- How-to’s to help you plan the high school years
- Tips to build your confidence in educating your adolescents
- Ways to create a powerful transcript for your teen
- Steps to help you guide your teen in life and college preparation
Sabrina and Vicki are your Big Sisters as they share the experience they’ve gained in over 20 years of homeschooling. They are the talky 2 of the 6 Sisters at 7SistersHomeschool.com. When YOU join us at The Homeschool Highschool Podcast, YOU will be our 7th Sister! Hooray!!
Sabrina Justison is a playwright and a singer-songwriter who has taught Fine Arts as well as Literature, Writing, and Latin at her local homeschooling-day-school. She creates annual Drama Camp two-week-intensives and is a wordsmith who enjoys helping people understand the vision and mission of an organization or event. Homeschooling since 1995, she and her children walked through the difficulties of divorce. Then Sabrina was blessed to meet and marry Fred, and their blended family has 7 children ranging from teens to early thirties.
Vicki Tillman’s mission is to advance God’s kingdom by investing in people. She has lived this call as advisor to the upperclassmen in her local homeschool community for 18 years. A homeschooling mom for 20-plus years, all five of Vicki’s children graduated from homeschool high school and have completed (or are pursuing) various degrees at college and graduate levels. A speaker, curriculum developer, writer, counselor and coach, Vicki shares her expertise in homeschooling, career coaching, prayer, and mental health topics through her posts at 7SistersHomeschool.com, 2:1 Conference, VickiTillmanCoaching.com, Pike Creek Psychological Center and Vicki Talks Prayer.
Kym Smythe holds a BA from La Salle University in Spanish Education and International Business, and an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. In the interest of keeping things diverse in her life, she is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and a Seeing-Eye Puppy Raiser. Kym’s passion for people and ability to look on the bright side make her Spanish homeschool classes as much fun as the homeschool choir she directed for several years in our local homeschooling community. Kym gets the party started!
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Episode 47: Using Movies as Highschool Curriculum 2-21-17
Liven up the boring homeschool highschool curriculum with movies. Legit curriculum? Yes, done wisely, movies are a great was to make subjects come alive. Join Sabrina and her homeschool-graduate son, Sam, for a how-to and why discussion.
Life is full of ups and downs. We love the easy and we don’t love the tough. How do we handle homeschooling highschool when the times are tough? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a real-life, real-honest discussion.
What adulting skills should you and your teens plan into your homeschool highschool schedule? How do you prepare them for life after graduation? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun and useful conversation!
You know what’s needed for graduation, so why bother your teens to help the highschool planning process? There are risks and benefits! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an in-depth and fun look at including teens in highschool planning.
There’s not just ONE right way to homeschool highschool! That’s because there are so many different kinds of teens. The joy of homeschooling is being able to sculpt curriculum and experiences to develop your teens’ gifts and bents. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun and practical chat about how to plan highschool with teen personalities in mind.
Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for a fun, practical ways to set high school goals and create the plans to achieve them.
Know any teens that struggle with time management? (Or adults who struggle with time management?) Highschoolers must learn to wisely handle their daily 24 hours if they are going to be prepared for life and adulthood. Start with Time Audits. Join Kym, Sabrina and Vicki for how-to’s!
We all know it works this way: About 3 weeks into the new year, we give up on those sincere resolutions. How about trying something that can work? How about some UNresolutions. Join Sabrina, Kym and Vicki for some fresh ideas on fresh starts!
What is Christlike character for teens? What should you expect and how do you help them develop the character of their true role model: Jesus? Join Kym, Vicki and Sabrina for a thought-provoking discussion.
Holiday gatherings are often difficult for teens! They feel awkward trying to figure out how to connect with extended family or newcomers because they aren’t kids any more- yet aren’t adults. How do you empower teens to feel poised and confident in Christmas social settings? Join Vicki, Sabrina and Kym!
