Jody Hagaman and her husband Tony have three kids, ages 26 to 15. Jody’s story of how her son asked to be homeschooled has inspired tens of thousands of families around the nation. A true homeschooling success story, that son is now an attorney in New Hampshire and is the New England Regional Director of The Concord Coalition, a bipartisan organization dedicated to advocating responsible fiscal policy. As a community leader, Jody has served on the board of directors of many local non-profit organizations. Her work experience as a corrections officer on a crisis intervention team inspired her to make a difference in the lives of the next generation.
Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of six kids (ages 2 to 16), including one on the autism spectrum. She and her husband Matthew homeschool the whole brood. Jenni has been a journalist for more than 20 years, having covered government, business and family issues for a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Currently, she and Jody co-host a weekly radio show, write freelance articles and columns and speak on topics that affect parents and families.
Jenni’s oldest, who turns 17 this year, is on the autism spectrum. Her 15 year old daughter is an opera singer, who has
performed in six professional operas and is an award winning writer. Jenni also has a middle schooler, two elementary aged kids and a toddler.
In Fascinating Education lessons, Dr. Margulies flips the teaching process and approaches science through the “right hemisphere” of the brain. Instead of using a written text as the primary teaching tool, he uses simple, colorful illustrations as the primary teaching tool and supplements that with text, in the form of attached audio files, to explain the illustrations.unique
Throughout the lessons, Dr. Margulies uses questions and answers to engage students in an interactive relationship. Lessons generally begin with an everyday observation or commonly known fact and ask why that happens. The answer to one question elicits another question, and the process repeats itself one step at a time in simple English without terms of art. Terminology is given; however, it is not a prerequisite to understanding.
Students are also given a roadmap for each curriculum so that they understand why they are learning each topic within the curriculum. Emphasis is also made to apply the lessons to the students’ everyday lives. Students are tested frequently to ensure that they are keeping up.
The result is an efficient and effective way to learn science – in school, after school, home school, or simply to understand the world around you. Complete Fascinating Chemistry, Fascinating Biology, and Fascinating Physics and you will never look at the world around you the way you do now. You will become the child you once were, asking why this happens and wondering whether you can do it better. Boredom will be a thing of the past. The Fascinating Education curricula:
Lisa Cherry is the founder of our Frontline Moms and Dads blog. This blog is a little different. We tackle some of the “sticky subjects” concerned with parenting kids in a world gone mad.
I love to read posts that inspire my “homemaking side,” but I must admit I need some posts that equip me to lead my children through the landmines that are destroying young lives all around us!
In days gone by, church potlucks provided the forum for great meetings. Now, we meet on line. With not only a change in menu but also a change in spiritual climate! In case you haven’t noticed, it’s nasty out there. Today Christian values are the “Remnant”– not the mainstream.
Frontline Moms and Dads, we must sharpen our parenting skills and prepare our kids.
We will meet here 3-4 times a week. Our posts will mostly fall under the following headings:
As we share together, I am certain we will cry a little and laugh a lot. We are strong believers in Him and we will grow to meet our challenges!