Homeschooling Through a Crisis

You’ve probably heard that you can’t get “behind” while homeschooling, but if you’ve had an illness, natural disaster, death or pregnancy, you can sure feel like you are!Homeschooling Through a Crisis

You’ve probably heard that you can’t get “behind” while homeschooling, but if you’ve had an illness, natural disaster, death or pregnancy, you can sure feel like you are!

IN this series we’re going to talk about:

1.Recognize your overwhelmed and need help

a.How to know if you are behind or not

2. Prioritize your backlog Compile all of those tasks in one place and categorize them by priority, urgency or complexity.”

Homeschooling Through a Crisis

Determine:

    • what’s MOST important
    • Of secondary importance
    • Tertiary importance.
    • Create an Eisenhower Matrix
      • First Quadrant: Do -3 ADAY
      • Second Quadrant: Decide
      • Third Quadrant: Delegate
      • Fourth Quadrant: Disregard

3. Setting the stage: Create Cues, rhythms and routines

4. Follow the 2 minute rule

    • Hyper focus  – “What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
    • Just say no

5. Getting rid of distraction

6.  place for everything and everything in its place

7. 15 minute Re-sets!

Listen in on part 2! 

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Why You Should Homeschool with Christy Faith – Part 2

Kristy Faith is an Educational Expert Turned Homeschool Advocate and is here on the podcast to talk about Worldview.Why You Should Homeschool with Christy Faith – Part 2

Listen to part 1 of the interview with Chrsity_Faith HERE

Educational Expert Turned Homeschool Advocate talks about Worldview – This week, True North Homeschool Academy director, Lisa Nehring is talking with Christy_Faith. Christy is an educational expert turned homeschool advocate. You’ll hear the story of how she and her husband owned a successful educational consultant firm in L.A., which they have since sold to develop Homeschool Awakening. You might also recognize her from TikTok, where she posts thought-provoking and humorous content about education and more!

Why You Should Homeschool – Part 2

Parents should be asking themselves two questions before they decide how to educate their children:

  1. What are your educational goals
  2. Is the educational choice that I am choosing meeting my educational goals?

Christy believes the public school system operates from a worldview that condones secular humanism.

An attack on Homeschooling is an attack on education.

 

Homeschooling: Parent Rights Absolutism vs. Child Rights to Education and Protection by Elizabeth Bartholet

 

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Why You should Homeschool with Christy Faith – pt. 1

This week, True North Homeschool Academy director, Lisa Nehring is talking with Kristy_Faith. Kristy is an educational expert turned homeschool advocate.Why You should Homeschool with Christy Faith – pt. 1

Listen to Part 2 HERE

Educational Expert Turned Homeschool Advocate talks about Worldview – This week, True North Homeschool Academy director Lisa Nehring is talking with Christy_Faith.  Christy is an educational expert turned homeschool advocate. You’ll hear the story of how she and her husband owned a successful educational consultant firm in L.A., which they have since sold to develop Homeschool Awakening. You might also recognize her from TikTok, where she posts thought-provoking and humorous content about education and more!

Why You Should Homeschool

Parents should be asking themselves two questions before they decide how to educate their children:

  1. What are your educational goals
  2. Is the educational choice that I am choosing meeting my educational goals?

 

Christy believes the public school system operates from a worldview that condones secular humanism.

An attack on Homeschooling is an attack on education.

 

Homeschooling: Parent Rights Absolutism vs. Child Rights to Education and Protection by Elizabeth Bartholet

 

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Post 2020 College Education

Today on the show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks with John Witherspoon College President Dr. John Swann. We’re talking about worldview and how 2020 has created an environment where it is more necessary than ever before for parents to consider alternative forms of education for their kids.Today on the show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks with John Witherspoon College President Dr. John Swann. We’re talking about worldview and how 2020 has created an environment where it is more necessary than ever before for parents to consider alternative forms of education for their kids.

2020 was a watershed year in our country, and it changed the culture of our county, altering how everyone looked at and trusted institutions. People began to view institutions as not working in their best interest, which has caused destabilization in many industries.

Education, in particular had big changes due to

  1. Not being tied down to a location
  2. The non-educational agenda inserted into education.

Public education has a very lock step agenda that allows little to no diversity for thought.

The reasons for this is that

  1. the church has been too passive and has allowed an encroachment of paganism into the church
  2. Disillusionment with Christian values

Klingon’s saying from Start Trek: Survival and Success!

America has gone from a Christian culture to a non Christian culture and since 2020, we’ve been an anti-Christian culture.

 

Parents and students need to choose college wisely. Consider the world view as well as the academic integrity of the institution.

