The role of parents in online classes

The Role of Parents in Online Classes

194: The role of parents in online classes

If you have a child in online classes, you have probably wondered what the role of parents in online classes is. As a teacher of online classes at FundaFunda Academy, here are suggestions we as teachers there, have for you as parents.

1. Don’t forget you are their homeschool parent.

2. Your role will change as they get older

3. Young children

  • participate with them
  • help with tech
  • provide snacks
  • be nearby

4. Upper elementary/middle school student

  • more hands-off
  • check they are doing their work
  • ask questions
  • ask for input on class selection

5. High School students

DO

  • make sure they know when the class starts and what expectations are
  • still ask them about the class
  • check their grades / are they submitting work on time – can relax this one they prove to be reliable
  • help them develop schedules, overcome learning differences (Listen to ep 125 and 126 on Modifying online curriculum for special needs students)
  • be their cheerleader

DON’T

  • do their work for them
  • help them cheat
  • email the teacher for them (with some exceptions)

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The Role of Parents in Online Classes

Homeschooling a Child with a Chronic Illness – MBFLP 280

 

Everybody goes through seasons of illness – summer colds, seasonal flu, an occasional injury – and most of the time, we can take a few days off to get over them. But what if your student has a condition that doesn’t get better with a week in bed? How can you homeschool a child who has an illness that has to be managed day by day, hour by hour? Is it even possible?

We have to say YES – we’ve homeschooled kids through all sorts of long-term or chronic illnesses. It doesn’t look like other families’ home schools, maybe, but it’s our home school and we’ve been pleased with the results. So let’s talk about some realities of homeschooling a child with a chronic illness!

Things We Referenced

2 Corinthians 1:3-4Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 

Galatians 6:2 – Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 

David McCollough, Mornings on Horseback
This is a detailed look at the childhood and home life of the young (and very asthmatic) Theodore Roosevelt. It’s interesting to see how little “Thee’s” illness and his refusal to let it hold him back led to his vigorous “Rough Rider” and “Bull Moose” years of adulthood. Like all of McCollough’s books, Hal highly recommends it!

 

Career Exploration with Special Guest Vicki Tillman

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #168, Career Exploration with Special Guest Vicki Tillman, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Career Exploration with Special Guest Vicki Tillman

In “Career Exploration with Special Guest Vicki Tillman,” Episode, #168, Meredith Curtis interviews homeschool mom/counselor/curriculum creator Vicki Tillman about future careers for homeschool grads. They start by sharing the careers of their 10 homeschool graduates – all so different and some very specialized. Vicki and Meredith discuss ways to help our teens explore various careers in high school – classes, investigating careers, talking to people about their jobs, ministry, apprenticeships, starting their own businesses – so they can enjoy successful careers in the future.

 


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Show Notes

Welcome to Special Guest Vicki Tillman with Seven Sisters, a homeschool podcast and curriculum provider.

Careers of All Our Grown Children

All graduated from Homeschool & College

Vicki’s Kid’s Careers

Meredith’s Kid’s Careers

Career Exploration

How to Help Teens Explore Career

God’s part in Career Exploration

God’s Will, Experiences, Giftings, What They Enjoy, Values

Apprenticeships

When to Learn About Careers

No Right Way

Sometimes a Little at a Time

Sometimes a Semester Class

Adding to Economics Class

Starting Your Own Business

Vicki’s Career Exploration Class

Ministry

Listen to Vicki Tillman’s Podcast: The Homeschool High School Podcast

Purchase Seven Sisters Career Exploration Bundle HERE.

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High School Resources

True North Homeschool Academy High School Health True North Home School Academy Intro to Computer Science Class True North Homeschool Academy Computer Illustration Class

Healthy Living for Christian Teens by Meredith Curtis Economics, Finances, and Business Government: God's Blueprint/Man's Agenda by Meredith Curtis Who Dun It? Murder Mystery Literature and Writing High School Class

Apps and websites for learning Spanish

Apps and Websites for Learning Spanish

193: Apps and websites for learning Spanish with Suzette Laporte-Ayo

Suzette shares apps and websites for learning Spanish that she incorporates into the online classes she teaches at FundaFunda Academy. Listen to the episode to hear her explain how she uses each one.

