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Sometimes, your child forgets to share the notes from their backpack that tell you everything that’s happening at their school. On Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, we give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed—in school and at home. We discuss real issues with parents and experts—from handling homework to school discipline—to support you every step of the way! Join the conversation using #BackpackNotes and learn more at PTA.org/BackpackNotes.
 
The Classical Academies is an organization of award-winning, tuition-free, California Public Charter Schools serving North San Diego County since 1999. With over 5,800 students in grades TK-12, the schools prepare students to think, communicate, and achieve. Partnering With Parents educates, encourages, and supports parents in their role as the primary educator.
 
Welcome to Life Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age, sponsored by the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and True North Homeschool Academy! It’s a well-known adage in the business world that you are hired for your hard skills and fired for your soft skills. It might be a well-known adage, but what exactly are hard and soft skills? Hard skills are easily measurable and quantifiable skills, such as welding or heart surgery. Soft skills are the personal attributes that enable someone to in ...
 
Is your child ready for life after high school? Are you ready to send your child to college, the military, or into the workforce? This podcast gives parents & guardians the peace of mind that their child is gaining the necessary skills to be prepared for life as they reach senior graduation. College Ready, Maybe Not presents stories and strategies from the perspective of School Counselor and single parent, Simone Gilbert. So whether you homeschool or send your K-12 child off to school every ...
 
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Each Homeschool High Schooler is Unique, Interview with Sue Sobszak. Each Homeschool High Schooler is Unique, Interview with Sue Sobszak We love those times we can connect with a good friend on the podcast. This week we were able to catch our old friend, Sue Sobszak, to talk about respecting and working with each teen’s uniquenesses. We met Sue at …
 
From the cyberbullying risks to dangerous social media challenges, many parents feel terrified when their child enters the world of social media. How can families have proactive discussions about navigating the online world responsibly? Dr. Sameer Hinduja, director of the Cyberbullying Research Center joins the show to share practical tips and resp…
 
Stress and anxiety can manifest physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath. They can also lead to lower brain function, which can, in turn, impact learning. School counselors Charles Threat III and Andrea Strickland discuss stress and anxiety responses and offer healthy management tools. North County Lifeline HERE Now prog…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: What is Virtual Home Learning? Interview with Melissa Perkins. What is Virtual Home Learning? Interview with Melissa Perkins There’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school and so Vicki is excited to talk to a new friend about virtual home learning. Our new friend is Melissa Perkins of Blue Star Virtu…
 
What life skills does your child need to thrive? There’s a lot of learning happening in schools that goes beyond academics. Karen Van Ausdal joined our hosts to talk about Social and Emotional Learning. She shares what Social and Emotional Learning looks like, why it’s important and how families can support. Resources: Explore CASEL’s helpful tools…
 
How to Robot-Proof your Kids! Your kids will live and work in a technological world full of Robots and Artificial Intelligence. How are we supposed to raise kids who have the know-how to compete in such a technological future? I’m glad you asked! So, let’s dig into the practicality of HOW to develop your kids humanity: Develop your kids faith life …
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Homeschooling Tips for Military Families. Homeschooling Tips for Military Families We’re so excited to be joined again with our friends, Nathan and Anita from the Homeschool Project Podcast! They are a military family, as are many of our homeschool friends, so join us today for some encouragement from a m…
 
Why Learn a Foreign Language? Today I’m joined by my youngest daughter and recent homeschool graduate, Hannah Nehring. Hannah focused on Foreign Languages during high school and began learning German this fall, her 5th foreign language, following Latin, Hebrew, Spanish and Chinese. She is currently conversant in both Hebrew and Spanish, with the go…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Helping Teens Own Their Education, Interview with Meryl van der Merwe. Helping Teens Own Their Education, Interview with Meryl van der Merwe Homeschool high schoolers need to develop independent learning skills. As they do this, they start to own their education. That’s why Vicki is excited to talk with o…
 
As we enter our second Back-to-School season filled with COVID-19 safety precautions, it’s vital that you stay informed. We invited a special guest, Captain Erin Sauber-Schatz, community guidance subject matter expert for CDC's COVID-19 Response, to share the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Resources: Watch National PTA’s Back to Class…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Ten Terrific Tips for Transcripts. Ten Tips for Terrific Transcripts Transcripts are vitally important as record of all the work your homeschool high schoolers have done. Who needs need a high school transcript: Homeschool graduates who want to serve in the military (check out this interview with a milita…
 
Anxiety is irrational and uncontrollable and causes a lot of stress on young bodies and brains. School Psychologist Francine Lehman explains when stress and anxiety are healthy and normal and when they become detrimental. She shares how developmental windows are normal causes of stress, but when a student can no longer participate in normal activit…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Find Scholarships for Homeschoolers. How to Find Scholarships for Homeschoolers College is SO expensive! Scholarships can really help alleviate the financial burden. We are often asked to share tips for finding college scholarships, so that’s what we will do in this week’s episode! Let’s start with…
 