When holidays are good and the teens are involved in wonderful Christmas activities, it’s hard to interrupt the fun and get back to textbook learning. But it’s Christmas! Why not log credit hours and still have a most wonderful time of the year? Join Kym, Sabrina and Vicki for some how-to’s!
Some years are tough! When families have experienced loss, divorce, financial hardships or illness the holidays can be difficult. How do you handle Christmas in challenging years? How do you help your teens?
Some teens are gifted with a great intellect. They need to be encouraged and stretched. Join Sabrina and Kym for an interview with Dr. Barb Varnell, mom of 3 gifted daughters who graduated from homeschool highschool and went on the prestigious college life.
Ever been snookered by the myth of a perfect Christmas or Thanksgiving? Don’t let unrealistic expectations spoil your holidays! Join Sabrina, Kym and Vicki for an encouraging chat about realistic holiday expectations.
Should you say “Yes!” to the test? What are the SATs? ACTs? APs? CLEPs? PSATs? TerraNovas? Should your teens test? Join Kym and Vicki for a discussion.
Your teen needs a terrific transcript for college or career. How can your teen earn those highschool credits in a way that is best-fit for them and best-use for the transcript? Join Sabrina and Vicki for how-to earn transcript credits!
All teens will need to lead at times and follow at times (adults go through the same thing). It is wise to help your homeschool highschoolers develop their skills so that they will be ready. Join Vicki and Kym for ideas on developing leadership and followership skills.
How can your teen develop a terrific transcript? Join Sabrina and Vicki for a discussion of 5 “musts” to include for a powerful transcript.
Why should moms care about learning? They’re the teachers, right? But the best homeschool teachers are those who continuously learn! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for fun ways to be a lifelong learner.
What is character development in the teenage years? Why is it important? What can a parent do to truly help teens develop good character? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for ideas!
Many colleges these days want to see some Social Science on the homeschool transcript. What are the Social Sciences? Why are they beneficial for your teen? How does your teen earn Social Science credit? Join Kym, Vicki and Sabrina for help tips!
What is included in highschool writing requirements? How do you know when your homeschool teens have covered enough writing for each Language Arts credit? Join Vicki, Sabrina and Kym for a encouragement and solid information on homeschool highschool writing requirements!
What if you love reading but your teen hates it? (or vise versa…) Every homeschool highschooler must have Language Arts on the transcript for graduation. Literature in an important part of those credits. How do you make the best of you literature choices so that everyone has their needs met? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for tips and ideas!
Can you homeschool highschool with teens who have special needs? Of course you can! If God called you to it, he’ll equip you. Join Vicki for an interview with her sister-in-law, Patty Tillman. Patty shares how she successfully homeschooled her son all the way through graduation.
One of the most important life preparation courses your teen will take in homeschool highschool is Career Exploration? Why? What should you include? How do you cover Career Exploration? Join Vicki and Kym for a discussion about Career Exploration.
There’s not ONE right way to homeschool AND there’s not ONE right way to earn a history credit. Join Sabrina, Vicki, and Kym for a fun discussion of various ways to get that history credit on the homeschool transcript.
You know your homeschool highschooler needs World Language on his/her transcript! But how do you get it done in a useful and meaningful way? Can it be fun? How do I find the right course? Join Sabrina, Vicki an Kym for fun with World Languages!
Homeschooling highschool years are the best years of all. Make the most of them! Join us for an interview with homeschool graduate, Ezra Tillman. He’ll be sharing lots of cool things he did in highschool and the ways those things prepared him for college and career!
Your teen needs some fun in highschool! The kind of fun that will also sparkle up the transcript and help develop good life skills. How do you do that? One way is to join a drama production! Join Vicki and Kym at Sabrina’s 16th annual homeschool drama camp for a “front-row seat” on what it’s like to get dramatic about highschool. (AND hear some interviews with the drama campers!)
