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Introducing the Soft Skill of Creativity!

Introducing the Soft Skill of Creativity on the Soft Skills 101 Podcast!This week on the podcast I’ll introduce the Soft Skill of Creativity. Creativity is going to be more important than ever in the fluid and radically changing job market of the 2020’s. I’ll share some interesting info on what’s coming and then 50 ways to develop your creativity!

Isaiah 64:8  But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett

Resources for Developing Creativity:

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Music as a Life Skill

Music teaches our kids so many life skills that are transferable to all other aspects of their lives, you definitely want to make time for it. And if you’re not sure how, we have some great ideas for you!I’m joined on the podcast today by Melissa Grande who is a professional musician, Wild and Free leader and True North Homeschool Academy Teacher! Today we are going to be talking about Music is an important life skill. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with core academics and feel like Music is just something to add onto the end.

But really, Music teaches our kids so many life skills that are transferable to all other aspects of their lives, you definitely want to make time for it. And if you’re not sure how, we have some great ideas for you!

Melissa shares the following Benefits of Music in our ilves which include so many soft skills!

  1. Stress Management & Therapeutic Benefits- Music calms the soul, gives kids the ability to express emotions and work off the wiggles! It also utilizes many neural pathways!
  2. Quick Thinking Skills
  3. Social Skills such as  Collaboration & Communication
  4. Responsibility and Discipline -students learn to take care of their instrument and focus on practicing, getting better.
  5. Problem Solving
  6.  Time Management & Deadlines
  7. Pride in Accomplishments & Do Hard Things
  8. Perseverance/Patience -excellence comes with good practice.
  9. Creative Expression
  10.  Self Expression

 

Blog Post: Latin, Math and Music: Universal Languages

Musicians Referenced: Carmen, Sandy Patty, Keith Green, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith,

TNHA Classes to get your Musical and Creative Energies flowing!

Melissa Grande also teaches

 

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How to Teach Compassion Skills with Homeschool Teens

This week on Homeschoool Highschool Podcast: How to Teach Compassion Skills with Homeschool Teens.

How to Teach Compassion Skills with Homeschool Teens

How to Teach Compassion Skills with Homeschool Teens

Vicki and Kym love to talk about compassion and other soft skills. Why? Because they know that teens need to be equipped with various soft skills in order to succeed in life. Employers are often looking for evidence of soft skills when interviewing potential employees. Soft skills help teens to manage friendships and networks successfully.

Here are some important soft skills for homeschool high schoolers to master:

In this episode, Vicki and Kym are discussing the soft skill: compassion (or empathy).

Kym recently read an article about respectful and compassionate ways to communicate with people with disabilities. This is an important issue to Kym because she and her family raise Seeing Eye Puppies (check out our episode about their puppies).

Conversing with other teens with their other-abled teens or people who are different can be a wonderful way to spread the love of Christ in the world. Teens can often feel awkward when they are in a new situation, especially with people who are new or have a difference of any kind. (Check out this episode on helping teens create a welcoming culture in their homeschool and church communities.)

We, as homeschool parents, can equip our teens to grow beyond the discomfort and gain confidence in their conversational and compassionate skills. (This is actually an excellent addition to Health class.)

Here are some easy skills to help build compassion skills with homeschool teens:

