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Schoolhouse Rocked production updates and news, articles on homeschooling, homeschool resources, reviews of homeschool books, videos, and curriculum.

Turn Your Thoughts into Prayer

Turn Your Thoughts into Prayer

It’s August, one of my favorite parts of the homeschooling year. We will be starting school soon, and packages have been arriving on our doorstep. Each is filled with something new and delightful: boxes of perfectly sharpened pencils, curriculum and student sheets from my favorite publisher, fresh markers that still have all the lids on them, clean workbooks that are not yet wrinkled and dog-eared. Hope and excitement abound in our home as we look forward to an exciting time of learning together.

As I place all these wonderful supplies in our school room, I get carried away with my thoughts about the upcoming year. Really, if you could hear me thinking, you’d know how ridiculous I can be!  I’m just certain that this is going to be our best, most peaceful, more creative, well… I get even more carried away… could this be a perfect school year? Screech… my Pollyanna thoughts come to an abrupt halt as reality sets in. I remember long division!

Marketing Partner Announcement – The Unlikely Homeschool

Marketing Partner Announcement – The Unlikely Homeschool

We’re excited to announce that The Unlikely Homeschool has come on as a marketing partner! The Unlikely Homeschool is a faith-based, online teacher’s lounge-style blog dedicated to encouraging and equipping moms deep in the everyday trenches of home education. We understand your unique struggles and have cultivated a community of moms, just like you, all eager to share the simple tools and practical pro tips necessary to help you give your child the education you never had.

Marketing Partner Announcement – Homeschool Solutions with Pam Barnhill

Marketing Partner Announcement – Homeschool Solutions with Pam Barnhill

We’re excited to announce that Homeschool Solutions has come on as a marketing partner! Homeschool Solutions with Pam Barnhill empowers homeschool moms by providing encouragement and accountability, workable solutions minus glue and glitter, and teaching techniques that will make a difference in their days. Check out Pam’s selection of planning and Morning Time products and online courses.

Rocking the Foundations of “Traditional” Education

Rocking the Foundations of “Traditional” Education

Have you ever wondered why we chose the title, Schoolhouse Rocked, for a documentary on homeschooling? The “rocked” in the title refers to the impact that we see homeschooling having on “traditional” education models.

We want Schoolhouse Rocked to fuel explosive growth in homeschooling. Our mission with the film is to encourage and equip homeschool families to start strong and finish well, so let’s talk about what that actually means.

Keeping up with the Joneses, Homeschool Style

Keeping up with the Joneses, Homeschool Style

Ever been to a homeschool group and overheard a mom share an award her child just earned? And you immediately felt a slight sinking feeling? Or, scrolled through social media and read about a homeschool family with three children winning first through third place in a competition? And, felt like maybe you weren’t doing enough so that your children won competitions too? It’s very easy, sometimes, to fall into the comparison trap and try to “keep up with the Joneses”, especially if we have recently faced challenges in our homeschool days.

How to Start Homeschooling

How to Start Homeschooling

So, you’ve decided to homeschool. Questions will come to mind after you have decided to start homeschooling. There are a number of things to consider and places to get answers, but first, remember you are not alone! Homeschooling has become a viable and an accepted alternative means of education. Chances are there are a number of active homeschool communities and groups near you for support and interaction.

Marketing Partner Announcement – Rock Your Homeschool

Marketing Partner Announcement – Rock Your Homeschool

We’re excited to announce that Rock Your Homeschool has come on as a marketing partner! Rock Your Homeschool provides creative solutions so you enjoy time for fun, even when life is busy. Homeschooling is such a blessing but it’s so easy to get buried in #allthethings. Amy Milcic, a homeschool soccer mom of five boys, shares her tips and tricks for intentional living paired with a growth mindset to not just survive, but thrive as a homeschool family. With a variety of learning fun activities like brain breaks and conversation starters, Amy helps you build memories as connect with your kids. You can look back on your homeschool day with a smile and feel like a rock star to your family and yourself.

What Does The Bible Say About Homeschooling? Encouragement From A Pastor

What Does The Bible Say About Homeschooling? Encouragement From A Pastor

“So what homeschooling parents need to consider is if we don’t move beyond teaching our children academics and morality, we’re not moving beyond anything public schools teach. If we’re homeschooling we need to make sure – like Deuteronomy 6:7and Ephesians 6:4 commands – we’re teaching the Word of God, teaching the Gospel, teaching a biblical worldview, etc.

If we taught our children the academics that could get them into the most prestigious schools in the nation but they weren’t committed to using that education for Christ, what good have we actually accomplished?” – Scott LaPierre