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How to Graduate Your Homeschooler (Replay)

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How to Graduate Your Homeschooler

In this show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks about the pragmatics of How to Graduate Your Homeschooler!

We’ll cover:

  1. Who creates the Transcript
  2. Who issues the Diploma
  3. What is required to Graduate
  4. How to make graduation official
  5. Who oversees it all
  6. Are homeschoolers required to take the GED?

 

    1. First things first  make sure you have legalities in order.
    2. Determine What Type of Transcript will you create – Vocational, College Prep or Honors
  • Where’s Your Student Headed- think through post High School Options

Ending Well  Once your students have completed the necessary ….they are ready to graduate!

Let’s Get Graduated! Listen in as we talk about the legal stuff:

 

  • Is it legal for your to create a High School Transcript?
  • Is it legal for you to create a High School Diploma?
  • Is the Homeschool Diploma considered an official document?
  • Are homeschoolers required to take the GED?

 

We’ll also cover what should be included in a Diploma?

And that’s a wrap, my friends! You’ve graduated your high school student as as homeschooler! And that’s something you can both be proud of!

Resources and FREE Printables from True North Homeschool Academy!

True North Homeschool Academy offers 1st – 12th grade live on-line, dynamic, interactive classes for the Homeschool family that will inspire and delight! World class teachers, international community, syllabus and grading done for you, private and secure virtual campus that provides Parent and Student Dashboard, communication with instructors, monthly newsletter, topic and bulletin boards and more! We utlize gamification and the SAMR model to bring you time tested educational pedagogy and cutting edge technology. Discover the True North Homeschool Academy Difference! Fall registration is OPEN and classes begin the week of August 22!

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How to Graduate Your Homeschooler

A Production of the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

How to Graduate Your Homeschooler

In this show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks about the pragmatics of How to Graduate Your Homeschooler!

We’ll cover:

  1. Who creates the Transcript
  2. Who issues the Diploma
  3. What is required to Graduate
  4. How to make graduation official
  5. Who oversees it all
  6. Are homeschoolers required to take the GED?

 

    1. First things first  make sure you have legalities in order.
    2. Determine What Type of Transcript will you create – Vocational, College Prep or Honors
  • Where’s Your Student Headed- think through post High School Options

Ending Well  Once your students have completed the necessary ….they are ready to graduate!

Let’s Get Graduated! Listen in as we talk about the legal stuff:

 

  • Is it legal for your to create a High School Transcript?
  • Is it legal for you to create a High School Diploma?
  • Is the Homeschool Diploma considered an official document?
  • Are homeschoolers required to take the GED?

 

We’ll also cover what should be included in a Diploma?

And that’s a wrap, my friends! You’ve graduated your high school student as as homeschooler! And that’s something you can both be proud of!

Resources and FREE Printables from True North Homeschool Academy!

True North Homeschool Academy offers 1st – 12th grade live on-line, dynamic, interactive classes for the Homeschool family that will inspire and delight! World class teachers, international community, syllabus and grading done for you, private and secure virtual campus that provides Parent and Student Dashboard, communication with instructors, monthly newsletter, topic and bulletin boards and more! We utlize gamification and the SAMR model to bring you time tested educational pedagogy and cutting edge technology. Discover the True North Homeschool Academy Difference! Fall registration is OPEN and classes begin the week of August 22!

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The ONE Skill Your Student Needs to Graduate High School (Summer Replay)

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Show Notes: LifeSkills101 Podcast Episode - "The One Skill Your Kids Need to Graduate High School" In this episode of LifeSkills101, we delve into an essential skill. It's not math or science. It's the art of selling. Selling is crucial for high school graduates. It's not just about business. It's about communication and persuasion. Our kids use selling daily. They negotiate with peers, teachers, and even us, their parents. The One Skill: Selling First, selling teaches effective communication. Kids learn to express ideas clearly. They learn to listen and respond to feedback. This skill is vital in any career. It helps in resolving conflicts and building relationships. Emotional Intelligence is a Skill Second, selling enhances emotional intelligence. It requires understanding emotions in oneself and others. Kids learn empathy and how to influence feelings positively. This emotional awareness is key in personal and professional success. Resilence and Rejection  Third, selling fosters resilience. Rejection is part of selling. Kids learn to handle it without losing confidence. This resilience is crucial for life's challenges. It teaches them to persevere and adapt. The Skill of Goal Setting Fourth, goal setting is another benefit. Selling involves setting and achieving goals. Kids learn the importance of planning and hard work. They understand that effort leads to results. This mindset is valuable for any future endeavor. Problem Solving Skills Finally, selling builds problem-solving skills. Kids learn to identify needs and offer solutions. They think creatively and critically. These skills are applicable in any situation. To cultivate this skill, encourage your kids to practice selling. They can start small, like selling old toys or organizing a garage sale. Support them in school fundraising activities. Discuss their experiences and the lessons learned. Also, teach them the value of preparation. Understanding the product and the audience is key. Role-playing can be a fun way to practice. It helps them anticipate questions and objections. Honesty and Integrity Highlight the importance of honesty and integrity. Selling is not about tricking people. It's about offering real value and building trust. Teach them to believe in what they're selling. Their enthusiasm will be contagious. Lastly, remind them that selling is a journey. They will face rejections and failures. Encourage them to see these as opportunities to learn and grow. Wrap Up In conclusion, the art of selling is invaluable for high school graduates. It equips them with skills needed for success in life. It's about communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, goal setting, and problem-solving. Encourage your kids to embrace selling. Support them in their journey. They will not only graduate high school but also thrive in life beyond it. Remember, the goal is to prepare our kids for the real world. Selling is a skill that opens doors and creates opportunities. Let's help our kids master it. Join us next time on LifeSkills101 for more insights into equipping your kids for success.Show Notes: LifeSkills101 Podcast Episode – “The One Skill Your Kids Need to Graduate High School”