  • When you meet someone different, do not gawk
  • When you talk with someone different, look at them while you talk
  • Greet them with a warm tone in your voice
  • Young children may want to ask a new person about their disability. If they ask politely, that is fine. It is a good conversation starter. However, with teens many people who are new to a group or who have disabilities want to be talked to as if they are a welcomed, included person.
  • Include the new or different person in activities and group conversations. Invite them to join in.
  • These things take practice, so having some family practice times for using compassion skills. Role playing is a great way to practice compassion skills. Take turns playing the new or different person and the welcomer. (Practice makes awkward conversations not-awkward!)
  • Have five questions to ask any new, newish, or different questions, for instance:
    • I’m So-and-so, what’s your name?
    • How did you find this group?
    • What do you like about homeschooling?
    • What is your favorite thing to do?
    • Do you have siblings? Do they homeschool?
  • As part of Health class, learn about common adaptive devices such as cochlear implants, hearing aids, service dogs, etc. Be willing to get comfortable with people using adaptive devices.
  • Make your own expectation of being willing to make adjustments in teaching (as in co-op settings). Teach your homeschool high schoolers to be flexible and willing to make adjustments in a group.
  • Maintain a personal growth mindset. (Check out this post and this resource list.)
  • Teach your homeschoolers that God looks at us through the eyes of compassion. If He is compassionate towards us, shouldn’t we also model compassion when dealing with other people?
    • Help your homeschool high schoolers to see all people as creations of God.
  • Read current articles on differences and disabilities.
  • For more practical tips, check out this post from our friend, Charlene, at Hess Unacademy

Compassion, like any soft skill, does not come naturally to many teens. Yes, at some level compassion will be *caught* by being around compassionate parents and leaders. At a practical level, though, compassion must be *taught* and practiced. That’s why it is called a *skill*. The cool thing is: a teen with skills is a more confident teen!

Join Vicki and Kym for a compassionate discussion about compassion!

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How to Teach Compassion Skills with Homeschool Teens

Introducing Soft Skills 101

Soft Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age

Welcome to Soft Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age, sponsored by the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and True North Homeschool Academy! My name is Lisa Nehring and I will be your host, with regular appearances by my husband, Dr. David Nehring. Together we have homeschooled our 5 kids for the past 27 years, and are passionately committed to resourcing and connecting fellow homeschoolers and Christians with the tools and resources necessary to navigate a complex world in need of a Savior.  Listen in as we share a little about ourselves in this introductory audio!

Each month we will focus on a particular soft skill, including the “4 C’s of Education*” such as

  • Team work/ Collaboration*
  • Integrity
  • Critical thinking*
  • Creativity*
  • Work Ethic
  • Leadership Skills
  • Time & Distraction Management Skills
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Communication*

It’s a well-known adage in the business world that you are hired for your hard skills and fired for your soft skills. It might be a well-known adage, but what exactly are hard and soft skills?

  • Hard skills are easily measurable and quantifiable skills, such as welding or heart surgery.
  • Soft skills are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively, harmoniously and productively with other people.

Over the course of each month we will:

  • Define specific aspects of the soft skill we are focusing on
  • Dive deep into how to implement these skills in your own life
  • Offer practical tips, helps, curriculum and books.
  • Interview guest experts and learn from those who are implementing these skills in their own lives.
  • Provide you with show notes that equip you with awesome resources

Join our on-going discussions at our FB groups: Help Homeschooling High School Tribe and Survive & Thrive Special Needs Homeschooling. Follow us at True North Homeschool Academy.com where you will find new blog posts 2-3 times a week as well as on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. Follow and download this podcast on iTunes and share it with your friends!

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Life Skills 101 – Life Skills For A Digital Age

Life Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age

It’s a well-known adage in the business world that you are hired for your hard skills and fired for your soft skills. It might be a well-known adage, but what exactly are hard and soft skills?  

  • Hard skills are easily measurable and quantifiable skills, such as welding or heart surgery.
  • Soft skills are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively, harmoniously and productively with other people.

Welcome to Soft Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age, sponsored by the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and True North Homeschool Academy! My name is Lisa Nehring and I will be your host, with regular appearances by my husband, Dr. David Nehring. Together we have homeschooled our 5 kids for the past 27 years, and are passionately committed to resourcing and connecting fellow homeschoolers and Christians with the tools and resources necessary to navigate a complex world in need of a Savior.