  1. Quizlet (website and app for K and up). Listen to episode 25 for more info on how to use Quizlet effectively to learn a language
  2. Study Spanish (website for MS and up)
  3. Spanish Spanish (website for K and up but young ones need parental help to navigate)
  4. Rockalingua (website for K-4th maybe a little older)
  5. Fun Spanish App (app for K-4th)
  6. Spanish Listening (website – for MS and up)

You can find Suzette at her website Spanish Fun and on Instagram at spanishfunwithsuzette

All her Spanish classes (from K – 12th grade) are available here.

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Apps and Websites for Learning Spanish

Using Audiobooks in your Homeschool

Using Audiobooks in your homeschool

Tauna Meyer from Proverbial Homemaker shares why she loves using audiobooks in her homeschool as well as her favorite places to find them. You can find more info on this post she wrote

These are the resources Tauna mentions in this episode:

Homeschool vendors:

Connect with Tauna on the Proverbial Homemaker Facebook Page, in her Facebook group Homeschool Successfully and on Instagram at tauna_phomemaker

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Using Audiobooks in your homeschool

192: Using Audiobooks in your Homeschool with Tauna Meyer

Teens Take Charge of Your Health! … for high school credit!

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #167, Teens Take Charge of Your Health! … for high school credit!, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Teens Take Charge of Your Health! … for high school credit!

In “Teens Take Charge of Your Health! … for high school credit,” Episode, #167, Meredith Curtis shares practical things to include in your teen’s health class that will motivate healthy lifestyle changes. Teens can do health as an independent study if they want to start adding healthier habits to their lives. Or parents can create a health class that is practical and helpful. Healthy nutrition, exercise, hygiene, sleep, and relationship habits can start now and last a lifetime.

 


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Show Notes

I started 2 habits related to health in high school – 1 good and 1 bad

Nutrition

What nutrients does your body really need? What is the best way to get it?

Exercise

What are the 4 kinds of exercises teens need? What is the funnest way to do them?

Sleep & Fresh Air

Teens need more sleep – why? Why does fresh air matter?

Avoiding Sickness

Simple investments to avoid sickness –-> huge dividends

Personal Hygeine

Body odor, acne, shaving, and clothing all matter for teens.

Healthy Communication & Relationships

Communication and relational skills called soft skills – make a huge difference in the 21st century.

Sexual Purity

How on earth can teens stay pure in a seductive world?

Addictions

Common addictions among teens and how to find freedom.

How To Keep Growing in their Relationship with God

Silver, Kit Carson, Carson City, Virginia City

Silver and gold mining, mining towns, ghost towns, Kit Carson, mountain men, capital, capitol, desert

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High School Resources

True North Homeschool Academy High School Health True North Home School Academy Intro to Computer Science Class True North Homeschool Academy Computer Illustration Class

Healthy Living for Christian Teens by Meredith Curtis Economics, Finances, and Business Government: God's Blueprint/Man's Agenda by Meredith Curtis Who Dun It? Murder Mystery Literature and Writing High School Class

Online Physics Games and Simulations

Online physics games and simulations

191: Online Games and Simulations to teach Physics with Bex Buzzie

Our guest Bex Buzzie is a physics teacher and she shares her favorite online physics games and simulations. Bex hosts The Homeschool Advantage podcast where she interviews curriculum providers about what makes their products unique. Her interview with me about show sponsor FundaFunda Academy can be found here.

We discuss the value of using simulations in teaching any subject – but in particular physics.

The two resources Bex mentions are:

Bex teaches a project-based online physics class at FundaFunda Academy. She loves incorporating technology in the online classroom.

