HSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach with Highschool Literature!

This week on HSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach with Highschool Literature!

HSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach with Highschool Literature!

HSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach with Highschool Literature!

Moldy, ancient novels: that’s what highschool Literature is, right?

Boring, meaningless lessons based on the old novel is highschool Literature, right?

Wrong on both counts!

Why read just because they are required to? Why not look at *novel* ideas for types of Literature? Teens can:

  • Read for connection (to the author, to life, to culture, etc)
  • Read to understand the author’s why?
  • Read to find their own why?

AND Literature is more than dusty novels. Lots of things can count as Literature!

Sabrina, Vicki and Kym have some NOVEL ideas for some lively, meaningful and fun ideas for homeschool highschool Literature. They share the thought provoking questions:

 

What can count as literature? Can it be something other than old novels? Here are some types of Literature that they have covered with their homeschool highschoolers:

  • Poetry (reading, interacting with it, memorizing it, writing it)
  • Short stories
  • Biographies
  • Autobiographies
  • Plays (try some Readers Theatre)
  • Movies

Listen and find out the answer to the BURNING question: Why did Shakespeare write in iambic pentameter.

In the meantime, check out these useful links for new ways to look at highschool Literature.

Cinema Studies for Literature Learning in your High School Homeschool Co-op

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 14: Readers Theater Party- It’s COOL!

God is a Poet – Introducing Poetry to High School Homeschool Students

 

Vicki’s Pinterest Poetry Board (lots of famous people reading poetry…so cool!)

HSHSP Ep 89: A NOVEL Approach with Highschool Literature!

 

HSHSP Ep 88: Handling Grief and Trauma and How to Help with Connie Stults

This week on HSHSP Ep 88: Handling Grief and Trauma and How to Help with Connie Stults.

HSHSP Ep 88: Handling Grief and Trauma and How to Help with Connie Stults

HSHSP Ep 88: Handling Grief and Trauma and How to Help with Connie Stults

Join us for this precious interview with our good friend, Connie Stults of The Daisyhead. Connie shares her courageous story of her battle with a rare thyroid cancer and her healing, followed soon by the tragic news that her husband had a terminal brain tumor. Learn how she and her kids pulled together for the last 4 months of her husband’s life and ways you can help other families who are experiencing grief and trauma.

Connie and Vince Stults

Click here to read about Connie and Vince.

But this episode is NOT a downer! Connie, who is a born optimist, shares tips and encouragement on handling grief and trauma and how to help:

  • Her story
  • How to talk to kids in difficult times
  • What to do for a grieving family, especially PRACTICAL ideas!
  • What to say to a grieving child
  • How to act around a widow
  • How to talk to a widow
  • Know that children respond to things in the way their parents respond to them
  • Remember to tell the children about the pending grief that no matter what happens that God has not dropped them
  • What it is like to be a widow
  • Sometimes you might make a mistake in something you say but remember not to avoid
  • A good book to read: Just Show Up by Kara Tippetts
  • Gentle ways to help during the holidays

In the meantime, be sure to check out these important posts on trauma and grief by Connie.

Cast Down

How to Act Around a Widow (or Widower)

What to Say to a Grieving Friend

Also, you will be blessed by our friend, Lisa’s prayer journal:

God Meets Me Here- a Prayer Journal for People with Chronic Illness

HSHSP Ep 88: Handling Grief and Trauma and How to Help with Connie Stults

 


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KiwiCo has monthly subscriptions of hands-on projects that make learning fun! Their core offering is projects that make learning about STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art, and math — accessible and are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, and learning. Some recent favorite crates are the Slime Lab, Physics Carnival, and Paper Circuits.

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HSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane

This week on HSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane.

HSHSP Ep 87 Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane

HSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane

Many homeschool moms are also “working moms”.

Now, we know that ALL homeschool moms are working moms, but today we’re discussing having a paying job. Our friend, Stacey Lane of LayeredSoul.com is one of those kind of working moms.

Stacey Lane from LayeredSoul.com

Stacey is customer service representative for Bright Ideas Press, as well as caregiving for her disabled husband and homeschooling her kids. (Her 2 oldest are homeschool graduates and currently in college.) She also picks up cleaning jobs and cooks for 70 people each Wednesday night at church.

When we asked how she juggles all Stacey talks about the importance of being a willow tree rather than an oak tree, because willow trees are flexible.

