On this episode of the Everyday Educator Podcast, host Lisa Bailey asks guests Leslie Hubbard and Stephanie Meter to consider the topic of Comparison. Listen as they reveal Comparison as an “all-purpose tool”, one useful for integrating new ideas with familiar information, for starting absorbing conversations, and even for getting acquainted with new people! You’ll discover how natural this classical tool is, and how it easy it is to use with all ages, and in practically all situations. As Leslie says, “When in doubt, compare!”
Join host Lisa Bailey and guests Leslie Hubbard and Stephanie Meter for this Everyday Educator podcast exploring the tool of Definition. Discover just how “common” a topic definition truly IS, and how it can lead to deeper, richer explorations and conversations with your family. These ladies give great examples of how defining a term begins the learning process, and how the student actively participates in the learning when the right questions are posed. This first in a series on the Five Common Topics gives Everyday Educators encouragement and ideas on how to use the tool of Definition. Definitely DO try this at home!
Join Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Kelli Wilt as they finish the series on the Five Core Habits by waxing eloquent on the Habit of Storytelling! Listen as they discuss the ways to encourage beginning storytelling, and how to coax reluctant story tellers to join the fun. These experienced moms will even help you see how storytelling sharpens skills your older kids will need to thrive and grow. You’ll gain some great insights, and pick up some tips you can use to make storytelling a more everyday part of your homeschool.
Join host Lisa Bailey and guests Jennifer Courtney and Kelli Wilt as they consider the habit of Expressing. You’ll be encouraged to see expressing as worship, to celebrate expressing as communication of joy in learning, and to be brave in expressing your own thoughts about what you are learning. The testimony of these experienced moms will hearten you as you ponder all the ways children express their learning in their own time.
In the latest installment in “The Tools” series, join Lisa Bailey, Jennifer Courtney, and Kelli Wilt as they discuss the habit of Memorizing. Everyday Educators will be encouraged to practice this tool with our littles without stressing out! The beauty of this habit is found in enjoying the time spent memorizing alongside our children, building a shared body of knowledge that we can take out and discuss at will in our families—and in our communities! In fact, one of the best things about memorizing is that it can draw us together. Your podcast buddies will think about laying a foundation for later thinking, allowing children to choose their mode of memorizing, and creating a “library of the mind” as they share a conversation about the habit of memorizing.