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5 Traits Your Child Can’t Learn from Textbooks or Online Curriculum – WHS 246

5 Traits Your Child Can't Learn from Textbooks or Online Curriculum


Our children can learn a lot of things from textbooks and online curriculum but there are some intangible things that cannot be learned through typical schooling.

Often, it’s intangible traits or characteristics in our children that determine whether or not the will succeed. This list is by no means exhaustive but it’s a good start when considering what we want to encourage in our children. Continue Reading →

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How to Homeschool Like Ursula Burns – WHS 245

Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox smiles when she attends an interview at The Times Center in New York April 13, 2013. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS) – RTXYKSJ



Ursula M. Burns became the first black woman to head a Fortune 500 company when she was appointed CEO of Xerox. She also became the first woman to succeed another as head of a Fortune 500 company.

Burns led the STEM program of the White House from 2009 to 2016 and is the current chairman and CEO of VEON, the eleventh largest mobile network operator in the world based on subscribers. Burns is also on the board of Uber. Continue Reading →

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What Homeschoolers Need to Know About Stadia by Google – WHS 244


Google recently announced a gaming service that requires no console. They’ve made some big promises about this new product and it looks to be the future of gaming. Michael Prince from BecauseFamily joins me today to discuss what parents and homeschoolers need to know about Stadia. Continue Reading →

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Rob Jensen and Art for Kids Hub [Flashback Episode] – WHS 243

Art for Kids Hub


Rob Jensen graduated from BYU with a BFA in Industrial Design. After graduating, he moved to Michigan to work for Ford Motor Company where he designed future cars for 7 years.

After moving back to Utah and starting a business, Rob began drawing with my kids and realized it would be fun to share their art-time with other families. Art For Kids Hub was born. Continue Reading →

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Scratch That Coding Itch with Ryan Swanstrom – WHS 242

Scratch 3.0 was released in January 2019 and includes a number of great new features including the ability to create and play projects on a tablet.

Ryan Swanstrom joins me today to discuss Scratch 3.0 and how homeschoolers can use it to teach their kids how to code, for free!


Ryan is a homeschool dad, computer programmer, and data scientist who helps homeschool parents integrate programming and technology into their curriculum with online courses and a weekly/monthly newsletter. He and his wife homeschool their 5 children in South Dakota, USA. Continue Reading →

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