Join Vicki, Kym and Stacey for a delightful conversation about work/homeschool/service/life balance with her brilliant tips like:

You’ll have fun with this episode, even if you’re not a work-for-pay homeschool mom! In the meantime, enjoy some of her fun posts!

 

Chemical Reaction VS Physical Reaction Science Experiments

 

Accepting Limits, Balancing Home and Work

 

C. S. Lewis Lesson Plan for High School

Early Childhood Education for High School

 

 

HSHSP Ep 87: Help for Homeschool Working Moms with Stacey Lane


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

 

We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor, Kiwi Crate!

KiwiCo has monthly subscriptions of hands-on projects that make learning fun! Their core offering is projects that make learning about STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art, and math — accessible and are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, and learning. Some recent favorite crates are the Slime Lab, Physics Carnival, and Paper Circuits.

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network is excited to be able to offer you the chance to try them for FREE. To learn more about their projects for kids ages 2 to 16 AND to redeem this exclusive offer, click here to get your first month free today (just pay $4.95 for shipping)


HSHSP Ep 86: How to be Thankful-er

This week on HSHSP Ep 86: How to be Thankful-er!

HSHSP Ep 86 How to be Thankful-er!

HSHSP Ep 86: How to be Thankful-er

Gratitude is important, whether it is Thanksgiving time or not.

Max Lucado says in Anxious for Nothing that teenagers’ average levels of anxiety are comparable to the anxiety of people who were in inpatient mental health programs in the 1950s.

Why?

  • Social media shows a picture perfect world
  • Social media requires a lot of preparation, presentation and planning if you’re going to escape FOMO

What to do?

We need to learn gratitude! The University of California has studied things that make people feel better. They have found that people who practice written gratitude tend to improve in mood and health.

Imagine that! Scripture has been reminding us to be thankful for thousands of years!

  • Ways to notice the good things in your world
  • Ways to model gratitude for your teens and youngers

Have you read the books of Jon Gordon or John Maxwell. Both are great sources for learning gratitude.

Or remember Sabrina’s favorite quote:

It is much harder to angst and spazz when standing before the throne of God.

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for lots of tips on how to be thankful-er.

In the meantime, enjoy a few helpful posts from Vicki’s coaching business and 7SistersHomeschool.com!

The Healing Power of Thankfulness

Simple How-to Guide to Create a Gratitude Journal

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Whole Family

 

HSHSP Ep 86: How to be Thankful-er


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HSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-Moms with Melanie Wilson

This week on HSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-Moms an interview with Melanie Wilson!

HSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-Moms

HSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-Moms with Melanie Wilson

Anyone that is involved in life with humans is going to run into a person who is so broken that they behave in unkind ways.

Join us for a wisdom-packed, grace-filled episode with Dr. Melanie Wilson. Melanie is a Christian psychologist turned homeschool mom. She is the popular host of Homeschool Sanity podcast, PsychoWith6.com, weekly Facebook lives, and periscope visits.

Dr. Melanie Wilson

Do your teens participate in homeschool groups, Sunday school, youth groups, league sports or dance classes, choirs, community service organizations? If so, they are likely at some point to run into a “mean-mom” or “mean-dad”. The world is full of people in pain, who react out of their pain and hurt those around them.

  • How do we handle situations that will arise?
  • How do we model Christ-like graciousness and healthy assertiveness in these tough moments?

Here are a few of the wise tips that Dr. Wilson shared:

  1. Calm down!
  2. Pray and ask a wise friend to pray with you. Talk to your spouse.
  3. Recognize your own feelings.
  4. Sleep on it.
  5. If it has to do with your child, talk to you child about. Balance what you heard from the “mean mom” and what your child says.
  6. Listen with grace to everyone.
  7. Be an “empathic investigator”: gather information in as balanced manner as possible, but remember “eyewitness reports” are notoriously flawed.
  8. Come up with the best theory about what happened that you can.
  9. Keep in mind: What is the goal of my investigation? What is the result we want to see?
  10. For EVERYONE involved: Relationship is more important than “rules”. Relationship is more important than “right”. It is okay to disagree, how will you move forward in front of your teens.
  11. Know when it is best to remove your teen from the contentious situation.
  12. Remember grace!

Join Dr. Melanie Wilson, Vicki and Kym for a powerful discussion on handling homeschool mean-moms. AND keep your eye out for Melanie’s upcoming book: Handling Difficult People.

In the meantime, visit Homeschool Sanity Podcast on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network, PsychoWith6.com, Melanie’s Facebook Lives.

