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August 14, 2019
This is the fifth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on February 14, 2018, as Episode 128. With all the distractions and busy schedules, it can be challenging to sit down and read some of your favorite books to your kids. In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome author and podcaster Sarah Mackenzie to discuss reading aloud. Get a sneak peak of Sarah's new book, The Read Aloud Family, and learn the importance of prioritizing reading to your children. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement Read-Aloud Revival  Read-Aloud Revival Podcast  The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie  Sarah's Podcast with Andrew Pudewa  Nurturing Competent Communicators audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson  Sarah's Podcast with Katherine Paterson Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Amazon Affiliate) The Giver by Lois Lowry (Amazon Affiliate) The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (Amazon Affiliate) Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (Amazon Affiliate) Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo (Amazon Affiliate) Purgatorio by Dante (Amazon Affiliate) Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett (Amazon Affiliate) The Fable of George Washington and the Cherry Tree  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (Amazon Affiliate) The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood (Amazon Affiliate) Matilda by Roald Dahl (Amazon Affiliate) Sarah's Podcast with Jonathan Rogers The Way of the Wilderking by Jonathan Rogers (Amazon Affiliate) The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson  (Amazon Affiliate) Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
August 7, 2019
This is the fourth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on July 18, 2018, as Episode 148. In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome Monica Swanson, a blogger and homeschool mom of four boys. Monica asks Andrew some of her blog readers' frequently asked questions on topics like motivation and reading, to help her as she writes the last chapter of her book, Boy Mom. Tune in to hear Monica ask her son's fun questions for Andrew (near the end). REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement Monica Swanson - The Grommom Boy Mom  Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Monica's Baked French Toast Recipe  Motivation  Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax, Ph.D (Amazon Affiliate) Podcast with Sarah Mackenzie  Read-Aloud Revival Penrod by Booth Tarkington (Amazon Affiliate) Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester (Amazon Affiliate) The Bark of the Bog Owl by Jonathan Rogers (Amazon Affiliate) DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary by Oxford (Amazon Affiliate) Boy Mom Podcast Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 31, 2019
This is a third episode of twenty-four in the podcast series, Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 21, 2018, as Episode 166. To finish up this conversation on relevancy, Andrew and Julie discuss the last of the four forms of relevancy: contrived relevancy and enforced relevancy. Learn how creating a game can motivate your student to learn, and discover how enforced relevancy is the least effective motivator as it can lead to a dislike for learning. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Why Gender Matters by Dr. Leonard Sax (Amazon Affiliate)  Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Education The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Dr. James B. Webster  Outmatched™: Ancient History U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen Fix-It! Grammar Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 24, 2019
This is a second episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 14, 2018, as Episode 165. In part two of this series, Andrew and Julie discuss the second form of relevancy: inspired relevancy. Even if children do not have an intrinsic interest in something, they can still be inspired to learn about it if someone they love has a genuine interest in it. Discover the different ways students are inspired to learn, and gain some insight on how you can apply that to your students' studies. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Amazon Affiliate)  Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Amazon Affiliate)  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 17, 2019
This is the first episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 7, 2018, as Episode 164. "How children learn has a more lasting effect than what they learn." This week Andrew and Julie discuss Intrinsic Relevancy, that thing that is interesting because it is. Join us as Andrew and Julie discuss the importance of capitalizing on your students' intrinsic interests, which then motivates and teaches students how to learn. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Episode 199: A Special Announcement National Novel Writing Month Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 However Imperfectly Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Book Dr. Leonard Sax Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Amazon Affiliate)  Lemonade to Leadership by Bonnie Drew Micro Business for Teens by Carol Topp Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
July 9, 2019
Join us in episode 199 as Andrew and Julie deliver a special announcement regarding The Arts of Language Podcast.  Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style The Four Language Arts Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Episode 1: Introduction to IEW's Mission and Founder If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
