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Practical Tips for Restful and Christ-Centered Homeschooling – Andrew Kern, Part 2

“Anytime you want to teach anything, I recommend that, literally or metaphorically, you use a parable.” ~ Andrew Kern


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In this episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, Yvette Hampton and Andrew Kern delve into the practical aspects of restful education in a Christian homeschool setting. Join them as they discuss the importance of faith, the true meaning and importance of curriculum, ordered classical pedagogy, and proper assessment in equipping children for the battles of life. Discover how to apply these principles to create a calm and purposeful homeschool environment.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. Andrew Kern talks about the importance of beginning with faith in guiding our homeschooling journey. How does this perspective change the way we approach education in our homes?

  2. Andrew Kern emphasizes the importance of governance, curriculum, community, pedagogy, and assessment in shaping practical education for homeschool families. How do these five areas impact the daily life and routine of a homeschooling household?

  3. What does it mean to “guard the temple” of our own hearts, as Andrew Kern describes it? How can parents equip their children to do this in the context of their homeschooling experience?

  4. Andrew Kern highlights the significance of using parables or embodied teaching to convey truths to children. What are some practical ways parents can incorporate embodied teaching into their homeschool curriculum and daily lessons?

  5. How does the concept of assessment and the importance of immediate, practical, spoken, and physical assessment impact the traditional methods of testing and grading used in many educational settings?

  6. Andrew Kern discusses the significance of teaching children using immediate, spoken, and physical assessment, avoiding flattery, and trusting children to overcome difficulties and make sound decisions. How can parents implement these ideas into their homeschooling approach?

  7. Yvette shared her experience of sitting in a desk for 13 years of her life in a good private school and how all she took away from that experience was her love for Jesus and relationships. How does homeschooling provide a different context and opportunity for learning?

  8. In what ways can homeschooling provide a more holistic and faith-centered approach to education compared to traditional schooling settings?

  9. How can the principles shared in this episode, such as incorporating faith, nurturing virtue, and equipping children for the spiritual battle, guide the decision-making and daily practices of homeschooling families?

  10. Andrew and Yvette discuss the ultimate goal of education being to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” from the Lord. How does this perspective shape the priorities of homeschooling families and the values they seek to instill in their children?


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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.