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In this episode of LifeSkills101, we delve into an essential skill. It’s not math or science. It’s the art of selling. Selling is crucial for high school graduates. It’s not just about business. It’s about communication and persuasion. Our kids use selling daily. They negotiate with peers, teachers, and even us, their parents.

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The One Skill: Selling

First, selling teaches effective communication. Kids learn to express ideas clearly. They learn to listen and respond to feedback. This skill is vital in any career. It helps in resolving conflicts and building relationships.

Emotional Intelligence is a Skill

Second, selling enhances emotional intelligence. It requires understanding emotions in oneself and others. Kids learn empathy and how to influence feelings positively. This emotional awareness is key in personal and professional success.

Resilence and Rejection

Third, selling fosters resilience. Rejection is part of selling. Kids learn to handle it without losing confidence. This resilience is crucial for life’s challenges. It teaches them to persevere and adapt.

The Skill of Goal Setting

Fourth, goal setting is another benefit. Selling involves setting and achieving goals. Kids learn the importance of planning and hard work. They understand that effort leads to results. This mindset is valuable for any future endeavor.

Problem Solving Skills

Finally, selling builds problem-solving skills. Kids learn to identify needs and offer solutions. They think creatively and critically. These skills are applicable in any situation.

To cultivate this skill, encourage your kids to practice selling. They can start small, like selling old toys or organizing a garage sale. Support them in school fundraising activities. Discuss their experiences and the lessons learned.

Also, teach them the value of preparation. Understanding the product and the audience is key. Role-playing can be a fun way to practice. It helps them anticipate questions and objections.

Honesty and Integrity

Highlight the importance of honesty and integrity. Selling is not about tricking people. It’s about offering real value and building trust. Teach them to believe in what they’re selling. Their enthusiasm will be contagious.

Lastly, remind them that selling is a journey. They will face rejections and failures. Encourage them to see these as opportunities to learn and grow.

Wrap Up

In conclusion, the art of selling is invaluable for high school graduates. It equips them with skills needed for success in life. It’s about communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, goal setting, and problem-solving. Encourage your kids to embrace selling. Support them in their journey. They will not only graduate high school but also thrive in life beyond it.

Remember, the goal is to prepare our kids for the real world. Selling is a skill that opens doors and creates opportunities. Let’s help our kids master it. Join us next time on LifeSkills101 for more insights into equipping your kids for success.


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Self Care for Life Transitions for Homeschool Moms

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This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Self Care for Life Transitions for Homeschool Moms.

Self Care for Life Transitions for Homeschool Moms

Self Care for Life Transitions for Homeschool Moms

Life’s transitions can be challenging, especially when juggling homeschooling responsibilities. But self-care is a vital component of sustaining your ability to care for others – and not a selfish act. Proper self-care can help manage stress and ensure that you are emotionally and physically prepared for whatever life throws your way. Let’s talk about how we do our self-care for life transitions while we’re being healthy moms of adult young people and caregiving for older people.

What are Life Transitions?

Life transitions are periods of change and adjustment that we experience throughout our lives. These can include both expected and unexpected events, such as starting a new job, getting married, moving to a new city, or going through a loss or illness. 

These transitions can bring about a range of emotions and challenges, from excitement and anticipation to uncertainty and stress.

During these times of transition, it is important to prioritize self-care in order to maintain mental and emotional well-being. This means taking the time to focus on your needs and engaging in activities that bring you joy and peace. 

It also involves being mindful of your thoughts and feelings during this time, acknowledging them without judgment.

We used to do a lot of this. We’ve had different transitions in life.

We transitioned our kids through high school and then graduation, and that’s a big transition. And as they’re doing their adult things, all of a sudden, we have adult kids and aging parents at the same time.

When your kids graduate high school, especially the oldest, that could be a tough life transition. 

Another one, like us, is when we had twins. We didn’t know we were having twins until the second one showed up!