Each month we will focus on a particular soft skill, including the “4 C’s of Education*” such as

  • Team work/ Collaboration*
  • Integrity
  • Critical thinking*
  • Creativity*
  • Work Ethic
  • Leadership Skills
  • Time & Distraction Management Skills
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Communication*

Over the course of each month we will:

  • Define specific aspects of the soft skill we are focusing on
  • Dive deep into how to implement these skills in your own life
  • Offer practical tips, helps, curriculum and books.
  • Interview guest experts and learn from those who are implementing these skills in their own lives.
  • Provide you with show notes that equip you with awesome resources

Join our on-going discussions at our FB groups: Help Homeschooling High School Tribe and Survive & Thrive Special Needs Homeschooling. Follow us at True North Homeschool Academy.com where you will find new blog posts every week as well as on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. Follow and download this podcast on iTunes and share it with your friends!

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Event Planning with Anna Knaub

This week, I’m joined by True North Homeschool Academy Teacher, Anna Knaub, who is going to be talking with us about the important life skill of Event Planning!Successful Event Planning is a Life Skill

 

This week, I’m joined by True North Homeschool Academy Teacher, Anna Knaub, who is going to be talking with us about the important life skill of Event Planning!

Types of Event Planning:

  • Wedding
  • Birthdays
  • Corporate & Business
  • Holiday
  • Church
  • Fund Raising

Event Planning is a great “robot-proofed” job! It requires:

Event planners can make a LOT of money. And as parents, we know that we are planning events with regularity – from birthdays, to travel/ vacations, holidays and more!

Helping our kids understand the basics of event planning is a life skill – one they can monetize and serve others with!

How to help your kids get started with Event Planning as a fun Micro-Biz:

  • Pick and age group
  • Pick 4 themes
  • Come up with supplies- might require front end money for things like Table Cloths, etc.
  • Plot things out: Time frame, sample menu, decorations, items to purchase, who is making purchases,etc.
  • Pinterest is a great place for ideas as well as place to create themed boards as you plan

Resources:

Lord of the Rings birthday

Community Service Log Sheets

The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer

Event Planning Club this spring through True North Homeschool Academy Student Membership Program. Purchase a yearly program, or monthly- up to 3 kids can take up to 3 clubs each semester.

Event planning club will include weekly “challenges” that will entail

Students will gain legitimate tools to have the foundations to pull off a real life event!*

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How to Robot Proof your Kids

Your kids will live and work in a technological world full of Robots and Artificial Intelligence. How are we supposed to raise kids who have the know-how to compete in such a technological future? I’m glad you asked!How to Robot-Proof your Kids!

Your kids will live and work in a technological world full of Robots and Artificial Intelligence. How are we supposed to raise kids who have the know-how to compete in such a technological future? I’m glad you asked!
So, let’s dig into the practicality of HOW to develop your kids humanity:

✅Develop your kids faith life
✅A solid liberal arts background will develop academic skills and abilities as well as give our kids a taste of Truth, Beauty and Goodness.
✅Focus on building your kids’ Soft Skills Muscles; Soft skills such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration, along with flexibility and adaptability, time and distraction management, loyalty, integrity, etc.
✅Emphasize developing your kids Creativity! Creativity is going to be a vital skill as we navigate through this 4th Industrial Revolution!
✅Build your kids Critical Thinking Muscles! Encourage them to see “around” a problem and creatively and critically problem solve.
✅Give your kids opportunities to collaborate in meaningful ways. Team builders are integral to successful families and work environments.
✅Computers cannot become Culturally Agile, but humans can; teach your kids a Foreign Language!
✅Intentionally work to develop your kid’s very human capacities for flexibility and adaptability!
Entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to ensure vocational success in the future with the burgeoning gig economy, so teach them what it means to live and think entrepreneurially!!
✅Encourage your kids to become auto-didacts- self-learners as our kids will be working in a fast paced, global work environment where they will be required to pivot frequently and with ease!

It’s a lot to think about, but again, a solid educational pedagogy will allow you to give your kids solid academic and soft skills. It’s an exciting world we are preparing our kids for!