Handling Homeschool Pharisees

Conflict Resolution Skills You Must Teach Your Children, Part 1

How to Keep Your Homeschooled High Schoolers Happy

3 Easy but Powerful Steps in Standing Up for Yourself

HSHSP Ep 85: Healthily Handling Homeschool Mean-Moms with Melanie Wilson


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HSHSP Ep 84: Moms Finding Friends in Homeschool Highschool

This week on HSHSP Ep 84: Moms Finding Friends in Homeschool Highschool.

HSHSP Ep 84: Moms Finding Friends in Homeschool Highschool

HSHSP Ep 84: Moms Finding Friends in Homeschool Highschool

You don’t need to go it alone as a homeschooling mom!

We humans are created for community and we women, especially, to support one another. Some moms are extraverted and need lots of friends most of the time. Some moms are introverted and love alone time, but still need prayer support and a few trusted friends.

How do homeschool mom friends find friends?

Join Sabrina, Kym, and Quella the seeing eye puppy for an honest, heartwarming discussion about finding friends as homeschooling moms.

  • God’s intervention: They will share how, in dark times in their lives, God supplied their friendship with each other, then with the other moms who became 7SistersHomeschool.com.
  • Prayer: Before seeing the intervention with God’s gift of friendship, Kym shares her story about praying for a friend.
  • Involvement: They share about being involved in their homeschool community had already made them acquainted with each other.
  • Serving: They share about seeing a need and being willing to help, which opened the door for friendship.

Homeschool moms, you don’t need to go it alone in homeschooling high school! God created us for community. If He created us for community, He will provide. Join us for this encouraging episode and look for God’s work in your life!

In the meantime, enjoy these encouraging posts and resources:

Confidence-Building Skills for Meeting New People VickiTillmanCoaching.com

Click here for this free download.

The Importance of Homeschool Friends for MOM

Here’s a freebie download on how to truly help a friend during difficult times.

HSHSP Ep 84: Moms Finding Friends in Homeschool Highschool


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We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Sony and their new movie, The Star, the Story of the First Christmas – Coming in Theaters November 17th!

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HSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for College

This week on HSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for College.

HSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for College

HSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for College

Many homeschool highschoolers are planning to attend college. How about yours? We know there’s not one right way to homeschool highschool AND there’s not one right way to do life after highschool. Some teens are call right into the workforce, military or missions. Others must go through college.

For teens who are homeschooled and planning for college, we’ve got some helpful information to think about. As experienced homeschool moms and community leaders, we’ve learned some insider tips. What experience do we have?

  • We’ve graduated all of our homeschool highschoolers and all the college-interested teens attended a college of their choice.
  • Vicki has served as academic advisor for local homeschool upperclassmen, helping hundreds graduate and gain acceptance at a college of their choice.
  • Sabrina and Kym have, for decades, taught homeschool co-op and group classes and mentored college-bound students (including writing many, many college reference letters).
  • However, we can’t say that Quella the seeing eye puppy has helped many teens get into college yet. Maybe someday…

From our feet-on-the-ground experience, we’ve got helpful information for you regarding the questions we often receive:

  • How can you and your teens manage the stress of the college hunt, preparation and application process?
  • Why is junior year important for college-bound students’ transcripts?
  • How many colleges should homeschool highschoolers apply to?
  • Why fill out FAFSA?
  • What is FAFSA anyway?
  • What is the importance of college visits?
  • What are some secrets of scholarships?
  • What do you need to know about the application process?
  • Why are application essay important?
  • How to politely ask for reference letters?

Join Sabrina, Vicki, Kym and Quella the seeing eye puppy for a lively and helpful discussion about college preparation and application!

Also, check out these resources:

Mindfulness Activity: Progressive Relaxation VickiTillmanCoaching.com

Click here to download freebie how-to.

How to Request a College Recommendation Letter

 

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 53: Starting the College Search

 

Need some support and guidance on how-to write an eye-catching college application essay? 7SistersHomeschool.com has what you need.

HSHSP Ep 83: Homeschooled and Headed for College


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!


We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Sony and their new movie, The Star, the Story of the First Christmas – Coming in Theaters November 17th!

Visit TheStarMovie.com to learn more.


HSHSP Ep 82: Writing Happens, Make it Useful- Professional Writing Skills

This week on HSHSP Ep 82: Writing Happens, Make it Useful- Professional Writing Skills.