Practicing Self-Care Strategies

There are lots of ways to practice self-care during life transitions.

To soothe your mind and help choose calm over anxiety, engaging in a deep conversation with another person can be incredibly effective. Surrounding yourself with individuals who positively impact you can be nourishing for the spirit.

J.O.Y.

We homeschool moms often are trained that self-care is selfish! In fact, we were taught the acronym J.O.Y (Jesus, Others, Yourself)- with the implication that we are selfish if we manage to include the Y in the acronym. We have often been conditioned to believe that Jesus and Others matter- but not you.

However, we have to keep body, soul and spirit healthy. If we do not, will can burn out or get sick. Engaging in activities that nourish your spirit, such as playing an instrument or gathering with supportive friends, can significantly impact your well-being. 

As Kym says,

Joy: If you don’t include the Y, all you have have is JO!

Joy: If you don't include the Y, all you have have is JO!

Recognizing God’s presence in everyday moments and finding joy in simple pleasures like nature can be profoundly restorative.

Let us note two things so that everything needs to stay in balance:

We don’t want to get so caught up in self-care that we invent the word: YJO!

Also, be careful of escaping uselessly (as in hours of scrolling). Instead, do something good for body, soul or spirit if you are working on self-care.

Community and Support Systems

Lean into your support systems. We should be looking out for one another and sharing what we learn along the way. Having some prayer partners, or bffs that you can have coffee breaks with (or simply texting during tough times).

(Trivia for health class: when you have a nice conversation with friends, it literally down-regulates your vegus nerve- which helps you feel calmer and improves your immune system.)

Noticing practices

In transition times, it is helpful to take moments here and there to notice something outside that God has created. (Vicki notes a helpful noticing practice is the Ignatian Examen mindfulness prayer practice.) Kym points out that in stressful times, taking walks in nature are one of her most important self-care tools.

7Sisters Homeschool Facebook Group

One place to ask for help is in the 7SistersHomeschool Facebook group. There’s such a nice bunch of sisters there. People will reach out and not just answer each other’s questions but also share information to help each other. (Remember, there are six of us 7Sisters. So who’s the 7th Sister? YOU are!)

Sharing is beautiful.

Planning For Self-Care

One thing I think some people don’t think about in terms of self care is how to plan for it wisely. Scheduling self-care activities is crucial.

You are placing a priority on something when you give it a spot in your planner. And we often put things on there that need to be paid or meetings that we need to attend, even things like medical appointments and deadlines. But we don’t put on the calendar the time to rest, to enjoy nature, to pray, to create, to grow. 

And by putting it on your calendar, you are telling yourself this has priority and this is an important thing.

Of course, you cannot always plan for every transition. Sometimes life happens. In those times, treat yourself and the family with grace, ask for help, and keep breathing!

Teens need to learn self-care, too

Check out this post to get lots of tips for helping teens handle tough times.

Self Care for Life Transitions

Self-care is a non-negotiable aspect of navigating the homeschooling journey, especially during significant life transitions. Taking care of yourself is not just beneficial for you but also for those you care for. Start putting it on your calendar today and witness a huge beneficial transformation!

BTW- Our 7Sisters’ Cousin, Teresa Wiedrick, is a specialist in self-care for homeschool moms. Check out her podcast, Homeschool Mama Self-care and her FB group: Homeschool Mama Support Group.

Thank you for Seth Tillman for editing this podcast and for Richie Soares with Homeschool and Humor for writing this blog post!

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Advice For New Homeschool Moms With Sue Sobczak

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This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Advice For New Homeschool Moms With Sue Sobszak.

Advice For New Homeschool Moms With Sue Sobczak

Advice For New Homeschool Moms With Sue Sobczak

If you are a new homeschool mom, and you just need a little boost of encouragement, or if you have been homeschooling and need to recalibrate and find that encouragement, then you’ll love the tips from today’s guest: our Cousin Sue Sobszak! After reading the advice for new homeschool moms laid out by Sue, be sure to check out her coaching website for even more support on your homeschooling journey.

About Sue Sobczak

Sue is a retired nurse practitioner and is now a life coach. She and her husband are both retired from the army and have six kids, three of whom have graduated from college, two are currently in college, and their youngest is in high school. 

Sue and her family have homeschooled while moving around the United States and even in Germany through their military jobs. This means they have experience with different laws and making homeschooling work in various situations.

Embrace Individuality

One of the tips for new homeschool high school moms from 7SistersHomeschool is that there is not ONE right way to homeschool. It is important to remember that every child is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. 

Do not feel pressured to follow a specific method or approach just because someone says it is the right way. Our goal as homeschooling parents is to do what is best for each individual child. God has created each teen uniquely and given them gifts, and as homeschooling parents, we have the privilege of tailoring their education to meet their specific needs and interests. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to homeschool.

