Category Archives: Articles

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!

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.

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

The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is coming MONDAY!

The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is coming MONDAY!

Officially launching Monday, July 30th, The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast will feature great homeschooling conversations to encourage and equip you to start strong and finish well. In this preview episode Yvette Hampton talks with the director of Schoolhouse Rocked, Garritt Hampton, about what listeners can expect from the podcast and why they are making a homeschool documentary.