July 3, 2019
Join us in Part 2 of this series as Julie and Chris continue their conversation on dyslexia. In this episode Chris discusses several accommodations his parents provided for him as he faced reading challenges. Learn how IEW allowed Chris to overcome some of his difficulties with writing, and be inspired as Chris describes dyslexia as a gift. GO TO PART 1 Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style "Thoughts on Dyslexia" by Andrew Pudewa A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Davis Dyslexia Association International  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson The Bark of the Bog Owl by Jonathan Rogers Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift  The Dyslexic Advantage  If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
June 26, 2019
While Andrew is out traveling, Julie welcomes his son, Chris Pudewa, to open up about growing up with dyslexia. In part one of this two-part series, Chris starts the conversation by defining dyslexia and discussing some of the challenges he faced with this learning "disability." Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style "Thoughts on Dyslexia" by Andrew Pudewa IEW and Dyslexia: A Conversation with Susan Barton  Davis Dyslexia Association International  If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
June 19, 2019
In this podcast Andrew and Julie announce the third edition of Bible-Based Writing Lessons. Tune in as the duo walks through the theme-based book, discussing what's different in the new edition and explaining how the Bible stories are so beautifully woven into the units.  Referenced Materials: Bible Based-Writing Lessons Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Theme-Based Writing Lessons  Dr. James B. Webster U.S History-Based Writing Lessons Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri † Contains distinctly Christian content If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
June 12, 2019
As Father's Day approaches and graduates move on to the next chapter of their life, Andrew and Julie open the conversation discussing the tools or "ingredients" grads can pack away in their suitcase. Join us for this insightful episode where Andrew reflects on the environment he tried to create for his children to aid them as they began building a life of their own.  Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style High School Essay Intensive "Humor in Teaching and Speaking" by Andrew Pudewa If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
June 5, 2019
With the school year closing and the sun coming out, teachers and students alike enjoy the nice summer break. However, with the cumulative subjects such as music, language, and math, a break is just the thing that allows students to forget all the memorization they had worked so diligently on throughout the year. Join us as Andrew and Julie encourage you to set a little time aside during the summer to continue building that repertoire of mastery in your students.  Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Student Writing Intensive  The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article  Audio talk Podcast series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Online Classes Fix It! Grammar Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
May 29, 2019
This week Andrew and Julie welcome three of IEW's  premium members to share their stories and experience using Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. Join us as Sahar Enis, Andrew Youngblood, and Dannah Fritz all express their gratitude for IEW by sharing their students' success and the great benefits that come from being a premium member. Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Premium Membership Instructor Accreditation Program Meet Andrew Youngblood Regina Chesterton Academy  Barton Reading & Spelling System  Podcast with Susan Barton Structure and Style Overview DVD Florida Homeschool Convention  If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
May 22, 2019
Since Andrew is away, Julie welcomes one of IEW's project managers, Nathan King, to the mic. In this episode Nathan talks about his background as a youth pastor and explains how he discovered a love for classical learning. Tune in to hear Nathan discuss his product, Bible Quest™, and learn how making memorization magical is a vital tool in education and learning God's word. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Nathan King Classical Conversations  Episode with Nathan King "A Classical Approach in a Modern World" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa M45 Seven War Eagle Coffee Co.  Bible Quest™ Outmatched™: Ancient History Outmatched™: Medieval History "By Heart - The Goodness of Memory" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa "Nurturing Competent Communicators" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Christian Book Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
May 15, 2019
After walking the pathway of all nine units, your student can begin to delve deeper into writing about literature. Join us as Andrew and Julie discuss IEW's Response to Literature and Literary Analysis models. Learn the difference between the two models and gain insight on how to help your student make a personal connection with literature in their writing. Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Student Resource Packet Teaching the Classics by Adam Andrews and Missy Andrews Episode 187: Advanced Essay Models Theme-Based Writing Lessons  The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
May 9, 2019
