It seems like every newsletter I send, I get emails from people wondering where the film is, with really good cause. I have been too slow in sending actual production updates! Here’s the story.
“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
Ever since teaching film at the middle school and high school level I have loved helping students learn the skills to become great filmmakers. I recently got a pretty open-ended question from one of these students on how to turn 4 1/2 hours of video into a story worth watching. This is a topic that is near and dear to me, as I have to do the same thing (on a much bigger scale) in editing Schoolhouse Rocked. Luckily, the fundamentals are the same, and learning these fundamentals is the key to becoming a great filmmaker.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is coming soon and we have asked you, our faithful homeschool revolutionaries for your questions, topic suggestions, and guest requests. You have come through in a big way! Below are some of the great requests and suggestions we have gotten so far. We can’t wait to start tackling these on the podcast.
If you haven’t already gotten your request in, do it here and be entered into our contest for a great summer prize, 100 Backyard Activites, by Colleen Kessler! – ENTER THE CONTEST HERE!
We had a great time in Nashville last month. While we were there we wrapped up interviews for the upcoming homeschool documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked. We had the privilege of visiting Teach Them Diligently and loved meeting some of the excellent speakers. To top off the month we got to attend the Christian Worldview Film Festival, where the trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked was an official selection.
We had a great time talking with Leslie Nunnery, Homeschool Mom, Co-Founder of Teach Them Diligently, and Author of the new book, Teach Them Diligently. We really loved getting to know her and attending this fantastic homeschool conference in Nashville.