HSHSP Ep 82: Writing Happens, Make it Useful- Professional Writing Skills

HSHSP Ep 82: Writing Happens, Make it Useful- Professional Writing Skills

Homeschool highschoolers must have writing each year for their transcripts. Yes, writing happens, make it useful. Give them professional writing skills.

There is a greater need for professional writing-skills training in this generation. Because of the pervasiveness of the internet and the pervasively informal writing styles used in social media and blogs, teens often do not have the organic writing skills need for the many professional ways they will need to be able to communicate during adulthood.

Teens need to continually improve their communication skills if they want to find success in life. Professional Writing Skills development is one set of communication skills that they need.

Join Sabrina, Vicki, Kym and Quella the Seeing Eye Dog for an unusual discussion about this valuable kind of writing and 7Sisters’ Professional Writing Guide. This interesting guide will train your homeschool highschoolers in basic skills for the various kinds of writing they will need as adults. This is SO important! Whether they want to learn these skills or not, they WILL run into many of them either in work situations or during their service with church or community organizations.

7SistersHomeschool.com’s Professional Writing Skills course contains a semester’s worth of writing for juniors or seniors. There are 11 topics covered (13 lessons in all, each lesson lasts for approximately 1 week):

  • Business letter
  • Complaint letter
  • Newsletters
  • Meeting minutes
  • Advertising copy and press releases (and social media)
  • Product review
  • Book reviews
  • How-to instructions
  • Professional biography
  • Expository speech
  • Project proposal and abstract

Visit 7SistersHomeschool.com’s store for more information and to view samples from the text.

Here are some posts that you may find encouraging:

Give Career-Preparation Professional Writing Skills to Homeschool Teens

Here’s another important skill that helps teens be employable.

3 Reasons Why Courtesy is Cool and Makes You Cool and Employable

HSHSP Ep 82: Writing Happens, Make it Useful- Professional Writing Skills


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We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Sony and their new movie, The Star, the Story of the First Christmas – Coming in Theaters November 17th!

Visit TheStarMovie.com to learn more.


HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers

This week on HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers!

HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers

HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers

How do you help homeschool highschoolers build the thinking, communicating and social skills they need in order to develop good character?

Teens really do want to have good character. How do we help them feel empowered in various settings to manage themselves successfully?

Let’s start with us parents: (You might be able to call this episode: nag prevention for moms!)

  • Why is communicating with teens different than communicating with younger children?
  • Respecting the *Why’s* (theirs and ours).
  • Doing what they don’t want to do.
  • Teaching them to be contagious in a positive way.
  • Equip them for success and failure.
  • Understand that there’s not ONE right way to be a teen or an adult!
  • How to avoid barking!
  • How to handle crossed-the-line behavior.
  • How to keep your power.
  • How to handle tough moments.

Check out these post for more encouragement.

What Does a Teen Need Most from Homeschool High School?

3 Easy but Powerful Steps in Standing Up for Yourself

Join us characters from HSHSP for character-building skills for homeschool highschoolers!

HSHSP Ep 81: Character-Building Skills for Homeschool Highschoolers


Special Thanks to our Network Sponsor!


We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Sony and their new movie, The Star, the Story of the First Christmas – Coming in Theaters November 17th!

Visit TheStarMovie.com to learn more.


HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms

This week on HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms.

HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms

HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms

How do you teach highschool-level math to your homeschoolers if you:

  • hate math?
  • are *math-impaired*?
  • intimidated by higher maths?

Don’t worry! There’s hope!

Join us for an interview with our fellow podcaster here at Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network: Dennis DiNoia of Mr. D Math.

Dennis (Mr. D) is the popular online teacher of higher level maths from pre-algebra to calculus. We’ve heard from a number of homeschool moms that his clear *definitional* style of math instruction is helping lots of teens- even when their moms are out the their math-league!

Mr. D Math and More Podcast

In our chat with Mr. D, he encourages us moms not to fear math, to look for understandable definitions and resources and allow yourself to have some fun.

His good humor will (you mean you can have humor about math???) made us want to try math all over again. Don’t miss this fun episode with Dennis DiNoia of Mr. D Math.

In the meantime, do you have questions about how much math your homeschool highschooler needs? Check out these posts from 7SistersHomeschool.com:

Homeschool High School Transcripts- the 26 Credits Needed for Graduation

College-Attractive Homeschool Transcripts- What to Include

HSHSP Ep 80: Highschool Math for Math-Impaired Moms

 


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We’d like to thank our Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network sponsor Sony and their new movie, The Star, the Story of the First Christmas – Coming in Theaters November 17th!

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