It's that time again, when Andrew provides answers to questions submitted from our listeners. Join us in this especially insightful episode where Andrew hones in on a question about developing a "voice" in students' writing. Learn how the cultivation of imagination is key to expressing voice in writing and understand how IEW plays a role in that. Referenced Materials: "What are the Traits?"  "Nurturing Competent Communicators"  Project Gutenberg "Thoughts on Dyslexia" by Andrew Pudewa "6 Traits & IEW"  However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa  If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
May 1, 2019
As you welcome the May flowers, be encouraged to have a strong finish of your school year with Unit 9: Formal Critique. Go beyond the "boring book report" with Andrew as he explains the structural model of Unit 9 and shares the power of the critique thesaurus. Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Student Resource Packet U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa e-Newsletters Dr. James B. Webster If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
April 24, 2019
Although many schools are shifting away from cursive writing, Andrew and Julie hone in on its great value. While citing studies and speaking from experience, Andrew evaluates the pros of teaching cursive as it can have practical uses as well as neurological benefits. Referenced Materials: Pen and Paper: What the Research Says Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 "Top 10 Reasons to Learn Cursive" by Iris Hatfield Primary Arts of Language Anna Ingham Cursive Knowledge by Jill Pike "Biological and Psychology Benefits of Learning Cursive" by Dr. William R. Klemm Retrain the Brain "The Benefits of Cursive Writing" by Sam Blumenfeld If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
April 17, 2019
After learning the basic five-paragraph essay model, your student can begin to play with it and explore other types of essays. In this podcast Andrew and Julie introduce the advanced essay models. Tune in to hear Andrew walk through the various essay models and learn about the application they have in the real world. Referenced Materials: Episode 185: Formal Essay Models, Structure and Style Unit 8 Episode 186: An Interview with Marie Greenhalgh Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Dr. James B. Webster High School Essay Intensive  "Convert...to Pens!" If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
April 10, 2019
This week Andrew and Julie are honored to welcome Marie Greenhalgh, the homeschooling mom of an autistic student. After pulling her child out of school, Marie discovered IEW and its methodical step-by-step process. In this episode Marie describes how IEW has helped her student learn, shares her own tips for success, and discusses the importance of not withholding help. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "Special Needs? IEW can help!" SPED: Struggles and Suggestions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The Four Language Arts Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Primary Arts of Language The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham  Anna Ingham Fix It! Grammar Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Student Writing Intensive Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons by Maria Gerber Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa Temple Grandin "Process versus Product" by Andrew Pudewa  Marie's letter to IEW Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
April 3, 2019
Feel confident moving from inventive writing into the capstone of our Structure and Style™ program: Formal Essay Models. In this podcast Andrew takes you through the process of Unit 8 and demonstrates the value in learning the five-paragraph model. Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Dr. James B. Webster If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
March 27, 2019
This week, Dr. David Wilkes joins The Arts of Language podcast. As a professor at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, David is passionate about aiding students in discovering truth and knowledge through literature and writing. Learn about David's role at the university and gain insight as David discusses the implications of a Christian worldview. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Dr. David Wilkes Beowulf translated by J.R.R. Tolkien (Amazon Affiliate)  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Amazon Affiliate)  Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (Amazon Affiliate)  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Amazon Affiliate)  However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa  The Function of Criticism at the Present Time by Matthew Arnold (Amazon Affiliate)  If you have any questions for Dr. David Wilkes, you can contact him at Dwilkes@mvnu.edu.  † Contains distinctly Christian content Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
March 20, 2019
Instead of Andrew interviewing the guest, the guest asks Andrew the questions! In this episode Andrew and Julie welcome Dr. Gary Hartenburg, the director of the Honors College at Houston Baptist University. Join us as Andrew and Gary have a conversation on grading and assessment and gain some insight on how to provide good feedback on your students' writing. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Dr. James B. Webster  The Paideia Proposal by Mortimer J. Adler "Process versus Product" by Andrew Pudewa  "Ten Thousand Times and Then Begins Understanding" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa HBU Honors College HBU Facebook HBU Instagram Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
March 13, 2019