“Restful Classical” Homeschooling with Amy Sloan of Humility & Doxology Amy Sloan and her husband are both 2nd generation homeschoolers who are homeschooling their five kids, ages 6-16. They pursue a restfully-classical education by grace alone! Amy If you hang out with Amy for any length of time you’ll quickly learn that she loves overflowing book…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Teach Co-op Classes. How to Teach Co-op Classes Are you teaching your homeschool co-op’s classes for teens, this year? Feel a little intimidated? That’s normal and okay. However, you can have the best years yet with homeschooling your homeschool teen co-op courses! Remember, there’s not ONE right w…
 
Research shows that every healthy kid needs five meaningful relationships with adults in their lives. Co-Founder and President of YouSchool, Scott Schimmel, explains how we can be intentional about asking those close to us to play a more meaningful role in our children's lives. He shares how helping kids to understand their emotions and teaching th…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: If I Could Talk to My Younger Self, Advice from Sabrina Justison. If I Could Talk to My Younger Self, Advice from Sabrina Justison This week, Sabrina is here to give some encouragement and advice. As you know, our 7Sister Sabrina is a fount of wisdom and homeschooling experience. Her youngest has already …
 
One of the big concerns about homeschooling high school is determining what to study. Let’s start by looking at a typical high school course of study as a four-year program beginning with the Core Four: English/ Language Arts Math Science History/ Social Studies From there you’ll want to add: Foreign Language– French, German, Spanish, Hebrew, Chine…
 
I’m joined on the podcast today by Melissa Grande who is a professional musician, Wild and Free leader and True North Homeschool Academy Teacher! Today we are going to be talking about Music is an important life skill. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with core academics and feel like Music is just something to add onto the end. But really, Music teach…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: College Success Tips for Homeschool Graduates, Interview with John Lenschow. College Success Tips for Homeschool Graduates Vicki is joined this week by John … He is a professor at John Brown University. He also teaches youth group in church and leads missions trips. John had a chance to be involved in the…
 
How to Integrate Classical with Delight Directed Education In this episode Tamara Pool is sharing with us how to integrate the time test educational method of classical education with delight directed learning: Understand the Classical Method Questions are welcome- teaches students to questions appropriately and to questions with humility. Simple, …
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Teach High School Health Class. How to Teach High School Health Class I remember when my teens were homeschooling high schoolers had to cover their required Health credits. The textbooks we had to choose from were BORING. My teens complained. I can’t stand trying to teach my kids from a boring text…
 
How to Have FUN in your Homeschool With Mary Hannah Wilson I first was introduced to Mary Willson through IG Reels. Her Reels are so much fun and encouraging to Homeschoolers! Mary has been a homeschooling Mom for over a decade and loves to provide helpful information to fellow homechoolers, particularly families with homeschooling teens. So, I rea…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Have a Homeschool Mindset…Not a Platypus! How to Have a Homeschool Mindset…Not a Platypus! What on earth are Vicki and Sabrina talking about?? We just want to have some fun with our friends about having a fun homeschool mindset! Some of our most bonding moments in our homeschool years have been tim…
 
Why a Morning Basket Pam Barnhill joins me on today’s podcast to talk about how to manage your life while homeschooling Pam, Jamie Martin and Colleen Kessler have all joined forces to create a program called, Homeschooling with Purpose Cast a vision Calm the chaos Create a lifestyle of learning in your home Which is great, because it gives homescho…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Lessons My Parents Taught Me, Interview with Katie Waalkes. Lessons My Parents Taught Me, Interview with Katie Waalkes Vicki loves to talk to second generation homeschoolers, so she was so excited to connect with Katie Waalkes. Katie, from Life in the Mundane, is a homeschool grad who is now a homeschool …
 
Colleen Carroll Campbell is an award-winning author, broadcast journalist, and former presidential speechwriter. She is also homeschooling her four children. She discusses how parents can learn to be more focused and free in the age of distraction. Raising children in an attention-driven economy, we can often lose our joy as we compete with screens…
 
The Wonder of Foreign Language Learning a foreign language is a valuable life skill! Today, I’m joined by French teacher, Rachel Margaillon. Rachel met her Italian husband in the Eukraine and the language they had in common was English! They are now homeschooling three polyglots who speak, read and write, French, English and Italian, wth hopes to l…
 
This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Goals and Grading Writing for Homeschool High School. Goals and Grading Writing for Homeschool High School For homeschool high schoolers, one of the most time consuming components of English/Language Arts is the writing. Then one of the most time-consuming components of ELA for homeschooling parents is th…
 
The summer between junior and senior year is the time for college-bound students to focus on the college Common App. Allowing for plenty of time to complete financial aid forms, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) will allow students plenty of time to focus on selecting the right college fo…
 
How to Heal from Bullying Today we are talking with Candice Duggar, the mastermind behind Bullied, Broken, Redeemed. Teaching our kids how to navigate the online world, keeping themselves emotionally and physically safe is going to be a necessary life skill, as the online world is going to continue to expand and grow; many of our kids may find them…
 
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