Legacy with Katie Potter

Katie Potter joins us this week as we talk about communicating family history to your kids.Katie Potter joins us this week as we talk about communicating family history to your kids. Katie is the owner of “Storybook writing, family history for kids”, and runs a summer camp for teaching children the history of their families.

In addition Katie teaches live online classes for Elementary and middle school students including the Claritas Cycle III course in Classical MemoryElementary Writing and Middle School – Literature Through Film for True North Homeschool Academy. (https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/katie-andrews-potter/).

Show Notes:

  • We are the link that carries the legacy of our family to the next generation.
  • The Ancient Greeks called this “Cleos”, which can mean legacy, family glory, and familial reputation.
    • Our ancestors have stories we need to remember, it helps with our identity.
    • Our children will only remember our grandparents through what we remember, write down, and pass on.
      • Remembering our ancestors reminds us that we all are important parts of a great story.
    • Begin teaching family history to your children when they are young.
  • “How I wish I had listened when I was young”

 

 

Exodus 20:12

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

1st Kings 8:57

Proverbs 13:22

The Gift of Encouragement with Brenda Garcia

The gift of encouragement with Brenda Garcia.This week on the show we are talking with Brenda Garcia about developing the gift of encouragement!

Romans 12:8, NLT: “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.”

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Brenda Garcia is joining us to today to talk about the spiritual gift of encouragement.

Romans 12:8, NLT: “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.lk about the gift of encouragement.

Ask God for this spiritual gift.

As we homeschool, we often need to evaluate or asses our kids progress. Remember to use assessment or testing as a tool, an opportunity for growth, rather than a definition of the person.

 

Encourage yourself:

  1. Learn from failures –
  2. Learn from successes- which are often just a result of evaluating and learning from you failures. What an amazing teacher failure is!

 

“The fast you fail, the quicker you can succeed!” Brenda Garcia

 

Reframe the trials and failures:

Experiences are not so important because of the stories, but because of the lessons!

 

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Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring (Part 4)

Join Dave and Lisa Nehring as they give five important steps for great communication! If there isn’t a we, we have nothing at all!

Steps to communication:

  1. Listen
  2. Give feedback on what you think they are saying
  3. Affirm them
  4. Seek to know their thoughts
  5. Be sure of what they are saying by asking questions
  6. Be careful about when you speak. Try not to interrupt.

Warning, give thought to your tone.

But there must be reciprocity-back and forth

Be authoritative without being authoritarian.

At the end, have a “My part” and a “Your”, which must be upheld; this builds trust.

If there isn’t a we, we have nothing at all.

Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring (Part 3)

Join Dave and Lisa Nehring as they continue their discussion on the importance of great communication along with practical ideas to help you along the way!Works cited:

  • One Year Living as an Evangelical
  • The Gospel of Matthew

Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring (part 2)

Middle schoolers argue, it is part of what they are. But it is a teaching opportunity! Join Dave and Lisa Nehring as they help you navigate how to teach children how they and their thoughts/feelings tie into a greater fabric of communication/family/identity!

Middle schoolers argue, it is part of what they are. But it is a teaching opportunity:

  • To teach them in this, reframe the situation for them;
  • Affirm their identity -state the obvious if you need to:
  • Encourage them;

But always remember to pick your battles.

We are in a time of social upheaval, so identity is critically important.

Narrative requires hearing, listening, responding, for it to be a narrative.

Teach children how they and their thoughts/feelings tie into a greater fabric of communication/family/identity

Honor conveys something of value that is passed from group to individual, and individual to group.

Communication= Me, thee, we. When you arrive at we, then you have communicated.

Communication with Dave and Lisa Nehring

Communication is what allows you to have a relationship.

  • Legos
  • Playmobile
  • Facebook

Key terms:

  • Mirroring
  • Negotiation
  • Deferment of Gratification
  • Dialectic Communication

If you’re all about yourself, there can be no communication.


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.

