The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast with Yvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

Hosted ByYvette Hampton & Aby Rinella

The podcast for homeschool families – Biblical encouragement from home education experts and parents just like you!

10 Steps to Homeschooling with EXCELLENCE – Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella, Part 2

It’s 2020 and EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED! For the first time, many have been faced with one of the greatest decisions of their parenting lives. How will they educate their children? Will they continue to send them to school during this time of  COVID-19 restrictions, masks, and social distancing? Will they sit them in front of a computer screen for hours of ZOOM virtual classes? Or will they withdraw them completely and HOMESCHOOL and test the waters of real, parent-directed education at home.

On a daily basis, parents are considering homeschooling for the first time ever and asking the question, “But How?” That’s what Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella are answering this week on The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast.

This is the second part of a three part conversation, so make sure you come back tomorrow to hear the rest.

10 Steps to Homeschooling with Excellence

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How do I homeschool - 10 Steps to Homeschooling with Excellence

Watch this important full conversation on the Schoolhouse Rocked YouTube Channel.

Here are 10 very specific steps to get you started on the right path, or encourage you along the way if you’re already traveling the homeschool road.

Psalm 1:1-2: “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night.”

Proverbs 1:8: “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”

1) PRAY. Do that first. Surrender your homeschool to the Lord. Seek Him in all you do.

2) KNOW YOUR WHY. So that when it gets hard, and it will, you can go back and be reminded.

3) KNOW YOUR STATE LAWS – Visit  to find the homeschooling laws in your state and connect with your state homeschool organization.


5) DE-SCHOOL – Get rid of the “school” mentality – Do not compare, do not try to recreate someone else’s homeschool or traditional school in your home. Answer the call the Lord has given YOUR family. Give time for a family reset.


7) UNDERSTAND STYLE – your teaching style and your children’s learning styles.

8) CHOOSE CURRICULUM – Ask friends or family for recommendations

9) ATTEND A HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE  – in person, if possible. Learn about your state conference by becoming a member of your state homeschool organization.

10) START WITH THE END IN MIND, and at the same time, acknowledge that change is inevitable. Be flexible.


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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.