March forward with Andrew and Julie as you enter into Unit 7: Inventive Writing. This week Andrew and Julie discuss the process of Unit 7 and explore its value in unlocking the student's imagination and pairing it with the thinking skills they have developed. Stay tuned until the end to learn about our writing contest this year as well as the prizes that are awarded to the winners!  Referenced Materials: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style High School Essay Intensive  IEW Facebook Writing Contests The 2019 IEW Writing Contest The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack (Amazon Affiliate) If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
March 6, 2019
Because it's National Grammar Month, Andrew and Julie sit down and have a conversation about grammar. Join us as Andrew and Julie discuss the different divisions of grammar and learn the story behind one of our favorite products: Fix It! Grammar. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "Humor in Teaching" Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 "But, but, but...What about Grammar?" "Nurturing Competent Communicators" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa The Columbian Orator by David W. Blight  Fix It! Grammar Anna Ingham Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle by Jane Bell Kiester  Pamela White Online Classes Blog "Product Spotlight—Fix It! Grammar" Teaching Writing: Structure and Style [Premium Membership] Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
February 27, 2019
For this special edition of "Ask Andrew Anything," Andrew is interviewed by one of his very own students, Savannah. Tune in for a fun conversation where Andrew responds to Savannah's questions on topics like his childhood hobbies, his experience with writing in school, and his favorite food.  Referenced Materials: Savannah's Paper "Ask Andrew Anything" Episodes The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham Blended Structure and Style in Composition by Dr. Webster The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential Humor in Teaching Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" YouTube Playlist If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
February 20, 2019
Activate your premium membership now! In this episode Andrew and Julie encourage you to become a Premium Member by explaining the copious content you will receive, including Andrew's favorite new addition: the IEW Checklist Generator. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style [Premium Membership] Becoming an IEW Instructor However Imperfectly by Andrew Pudewa  Teaching Writing: Structure and Style - Second Edition Upgrade Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
February 13, 2019
As a student or even a teacher, it can be overwhelming to navigate the amount of sources available for a research paper. In this podcast Andrew and Julie discuss Unit 6: Summarizing Multiple References. Join us as Andrew provides tips and suggestions for collecting, organizing, and summarizing facts from multiple references. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style National History Day LexisNexis Theme-Based Writing Lessons Becoming an IEW Instructor Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
February 6, 2019
The creative and humorous Mark Landon, one of IEW's audiovisual specialists, steps up to the mic while Andrew is away. Tune in to learn about Mark's journey to IEW and be inspired by his advice on exploring the creative side of things. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Mark Landon IEW's YouTube Channel  "Andrew's Joke of the Month" YouTube Playlist McAllister  Mikael Walker Justin Holmes M45 Seven Click here to enter the A Guide to Writing Your Novel giveaway.  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 30, 2019
From inspiring to technical, IEW's blogs are here to support and guide teachers and parents and aid students in their educational journey. In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome the IEW blog "curator," Jennifer Mauser. Enjoy a fun conversation with Jennifer as she explains her role with IEW's blog, and learn about the different content that she publishes on the website.  REFERENCED MATERIALS: Blog Jennifer Mauser Laura House Student Writing Intensive Jill Pike  Forum Fix It! Grammar World History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen Online Classes Blog: Testimonials  "Where are they now? Mikael Walker" "Checklists—Not Just for Enchiladas!" by Jennifer Mauser  "Celebrating the Checklist" by Jill Pike "Sentence Openers: #2 or #5?" by Jill Pike Click here to subcribe to our blog!  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 23, 2019
What is the art of persuasion, really? Join Andrew and Julie as they hone in on this topic by unpacking the six elements of persuasion, and learn how IEW's Structure and Style method encompasses those elements. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "But, but, but...What about Grammar?" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa "Principles of Persuasion" by Dr. Robert Cialdini Thinking Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1  | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Humor in Teaching Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 17, 2019
Having followed the research of New York Times bestselling author Dr. Leonard Sax for years, Andrew welcomes Sax to the microphone. Join us for this informative and insightful episode, in which Dr. Sax cites studies and explores his own findings that emphasize how important it is for teachers and parents to gain awareness of the learning differences between boys and girls. REFERENCED MATERIALS: "Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Dr. Leonard Sax Dr. Sax's Books Why Gender Matters Boys Adrift Girls on the Edge The Collapse of Parenting  "Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Iliad by Homer Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 9, 2019
