When our differently-wired kids are struggling or seem bored with their studies, often we want to find out why and fix it fast! What if we first became observers of our kids, discovering what they’re great at and interested in, and then turned that around, using it to get them excited about learning again?
In today’s podcast, Colleen talks with Shawna Wingert of Different By Design Learning about taking a strength-based approach and using it in our homeschooling in a way that encourages and empowers our differently-wired kiddos in their learning.
Links and Resources from Today’s Show:
- Sponsor: The Anxiety Toolkit (by Colleen Kessler)
- Different by Design Learning (with special links for RLL listeners)
- Different by Design Learning: Strength Based Learning Plan Workbook
- Shawna Wingert’s website
- Instagram: @differentbydesignlearning
- Facebook: @differentbydesignlearning
- Different By Design Learning – Special Needs Motherhood and Homeschooling (private Facebook group)
- RLL 17: Shawna Wingert | Building on Your Child’s Strengths
- RLL 30: Andrew Peterson | Being Students of Our Children
- Raising Lifelong Learners | The Self-Driven Child Book Club (on Facebook)
- Strength Based Learning (by Shawna Wingert)
- Strength Based Learning for Reluctant or Struggling Learners (Homeschooling with Dyslexia)
- Infusing Child-Led Opportunities into a Traditional Approach (from Simple Homeschool)
- Unschooling, Delight-directing, Child-led Learning — What’s the Difference? (from Ben and Me)
- How to Easily Cover All Subjects with Interest-Led Learning
- Our Interest-Led Homeschool
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (audio book)
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