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Dr. Laura Sherwood on Leadership

Dr. Laura Sherwood, Director of leadership at John Witherspoon College in Rapid City, SD is joining us for today’s show to continue our discussion on leadershipDr. Laura Sherwood, Director of leadership at John Witherspoon College in Rapid City, SD is joining us for today’s show to continue our discussion on leadership. She explains that everyone is a leader and we must decide what kind of leader we most want to be.

John Witherspoon College is a great books college, with the goal of developing and graduating world class leaders from an accredited college with no debt. –

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Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7 

What is a Leader? ”

A leader is someone of influence.” – John Maxwell

How do we teach leadership?

By example. The life we live. Be an example to rest and reflect. Seek the kingdom of God first.

There are 5 levels of leadership and/or Discipleship (Good leadership is to become a servant leader) according to John Maxwell

Level 1: Position. This is the lowest level of leadership—the entry level. …

Level 2 – Permission. Making the shift from Position to Permission brings a person’s first real step into leadership. …

Level 3: Production. …

Level 4: People Development. …

Level 5: The Pinnacle.

 

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John Maxwell on Leadership The 5 Levels of Leadership 

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The Importance of Leadership with NCFCA Executive Director, Kim Cromer

The Importance of Leadership with NCFCA's Executive Director, Kim Cromer on the Soft Skills 101 PodcastKim Cromer is the Executive Director of the NCFCA, the 3rd largest Speech and Debate Club in the United States, made up primarily of homeschoolers. As the Director of NCFCA, Kim takes seriously the goal to train up winsome communicators who can lead others well.

Are you looking for an introductory Speech and Debate class for your 7th-12th grader? Check out True North Homeschool Academy’s Spring Speech and Debate course. Registration is now open! Use code, “iserve” for 10% off!

How does Speech and Debate teach leadership skills?

  1. Students must articulate goals
  2. Clarify objectives
  3. Understand how to welcome people
  4. Develop relationships
  5. Give opinions and have conversations with people who don’t believe in what they believe in -develop the ability to participate in civil discourse!

Why is leadership important? Because of the great commission!

We are all called to Go and Tell!

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Leaders Serve: Learn Teamwork, Learn Leadership

Learn Teamwork, Learn Leadership - this week's episode on the Soft Skills 101 Podcast.Leaders Serve: Learn Teamwork, Learn Leadership:  In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we interview the imitable Meryl Van De Merve, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Meryl runs Funda Funda Academy, which offers amazing opportunities for your kids to develop their Soft Skills.

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” Being a leader is being someone who others want to work with.” Meryl Van de Merve

This episode is kicking off the Soft Skill of Leadership. Meryl is the coach for Science Olympiad and has coached students to the number #1 position more than once. We’ll talk about how programs like The Science Olympiad develop Soft Skills in general and Leadership Skills, in particular, amongst the participants

Meryl talks about how they choose Student Leaders from among the team mates. They look for those with a work ethic, integrity and and a desire to serve others.

Matthew 20:26 “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant…

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Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth… until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.

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Time Management with Dr. Melanie Wilson

Hey Friends!  In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Melanie Wilson, of Psycho With 6, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Melanie mentions that she lives with 6 kids 2 dogs and a husband who works from home! No stranger to distractions, she!Hey Friends!

In this episode of Soft Skills 101 we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Dr. Melanie Wilson, of Psycho With 6, a fellow podcaster on at UHPN! Melanie mentions that she lives with 6 kids 2 dogs and a husband who works from home! No stranger to distractions, she!

Psalm 57:2 “I cry out to the God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.”

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Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads. Habakkuk 2:2

Time Management Tips from Melanie!

  1. Know your Why – create a vision board; write it down!
  2. Make Good Habits easier – define productive time. Encourage yourself. Do the thing that will help you the most.
  3. Make Bad Habits harder – develop strategies for blocking distractions
  4. Develop Time Boundaries – focus on what is in front of you. Multi-tasking doesn’t work. When your family has your full attention, it creates trust and peace in your home.

“What your family wants most from you, Mom, is your happiness!” Dr. Melanie Wilson