Since Andrew can't make it to the mic, IEW's Customer Service Manager Jessica Walker steps up and answers a few of Julie's questions. Learn about Jessica's experience with IEW and listen to Jessica's message on the importance of enjoying this journey of education. Listen until the end to hear what product Jessica will be giving away! REFERENCED MATERIALS: Jessica Walker Demonstration Lesson - Primary Click here to enter the Primary Arts of Language: Reading-Writing Complete Package giveaway. Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
January 2, 2019
While you're still in the midst of Unit 5, sail through style with Andrew and Julie as they discuss the different stylistic techniques. Learn about IEW's philosophy of gradually increasing the intensity of the checklist and notice how the checklist allows your students to take ownership of their writing as they discover the world of words. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Unit 5 Podcast  Blended Structure and Style in Composition "Reaching the Reluctant Writer" Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Magalog A Word Write Now  IEW Writing Tools App "But, but, but... What about Grammar?" Audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Teaching Writing: Structure and Style High School Essay Intensive Redwall by Brian Jacques  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 26, 2018
It's that time of the year again when IEW gives away a gift (or two) on each of the twelve days of Christmas. Join us to learn a little backstory on the Twelve Days of Christmas Giving and get a sneak peek of all the gifts IEW will be giving away this Christmas season! REFERENCED MATERIALS: Twelve Days of Christmas Giving 2018 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 19, 2018
In this podcast Andrew answers questions from our listeners as well as questions our Customer Service Team frequently receives. Join us for another round of inquiries where Andrew offers helpful insight on a variety of topics from how to implement Suzuki method when teaching piano, to how to choose appropriate pieces for copywork. Referenced Materials: IEW and Dyslexia The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Amazon Affiliate) Pamela White Fix It! Grammar Suzuki Association of the Americas Student Writing Intensive Continuation Course Level B  High School Essay Intensive Student Writing Intensive Theme-Based Writing Lessons Becoming MomStrong by Heidi St. John QUESTIONS ASKED: 1:18 - Jennifer asks, "In Unit 3, I have always found it confusing to list all the characters in the story under Characters and Setting in the key word outline. When we go to write the first paragraph, sometimes including a character that only shows up later in the story is challenging. Is it okay to only mention that character in the Conflict and Problem or Climax and Resolution sections, or is it good to try to mention all the characters in the first paragraph?” 3:25 - Misty asks, “Thanks for the great info! I was listening to the dyslexia podcast. When you talk about a dyslexic child listening to audiobooks, should they be trying to follow along with the print, or just simply listening to the story?” 6:06 - Christine asks, “Should we have commas after an -ly adverb opener?” 8:27 - Amy asks, “My question for you is regarding teaching my kids how to play the piano. I have listened to your podcasts talking about the Suzuki method and it intrigues me. My oldest is taking piano lessons; however, his teacher is retiring soon. She teaches using the traditional method, which is how I was taught piano. The nearest Suzuki teacher is an hour drive away. I’m wondering what your opinion is on a parent attempting to teach the Suzuki method at home. Of course I would read Suzuki’s books to gain better insight, but I wouldn’t have any formal training in the method. Can you help?” 11:52 - Wendy asks, “I am teaching a group of 16 students through the Continuation Course Level B. They are writing papers about famous people from history. The sources that Mr. Pudewa has required them to write are from a book, an encyclopedia/periodical, and whatever other material they might choose such as Internet or video. One of the questions I received was "Can I choose a Kindle book?" This started me questioning what I should allow. Since the filming of the series, much technology has come into play.” 16:37 - Customers frequently ask our Customer Service team, “Prior to Unit 6, how does a student put a word-for-word quotation on the key word outline?” 17:57 - Customers frequently ask our Customer Service team, “When a student with no previous IEW experience begins with High School Essay Intensive and then wants more help with writing, what program would be best to move on to next?” 20:10 - Customers frequently ask our Customer Service team, “What is the purpose of copywork and how do our families and teachers choose the appropriate pieces for students to copy?”   If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
December 12, 2018
As they finish up their conversation on movies, Andrew and Julie head into a different direction: the book versus the movie. Join us to hear Andrew and Julie compare certain movies with the book that inspired the movie and listen to both of their takes on if you should read the book before watching the movie. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria A. Trapp The Sound of Music The Wizard of Oz Book  Movie Fantasia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Lawrence of Arabia A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens The Scarlet Pimpernel  Book Movie Pride and Prejudice Book Mini-Series  Hamlet by William Shakespeare The Scarlet and the Black The Vatican Pimpernel by Brian Fleming The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein "Nurturing Competent Communicators" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein The Princess Bride Book Movie  Jane Eyre Book Mini-Series Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella Les Misérables  Book Movie  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