You Won’t Mess Up Your Kids

Many parents worry about whether they are capable of homeschooling and fear that they might mess up their children.  It is common to feel uncertain and worried about whether we’re doing enough or teaching them everything they need to know. But the truth is, learning is a lifelong journey.

Our kids will continue to learn and grow even after they graduate. Even if we do not have all the answers, our teens’ ability to learn and adapt will help them succeed in life beyond homeschooling.

If there are gaps in their education, they can always learn those things later when they need to- after all, ALL of life is education! The important thing is to foster a love for learning and a curiosity that will serve them well throughout their lives.

Character Development

While academics are important, the significance of character development in homeschooling cannot be emphasized enough. Focusing on building good character traits, such as perseverance, resilience, and adaptability, can leave a permanent impression on our children’s lives. 

For Sue’s family, character development was a top priority. While academics are important, her family focused on building good character traits in their children. This emphasis on character has had a lasting impact on them, and they’ve grown into responsible and compassionate individuals. 

Sports, travel, and other real-life experiences provide excellent opportunities for character development. Sue incorporated sports and travel into their education, as these experiences help teach them valuable life skills. Sports, in particular, teach resilience, teamwork, and the ability to learn from failure.

Sports, travel, and other real-life experiences provide excellent opportunities for character development. -Sue Sobczak

Prepare for the Future

As parents, it is essential to consider our children’s post-high school plans when designing their homeschool education. While it is impossible to predict exactly what they will want to do, having a general idea can guide your educational choices. 

Whether they are college-bound, considering a gap year, entering the military, or starting a non-college job, tailoring their education to align with their future goals can better equip them for success. This doesn’t mean you have to mimic the public school system. Rather, it’s about preparing them for their chosen path and meeting any specific requirements they may need to fulfill.

Electives, internships, and mission trips can provide valuable experiences and skills that align with their aspirations. These opportunities allow students to explore their passion areas and gain practical knowledge that can enhance their future career prospects. It also provides them with a chance to network and form connections in their desired fields. 

Have a Purpose

Having a clear purpose for homeschooling can help guide your decisions and provide motivation during challenging times. Take some time to reflect on why you chose to homeschool and what you hope to achieve. (If you have never written your homeschool mission statement, download 7Sisters’ encouraging guide.)

Sue encourages parents to write down their purpose and refer to it when things get tough. This purpose will serve as your guiding light on tough days when you question your decision. 

Your purpose might be to instill strong Christian values, foster a love for learning, or provide a safe and nurturing environment for your children to grow. 

Having a purpose will give you direction and clarity throughout your homeschooling journey. It will help you prioritize what truly matters and let go of unnecessary stress. 

Homeschooling is not just about academics. It’s about nurturing your child’s whole being and helping them develop into well-rounded individuals.

Take It One Year at a Time

Homeschooling is a dynamic and ever-evolving process. Instead of overwhelming yourself with long-term plans, focus on one homeschool year at a time. 

Flexibility is key, as life circumstances may change, and your children’s needs may evolve. Embrace the freedom homeschooling offers and adapt your approach as necessary.

You don’t have to plan out every detail in advance. You can take it day by day, minute by minute.

Advice For New Homeschool Moms With Sue Sobczak

Homeschooling can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for both parents and children. You are not alone in this homeschooling adventure. There are many resources and a supportive community available to you. 

You can do this, and your dedication and love for your children will shine through in their education. Stay encouraged and keep embracing the joy of homeschooling.

Connect With Sue

If you are looking for more guidance and support on your homeschooling journey, be sure to check out Sue’s coaching website, where you’ll find valuable resources and coaching services. She also has a helpful blog to read her experiences from her own homeschooling years. 

You can also enjoy her wealth of wisdom in this Homeschool Highschool Podcast episode: Each Homeschool High Schooler is Unique.

AND you do not want to miss her sage advice about how to get free college credit through CLEP and Modern States.

Thank you to  Seth Tillman for podcast editing and Richie Soares with Homeschool and Humor for writing this blog post!

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Tips for Homeschooling High School, Interview with Natalie Mack- Special Replay

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This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Tips for Homeschooling High School, Interview with Natalie Mack- Special Replay.

Tips for Homeschooling High School, Interview with Natalie Mack- Special Replay

Tips for Homeschooling High School, Interview with Natalie Mack

Vicki and Natalie are so excited to finally connect! We have been waiting to connect to share Natalie’s expertise on homeschooling high school!

Natalie Mack is a retired Navy chaplain’s spouse (after thirty-four years of service). She is a passion military spouse advocate because she knows that the military spouses are the ones who are holding military bases and military families together. The whole family serves!

Not only that, but she is a homeschool mom (who is a passionate advocate for all homeschooling families- and especially military homeschooling families). She has five kids.

