Learn how the 8 smarts will help you be able to provide a customized learning experience in your homeschool. Dr. Kathy Koch, author of 8 Great Smarts, will talk us through the practical application of the multiple intelligences.
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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #133 of the Homeschool with Moxie Podcast!
As a former classroom teacher, now homeschooling mom of five, I love to equip and encourage other homeschooling families.
On the Homeschool with Moxie Podcast our goal is to inspire and encourage you with actionable strategies to take you from overwhelmed to confident in your homeschool adventure. Listen to interviews with amazing influencers in the homeschool world and beyond.
All About Learning Press
This episode is sponsored by All About Learning Press. Want to take the struggle out of teaching reading and spelling? Then you’ll want to give AALP a try!
We’ve used their materials for all five kids in our homeschool – including our dyslexic child – and it works!
- Easy-to-teach mastery-based lessons for only 20 minutes a day
- Your kids will love the multisensory instruction
- Orton-Gillingham based approach
About Dr. Kathy Koch
Dr. Kathy Koch is the founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in thirty countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, banquet talks, and other events. Dr. Kathy is a regular speaker for Care Net, Summit Ministries, the Colson Center, and Teach Them Diligently. She is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio, she was featured in Kirk Cameron’s movie, Connect, and she has published five books with Moody Publishers.
Listen to the Podcast
In this conversation with Dr. Kathy Koch, we discuss what the 8 Great Smarts are and how to practically use them in our homeschools. Listen in for more information related to these questions:
- Are the smarts a hierarchy or are they all equally valuable?
- Talk about the importance of changing the question that every child asks from “How smart am I?” to “How am I smart?”
- How do we raise confident kids who love to learn?
- How can we identify our child’s multiple intelligence strengths?
- Can you give us some examples of how someone might apply the smarts to one of the core subject areas like social studies or math?
- How do you get a child interested in math who wants nothing to do with fact sheets? What do you do about a child who learns through hands-on experiences versus textbooks?
- Why do you feel that “one size fits all” curriculum doesn’t really work?
Learn More About the 8 Great Smarts
Customizing Your Homeschool
Take advantage of the freedom and flexibility that homeschooling provides and break out of the standardized box! You can craft a custom education for your kids. Here are some links to get you started.
- What is a Passion-Driven Education?
- Be Wild + Free
- Homeschooling a Dyslexic Child
- How to Start Homeschooling
- Choosing Homeschooling Curriculum with Cathy Duffy