Story Starters

 

Sophia Homeschool is pleased to provide media with a library of story ideas. 

 

  • Pioneer Homeschooling: What was it like in the early days?

  • What is it like to be a homeschooled kid?

  • Is homeschooling right for everyone?

  • Has distance learning changed homeschooling?

  • Ooops: the 5 most common mistakes homeschoolers make

  • Is there a “right way” to homeschool?

  • SPED: Do parents need public services for struggling children?

  • DOs and Dont's of homeschooling through high school

  • Homeschooling begins at birth

  • What are the most common homeschool methods

  • Are we educating creativity out of our children?

  • Is the push for early childhood reading causing damage?

  • What about socialization?

  • Avoiding burnout: How to homeschool without losing your own life.

Find everything on this page and more are included in our PDF Media Kit.

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Suggested Interview Questions

Thank you for your interest in Sophia Homeschool. I am happy to work with the media. Here are some recommended questions you may want to consider asking. Of course, any and all questions are welcome. 


 

Background

  • What was homeschooling like back in the 1980s?

  • Do you feel like you missed out on anything having not attended a traditional school?

  • What was so great about being a homeschool kid that you have now become such an advocate of it?

  • Do you think homeschooling is for everyone?

  • Was your mother a certified teacher or did she have other special qualifications for homeschooling?

  • Did your mother make mistakes in her homeschool?

  • What was the result for you and your siblings being homeschooled?

  • You did not go to college?

  • How did you become a reporter for one of the most widely read newspapers in the nation?

  • Did you homeschool your own children from the beginning?

  • You had four children in a five-year span and you talk about how difficult those early years of motherhood were for you. What made it so difficult and how did you find your way through it?

  • Now you work for the Institute for Excellence in Writing. What is it like to work with Andrew Pudewa?

  • As a full-time working mother and homeschooler, what advice would you give other mothers wondering if that can be done?

  • As a homeschool child and now a homeschool mother, you are able to address homeschooling from both the child’s perspective and from the parent’s perspective. Give us an idea of what that means.

  • What is SOPHIA HOMESCHOOL


 

Why teacher training?

  • Why teacher training

  • Do home educators need training?

  • What would you say to someone who has been a certified teacher? Do they need training?

  • The training you recommend is not the same thing you would get if you had a degree in education?

  • What skills do home educators need?

  • Isn’t raising kids all trial and error anyhow? What is at risk for not getting training?

  • What advantage  will homeschoolers get from training?

  • What is in the Masterclass?

 

Childhood development

  • Your training places a significant emphasis on childhood development. Why do you think this is such an important topic for home educators?

  • How will understanding childhood development and brain development help parents?

  • What are the four planes of development?

 

 

The new culture within homeschooling

  • Is the culture changing for home educators?

  • Is distance learning the same as homeschooling?

  • What advice would you give parents who feel forced into homeschooling but wish they didn't have to?

 

The three pillars of education

  • The child, the prepared adult and the prepared environment: why are these the three pillars of education?

  • When you speak of the child you often refer to the symbiotic relationship between the child and adult. Can you unpack that a little bit? 

  • What does the prepared adult look like?

  • The prepared environment: do homeschool families need a classroom in their home?

  • What is the ideal prepared environment?

 

Homeschool without losing your own life

  • A common complaint for families homeschooling centers around burnout but you say it doesn’t have to be this way. What is your prescription for beating homeschool duodenums?

  • When you choose to homeschool do you have to suddenly commit your whole life to teaching?

  • Can parents keep their full-time jobs and homeschool?

  • How about a mother who feels like she is struggling enough to manage her own life much less her children’s education?

  • What would you say to others who are feeling overwhelmed?

  • As you know, you cannot give from an empty cup. What would you recommend to mothers who feel like they cannot homeschool because they are already living from a Place of depletion?

  • What is the Woman School?



 

Homeschooling children with learning disabilities

  • Is it true you did not read proficiently until high school? 

  • You grew up with a learning disability. Tell me about that.

  • How would school have been different had you been properly diagnosed and treated?

  • You were ultimately diagnosed. Tell me about that. How did it change your life?

  • Does a learning disability affect more than learning? 

  • You speak also of the advantages behind learning disabilities. Can you name a few

  • How would a parent know if their child had a learning disability that required therapy?

  • Learning disability or bad behavior: how can a parent tell the difference?

  • What resources would you suggest for parents facing SPED?