  • Her oldest graduated from Liberty University and George Washington University (Masters in International Education- fluent in Mandarin and conversational in Russian). She is currently an International Baccalaureate coordinator for the Washington DC public school system.
  • Natalie’s second daughter is a “kick-butt soccer athlete” who played Division One soccer for Liberty University. She recently completed her Masters in Social Work at Howard University. Besides preparing for her social work career, she is also on a professional indoor soccer player.
  • Her oldest son graduated from American University’s School of International Service. He worked on a Congressional campaign for a season and is now working for a nonprofit.
  • Natalie’s second son is an Honor College student at George Mason University, a Bonners scholar there.
  • Her youngest son is fifteen. He is kind of like an only child now because his siblings are all in college or beyond.

Despite being down to one high schooler at home, Natalie is still super busy. When her kids asked her why she was still so busy, she told them that she is finally doing all the things she could not do when she was homeschooling five kids as a military wife. This is a new season but there is no time to sit around eating bonbons!

These days, when she is not working on lessons with her youngest, Natalie is:

Advice from Natalie about homeschooling high school:

Natalie has gained lots of wisdom over many years of homeschooling high school! Here are a few.

When things feel thankless, remember that someday your teens will be grown up- they will thank you then

Natalie knows from experience. Sometimes homeschool days can be thankless. On those days, you have to keep on keeping on- putting one foot in front of the other. You will make it. You can do this!

Trust the process

You may feel like you are venturing into the unknown when you start homeschooling high school. That is okay. You can do this. Try not to get overwhelmed by the newness of it all (and the fears of failure). You can trust the process where you are learning how to homeschool high school right along with your teens.

Take time to enjoy your teens.

Take time to enjoy your teens

Of course, while your teens are in high school, academics are priority. However, try not to get so focused on those academics that you do not have time to enjoy your teens. Who says that every day you have to max it out till four o’clock? If you and your teens work on academics intensely all day, every day, you (and your kids) will not have anything left to give.

Use the flexibility of homeschooling to take time to enjoy. You will want your teens to still like you (and it is hard for them to do that if they feel burned out).

There will be bad days when no schooling gets done

No one will go to hell just because it is a rotten day and schoolwork needs to be set aside. Tomorrow is a new day full of grace for you and your teens. You can model resilience for your teens- it is a GREAT life skill.

So on terrible, no-good, very-bad days, remember grace and fresh starts tomorrow!

Join a support group

Natalie knows how the support groups have been important for her homeschool success and encouragement. She suggests to look for:

Remember lots of prayer

Prayer is the key to success! You need God’s strength, grace and peace for the homeschool high school journey! God is there to helpl.

Join Vicki and Natalie for a good dose of encouragement and some tips for homeschooling high school!

Also check out these Homeschool Highschool Podcast episodes if you have a teen who is thinking about a military career:

AND check out Natalie’s Ted Talk about homeschooling!

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Homeschool AI Courses, Interview with Chris Remboldt

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This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Homeschool AI Courses, Interview with Chris Remboldt.

Homeschool AI Courses, Interview with Chris Remboldt

Homeschool AI Courses

As we transition into an era of artificial intelligence (AI), we can see how influential it could be for our kids today, both by including homeschool AI courses for learning about its applications and also by using it to pursue knowledge. One such AI wizard is Chris Remboldt from Future Homeschool. Chris is passionate about AI and believes in empowering young people with the knowledge and skills to harness its potential. Learn more about Chris’s journey into AI exploration and it helped shape Future Homeschool into making AI education accessible and engaging for teenagers.

BTW- Technology courses are useful for homeschool high schoolers. In fact, a few states require a some kind of technology course for high school graduation. (For a look at what credits teens need for graduation, check out this post.)

About Chris Remboldt

Chris’s homeschooling experience had a profound impact on his life. From a young age, he was immersed in a hands-on and book-rich environment from kindergarten through twelfth grade, and he never attended public school. In fact, the closest he got to it was taking standardized tests in Kansas. 

Chris says he was a “nerdy kid.” And his mom is still proud of the fact that he tested at a college level in most subjects when he was just ten years old. 

With no screens or video games, Chris’s childhood was filled with books, Legos, and the wonders of nature. He loved reading books like Little House on the Prairie and nature field guides. 

His parents encouraged him to explore and learn, instilling in him a love for knowledge and discovery. Moving to Tennessee, they began a truly unique educational journey: building their own house.

Chris learned practical skills and the value of hard work, doing everything from plumbing to electrical work, and they even tamed the land around the house. Chris recalls it as an incredible education and upbringing, and he considers it the best homeschool story because it taught him that all of life is education, learning so much through that experience

From Building Houses to Hacking AI

Chris’s fascination with technology began early on when he tinkered with VTEC laptops and wrote his first lines of computer language. As he grew older, he dabbled in hacking video games, pushing the boundaries of what was possible. This curiosity and desire to explore the edges of possibilities in technology led him to AI. 