Give your homeschool highschoolers’ transcripts the boost they need for college admissions! Here’s how and why to honestly and clearly show the level of academic rigor in their courses. Join Sabrina and Vicki for encouraging (not intimidating) tips.
The Homeschool Highschool Podcast’s 7Sisters team went on their annual retreat and had a blast sharing their best and worst moments educating their teens. You’ll feel like you’re the best compared to some of these fails! Join all 6 of the 7SistersHomeschool.com team for faves and fails. (YOU’RE the 7th Sister!)
What if your homeschool highschooler has non-academic gifts and interests? What if he/she is chomping at the bit to jump into a career? Join us for an interview with Angela O’Shaughnessy, whose sons are enjoying success in their non-college careers!
Homeschool highschoolers have many different interests and abilities. One of the best things about homeschooling is that you can tailor their literature credits to make the most of their individual needs! It’s fun. Vicki and Sabrina tell you how!
Want to have a hip, cool, fun, EASY event that builds the Language Arts credit in a powerful way? Throw a Readers Theater Party!! You need to do this! Sabrina and Vicki tell you how!
Language Arts is a “monster credit” for the homeschool highschool transcript. It includes SO many things. How can you be certain you are covering it all? Join Sabrina and Vicki for confidence-boosting tips!
College is not an option for some homeschool highschoolers. That’s okay! God has careers in mind for non-college teens, too! Join Vicki and Sabrina as they discuss how to handle highschool when college is not the right choice for your teen.
Why goals? How do you create goals for homeschool high school? What are the important goals for a highschooler’s academic, character and personal development? Join Sabrina and Vicki as they share how to set and enjoy Homeschool Highschool’s 4 Year Goals!
It’s cost you a lot of blood, sweat and tears. It’s benefitted you and your homeschool highschooler with lots of fun and learning together. NOW it’s time for graduation ceremony and graduation party! Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for tips on how to get it done with as little stress as possible.
When is it ok to allow your homeschool highschoolers to fail? When do you swoop in for a rescue? Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an encouraging discussion on the challenges of allowing teens to mature the hard way.
There’s not ONE right way to homeschool highschool because every teen is different. Praise God for that! So how do you find the best-fit curriculum for your homeschool highschoolers? Join Sabrina and Vicki for some tried-and-true tips!
What? You didn’t raise your teens to be self-centered and selfish? You taught them to serve? Great!! Let’s get that on the homeschool transcript. Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for the how’s and why’s of teens and service.
Worried about what needs to be included on that all-important homeschool highschool transcript? Take a deep breath! Sabrina and Vicki from 7SistersHomeschool.com are here to help. Join them for some good news: You can do it! You and your teen can create a terrific transcript!
How do you keep your homeschool highschooler’s transcript from looking like 1 million other high schoolers’ transcript? You SPARKLE it up! Electives and extracurriculars give homeschool transcripts pizzazz! They show who your teens truly are, they highlight strengths and interests. Join Sabrina, Vicki and 7Sisters Kym as they share ways to sparkle up your homeschool transcripts with electives and extracurriculars.
Join us for an interview with actual homeschool graduates who are now in college. Seth and Caroline share what was genuinely useful and what was genuinely could have gone better. You’ll enjoy this fun discussion that “gets real” about homeschooling highschool.
This question strikes fear into many parents of homeschool highschoolers! Don’t fear! Sabrina and Vicki are here to share with you the secrets of helping your teens be college attractive. You CAN do it!
Sabrina and Vicki are going to get down to the serious business of getting your teens into college or career, creating a great transcript and other important stuff. But REALLY, if your teens don’t have ANY fun in highschool they will be miserable- and miserable teens don’t learn as well. So here are 5 fabulous fun ideas to keep you homeschool highschool lively!
Join homeschool highschool veterans Sabrina Justison and Vicki Tillman from 7SistersHomeschool.com as they share their 20+ experience. They will help YOU love homeschooling highschool!