Recommended Resources:

Robot-Proof

College (Un)Bound 

Your Future: The Money Guide

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A Special Thank You to Our Network Sponsor:  Courageous Movie

 

From the Kendrick Brothers, creators of the No. 1 box-office movie WAR ROOM and OVERCOMER, comes the remastered re-release of COURAGEOUS Legacy, in theaters September 24. Celebrating 10 years of impact on families and fathers, this updated version of the film includes new scenes and an enhanced look and sound.

Filled with action-packed drama, COURAGEOUS Legacy will once again have viewers laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.

Check out the trailer here!


The Future of Work

Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. Titus 3:14Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives. Titus 3:14

Career Stages

  • High school
  • Launching as an Adult can include college
  • Early Career
  • Late Career
  • Mid-Career
  • Retirement

What Economies will Play a Role in the Future?

  • Big Tech Economy
  • Precision Economy
  • Exodus Economy
  • Empath Economy
  • Gig Economy

 

Future Workers will need Technical Skills as well as Soft Skills, particularly Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Communication Skills. The good news is that a solid high school course of study will lay a solid foundation for these type of skills. Additional, future workers will need the ability to upskill and re-skill, as well as have a zeal for life long learning.

What is the best way to navigate the future? As always, I recommend start with the end in mind and working backwards. What kind of lifestyle does your student want to have, where do they want to live, what work do they believe in and want to invest in doing?

Assess your student, your current resources and your location, as all of these offer various challenges and opportunities. And don’t forget that you are one of your student’s best resources. What are your areas of interests and trained vocation? Your kids have a jump start on whatever it is you share with them, because of what you already know.

Craft a clear plan that includes

True North Homeschool Academy classes that will set your student up for future success

Fall Class True North Homeschool Academy

  • Orienteering
  • Life Skills
  • 101 Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Photography & Digital Tech
  • Video Editing
  • Photoshop
  • E-books
  • Survive Homeschooling High School
  • Young Professionals Series
  • Academic Advising & Testing
  • FB lives and Info Meetings

We love coming alongside fellow homeschoolers to ensure your academic and future success at True North Homeschool Academy! We offer Academic Advising, amazing k-12th grade Classes, Clubs and Mom’s Membership, regular Podcasts and Blog posts and more! Let us know how we can come alongside of you!

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Preparing our children for jobs of the future

Preparing our children for jobs of the future

106: Preparing our children for jobs of the future

As we homeschool, we do have to consider if we are preparing our children for jobs of the future and that is what we consider in this episode.

Some of the ideas mentioned are:

1. Will the job still exist – and if so, will it be changed in any way?

2. Technological know-how job seekers will need

3. They may need to know how to program

4. They will need to know how to work virtually

5. Make sure they know how to teach themselves new skills

6. A skill they will still need – how to write well

7. Problem solving will always be an important ability

8. Creativity will be too

9. Ethics relating to a changing technological world

This could mean less memorization in your homeschool and more emphasis on curriculum that encourages problem-solving and creativity and incorporates technology and online work.

Show sponsor, FundaFunda Academy has classes that teach coding (Intro to Game Programming, Scratch and Python) as well as Computer Applications. In addition, many of their online classes, and all their web-based unit studies incorporate digital projects. And many of their classes also have group projects to teach students to work virtually as part of a team.

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Preparing our children for jobs of the future

Six Benefits Of Learning Spanish

Learning Spanish | With a passion for speaking Spanish, and experience as a homeschool mom, Alba Alonso shares the benefits of learning Spanish. You will be surprised at the innovation she uses and she explains more of this in this episode! | #podcast #homeschoolpodcast #fitnesslatinos #foreignlanguageSix Benefits Of Learning Spanish Episode 366

With a passion for speaking Spanish, and experience as a homeschool mom, Alba Alonso shares the benefits of learning Spanish. You will be surprised at the innovation she uses and she explains more of this in this episode! Time to learn a #foreignlanguage ~ try #fitnesslatinos

Thanks so much to Fitness Latinos our sponsor! Please visit the website here: VISIT Fitness Latinos here 

An informational video about the product is here: VIDEO Here

About Alba Alonso

  • Her first language was Spanish. She lived in Colombia in South America for her first 10 years. She learned English during her middle and high school years and moved from Miami to Oregon and went on to college in South Carolina. You can say she has tasted a little bit of our US culture in a short time!