Chris has been studying AI since 2018 and has used it to build web apps and create innovative projects and explore the endless possibilities it offers. His journey from building houses with the Pythagorean theorem to hacking AI showcases his passion for pushing the limits of what is possible.

AI has become an extension of his exploration of the world and a tool that empowers him to do things that would have required an entire team of developers just a few years ago.

The Importance of AI Education for Homeschoolers

AI has the potential to shape the future, and Chris believes that homeschoolers are the perfect audience to embrace and harness its power. By equipping teenagers with AI knowledge, they can become the architects of a better world. 

Future Homeschool offers a platform where Chris adds a new lesson each week based on his experiences in AI. Each week, students receive a new lesson based on what Chris has learned in AI. These artificial intelligence lesson plans cover a wide range of topics, from large language models to online entrepreneurship, providing teens with a comprehensive understanding of AI and its applications. There’s even a free course on Chat GPT that you can learn more about. 

The course is structured to be an elective, allowing students to earn credit for their homeschool transcript, all while fostering a supportive community where students can connect and collaborate.

Homeschoolers are the perfect audience for Future Homeschool because they are creative, curious, and wise. Chris’ goal is to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive impact in the world by providing them with the tools and knowledge to navigate the world of AI. 

He hopes to see graduates of his course starting their own tech companies. And, as an entrepreneur himself, Chris also plans to invest in startups that emerge from the Future Homeschool community, fostering a cycle of innovation and growth.

You are the future, and your potential is limitless.- Chris Remboldt

Homeschool AI Courses

In a world driven by technology, it is crucial to equip young people with the skills and knowledge to navigate the ever-evolving landscape. Future Homeschool offers a unique opportunity for homeschoolers to learn more about the world of AI, explore its possibilities, and develop their entrepreneurial mindset. 

Chris Remboldt is paving the way for a future where teens can utilize technology to create positive change. Learn more about Future Homeschool, where your teen can join the exciting AI journey that will undoubtedly shape their future.

Keep pushing the boundaries, exploring new possibilities, and embracing the power of education. You are the future, and your potential is limitless.- Chris Remboldt

Connect with Chris Remboldt

You can learn more about how your teen can join Future Homeschool by Chris Remboldt. Also, learn how AI continues to shape our world through the Future Homeschool YouTube channel.

Also, for more technology ideas, check out the Homeschooling with Technology Podcast, here on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network.

Thank you to Seth Tillman for editing the podcast. Also, thanks to Richie Soares with Homeschool & Humor for writing this blog post.

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Study Skills For Homeschoolers

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This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Study Skills For Homeschoolers.

Study Skills For Homeschoolers

Study Skills For Homeschoolers

Some teens are born knowing how to study. However, most teens need to learn study skills. We often hear from homeschool graduates, especially those bound for college, that they need guidance in this area. We asked our 7Sister Marilyn to help explain study skills for homeschoolers.

About Marilyn Groop and Mt. Sophia

Marilyn is an editor of our 7SistersHomeschool textbooks, along with Sarah and Allison. Not only that, but she is also the principal of our local umbrella school, Mount Sophia Academy. This umbrella school has been serving homeschoolers for over twenty years. Hundreds of students have passed through those doors, with more than twenty-six graduating classes to date. It is truly amazing and feels us all with a sense of pride and joy. 

Mt. Sophia Academy serves as a homeschool diploma program, providing academic advising, transcript management, and diploma issuance for high school students. They offer classes for middle and high schoolers, ranging from average to advanced levels. Although they do not teach AP classes, some of their students have successfully taken and passed AP tests. With a diverse group of teachers and a busy schedule of classes on Mondays and Thursdays, a comprehensive education is the goal for the students attending.

Mt. Sophia Academy also offers outstanding academic advising to help students prepare for college and beyond, including guidance in extracurricular activities like sports and choir. They take pride in supporting parents and taking responsibility for the academic aspects of their homeschool high schoolers‘ education.

Here are the study skills for homeschool high schoolers

Marilyn teaches homeschool high schoolers these study skills.

The Importance of Effective Time Management

Time management is one of the most critical study skills for homeschoolers in order to achieve success through high school and beyond. But procrastination is the opposite of this, and quite the demolisher. It’s never a good strategy, especially when it comes to studying. When it comes to subjects like world languages, consistency is key.

Research has shown that cramming is not an effective method for retaining information. Instead of cramming for hours the night before, encourage your teens to spend fifteen minutes each day reviewing vocabulary or concepts. This practice helps information transfer to long-term memory more effectively.

By spreading out study sessions and engaging in regular review, students can improve their long-term memory and overall understanding of the material.

Doing the Work and Meeting Deadlines

Another crucial aspect of successful studying is actually doing the work. Completing assignments and meeting deadlines are fundamental skills that all high school students should develop. 

While there may be occasions when prioritizing certain tasks becomes necessary, encourage your teens to make time for their academic responsibilities. It’s essential for students to develop awareness and take responsibility for their academic responsibilities. Doing so will help them develop discipline and be better prepared for college and beyond.