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Online physics games and simulations

Homeschooling Through Tough Times

Homeschooling Through Tough TimesEpisode #10 – Homeschooling Through Tough Times

There is no doubt that homeschooling can be difficult, especially when you are dealing with other stressors that are out of the ‘norm.’ So what can you do when homeschooling becomes even more challenging due to a deployment, illness, or other family crisis?

When things get complicated, it’s important to remember that homeschooling, AND military life, is a journey- there will be ups and downs. That’s just a given. On this episode, Crystal Niehoff shares some ways she’s learned through personal experience as a military spouse and homeschool mom to deal with tough times as military homeschool families.

  1. Talk to your spouse.
  2. Turn to your faith.
  3. If homeschooling is becoming too overwhelming, take a break.
  4. Be flexible with your homeschooling schedule.
  5. Seek out support from other homeschoolers.
  6. Utilize resources like homeschooling support groups, online homeschooling communities, and homeschool curriculum providers.
  7. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends or family if you need it.
  8. Give yourself plenty of grace.
  9. And finally, remember that homeschooling is a journey.

 “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” -Michael Jordan, basketball legend.

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Join Crystal and her guests each week as they bring relevant information to equip you, stories to encourage you, and content to inspire you. You don’t have to go it alone; tune in to the Military Homeschool Podcast and be energized in your military homeschooling journey!

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Rhthym

RhythmRhythm 

Episode 100

In this episode, we talk about Rhythm. Does your family have a rhythm? What is rhythm? What if your Rhythm is off? Can you reset your rhythm?

 

 

 

Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #162, Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories

In “Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories,” Episode, #166, Meredith Curtis becomes your tour guide a final trip through the USA—this time it’s a cruise starting in Alaska and making our way down the west coast and out to Hawaii. From the island state, we’ll make our way to our five territories. You will see some breathtaking views, enjoy delicious seafood, and venture into the Ring of Fire. Grab  your navigation chart, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your swimsuit and life jacket—there’s lot of miles sailing over the ocean! This is the fifth in our series of USA road trips—traveling is a great way to learn geography the fun way!

 

 


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Show Notes

Hi! Today, I’m your tour guide. Ready for a whirlwind trip through the Pacific states and our 5 inhabited territoreis?

Pacific Ocean, extremes, Ring of Fire, seafood.

Alaska

Largest state, Mt. Denali, mountains, glaciers, moose, caribou, bears, bison, reindeer

Peninsula, Denali, fauna (animals), tundra, national parks & preserves, ports

Washington

Mount Saint Helens, Olympic National Park, Mount Olympus

Volcano eruption, “geological layers,” rainforest, waterfalls, mountains

Oregon

Crater Lake, Crater lake National Park

Extinct volcano, alpine lakes

California

Redwood National Forest, Sequoia National Park, Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree, Death Valley

Agriculture, volcanoes, islands, mountain ranges, deserts, valleys, fertile farmland, earthquakes

Hawaii

Missionaries, Coral Church

Archipelago, volcanoes, multicultural population, missionaries

American Samoa

Fiafia, Christian influence

Archipelago, natural harbor, coral reefs, volcanoes, mountains, rainforests, tropical flowers, tropical fruits

Northern Mariana Islands

Tinian, Diving for WWII weapons or artifacts

Mariana Trench, World War II, shipwrecks, diving

Guam

Pacific War Musuem, Capital Hagnatna

World War II, history of island, division between Guam and Northern Mariana Islands

US Virgin Islands

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, Estate Whim Plantation, coral reef diving

Archipelago, Danish culture, archipelago, sugar mill, sugar plantation, coral reef, SCUBA diving, snorkeling

Puerto Rico

Fort Fortaleza, Castillo San felipe del Morro, Palacio de Santa Catalina

Tropical archipelago, mountains, hurricanes,

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US Geography Resources

Jr High US Geography

True North Homeschool Academy US Geography Class

 

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