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    Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution was produced by Bronze Oxen Films LLC. One of the preliminary steps in making Schoolhouse Rocked was establishing a production company. Our family went to the LA County Recorder’s office to file our DBA and happily published our fictitious name statement in the least expensive newspaper we could find. We named our production company Bronze Oxen. Later, we formed Bronze Oxen Films LLC. Why Bronze Oxen? 2 Chronicles 4:4. When Solomon was building and furnishing the temple he had an enormous “sea” (a doughboy pool-sized water vessel) built of bronze. Where much sacrificial blood would be spilled, much cleansing water would be necessary. The sea…

  • It’s Time to Take Action!

    Join the Revolution! We all want to be part of something BIG. We want to make a difference in the world and impact the lives of others. That’s why we see masses of people linking arms to make their voices heard about the things they believe in – both good and bad. And YOU have an opportunity to be part of something big (and good), too! Four years ago, our family set out to produce a documentary called Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution – a documentary that will show the world that homeschooling is good for families and vital to saving our great nation. It will debunk many of the misconceptions and…

  • How Do I Make Sure my Advanced Reader is Really Learning?

    It’s time for the next installment of our homeschool Q&A discussion with Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella! Today’s conversation discusses what is important for your child’s reading development and offers some helpful resources for those who are trying to find age-appropriate material for their advanced reader. Yvette Hampton: We are back, and we have a mom asking for advanced reading help. She says, “My now-second-grader is reading chapters and I want to continue to make sure she’s deciphering the words properly. She’s comprehending what she is reading, so I’m thankful for that.” You want to jump on this one, Aby? Aby Rinella: As long as she’s comprehending what she reads,…

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    How Can I Find a Homeschooling Mentor?

    Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella continue their homeschool Q&A series with a discussion on homeschool parent mentors. Where can you find a mentor? What are the benefits of having one? Is the internet really enough, or could in-person interactions be even more valuable? Yvette Hampton: This question says, “I need a Christian homeschooling mentor that can walk me through and help me step by step.” Oh, I love this question. Aby Rinella: Yes, you do. We all do. Yvette Hampton: Yes, we do. And let me just say that is so much of the reason why we do what we do at Schoolhouse Rocked. Aby and I do not spend…

  • The Best Preschool Curriculum…

    Every few episodes, Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella answer listeners’ questions on The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. For answers to your homeschooling questions, listen to the podcast or visit our Homeschool Answers YouTube playlist. You can even submit your own questions on the Schoolhouse Rocked Facebook page. Yvette Hampton:           A listener asked, “I’d love recommendations on a good homeschool curriculum for my preschooler, age three.” And Aby, I’m going to let you answer this, but before you answer it, I’m going to say, we just recorded an whole episode all about preschool with Leslie Richards, from the Homegrown Preschooler. In this hour-long conversation with Leslie she dives deep into homeschooling preschoolers and how to keep order in your…

  • Homeschooling Uncooperative Boys (The Pre-Teen Years)

    “How do I homeschool my son, age 11, who’s uncooperative? He fights me on everything and I’m feeling so defeated and overwhelmed.” Every few episodes, Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella answer listeners’ questions on The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. For answers to your homeschooling questions, listen to the podcast or visit our Homeschool Answers YouTube playlist. You can even submit your own questions on the Schoolhouse Rocked Facebook page. Yvette Hampton:           A listener asks, “How do I homeschool my son, age 11, who’s uncooperative? He fights me on everything and I’m feeling so defeated and overwhelmed.” Aby, Do you want to jump on this? Aby Rinella:                  I read this and immediately two great resources came…

  • How Long is a Homeschool Day?

    “How long is a homeschool day supposed to be?” Every few episodes, Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella answer listeners’ questions on The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. For answers to your homeschooling questions, listen to the podcast or visit our Homeschool Answers YouTube playlist. You can even submit your own questions on the Schoolhouse Rocked Facebook page. Yvette Hampton:           A listener asks, “How long is a homeschool day supposed to be?” So Aby, how much time should a family spend homeschooling each day? Aby Rinella:                  Okay, your homeschool day is as long as it needs to be for your family. The answer is not going to be “as long as a public school day.” I’ll tell you that. Yvette Hampton:           Right.…

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    Thank you for supporting Schoolhouse Rocked through your Backstage Pass membership. You now have access to all of the exclusive content on the Backstage Pass site. Please take a minute to join the private Facebook Group for Backstage Pass members. While you’re at it, don’t forget to subscribe to The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast on iTunes or on your favorite podcast player. ENJOY YOUR GIFT! As a gift for subscribing, enjoy these exclusive videos, only available to subscribers. Andrew Kern on Classical Education – Watch online or download using this link. Heidi St. John on Homeschooling – Watch online or download using this link.Josh Tolley on Homeschooling and Entrepreneurship – Watch Online…