Seeking Help and Asking Questions

Encourage your teens to seek help when needed. It is important to reach out to teachers for clarification or assistance when it is needed because waiting until the last minute or struggling silently can hinder progress. 

Students can build a rapport with their teachers and gain a better understanding of the material from asking questions, attending office hours, and actively engaging in class. This skill is invaluable in college as well, where seeking assistance becomes even more crucial.

Effective Note-Taking

Taking thorough and organized notes is another one of the essential study skills for homeschoolers. Marilyn’s daughter, for example, found that transcribing her class notes shortly after the lecture improved her understanding and retention of the material. 

Research suggests that handwriting notes can enhance memory and understanding, as it requires active engagement with the material and synthesis.  Encourage your teens to experiment with different note-taking methods and find what works best for them.

Test Preparation and Repetition

Preparing for tests requires consistent effort and repetition. Avoid last-minute cramming and instead review material regularly. Regular review and repetition are key. Repetition helps solidify concepts in long-term memory. 

For subjects that require memorization, consider creating quizzes or using online tools like Quizlet to reinforce learning. 

Teach your teens the importance of test corrections. By analyzing mistakes and understanding the correct answers, they can better prepare for cumulative exams.

Here are more study skills for test taking.

Study Skills For Homeschoolers

Developing effective study skills is crucial for homeschool high school students, particularly those planning to attend college. Mastering will equip your teen to excel academically. As homeschool educators, we have the opportunity to instill these study skills in our students, setting them up for success in their academic journeys and beyond.

These skills are not just about achieving good grades, they also foster discipline, critical thinking, and lifelong learning habits. Embrace the process of helping your teens develop these study skills, knowing that they will reap the rewards in their future endeavors.

Thank you to Richie Soares with Homeschool & Humor for writing this blog post and to Seth Tillman for editing the podcast!

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The ONE Skill Your Student Needs to Graduate High School

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Show Notes: LifeSkills101 Podcast Episode - "The One Skill Your Kids Need to Graduate High School"

In this episode of LifeSkills101, we delve into an essential skill. It's not math or science. It's the art of selling. Selling is crucial for high school graduates. It's not just about business. It's about communication and persuasion. Our kids use selling daily. They negotiate with peers, teachers, and even us, their parents.

The One Skill: Selling

First, selling teaches effective communication. Kids learn to express ideas clearly. They learn to listen and respond to feedback. This skill is vital in any career. It helps in resolving conflicts and building relationships.

Emotional Intelligence is a Skill

Second, selling enhances emotional intelligence. It requires understanding emotions in oneself and others. Kids learn empathy and how to influence feelings positively. This emotional awareness is key in personal and professional success.

Resilence and Rejection 

Third, selling fosters resilience. Rejection is part of selling. Kids learn to handle it without losing confidence. This resilience is crucial for life's challenges. It teaches them to persevere and adapt.

The Skill of Goal Setting

Fourth, goal setting is another benefit. Selling involves setting and achieving goals. Kids learn the importance of planning and hard work. They understand that effort leads to results. This mindset is valuable for any future endeavor.

Problem Solving Skills

Finally, selling builds problem-solving skills. Kids learn to identify needs and offer solutions. They think creatively and critically. These skills are applicable in any situation.

To cultivate this skill, encourage your kids to practice selling. They can start small, like selling old toys or organizing a garage sale. Support them in school fundraising activities. Discuss their experiences and the lessons learned.

Also, teach them the value of preparation. Understanding the product and the audience is key. Role-playing can be a fun way to practice. It helps them anticipate questions and objections.

Honesty and Integrity

Highlight the importance of honesty and integrity. Selling is not about tricking people. It's about offering real value and building trust. Teach them to believe in what they're selling. Their enthusiasm will be contagious.

Lastly, remind them that selling is a journey. They will face rejections and failures. Encourage them to see these as opportunities to learn and grow.

Wrap Up

In conclusion, the art of selling is invaluable for high school graduates. It equips them with skills needed for success in life. It's about communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, goal setting, and problem-solving. Encourage your kids to embrace selling. Support them in their journey. They will not only graduate high school but also thrive in life beyond it.

Remember, the goal is to prepare our kids for the real world. Selling is a skill that opens doors and creates opportunities. Let's help our kids master it. Join us next time on LifeSkills101 for more insights into equipping your kids for success.Show Notes: LifeSkills101 Podcast Episode – “The One Skill Your Kids Need to Graduate High School”

In this episode of LifeSkills101, we delve into an essential skill. It’s not math or science. It’s the art of selling. Selling is crucial for high school graduates. It’s not just about business. It’s about communication and persuasion. Our kids use selling daily. They negotiate with peers, teachers, and even us, their parents.

