Angie Ferrell on Knowing your Why

  • Angie Ferrell is sharing the importance of "Knowing Your Why." She is the director of our amazing Mom’s Membership site, the Navigators.Angie Ferrell on Knowing your Why

Today I’m talking with Angie Ferrell, teacher extraordinaire at True North Homeschool Academy

Angie is sharing with me the importance of “Knowing Your Why.”

  • Reasons for Homeschooling:
  • Faith- incorporate spiritual learning, spiritual value
  • Well educated children- they aren’t wasting time. We can be concentrated in our efforts.
  • Social Skills and develop socialization
  • Individualize kids instruction- one size does not fit all
  • Build work habits
  • Develop critical thinking
  • 1:1 relationship and interactions
  • Safety of a warm and loving home
  • You can school from anywhere and everywhere.
  • Homeschooling doesn’t mean you stay at home, it means that’s where you start from.
  • Solid education strengthens society.
  • Moral societies are built by people who are ordered and moral.
  • Homeschool takes the long game- valuing intentional parentings
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Knowing Your Why Resources

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Beginning June 6, Angie will be teaching a 6 week Career Exploration Class! Help your kids discover their why!
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In the fall, Angie will be teaching

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Life Skills Learned Through Adoption!

On this episode, Lisa Nehring is interviewing fellow podcaster Crystal Niehoff, as they talk about Life Skills Learned through Adoption!Life Skills Learned through Adoption!

On this episode, Lisa Nehring, Director of True North Homeschool Academy is interviewing fellow podcaster and True North teacher, Crystal Niehoff, as they talk about Life Skills Learned through Adoption!

Crystal shares how her family was involved in Respite Care, Foster Care and private and adoption through Foster Care.

For anyone heading into the world of adoption, recognize that itn can be a “paper pregnancy” that takes longer than 9 months!

Lessons learned through adoption:
1. How to work around and manage their schedule and the schedule of foster and adoption workers.
2. Understanding Mental Health and how to regain it.
3. Kids learn the court system/ foster and adoptive care legalities
4. Meet and interact with case workers
5. Learn about the states/ regions and countries that adopted family members are from
6. Learn flexibility and adaptability
7. Learn about bonding and attachments
Develop a Lifestyle of learning and model being an autodidact for your kids

More Resources from Crystal:
Real Life Spouse Story (article)
LIfe Changing New Year’s Resolutions
Helping Adopted Children Thrive
Tips for Completing Important Steps in Adoption
Homeschooling a Grandchild from over 1000 Miles away (article)
HIstory for Christian Teens podcast with the Niehoff’s! (podcast)

For families dealing with Attachment Disorders
Attachment Disorders
Attachment Disorders in Children

Crystal will be teaching Career Exploration at True North Homeschool Academy! This is a full year, 1 Credit Class

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Goldilocks and the Teen years

Goldilocks and the Teen years: A common question posed as frustrations that I hear comes from Moms of Tweens and Teens.Goldilocks and the Teen Years

Over the years, one of the most common questions posed as frustrations that I hear comes from Moms of Tweens and Teens. Particularly form Moms of boys; i.e. young men.

Their frustration has to do with the fact that up until recently, their kids were happy, compliant and eager to please. And then, one day they weren’t. They were discontent, unmotivated and generally frustrated.

Of course, this can do with being a teen and hormone changes, the need for regular sleep, clean food and good water. But, it also has to do with their desire to be challenged, to wrestle with someone bigger and smarter than them. As kids grow and develop they need a challenge- they are testing their ability, checking where they need to grow and develop. They need to get out of the house more, have more responsibilities- some that they fail at so that they can tap into their own internal motivation and see themselves reflected in a larger mirror than home provides.

Competition and Assessments are not bad things but can be just what your homeschool highschooler needs to stay motivated to learn and grow!

Martial arts are a great way to challenge and grow your son. On that subject Lisa’s son would like to be clear he never trained in Taekwondo. It was a variation of Karate and later Kenpo. Nor has he ever worn a brown belt.

If you are looking for High School Classes that will challenge, as well as inspire and delight, we offer Core Classes, Math, Science, History and English, 7 Foreign Languages and amazing electives, many that allow students to earn money in High School! We provide syllabus, graded assignments and assessments, end of semester and end of year grading, taught by world class teachers!

