Episode 34: What Kind of Homeschooler Am I?

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What Kind of Homeschooler Am I?

What kind of homeschooling works best? Christine Weller walks listeners through popular styles such as classical, Charlotte Mason, unschooling, relaxed, and eclectic. Learn how to plan based on your goals, styles, strengths, and weaknesses, and apply approaches once you know the direction you want to take with your kids. It’s all in Episode 34 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: What Kind of Homeschooler Am I?


A Prayer for Homeschools

“I pray that God continues to strengthen you as you keep your children home where they belong.” —Christine Weller

Connect with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine 

For more on today’s topic, click on the links to these recent articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

Connect with the TOS App

Start the school year off with The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine on hand. The Fall issue is easy to find. It’s on the TOS App now along with dozens of back issues full of timeless topics, and it’s all free. Read up on higher ed prep and college alternatives, foreign exchange students and foreign language study, adaptive technology, and more. Help is on hand wherever your homeschool takes you. Here’s another place to find the Fall issue (and years of back issues): our Digital Magazine Library. Read free here too. New issues every quarter. 

“Don’t think about what other homeschoolers do. Focus on what works best for your family.” —Christine Weller

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Would you like to discover how your child learns best? Your Child’s Learning Style helps parents identify and understand how each child absorbs information to help you teach the child’s strengths and find creative approaches to tackle weaknesses.

Many of our courses on include a hands-on learning component. Our Hands-On Learning Center lists courses with the most hands-on content in each subject. In Kinetic Connections, mother and home educator Edwina Moody shares practical kinesthetic learning strategies to help a parent teach a hands-on learner virtually any subject from math to geography. Kinetic Connections printables and additional resources are included.

“iST” stands for “” The word interactive implies direct engagement and input from the user. provides an interactive online experience for members. Courses that have been made interactive still provide the same amazing content found in courses but in a new, dynamic format. With lessons, students read the content, observe captivating images, watch videos, complete learning activities, and work through the course all within the website. Exercises range from basic multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank type questions to memory games and other picture activities that provide immediate feedback. provides an environment where children can thrive as active learners. 

A number of our courses include a Charlotte Mason component. Our Charlotte Mason Center lists the ones that most closely align with her method. Looking for more information on Charlotte Mason homeschooling? Be sure to check out our Charlotte Mason Homeschool Help page, filled with eBooks, articles, and courses that can help you get started using the Charlotte Mason method.

If you’re a Classical educator looking to utilize the resources of, see the Biblical Classical Education Center to find direction for the best courses for the Classical approach to educating your children. From Beginning Latin to Classical Archaeology, can make your journey a little smoother.

Connect with the National Academic Homeschool Competition

The NAHC is BACK. Register your 12–18-year-old today for THE annual opportunity for homeschooled students to put their college knowledge to the test on a national level with the National Academic Homeschool Competition, brought to you by The Old Schoolhouse® and College Options Foundation. All members receive a 50% discount on the $110 registration fee for the NAHC, so members pay only $55. Obtain the code from your Member Dashboard. Registration covers NAHC access, Total College Success software, and Zero Hour Threat—an interactive game that preps students for the SAT and ACT. Let’s go:

Connect with The Canadian Schoolhouse

Christine Weller mentioned this helpful resource from The Canadian Schoolhouse, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, in today’s episode: Homeschooling Planning – Discover Your Family’s Style

Connect with The Homeschool Minute 

Spend a minute with your friends from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine!

The Homeschool Minute is a weekly eNewsletter for anyone homeschooling or considering starting. It’s brief yet packed with a powerful dose of encouragement to keep you going strong in your commitment to your family and to the Lord. Subscribe to the free homeschool newsletter.

Connect with Homeschool Quizzes

These homeschool quizzes were mentioned during today’s episode. Enjoy!

Connect with Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at Here’s what you can look forward to next:  

  • 9/25/23: Episode 35—“Generational Homeschooling / Second Generation Homeschoolers” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
  • 10/2/23: Episode 36—“Is Internet Learning a Good Thing? What Are My Options?” hosted by Heather Vogler of The Old Schoolhouse®
  • 10/9/23: Episode 37—“Reaching Your Rebel’s Heart” hosted by Stephanie Morrison of The Canadian Schoolhouse

Questions or comments on the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast? We’d love to hear from you at

Recent Show Notes

Episode 64: What Do Homeschool Graduates Look Like?
What will homeschool graduates do after high school? In Episode 64 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show, Christine Weller discusses reasons to homeschool through high school, including the flexibility and adaptability of homeschooling. Homeschool graduates can succeed no matter where life takes them. Find the show notes for “What Do Homeschool Graduates Look Like?” on
Episode 63: Myth Busters: Socialization and Isolation
How do you respond to questions about socialization? In Episode 63 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Myth Busters: Socialization and Isolation,” Stephanie provides a deeper view into our children’s socialization. Explore aspects of behaviors and customs worth learning, intentional protection, and meaningful outings. It’s not just about getting our kids around other kids to play!
Episode 62: How to Homeschool When Mom Is Sick and Tired
What happens in your homeschool when mom is sick and tired? Deborah Wuehler shares how she taught independence to her children, created checklists, and put together to-go bags to help her continue the homeschool routine during those times. Tune into Episode 62 of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast—“How to Homeschool When Mom Is Sick and Tired” for practical tips and encouragement from Deborah.
Episode 61: Are Conventions Really Worth Attending?
Listen in as several homeschool state leaders share about the value of homeschool conventions in their states. Should you go to an in-person convention this year? Is online encouragement enough? In Episode 61 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Are Conventions Really Worth Attending?” Heather chats with Paul and Gena Suarez of The Old Schoolhouse®, Tauna Meyer of OCEANetwork, Anne Miller of HEAV, Kim Blom of Homeschool Iowa, and Rob Prigge of MACHE. These leaders are filled with a wealth of information that you need to hear!

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