What will make our kids successful in the future? According to the World Economic Forum, only two of those top 10 skills required will be tech skills.The remainder are interpersonal skills

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How can Grandparents Support their Homeschool Kids

Today on the show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks with Homeschooling Grandparent, Melissa Swenda about how she is supporting her daughter’s family as they homeschool.Today on the show, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring talks with Homeschooling Grandparent, Melissa Swenda about how she is supporting her daughter’s family as they homeschool. If you are taking classes at True North, Melissa’s daughter is Anna Knaub, who teaches Dystopian Literature, Austen/ Bronte British Literature and Medieval Literature at True North, as well as being part of our Enrollment team!

 

Melissa has worked for 20 years as an Instructional Assistant and Learning Support Asssitiant in the public school system. She was not surprised that her daughter and son -in-law decided to homeschool granddaughters and she could not be more thrilled.

 

Melissa is a proponent of homeschooling because she believes that

  1. You can’t teach life experiences in the classroom
  2. You can’t teach common sense in the classroom

 

Some fun ways that she support their homeschooling family:

 

  1. Adventure fun that the entire extended family contributes too throughout the year. These funds then go to lessons or family passes at the zoo, etc-
  2. Grandparents go on adventures WITH their kids and grandkids on adventures, when they can.
  3. Face-time- sometimes daily a the kids are playing or doing school.
  4. Sharing pictures and videos with each other
  5. Reading to the kids.Keeping a copy of a favorite book at Grandparents house.
  6. Having activity baskets at Grandparents house
  7. Purchasing fun educational supplies from the Dollar aisle.
  8. Including kids in favortie activities, like baking, gardening and woodworking.
  9. Creating a place for grandkids to watch grandparents do their favorite hobbies.
  10. Pray for your kids and your grandkids

 

And, if your adult children decide to homeschool and you are against their decision, remember that your adult child is an adult, they are parenting their children and support them the best that you can.

 

“Families are scattered nowadays- life can be more simple if we take care of each other.” Meslissa Swenda

 

In public school you can’t fail. But failure is a part of learning. When you homeschool, you can talk about why something didn’t work, or why something failed.

 

You’re the Only Jesus Somewill Ever See David Will

If not in You

I wonder where will they ever see

The One who really cares

If not from You

How will they find

There’s One who heals the broken heart

Gives sight to the blind?

‘Cause You’re the only Jesus some will ever see

And You’re the only words of life some will ever read

So let them see in You the One in whom is all they’ll ever need

‘Cause You’re the only Jesus some will ever see

And if not You

I wonder who will show them love

And love alone can make things new

If not from You

How will they learn

There’s One who trades their hopelessness

For joy in return?

‘Cause You’re the only Jesus some will ever see

And You’re the only words of life some will ever read

So let them see in You the One in whom is all they’ll ever need

‘Cause You’re the only Jesus some will ever see

So let Him shine

Let Him show

Let them see Him in You

You’ve got to let them know

‘Cause You’re the only Jesus some will ever see

And You’re the only words of life some will ever read

So let them see in You the One in whom is all they’ll ever need

‘Cause You’re the only Jesus

You’re the only Jesus some will ever see

 

 

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Two Are Better Than One; Homeschool Mom Networking

Life Skills 101 Two Are Better Than One; Homeschool Mom NetworkingTwo are Better than One: Homeschool Mom Networking

Today, Lisa Nehirng, director of True North Homeschool Academy is joined by the amazing team that makes up the Homeschool Mom Collaborative, Susan Hale, Natalie Vecchione and Steffanie Williams. Each of these women has homeschooled for several years and made an impact on the homeschooling community. Together they are joining forces to support and encourage fellow homeschoolers around the world!

Susan Hale: Solution Point Homeschool Division

Computer Courses, Record-keeping, & Transcript Solutions

Natalie Vecchione: FASD Hope, Blazing New Homeschool Trails

Steffanie Williams: Eww! You Homeschool?

Homeschool Mom Collaborative

Podcast URL

 Facebook Page

Facebook Group

 

Looking for an amazing group of Homeschooling Mommas to travel True North with? Look no further than, the Navigators. A Mom-to-mom membership site developed to encourage, equip and support one another! (Ecc 4:9)

Are you called to homeschool, but not sure where to start? At True North Homeschool Academy we take delight in coming alongside fellow homeschoolers as they head True North!

 

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How to Diagnose and Cope with a Brain Based Diagnosis

What is a Brain Based ? A brain based diagnosis is a broad category of disorders, which can vary in symptoms and can include any condition that affects your brain.Today I am joined by Natalie Vecchione, Podcaster at FASD Hope and co-author, with Cindy LaJoy,  of the new homeschooling book: Blazing New Homeschool Trails, Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities.

Natalie explains how the book was born out of desperation, as she and her husband were parenting and raising a FASD student. FASD (Fetal Achhol Syndrome Disorder). This is a brain based diagnosis, and like many brain based diagnosis is on a spectrum, meaning people with this disability, has a range of manifestations, which can include physical, emotional and intellectual.