December 6, 2018
In this podcast Andrew and Julie discuss a long-awaited topic: movies. Tune in to hear the duo explore some insights from a few of Andrew's favorite movies. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Greatest Showman "This is Me: A Greatest Showman Parody" and "[This Is Me] A Mommy Parody" The Man Who Invented Christmas  Book  Movie  Inception High School Essay Intensive Goodbye, Mr. Chips Finding Forrester  Akeelah and the Bee Spellbound The Phonetic Zoo "Spelling and the Brain" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa A River Runs through It Book  Movie "However Imperfectly" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 28, 2018
As you head into the busyness of December, listen to Andrew and Julie walk through Unit 5: Writing from Pictures. Gain confidence moving forward as Andrew and Julie explain the vital role Unit 5 plays in unlocking students' imagination and in developing their thinking skills. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Webinar Archive Unit 5: Writing from Pictures Teaching Writing: Structure and Style  Theme-Based Writing Lessons Dr. James B. Webster Classroom Supplement and Lesson Plans Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 21, 2018
To finish up this conversation on relevancy, Andrew and Julie discuss the last of the Four Forms of Relevancy: Contrived Relevancy and Enforced Relevancy. Learn how creating a game can motivate your student to learn, and discover how Enforced Relevancy is the least effective motivator as it can lead to a dislike for learning. GO TO: Part 1 | Part 2 REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Why Gender Matters by Dr. Leonard Sax (Amazon Affiliate)  Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Education The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article Audio talk  Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Dr. James B. Webster  Outmatched™: Ancient History U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons by Lori Verstegen Fix-It! Grammar Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 14, 2018
In part two of this series, Andrew and Julie discuss the second form of relevancy: Inspired Relevancy. Even if a child does not have an intrinsic interest in something, they can still be inspired to learn about it if someone they love has a genuine interest in it. Discover the different ways students are inspired to learn, and gain some insight on how you can apply that to your students' studies. GO TO: PART 1 REFERENCED MATERIALS: Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (Amazon Affiliate)  Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Amazon Affiliate)  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
November 7, 2018
"How children learn has a more lasting effect than what they learn." This week Andrew and Julie discuss Intrinsic Relevancy, that thing that is interesting because it is. Join us as Andrew and Julie discuss the importance of capitalizing on your students' intrinsic interests, which then motivates and teaches students how to learn. GO TO: Part 2 REFERENCED MATERIALS: National Novel Writing Month Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Motivation Article Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 However Imperfectly Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Book Dr. Leonard Sax Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Amazon Affiliate)  Lemonade to Leadership by Bonnie Drew Micro Business for Teens by Carol Topp Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 31, 2018
When you flip the calendar page, be equipped to move on to Unit 4: Summarizing a Reference. Learn how to effectively teach your students to "some-a-rize" longer source texts by choosing what is interesting, important, and/or relevant.  REFERENCED MATERIALS: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style  Webinar Archive Unit 4: Summarizing a Reference  Newsletters Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 24, 2018
 To change things up a bit, Andrew and Julie open some mail from our customers and podcast listeners who describe how IEW has helped them in their educational journey. Join Andrew and Julie as they read the letters and express their joy and gratitude. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Dr. James B. Webster What Are We Really Doing Here? Article Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 However Imperfectly Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Book The Iliad by Homer (Amazon Affiliate)  Student Writing Intensive  Fix It! Grammar  The Nose Tree Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 17, 2018
At the beginning of the school year, Andrew has his students "hire" an editor to proofread their writing and to ensure their work is "legal." Join us as Andrew discusses the duties of an editor and learn the value an editor brings to a student's writing. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Structure and Style Overview Letter to My Student's Editor  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
October 9, 2018
