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Homeschool Family Favorites — Art with Simply Charlotte Mason

Welcome to our Homeschool Family Favorites series where we will interview authors and creators of some of your favorite homeschool curriculums. (ALL of the Homeschool Family Favorites can be found in our free guide linked below.) Today, we’re talking to Sonya Shafer with Simply Charlotte Mason all about art. Sonya will explain why art education […]

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Learning with Living Books

Speaker: Sonya Shafer Good living books feed our children a feast of ideas, not just dry facts. Join Sonya for a look at this simple, yet effective, approach to true education. Learn what makes living books “living,” and practice using them in a way that makes learning stick. Listen Now

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Choosing the Soundtracks of Your Life

Speaker: Sonya Shafer The thoughts that repeatedly play in your mind become the soundtracks of your life, and those soundtracks greatly affect how you view and respond to situations. Join Sonya for a look at how you can choose powerful soundtracks and build biblical playlists through Scripture memory. She will walk you through a simple […]

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Feed Your Child’s Mind, Don’t Just Exercise It

Speaker: Sonya Shafer Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions of school, but the joy has gone out of learning? The problem might be that your curriculum isn’t feeding your student’s mind, it’s just exercising his mind. All exercise and no nourishment would starve anyone’s enthusiasm! In this session discover what food […]

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Five Flavors of Homeschooling

Speaker: Sonya Shafer The world of homeschooling is a lot like the world of food. You know that you want to provide nutritious meals for your children’s minds, but there are so many possibilities for what that food could look like and taste like. Join Sonya for a simple overview of five main flavors of […]

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Laying Down the Rails: The Power of Good Habits in Your Home School

Speaker: Sonya Shafer Discover the secret to smooth and easy days: habit training. Learn how to instill good habits, which habits Charlotte Mason encouraged parents to cultivate in their children, and practical tips for cultivating the Top Three. Listen Now

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Round Rock, TX Audio Collection

Choosing the Soundtracks of Your Life

Speaker: Sonya Shafer The thoughts that repeatedly play in your mind become the soundtracks of your life, and those soundtracks greatly affect how you view and respond to situations. Join Sonya for a look at how you can choose powerful soundtracks and build biblical playlists through Scripture memory. She will walk you through a simple […]

Listen Now »
Round Rock, TX Audio Collection

Learning with Living Books

Speaker: Sonya Shafer Good living books feed our children a feast of ideas, not just dry facts. Join Sonya for a look at this simple, yet effective, approach to true education. Learn what makes living books “living,” and practice using them in a way that makes learning stick. Listen Now

Listen Now »
Round Rock, TX Audio Collection

Feed Your Child’s Mind, Don’t Just Exercise It

Speaker: Sonya Shafer Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions of school, but the joy has gone out of learning? The problem might be that your curriculum isn’t feeding your student’s mind, it’s just exercising his mind. All exercise and no nourishment would starve anyone’s enthusiasm! In this session discover what food […]

Listen Now »
Round Rock, TX Audio Collection

Five Flavors of Homeschooling

Speaker: Sonya Shafer The world of homeschooling is a lot like the world of food. You know that you want to provide nutritious meals for your children’s minds, but there are so many possibilities for what that food could look like and taste like. Join Sonya for a simple overview of five main flavors of […]

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Using Consequences Effectively

Speaker: Sonya Shafer We talk a lot about using consequences in habit-training and parenting, but what are they exactly and how are we supposed to use them? Join Sonya for a look at the natural consequences that Charlotte Mason mentioned, the principles behind them, and tips for using consequences effectively with your own children. Listen […]

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Pick Your Rabbit: The Habit of Attention

Speaker: Sonya Shafer In a world of distractions, we need to help our children learn how to give full attention intentionally and consistently. In this session, Sonya will describe how her perception of attention has been radically changed and share lots of practical ideas for cultivating a habit of attention—a habit that is crucial for […]

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6 Tools for Self-Educating

Speaker: Sonya Shafer With the right tools, your student will be equipped and eager to continue learning for his entire life. Give your child practice with six practical tools now, and you will be amazed at how well he transitions into being a self-learner. Come learn what the six tools are and how to use […]

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Charlotte Mason and Her Methods

Speaker: Sonya Shafer Join Sonya for a practical and encouraging overview of the simple yet effective methods used in the Charlotte Mason approach. You will learn about Charlotte and experience using her methods for yourself during the session. Listen Now

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Five Flavors of Homeschooling

Speaker: Sonya Shafer The world of homeschooling is a lot like the world of food. You know that you want to provide nutritious meals for your children’s minds, but there are so many possibilities for what that food could look like and taste like. Join Sonya for a simple overview of five main approaches to […]

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Using Consequences Effectively

Speaker: Sonya Shafer We talk a lot about using consequences in habit-training and parenting, but what are they exactly and how are we supposed to use them? Join Sonya for a look at the natural consequences that Charlotte Mason mentioned, the principles behind them, and tips for using consequences effectively with your own children. Listen […]

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Pick Your Rabbit: The Habit of Attention

Speaker: Sonya Shafer In a world of distractions, we need to help our children learn how to give full attention intentionally and consistently. In this session, Sonya will describe how her perception of attention has been radically changed and share lots of practical ideas for cultivating a habit of attention—a habit that is crucial for […]

Listen Now »

6 Tools for Self-Educating

Speaker: Sonya Shafer With the right tools, your student will be equipped and eager to continue learning for his entire life. Give your child practice with six practical tools now, and you will be amazed at how well he transitions into being a self-learner. Come learn what the six tools are and how to use […]

Listen Now »

Charlotte Mason and Her Methods

Speaker: Sonya Shafer Join Sonya for a practical and encouraging overview of the simple yet effective methods used in the Charlotte Mason approach. You will learn about Charlotte and experience using her methods for yourself during the session. Listen Now

Listen Now »

Five Flavors of Homeschooling

Speaker: Sonya Shafer The world of homeschooling is a lot like the world of food. You know that you want to provide nutritious meals for your children’s minds, but there are so many possibilities for what that food could look like and taste like. Join Sonya for a simple overview of five main approaches to […]

Listen Now »

Using Consequences Effectively

Speaker: Sonya Shafer We talk a lot about using consequences in habit-training and parenting, but what are they exactly and how are we supposed to use them? Join Sonya for a look at the natural consequences that Charlotte Mason mentioned, the principles behind them, and tips for using consequences effectively with your own children. Listen […]

Listen Now »

Pick Your Rabbit: The Habit of Attention

Speaker: Sonya Shafer In a world of distractions, we need to help our children learn how to give full attention intentionally and consistently. In this session, Sonya will describe how her perception of attention has been radically changed and share lots of practical ideas for cultivating a habit of attention—a habit that is crucial for […]

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