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)

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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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Getting Started with Online Learning

Getting Started with Online LearningGetting Started with Online Learning

There are a variety of ways to enjoy and participate in online learning and in this episode, True North Homeschool Academy Director, Lisa Nehring is going to walk us through everything you need to know about getting started with online learning!

We’re going to get started with definitions because there are a LOT of different ways online learning can look!

Next, we’re going to talk about expectations for online learning, how to create a beneficial online learning space, and then a list of 18 questions to ask as you consider an online learning environment or class.

Finally, we’re going to talk about the 7 Benefits of online learning and why incorporating online education into your homeschool is a great idea!

Online learning is exploding at the speed of sounds and at True North Homeschool Academy we’re honored to be offering amazing resources for homeschooling families!

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How to Graduate Your Homeschooler

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!

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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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Ew! You homeschool?

Today we talk with Steffanie Williams, author of “Eww, You Homeschool.” Steffanie shares her story of homeschooling.Today Lisa Nehring is talking with Steffanie Williams, author of “Ew! You homeschool?” Steffanie is a former homeschooling mother of 3 daughters, author and encourager! Steffanie shares her story of homeschooling and her message of hope for fellow homeschoolers, ‘God will enable you! You can teach all subjects well.” How, exactly?

  1. Research
  2. Reach out

Homeschooling gives families the beauty of time! And Mommas, be encouraged, everything you’ve done has prepared you for today!

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 Develop as a Future Mental Health Professional

You have a future mental health professional in your home? It’s a great time to nurture and develop this desire in your kids.Beyond the Basics: Discover how to Develop as a future Mental Health Professional

 

So, you have a future mental health professional in your home? It’s a great time to nurture and develop this desire in your kids, as developing vocationally will take time and intention!  The need for quality mental health care workers  is present and growing and the empath industry is one of the emerging industries of the future! It’s also a highly politicized field! ! How to encourage your future mental health care worker 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 Mental Health Care Worker while still in High School:

 

  1. Be intentional about your High School Course of Study! Take honors classes and develop exceptional study skills!
  2. Volunteer!
  3. Develop an understanding of People and society
  4. Explore the various professions in the Health
  5. Focus on Communication and Research Skills
  6. Develop your ability to be a non-anxious presence and more!

 

Soft Skills to Develop:

Work Ethic

Flexibility and Adaptability

Confidence

Creativity

Critical Thinking Skills

Grit and a heart for Service

Communication Skills!

 

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Why Freedom Matters

Why Freedom Matters with Angie Ferrell: As we near the 4th of July, we are talking about freedom which is a stabilizing force.Why Freedom Matters with Angie Ferrell

 

Today True North Homeschool Academy Director is talking with True North Teacher, Angie Ferrell and as we near the 4th of July, we are talking about freedom!

Freedom is a stabilizing force and creates a better environment for people in it- Freedom allows for healthier economics and builds good relationships between people.

We MUST study history- acknowledge what we’ve done wrong and work toward something better-

“Ideas are peaceful. History is violent.”

The history of education shows us that the elites who created the government school system were dedicated to creating a working class that was easily manipulated.

Teaching our kids soft skills: like integrity, work ethic and taking responsibility allows us all to get over our sense of victimhood and self pity

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Classes at True North Homeschool Academy to bolster your understanding of government, economics and freedom

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In the fall, Angie will be teaching

Buy now during our annual 4th of July SALE! 

Live online, dynamic, interactive Classes that will inspire and delight!

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