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Need Homeschool Motivation? The Goldilocks Principle to the Rescue

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10 Ways to Share Your Testimony

10 Ways to share your testimony. Today I’m joined by Josh and Rachelle Brewer, who are the CEO and Youth Center Director of Life Light.10 Ways to Share Your Testimony

Today I’m joined by Josh and Rachelle Brewer, who are the CEO and Youth Center Director of Life Light. Life Light is a ministry that takes the church outside the walls, using music and event venues and more to evangelize and witness to the good news of the Gospel! Life Light started in 1998 with a Music Festival after founder Alan Green read that 70% of the people in his city did not attend church. The mission of Life Light is to take church outside the walls!

“Live a faith so bold that your life demands an explanation!”

In this podcast, we’re talking with the Brewers, who are full time evangelists, with a particular heart to reach Gen Z. How do we share the Gospel and how do we teach our kids to do the same?

  1. Be intentional
  2. Pray for opportunities
  3. Practice a “1 minute witness” Keep it simple.
  4. Ask people this simple question, “What is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to you,” as a way to then share the amazing transformation that God has done in your life.
  5. Plant seeds – share so that people are curious and want to know more.
  6. Don’t overthink things – meet people at their level
  7. Listen to the heart of other
  8. Love people- have empathy for their situation, ideas and thoughts about God and religion
  9. Breath life- have a heart and passion for people – LOVE them.
  10. Meet people on their level

How to witness specially to family members

  1. Authenticity- live out what you are saying. Be consistent
  2. Live your faith in a transparent way
  3. Invite unsaved family members to “easy” situations- Music Festivals, etc.
  4. Be Bold, but don’t be in a hurry- ask questions, listen, and ask the next question.

“The worst thing to say to a warrior is that there is a battle going on and you’re not invited.”

Blog post: Let Your Light Shine this Christmas– Share Your Testimony

Personal Testimony Worksheet from Powerline Productions

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Beyond the Basics, How to Develop as a Future Film Maker

Beyond the Basics, How to Develop as a Future Film Maker. So, you have a future film maker in your home? Enjoy!Beyond the Basics: Discover how to Develop as a future Film Maker

 

So, you have a future film maker in your home? It’s a great time to nurture and develop this desire in your kids, as there are many opportunity to cash in on this important skill! Everything from being the next Steven Speilberg, to creating content for Influencers, to doing training videos for any size company, the need for quality filmmakers is present and growing! How to encourage your future film-maker while still in High School? Here’s the list, but be sure to check out our series of Young Professionals Ebooks, as well as live online classes that will inspire, delight and build real-world, marketable skills that your kids can use NOW to earn cold, hard cash!

 

How to develop as a Future Film Makers while still in High School:

 

  1. Take classes in Copywriting, Sales & Accounting
  2. Connect with the Industry
  3. Expand film making skill
  4. Build an on-line “presence” and following
  5. Understand the Art of Acting & Production
  6. Research Jobs in the Industry
  7. Expand Your Writing Skills Filmmakers are story-tellers. 9Study the History of Film
  8. Soft Skills Necessary for Success in a Competitive Industry

Work Ethic

Flexibility and Adaptability

Confidence

Creativity

Critical Thinking Skills

Grit and a heart for Service

 

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YPS for Film Makers

YPS Bundle

YPS for Laywers

YPS for Mental Health Professionals

YPS for Health Care Professionals

YPS for Writers

YPS for Educators

 

True North Homeschool Academy Classes to help your kids develop professionally while still in High School

Career Exploration – 6 week summer session

Career Exploration  full year class

Video Editing

Photoshop

Personal Finance

Who Dun It and Dystopian Lit and Comp (both “Write a Novel in a Year” courses)

America History through Film

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Life Skills Your Kids Need Before They Launch

This show is called Life Skills, so let’s talk about 6 Life Skills Areas that will allow your kids to launch!Life Skills Your Kids Need before they Launch

This show is called Life Skills, so let’s talk about 6 Life Skills Areas that will allow your kids to launch!

  • Food – Plan, Prep, Budget, Shop, Cook, Clean, Use Left-overs
  • Shelter -Shop for, save for pay mortgage and insurance
  • Vocation/ Work -what areas make sense for your kids, preparing for the future economies, including Gig Economy
  • Money -how to earn, save, spend, give
  • Health -keeping it, re-building, mental, social, physical, spiritual
  • Transportation – how to buy a car, maintain it, clean it, repair it and insure it.