    She gave up a career as a marketing coordinator for an international architecture firm to be a stay-at-home mom and homeschooled her two children for the next 20 years. When her firstborn was eight years old her friends began to take an interest in learning Spanish. The first year her homeschool coop started with twenty students!

    Alba is the founder of an all-male Hispanic soccer league, has been an interpreter and was the co-host of Mom’s Homeroom, a parenting web show. Thirty-eight years after having moved to the US she has poured her life’s experience into her online business Fitness Latinos where she teaches Spanish and English in a practical way that will commit learning the foreign language in a personal and permanent way.

    She believes you have to define your “WHY?” before you learn to enjoy the journey. Her life’s motto is, “Transformation Through Education and Each One Teach One.”

Handout from Level 1 & 2 Syllabi and Benefits

Top Six Benefits of Learning Spanish

  1. Inspire – Your journey will inspire others to be courageous and to step out of the mundane routine of life and get to know someone new and exciting.
  2. Fun – The study of a new language helps us be able to navigate outside the tourist bubble, to connect and interact with the place and its people in a way that is typically not accessible to those without the language.
  3. Appreciate –We begin to appreciate other traditions, mannerisms, and cultures. We develop a greater acceptance of others and we learn to have empathy for humanity.
  4. Health – Highly successful people exercise because exercise keeps the brain healthy, reduces stress, helps improve memory, creativity, concentration, problem-solving skills, we can multitask better and we become better listeners.
  5. Connect – We become someone who can connect at a deeper level with others simply because we are more in tune with the differences we each possess.
  6. Challenge – Our motto is “Through language, we communicate, through actions we connect.” Our weekly challenge will encourage you to have the courage to make new friends one step at a time.

By nature, learning our native language or foreign language is elementary. The same way we learned to say hello, learned our colors, numbers, and animals in our mother tongue is the way we instruct students to learn a foreign language. Even if you have some knowledge of Spanish or English but you cannot carry or understand a simple conversation with a foreign speaker then you need to go back and master the basics. By the end of our 1st level course, you will be able to understand your GPS in Spanish or at least give someone directions.

You will understand cognates, articles, nouns, and 50 verbs. Our 2nd level will help our students have a full conversation using feelings, sports, professions, opposites, as well as learn cognates, nouns, prepositions, interrogatives, and 50 verbs. In addition, we give our students specific websites they can focus on to take ownership over their future studies. Learning how to conjugate in different tenses is more advanced and requires different examples best learned one on without stress.

It is important for students to read, write, hear and physically practice the language in a fun environment. There are 22 lessons with written instructions, a video with me pronouncing the vocabulary for the week and a challenge for the week. Some of the challenges are right in your own home and some require you to go to a local store and ask for help.

We have to live with the end in mind. No one lives a happy life without these three: love, purpose, and support. We need more than theoretical knowledge, we need to challenge ourselves to gain practical knowledge. The best way is through relationships. In each lesson’s video, I give my students tips on how to break out of that shyness, fear, lack of interest and truly experience how easy it is to learn Spanish or English. Through weekly assignments that include: family, friends and their community, they will retain the vocabulary for the week for years like my past students.

We have combined effective linear learning (as in one theme per week which is curriculum controlled) and flexible learning (where the environment is learner controlled) and coupled it with motivation to help decrease stress and master cognitive load. The weekly assignments connect our students peer to peer in their own community, something that no computer software can do. We lead the way for better relationship habits in all areas of life.