What is a Brain Based Diagnosis? A brain based diagnosis is a broad category of disorders, which can vary in symptoms and severity and can include any condition or disability that affects your brain and can be caused by:

  • Illness
  • Genetics
  • Traumatic Injury

Brain based Diagnosis can include:

FASD

Autism

Tourette’s

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

ADHD/ ADD

Learning Disabilities, including Dyslexia, Dyscalcia, Dysgraphia, etc

Processing Disorders.

How to determine and cope with a Brain Based Diagnosis:

  1. Figure out why you suspect something: Take detailed notes including medical conditions, genetic components, how students are not keeping up; write down detailed deficits, needs and strengths
  2. Find a practitioner who can do a Neutral Typical Evaluation (also called a Psychological Evaluation or an Educational Evaluation), usually done by a Psychologist. These can be very pricey, so check with your local University and Clinic with a Sliding Scale).
  3. Understand the Dysmaturity or “gap” of your student. This is quite different from immaturity. Dysmaturity is a gap between a person’s chronological and developmental age. This gap, depending on the disability, can be between a few years and up to half of the students’ age.
  4. Make accommodations

Resources Mentioned

SPED Blog posts:

 

SPED  Podcasts:

Communication Skills with Struggling Learning with Peggy Ployhar

Special Needs and Critical Thinking Skills

 

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Demystifying the IEP

LS101 Demystifying the IEPDemystifying the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)

On this episode, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring tackles one of the  common question we get at True North Homeschool Academy regarding homeschooling students with IEP’s.

We’ll cover a lot in this episode, including

  • The history of the IEP
  • Then, what disability categories warrant an IEP
  • What an IEP will Provide:
  • Who is part of the IEP Team
  • What the IEP process consists of in a traditional school setting
  • The IEP Process in a Traditional School System
  • .The SPED exodus to Homeschooling with a brief look at
    •           The 7 main types of learning disabilities (LD) are:
  • Homeschoolers, IEP’s & forming your educational team
  • When an IEP is necessary
  • Everyone Else

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Truth, Goodness and Beauty with Annie Ferrell

LS101 Truth, Goodness and Beauty with Annie FerrellTruth, Beauty and Goodness

Today on the podcast, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is talking with True North teacher, Angie Ferrell about Truth, Beauty and Goodness.

These are terms you hear in the homeschooling world a LOT, but what exactly do they mean, and why should we even care about these concepts?

History of Education

Standing on Truth allows us to build a firm foundation and is that from which goodness and beauty flow.

As believers Truth is based on the person of Jesus Christ and the redemptive salvation he offers through acknowledging him as Lord and Savior, as well as the Bible, which is his love letter to humanity.

Goodness is that expression of truth. As believers, we avhe an obligation to fulfill truth and think about God’s definition of things. Goodness is the essential nature of things and utilizing them for the purpose for which they have been created.

Moral imagination allows us to fully understand goodness. Goodness is tied to purpose and our purpose can change through the seasons. Our job might seem small but it is so valuable.

Honor Patronage, Kinship and Purity by David DeSilva

Beauty has to do with physics and the Law of Attraction. Truth attracts, lies seduce.

Beauty gives us a life of purpose and encourages us to serve others, it flows from goodness, which flows from Truth.

Dolly Coat of Many Colors

 

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Edventure Together: Books, Travel, and Discovery

Life Skills 101 Edventure together: Books, Travel, and DiscoveryEdventure Together: Books, Travel and Discovery!

Today, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring, is joined by Angie Ferrell to talk about edventuring with Books!

One of Angie’s favorite book discoveries as she homeschooled was the geography series by Holling C Holling, which includes:

Minn of the Mississippi

Paddle to the Sea

Seabird

Tree on the Trail

These books are beautifully illustrated, visually rich chapter books that read like informative journals. Angie and her family discovered “Seabird” years ago on one of their many visits to Florida and she began collecting others. As a result, they took trips to find the treasures they discovered in the books! What an edventure!

Tying in what you are reading and studying with filed trips and vacations is such a beautiful way to solidify learning, helps students discover new interests and passions and can be a jumping off point for other great areas of learning (like Angie’s sons love of boats- which is leading them on yet another edventure)! It all ties into creating a lifestyle of learning and developing autodidacts.

And, if you listened to me talk about how to future proof your kids, you know that developing their ability to learn well and independently is going to be a skill that sets them apart and serves them well in our future economy!

Fall class registration is open, classes begin the week of August 22! Join one of our many fantastic literature or composition classes and discover the joy of reading living books!

 

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Hear Lisa speak in person at the Great Homeschool Conventions in TX! She’ll be talking about how to  Future Proof Your Kids Towards Success and Credits, Transcripts and Tests, Oh My!

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