Let's Talk Homeschool

Let's Talk Homeschool

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Let’s Talk Homeschool is a podcast hosted by Davis and Rachael Carman. They have been homeschooling their seven kids since 1996 (23 years so far). Currently five have graduated from their family homeschool and are in college or have already graduated. IOW, by God’s grace, this adventure of a lifetime — called home education — has been very good for their family. They believe if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now! *** This podcast is sponsored by Apologia Educational Ministries ***


#17 Devo - Praise Him in the Storm
Sep 30 • 6 min
This show includes a devotional based on Lamentations 2:21-23 and 3:22-23.
#16 Don’t Stop at High School, part 2
Sep 23 • 22 min
Why is it that so many families stop homeschooling when their kids get to high school? Is it because they don’t think homeschooling in high school is serious enough? Is it because they want their kids to get a “real” diploma? What’s going on here? How…
#15 Don’t Stop at High School, part 1
Sep 9 • 23 min
Why is it that so many families stop homeschooling when their kids get to high school? Is it because they don’t think homeschooling in high school is serious enough? Is it because they want their kids to get a “real” diploma? What’s going on here? We…
#014 - Pets in School
Aug 26 • 21 min
Has it ever struck you as odd that pets are not allowed in school? I guess it makes sense in many regards. But what kid wouldn’t love to have their pet sitting on the floor next to their desk while they do their writing assignment or take their math test.…
#013 - Benefits of Having the Same Teacher Each Year
Aug 12 • 22 min
Who was your favorite teacher? We all have one. We think it’s a shame that students can’t have their favorite teacher for more than one year. As far as we know, homeschooling is the only way that allows for this benefit. In this show, we talk about why it…
#012 - Devotional, Rooted in Christ
Jul 29 • 5 min
This is a short, five-minute devotional based on Ephesians 3:17-18.
#011 - Teacher Strikes
Jul 22 • 24 min
It seems like every year we hear stories of teachers going on strike. It happens in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, and many other cities, big and small. People often have strong feelings of support or frustration with teacher strikes. What about…
#010 - Master Students
Jul 8 • 24 min
In this show, we talk about what it looks like to customize your family homeschool to each individual child. The result could be that your children become masters in their field of study.
#009 - Love of Learning
Jun 24 • 25 min
In this show, we talk about ways to instill a love of learning in the hearts, minds, and attitudes of your children. After all, wouldn’t it be great if your kids actually loved school (and learning) — especially when they are homeschooled?
#008 - Celebrate
Jun 10 • 25 min
This show takes a broad and sweeping look at the idea of celebrating the milestones of homeschooling. Don’t miss the big and small moments that you get to experience together as a family on this adventure of a lifetime that we call home education.
#007 - Inspire
May 27 • 23 min
In this episode, we work to inspire you to take full advantage of the opportunity you have to homeschool. Light a fire in the hearts and minds of your children and take your homeschool to the next level, to new heights.
#006 - Challenge
May 13 • 26 min
In this show, we assume you are committed to home educating your kids. Now we want to challenge you to take it to the next level and make the most of this amazing opportunity to teach and train your kids at home.
#005.5 - Devotional - Is Life Squeezing You Like a Sponge?
Apr 29 • 6 min
This is a unique episode meant to encourage you. It’s a short devotional to fill a week while you wait for the next regularly scheduled show. This devotional is based on John 7:37-38.
#005 - Encourage
Apr 22 • 22 min
In this episode, we encourage homeschooling families to persevere. Please don’t quit. At least keep at it for 3 or 4 years. Statistics show that you just might make it if you can get through through those first few tough years of figuring it out.
#004 - Affirm
Apr 8 • 27 min
In this episode, we AFFIRM your decision to homeschool. There will be plenty of people (family, friends, and strangers) who will not support your decision to take this path less traveled. But Davis and Rachael will not be on that list. They firmly support…
#003 - Me? Homeschool?, part 2
Mar 25 • 22 min
This is part two (and the conclusion) of the story about how God used a providential two-by-four to get us started in this adventure of home education.
#002 - Me? Homeschool?
Mar 13 • 21 min
This episode is part one of the story about how we got started homeschooling.
#001 - Trailer
Feb 14 • 11 min
In this episode, we talk about what this show is all about.