Ep. 16 - Cabin Fever to Spring Fever: 5 Reasons to Take Your Homeschool Outdoors
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
3w ago
Spring is in the air, and with it comes a surge of energy, excitement, and distraction in our homeschools.  Cabin Fever has been cured by Spring Fever, so how do you cure Spring Fever?   In today's episode, we're going to explore strategies to navigate this season effectively, ensuring that both you and your children stay engaged, inspired, and on track with your learning goals.   Inside this Episode: Spring Fever: Opportunity, Not Obstacle Nature is the Ultimate Classroom Answering “What Is Natural Learning?” Fostering Connection with Our Kids   Share this episode with a ..read more
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Ep. 15 – Your Must-Have Homeschool Guide
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
2M ago
Here is your permission slip to try a different path!  If conventional schooling or homeschooling is a point of frustration, overwhelm or accumulating stress for you and your child, this is your invitation to become a guide instead of a teacher.   90 minutes a day is all you need to offer all your children (regardless of age) a world-class education.   This episode previews Guide Training™, delving into the transformative approach of guiding children in homeschooling rather than simply teaching them.  Emphasis is placed on understanding neurodiversity and adopting natural l ..read more
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Ep. 14 – Strewing for Success in Your Homeschool
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
2M ago
Strewing. What is it and Why should I do it? Welcome to Season 2 of the 90-Minute School Day podcast! In this episode, discover the secrets behind successful strewing and how it can turn your homeschool into a vibrant hub of curiosity and exploration Why Strewing Matters: Strewing is a catalyst for observation and deepening your deschooling. Tune-in to learn what strewing is, why you should do it, and practical tips for seamless integration into your daily routine. Inside the Episode: Exploring Strewing Through a Cat’s Perspective Defining Strewing and its Philosophical Connections Benefits ..read more
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Ep. 13 - Don’t Let Demands Overwhelm You: Less is More
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
3M ago
Discover a revolutionary approach to parenting and homeschooling! Join host Kelly Edwards as she engages in a live recorded conversation with Amanda Diekman, author of "Low Demand Parenting” and Robyn Robertson of Honey! I’m Homeschooling the Kids. Amanda walks us through her personal journey through burnout, breaking societal norms, and finding freedom outside conventional boxes. She shares practical tips for navigating demands, recognizing your capacity, and building trust with your children. If you're a parent seeking joy, healing, and a unique path, this episode is a must-listen. In this e ..read more
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Ep. 12 – Chaos to Clarity! The Craft of Personal Retreats
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
4M ago
In this special episode of the 90-Minute School Day podcast, I guide you through the transformative practice of crafting personal retreats.   Together, we delve into the essence of these intentional breaks, exploring why they're crucial in preventing burnout and fostering personal and familial growth.   In this episode you will learn: What are personal retreats? The need for retreats. Why they matter. When and how long should they be? How to plan your retreat. Logistics and responsibilities to consider. What to bring. The art and craft of retreating. Post-retreat: moving forward &n ..read more
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Ep. 11 – Play Homeschool Holiday Hooky!
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
4M ago
In this special holiday episode of the 90-Minute School Day podcast, you’re invited to take a break from your usual learning routine and embrace the gift of "Holiday Hooky."   Let’s get tactical on navigating the busy month of December and finding balance amidst gatherings, festivities, and daily responsibilities.   This episode emphasizes the importance of setting boundaries and prioritizing peace during the holiday season. Gain the encouragement you need as a homeschooling parent to assess your values and make intentional decisions that align with your family's goals.   Here’s ..read more
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Ep. 3 - Decoding the Language of Homeschooling: How to Speak Homeschool-ese with Confidence
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
5M ago
Lost in a sea of homeschool jargon? Join us as we decode the language of homeschooling, exploring the various methodologies and essential terms to boost your confidence (and your vocabulary) in your homeschooling adventure!   Training: Understanding Different Homeschooling Approaches: Traditional, Classical, Charlotte Mason, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Project-Based Learning (Unit Studies), Eclectic, Unschooling. Essential Homeschool Terminology Homeschool-ese: Conversational Language Homeschoolers Use   Tips: Eight Essential Things You Need to Homeschool. Why Communi ..read more
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Ep. 10 - Why don’t kids like school?
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
5M ago
In this episode we address the universal question: "Why don’t kids like school?" Tune-in and re-consider the challenges faced by children in conventional school settings (both at home and in a classroom) and what home educating parents may want to do differently.   Unraveling the Mystery: This episode challenges the perception that kids don't like learning.  Instead, we suggest that adults may struggle to recognize and honor learning that is meaningful to the child.  Listen in and explore the idea of actively engaging with children's self-chosen learning, entering their world, a ..read more
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Ep. 9 - The Science of Attachment: Reading Aloud is Key
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
5M ago
Delve into the world of neurobiology and attachment, exploring the profound impact reading aloud has on relational synchronicity.  Reading aloud activates the whole brain and grows our collective cognitive and emotional empathy. This episode closes our series on reading aloud.  The other episodes in the series are: Episode 7, "If You Do Nothing Else, Read Aloud," and Episode 8, "Read Aloud with Neurodivergence." In this episode you will learn: The Concept of Reading Aloud and Attachment Relational Safety is a Basic Need Development and Anatomy of the Brain Where Language is Processed ..read more
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Ep. 8 – Reading Aloud with Neurodivergence
90-Minute School Day
by Kelly
5M ago
In this episode, we explore why reading aloud is the first answer for any disability, difference, resistance, struggle, overwhelm or doubt in your homeschool.  Mindset Moment Let’s reframe the "learn to read, read to learn" adage. Training + Tools We explore 6 definitions to answer the question, “What is language?” We answer why reading aloud is the first answer to various learning or behavioral challenges in homeschooling. We dig into neurodiversity noting some (not all) of the struggles with learning differences and how to use the child’s strengths associated with their learning diff ..read more
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