs and lows of homeschooling together. Tune in now and let's embrace the grace that turns our failures into beautiful redemption stories! Welcome to Empowering Homeschool Conversations, your authority in navigating the world of homeschooling diverse learners.  Featuring Peggy Ployhar from SPED Homeschool,  https://spedhomeschool.com/ Annie Yorty from AnnieYorty.com, https://annieyorty.com/ Leilani Melendez from Living with Eve,  https://www.youtube.com/@LivingWithEve Stephanie Buckwalter from ELARP Learning, and  https://elarplearning.com/ Dawn Jackson from Dawn Jackson Educational Consulting & Tutoring.  https://solimaracademy.com/ With over 75 years of combined homeschooling expertise, experiences, and perspectives, this group is eager to share their wealth of wisdom to empower your homeschooling journey. So, grab your favorite mug, settle in and get ready for insightful discussions, valuable insights, and practical tips as these experts and their guests dive into the hottest topics in homeschooling. Whether you're a seasoned homeschooler, just considering this path, or anywhere in between you don't want to miss a minute of these enlightening conversations that will empower your child to thrive in their homeschool environment. Join us to give your homeschool the power boost it needs to successfully educate the unique learners in your home. Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Practice What You Preach: Modeling Biblical Truth at Home
April 16, 2024 - 61 min
Uncover invaluable insights and practical wisdom as we spend this week's discussion on Empowering Homeschool Conversations shedding light on how parents can authentically embody and impart biblical principles within their households. Get ready to be inspired and equipped to foster a nurturing environment where faith isn't just taught but lived out daily.   Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Lee Ann Mancini, the CEO and founder of Raising Christian Kids, award-winning author and executive producer of the Sea Kids books & TV series, and Raising Kids to Follow Christ. Lee Ann shared with us about how to "Practice What You Preach: Modeling Biblical Truth at Home" Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Lee Ann and her resources, use this link: https://raisingchristiankids.com/ Here is a link to the Novel Effect app shared by Lee Ann in the show: https://noveleffect.com/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Homeschooling with AI, Part 2: Future Ready Learning, Nurturing Tomorrow's Tech Talent
April 9, 2024 - 67 min
In an era of constant innovation, ensuring students are prepared for the future has never been more crucial. Join us as we explore how artificial intelligence is reshaping career landscapes and discover strategies for home educating families to ensure their students are well-equipped for these shifts. Whether you're a student, educator, or simply curious about future workforce preparation, this podcast is your guide to understanding how AI is shaping the landscape of tech readiness. Tune in and embark on a journey towards a brighter, more prepared future. Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Hannah Williams, homeschool graduate, top-selling author, and founder of d’Skills. Hannah shared with us about how to "Unlock Your Student's Potential with AI" Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Hannah and her resources, use this link: https://www.dskills.io/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Homeschooling with AI, Part 1: Unlock Your Student's Potential with AI
April 2, 2024 - 64 min
Are you a homeschooling parent eager to transform the educational journey for students with learning disabilities? In today's episode, we'll delve into a treasure trove of insights, tools, and real-world examples demonstrating how artificial intelligence can be leveraged to personalize education for your learners. From adapting curriculum to optimizing your home environment, join us as we explore the multifaceted ways AI can enhance both teaching and learning experiences.   Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Hannah Williams, homeschool graduate, top-selling author, and founder of d’Skills. Hannah shared with us about how to "Unlock Your Student's Potential with AI"   Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/   To connect with Hannah and her resources, use this link: https://www.dskills.io/   To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/   Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/   Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Nurturing Twice-Exceptional Minds – A Parent's Guide to Effective Teaching Strategies
March 26, 2024 - 61 min
Is your gifted child struggling academically, emotionally, socially? It may be due to the fact that they are gifted with a glitch, which is often called twice-exceptional or 2e. Learn more about this misunderstood struggle and how you as a parent can teach and nurture your student at home who has mixed learning capabilities. Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Christy-Faith, homeschool mom, education expert, podcaster, and homeschooling influencer. Christy-Faith shared with us about "Empowering Brilliance: Nurturing Twice-Exceptional Minds – A Parent's Guide to Effective Teaching Strategies" Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Christy-Faith and her resources, use this link: https://christy-faith.com https://www.christy-faiths-list.com/ Thrive Homeschool Community: https://christy-faith.com/pages/thrive Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@christy_faith Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christy_faith_homeschool YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@christy-faith To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Schooling Horizons: Navigating the Decision to Home Educate
March 19, 2024 - 60 min
Are you confused about how to homeschool your child? What laws or regulations you need to follow? What subjects you need to teach? Or, how to plan out day-to-day teaching in your home? Then this interview is for you! Learn how to navigate all of these decisions to create the perfect homeschooling plan for your family. Our special guest this week on Empowering Homeschool Conversations was Stefanie Palazzolo, homeschool mom, consultant, and coach and the creator of My Homeschool Expert. Stephanie shared with us about "Schooling Horizons: Navigating the Decision to Home Educate" Viewers like you funded similar episodes, and other free resources from SPED Homeschool. To learn how you can support the nonprofit work of SPED Homeschool and this broadcast, visit https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ To connect with Stephanie and her resources, use these links: Website: www.myhomeschoolexpert.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myhomeschoolexpert/ Instagram: @myhomeschoolexpert Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/myhomeschoolexp Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/my-home-school-expert-mhse-9222362a4/ To find out more about SPED Homeschool, visit our website at https://spedhomeschool.com/ Check out our most recent articles on SPED Homeschool at https://spedhomeschool.com/articles/ Click here to power up your at home teaching with courses and downloadable hand-selected for you! https://empoweredhomeschool.com/Join our mission to empower homeschool families!: https://spedhomeschool.com/donate/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host
Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder & CEO, is a physicist turned home educator who left a lucrative career in the medical device industry to teach the struggling learners in her own home.

Peggy founded SPED Homeschool in 2017 after working in the special education homeschooling industry for over a decade and now she and her team empower families across the globe to homeschool students with diverse learning needs.

She is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors and trained as a Precept Bible Study leader. Peggy is also a professional aerial silks performer and instructor. In her free time, Peggy enjoys vegan/gluten-free cooking, paddle boarding, hiking and reading. She and her husband Doug live in League City, TX, and after 19 years of homeschooling have now graduated all three of their children from their home school.

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