I’m really excited to have Julie McNulty on The Reading Project podcast this week! She is a mom and entrepreneur. She’s got two boys and she’s newly homeschooling this year. She made the decision, like a lot of families, to homeschool her children due to the COVID pandemic.
In this episode, Julie shares about her journey as a homeschooling mom and what that’s been like for her to take ownership as her children’s teacher and educator!
(1:53) Meet my guest, Julie! Find out how she found herself as a homeschooling mom this year.
(3:00) Julie and Ashley discuss the flexibility within homeschooling vs. remote learning.
(3:55) EXTERNAL PRESSURES! Julie shares her fears around homeschooling and what held her back from doing it sooner.
(5:53) HOMESCHOOL LOVE! Julie shares what she’s loving about homeschooling.
(7:36) SUPRISE! Your kids are struggling readers. Find out how Julie realized that her kids weren’t reading at the level she thought.
(9:52) Taking it back to the basics. Julie talks about pulling back and starting over from square one with reading.
(14:02) PROGRESS REPORT. Julie assesses the progress they’ve been making together with reading throughout this school year.
(14:30) Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, and even the Enneagram! How these tools can help you crack the code that is your child.
(16:43) ADVICE ALERT! Julie’s tips and advice for families who are considering or struggling with homeschooling.
(20:05) ALLL THINGS homeschooling schedules and learning spaces.
(24:22) Julie shares what she’d tell her pre-homeschooling self, knowing what she knows now.
(25:32) Find out Julie’s all-time FAVORITE children’s book.
Nibbles the Book Monster by Emma Yarlett
Outschool – Live online classes and clubs you can take from anywhere.
BookFlix – A truly unique fiction and nonfiction eBook library for PreK-3 Kids by Scholastic.
Epic! Books – Fuel reading curiosity and reading confidence with the leading digital library for kids.
Jot it Down by Brave Writer – Grab the free sample unit study on fairytales.
Check out Ur Basic Mom.
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