True North Homeschool Academy Classes that teach Life Skills:

Personal Finance

Life Skills `

Health

Career Exploration 6 Week Summer Class

Career Exploration Full Year Class

Study Skills 6 Week Summer Class

Study Skills Full Year Class

Economics

Classes in Bible, Theology and Apologetics

Other Resources

Joy of Cooking

Usborne First Cookbook

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Post 2020 College

Post 2020 College: One of the concerns I hear all the time from homeschoolers is worry that their students won’t get into college.Post 2020 College/Post Covid College Decision

One of the concerns I hear all the time from homeschoolers is worry that their students won’t get into college. Look, it’s actually easier than ever to be admitted into college; homeschoolers traditionally perform extremely well on standardized tests and do a great job of competing and winning in National Competitions, such as the National Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, etc.

Getting into college might be easier than ever but considering the ROI of college costs is also more important than ever.

College costs has sky-rocketed and on average cost between $22,000 and $50,000 per year! It’s time for Parents and Student to take a hard look at the ROI of college financial, social and spiritual costs!

Resouces:

 

Must Take High School Course!

Marketable Skills Classes at True North

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Disruption and Resilience with Angie Ferril

Disruption and Resilience with Angie Ferril

As homeschoolers, we are disruptors, but it can be a lonely road. This week on the podcast, I interview Angie Ferrell, who is the Director of True North Homeschool Academy’s Mom’s Membership Group, the Navigators.

Disruptors are innovators, they As homeschoolers, we are disruptors, but it can be a lonely road. This week on the podcast, I interview Angie Ferrell, who is the Director of True North Homeschool Academy’s Mom’s Membership Group, the Navigators.go against the grain and that requires resilience.

In today’s world, we are seeing more and more that soft skills are waning. We need to teach our kids soft skills and HOW to think.

Traditional education is teaching our kids WHAT to think but not HOW to think.

The Navigator’s goal is to come together as we homeschool for collaboration courage, commitment and confidence, with the hope that we can transmit this to our kids!

Suffering is an important part of life and also builds resiliency!

 

Join the Navigator’s  True North Homeschool Academy’s Mom’s Membership!

Weekly book studies, Monthly Parent Equipping, Special Deals and Offers and an ever-growing online library of tools, including a Homeschooling Parent Success Path!

KIDS Clubs are interest based, fun and engaging online clubs to inspire and delight!

 

Classes Mrs. Ferrell is teaching:

Career Exploration Summer Bootcamp

American History through Film

Literature and Composition

Psychology – taught from a Christian perspective!

World Literature and Composition

Writing with Confidence

 

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The Three Love Languages of Learning

Lisa Nehring is joined by fellow podcaster Meredith Curtis. We’re talking about teaching to our children’s heads, hands, and hearts.The Three Love Languages of Learning

The Three Love Languages of Learning is today’s topic as  Lisa Nehring is joined by fellow podcaster Meredith Curtis, who also teaches are True North. We’re talking today about the important life skill of teaching our kids by teaching to our children’s heads, hands and hearts!

 

1.Teaching to the Head

  1. Knowledge- explain things
    1. Reading
    2. Podcasts
    3. Textbooks
    4. Discussion & Conversation
    5. Informal and Formal Logic
    6. Understanding foundations of American Society
  1. Dialectic discussion
  2. Test everything by the Word of God-
    1. Means that we must be students of the Word of God

 

  1. Teaching to the Hand- practical application
  1. Project based – get your hands dirty
  2. Experiencing God in the practical application of life.

 

  1. Teaching to the Heart – motivate them to see the value of learning and the value in what we are teaching them.
  1. Reading literature and great books in order to maintain freedom
  2. Develop neural pathways
  3. Entrust the next generation with the tools to maintain a free society- Writing and reading
    1. Readers are leaders

 

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Resources:
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

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Credits and Transcripts

Lisa Nehring, demystifies high school Credits and Transcripts so that you can confidently move forward with homeschooling High School!Credits and Transcripts

True North Homeschool Academy Director Lisa Nehring, demystifies high school Credits and Transcripts so that you can confidently move forward with homeschooling High School!

Credits are based on Carnegie Units

High School credits are based on both time and rigor.

Career Exploration for Homeschool students blog post

Special Needs Homeschool Credits and Transcripts blog post

Career Exploration Summer Bootcamp

Career Exploration full year class

True North Homeschool Academy Academic Advising

Everything you need to know about Credits, Transcripts and Testing with usable worksheets: Survive Homeschooling High school E-book,

FREE Log Sheets to track PE, Music, Community Service and Work Experience

How to get started with Homeschooling? FB short

Getting Started Homeschooling with FREE printables

FREE 5 Tips for Homeschooling through High School

 

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