Andrew once again answers just about anything our podcast listeners ask. Tune in to hear Andrew's response to questions on topics like memorization, grammar, and mind mapping. Referenced Materials: Podcast with Monica Swanson Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Education audio talk by Andrew Pudewa Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Podcast with Susan Barton  Cursive Knowledge  Anna Ingham  Advanced Communication Series Fix-It! Grammar QUESTIONS ASKED: 1:52 - Ann asks, “I heard Andrew say many times to always spell any word a child asks you to spell.  Does he feel the same about math facts? I so commonly hear, ‘Mom, what is six times seven?’ My kids, ages eleven and fourteen, have a difficult time memorizing math facts. They are continuing to improve, but it is quite a process. They have a times table chart to refer to during math and drill math facts. I want them to continue learning new concepts, so often I give them the answer to not muddy the water. I am curious to hear your take on this situation. 7:11 - Jennifer asks, “Teaching class today regarding who/which clauses, I had a parent ask about ‘whose’ and where that fits in the IEW curriculum. For instance: ‘The bicycle whose chain is broken is mine.’” 8:40 - Emily asks, “I have been listening to the podcast and getting prepared all summer.  I am telling everyone IEW is my ‘curriculum crush’ of the year! Andrew mentions using this with his dyslexic son. As I recall, he got 20 minutes to copy 100 words and got 1 point per word, but there were also various ways to lose points. Can you explain that?” 16:13 - Anonymous asks,  “I have a sixth grader and was wanting to get Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization, but wasn’t sure whether we should start with Level 1. Will it be as effective as a first grader starting? Is it worth it?” 19:58 - Anonymous asks, “I have a seven-year-old who writes his numbers backwards. He used to write his letters backwards, but that has since been corrected with making them out of clay per the Gift of Dyslexia method. He has made the numbers in clay models too, but the method didn't take with those. Any suggestions for how to help writing with numbers?” 24:27 - Amber asks, “I love the podcast. I am a homeschool mom and have a six-year-old gifted child. She is on the last few lessons of the first Fix It!. We have modified it by having her write the sentence the next day for copywork versus writing the whole paragraph in one day. She completed the PAL writing program at the age of five and writes amazingly well on her own. Should I move her into the second Fix It! right away or switch to traditional copywork?” 27:13 - Janet asks, “What does Andrew say about mind-mapping?”   If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com
October 3, 2018
Since October is dyslexia awareness month, Susan Barton of the Barton Reading and Spelling System joins the Arts of Language Podcast to offer insight on dyslexia. With years of experience, Susan explains dyslexia's intricacies and discusses the temporary accommodations teachers can provide to allow dyslexic students to still thrive and prove their knowledge.   REFERENCED MATERIALS: Susan Barton Dyslexia: Symptoms & Solutions  Bright Solutions for Dyslexia Learning Ally Bookshare Orton-Gillingham Method Barton Reading and Spelling System Ask Susan Barton Bright Solutions for Dyslexia Facebook Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz  Bright Solutions for Dyslexia: Good Books To contact Susan, email her at Susan@brightsolutions.us.  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 26, 2018
As September winds down and October inches forward, be prepared to transition from Unit 2 into Unit 3: Retelling Narrative Stories. Listen to Andrew walk through the Story Sequence Chart and learn how to coach your students to effectively retell narrative stories. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Anna Ingham  The Blended Sound-Sight Program of Learning by Anna Ingham  Aesop Fables Webinar Archive Unit 3: Retelling Narrative Stories The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack (Amazon Affiliate) A Word Write Now IEW Writing Tools App Newsletters Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 19, 2018
In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome Todd Wilson, the Family Man, to discuss the true difficulties of schooling. With humor and insight Todd connects with moms and dads, reminding them of what’s really important. REFERENCED MATERIALS: The Family Man  e-Newsletters Help! I'm Married to a Homeschooling Mom by Todd Wilson  Teaching Writing: Structure and Style  Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe by Todd Wilson  Taming the Techno-Beast by Todd Wilson The Smiling Homeschooler  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 12, 2018
After training with Dr. Suzuki, Andrew set out to teach everything while integrating Suzuki's method. Whether it be piano or writing, learn how any child can learn when you apply the principles of Talent Education. REFERENCED MATERIALS: Shinichi Suzuki Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki (Amazon Affiliate) Maria Montessori  The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential Dr. James B. Webster Singing Made Easy by Marcia McCarry  The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing Article  Audio talk Podcast Series: Part 1  | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Instructor Accreditation Program Berwyn School District Study Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by Andrew Pudewa Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
September 5, 2018
"Every child can learn; it all depends on the teacher." Dr. Suzuki truly believed that all children could learn when provided the right conditions. Enjoy a fun and inspiring podcast as Andrew talks about his time studying under Dr. Suzuki in Japan and gain some insight on Suzuki's methodology.   REFERENCED MATERIALS: Shinichi Suzuki Ability Development from Age Zero by Shinichi Suzuki (Amazon Affiliate) Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki (Amazon Affiliate) Maria Montessori  "Why and How Music Will Save the World" by Andrew Pudewa  Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA). If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com
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