Watch this LifeSkills 101 Podcast on YouTube Bored with homeschool

The One Skill: Selling

First, selling teaches effective communication. Kids learn to express ideas clearly. They learn to listen and respond to feedback. This skill is vital in any career. It helps in resolving conflicts and building relationships.

Emotional Intelligence is a Skill

Second, selling enhances emotional intelligence. It requires understanding emotions in oneself and others. Kids learn empathy and how to influence feelings positively. This emotional awareness is key in personal and professional success.

Resilence and Rejection

Third, selling fosters resilience. Rejection is part of selling. Kids learn to handle it without losing confidence. This resilience is crucial for life’s challenges. It teaches them to persevere and adapt.

The Skill of Goal Setting

Fourth, goal setting is another benefit. Selling involves setting and achieving goals. Kids learn the importance of planning and hard work. They understand that effort leads to results. This mindset is valuable for any future endeavor.

Problem Solving Skills

Finally, selling builds problem-solving skills. Kids learn to identify needs and offer solutions. They think creatively and critically. These skills are applicable in any situation.

To cultivate this skill, encourage your kids to practice selling. They can start small, like selling old toys or organizing a garage sale. Support them in school fundraising activities. Discuss their experiences and the lessons learned.

Also, teach them the value of preparation. Understanding the product and the audience is key. Role-playing can be a fun way to practice. It helps them anticipate questions and objections.

Honesty and Integrity

Highlight the importance of honesty and integrity. Selling is not about tricking people. It’s about offering real value and building trust. Teach them to believe in what they’re selling. Their enthusiasm will be contagious.

Lastly, remind them that selling is a journey. They will face rejections and failures. Encourage them to see these as opportunities to learn and grow.

Wrap Up

In conclusion, the art of selling is invaluable for high school graduates. It equips them with skills needed for success in life. It’s about communication, emotional intelligence, resilience, goal setting, and problem-solving. Encourage your kids to embrace selling. Support them in their journey. They will not only graduate high school but also thrive in life beyond it.

Remember, the goal is to prepare our kids for the real world. Selling is a skill that opens doors and creates opportunities. Let’s help our kids master it. Join us next time on LifeSkills101 for more insights into equipping your kids for success.


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Chronic Illness and Homeschooling – Tricia Soderstrom

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Chronic Illness and Homeschooling - Tricia SoderstromHave you ever felt sick and miserable, but still had to push through a homeschool day? What about every single day? Tricia Soderstrom (AboundingInHopeWithLyme.com) shared with me how she and her children survived homeschooling for many years with chronic illness (Lyme disease). Once again, we talk about the faith element in homeschooling and how when we obey His call, He provides all we need!

This episode sponsored by Smash Maths

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Each Practice contains at least 10 bespoke questions, so that means 20+ questions a week. The program is available for pupils in Kindergarten to Grade 6. The cost is $7.50 per month.
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Tricia lives in the beautiful state of Maryland with her husband and children. She’s been married to Scott for 28 years and together they have four children who are now 23, 20, 17 and 10. Their two oldest have graduated from their homeschool and they will graduate another one this year.

Tricia decided to start a blog after much prodding and nagging, or rather encouraging from family, friends and even from people she met along the way who insisted she share her story and experience living with chronic tick-borne diseases. So in January 2015, she began Abounding in Hope with Lyme where she shares her journey with Lyme, homeschooling and her deep faith in God.

Her whole family was diagnosed with Lyme disease, Bartonella, and Babesia and a host of other things. You can read more details in My Story on her site. The purpose of her blog is to share her experience with Lyme disease in the hopes that it will be encouraging and informative. Lyme disease can be a devastating disease and Tricia’s hope is that the information on her site will help you to be educated so that you can protect yourself and your family or get the help you need. (Bio taken from https://aboundinginhopewithlyme.com/about/.)

On this episode, I ask Tricia the following questions:

  • For those of my listeners who don’t know, we have a personal knowledge of Lyme disease ourselves, as my husband has suffered with it (to varying degrees) for the past 18 years. Tell us your story and were you already homeschooling when you became sick with this chronic illness?
  • Were you ever tempted to quit homeschooling?
  • What are some of the considerations for those who may be dealing with chronic illness, but want to homeschool?
  • One thing I read in one of your aticles on deciding to homeschool was, “You can homeschool when you’re sick but make sure your children are being nourished in every area of their lives, not just educational book work.” This is so true and is what lifeschooling is about! What does that look like in your family?
  • How has Lyme shaped and influenced your educational philosophy?
  • To remind our listeners, the definition of lifeschooling is “the individualized process of discovering your child’s God-given gifts and talents through real life experiences that happen within the context of your family’s unique situations and missions.” Is there a part of that definition that particularly speaks to you and how does your family lifeschool?
  • What are some of the gifts that you saw early on in your children and how did you tailor their education around the development of those gifts? How did Lyme influence that?

And that’s Life as a Lifeschooler! Subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode. Hope you’ll join us next time!

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