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Life Skills 101 Lisa Nehring

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Homeschool encouragement and podcast

    Unity in Worship with Nathan Wilbur

    Unity in Worship with Nathan Wilbur

    Singing and worship aren’t the first things that come to mind when we hear the phrase, Life Skills. But decades ago, communal worship and song were key parts of the Culture. Pastor Nathan Wilbur of Wilbur Ministries shares with us the benefits of family worship in his home growing up.



    * Worshipping as a family forces us to think through our priorities; it invites God into our homes and brings to the family together over something wholesome.

    * A regular worship time as a family helps us think through the roles God has given us, and makes it easier to come to terms with them

    * If you are worried about time, simply set aside ten minutes on the weekend. If you would like to go longer but can’t, pray for more time.

    * Feel bashful about singing aloud? Don’t worry about it; if your or a family member’s voice sounds like a football stuck in a tuba, it doesn’t matter. The point is worshiping God and connecting as a family



    * Reclaim the culture of song; fifty years ago, the quality of voices didn’t matter, they just made more memories

    * Parents delight in the voice of their children, why wouldn’t God delight in ours?





    * This may have the side effect of churning up buried issues; good. That is God digging up the skeletons so all parties can have cleaner, more honest relationships.

    * This will be a discipline, it will be hard and awkward at first, but stick with it; its long term benefits are worth it.

    * Maintain an attitude of gratitude for what God has given us.



    The Wilbur family are Believing Jews who have led millions in worship across the globe. From testimonies to song, they are always ready to glorify God with the voices He gave them:



    https://www.wilburministries.com/



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    Book Club



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    Middle Schoolers Writing Club



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    U.S. Lit and Comp



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    U.S. History through film



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    • 25 min
    Planning in Strange Times

    Planning in Strange Times

    This week on Life Skills 101 Podcast with Lisa Nehring - Let's talk about Planning in Strange Times with Tamera Pool!  Listen in for some great tips.  Here are some show notes for you:



    * Examine what your kids need, and help them plan how to address it

    * Don’t be afraid to ask God what you need

    * Pray for your kids

    * Remember; you don’t always need what everyone says you need



    * Borrow

    * Buy used





    * Know your goals

    * Be specific in your goals



    * Do it

    * Get accountability

    * If you need it, get help





    * Make back up plans in case your plan A isn’t viable

    * Be proactive



    * Don’t get things done at the last minute







    Resources from TNHA



    Christian Psychology



    https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/?s=psych



    Book Club



    https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/?s=book+club



    Speech Club



    https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/debate/



    Middle Schoolers Writing Club



    https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/middle-school-writing-club/



    U.S. Lit and Comp



    https://truenorthhomeschoolacademy.com/product/u-s-literature-and-composition-2/



    U.S. History through film



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    • 28 min
    Writing and Education in Crazy times with Andrew Pudewa of Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Writing and Education in Crazy times with Andrew Pudewa of Institute for Excellence in Writing

    While Writing isn’t exactly a soft skill, it is an invaluable hard skill that makes a feed back loop with the soft skills. Andrew Pudewa of IEW fame offers several tips to encourage this skill in crazy times.



    * The top two things needed for your kids are; Language Skills (liberal arts), and Math skills (Logic/Stem/Arithmetic)



    * Choose what is interesting, but also needed.





    * Teach your kids how to memorize



    * Especially poetry, this will teach them diction, and heavily ingrain a love for language and reading, which in turn will give them a love for learning.





    * The 4 deadly errors of teaching writing:



    * Over correction

    * With holding help- if your child asks for it when writing, they probably need it.

    * Unclear Assignments- Your child cannot follow instructions they don’t understand. Be clear.

    * Over expectation- set a high bar, but be willing to give grace for learners.







     



    Resources from IEW



    https://iew.com/



    * TWSS

    * Language Acquisition Through Poetry

    * Themed Based Writing Books



    * Ancient History

    * Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales

    * People and Places

    * All things fun and fascination





    * With all of the resources in the world of homeschooling today, you can get the best of both worlds of Public School and Homeschool



    True North Resources



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    * British Literature

    * ‘Dinner with Shakespeare and Dickens’

    * Literature through the movies

    * Writing Club

    • 26 min
    The Power of Notebooking with Cindy Rushton

    The Power of Notebooking with Cindy Rushton

    Join Lisa Nehring and this week's special guest, Cindy Rushton, and they discuss the power of notebooking!  Here are some notes from the podcast:



    * Note-booking: A storage container for new ideas or thoughts you want to remember.



    * “… The way for writers who love to write, to write what they love about or what they love to learn”





    * Notebooks document what you have studied. It allows you to interact with the material in a unique way.



    * Lapbooks; a smaller, portable version that fits inside the larger notebook





    * Notebooks allow the child to get their thoughts on a subject down, then read them when most needed later in life.



    * An example would be Cindy’s son Matt; after a hard deployment in Afghanistan, he found a quote in his childhood notebook:







    “…My religious belief teaches me to feel as sage in battle as in Bed. God has fixed the time of my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. Captain, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.” -Stonewall Jackson



    The Notebooks help our children be ready for life:







    * Matt Rushton is currently developing new ideas based off what is written in his notebook

    * Helps with Learning as a lifestyle, as it is to hold what interests its owner. This will carry with us no matter where we go.







    Cindy’s books:







    * Language Arts the Easy Way

    * Notebooking

    * Ministering to the Heart of Your Child





    * http://cindyrushton.com/



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    * Including clubs like ‘Science through Marvel’, ‘Minecraft’







    Equipping tools; Academic Advising, Special Needs help, and other online workshops

    • 27 min
    Dealing with the DARK SIDE of World History with Linda Lacour Hobar

    Dealing with the DARK SIDE of World History with Linda Lacour Hobar

    Does the dark side of history get you down? Are you unsettled by the morbid details? Fear not! The gloom and doom of world history, and concerns of present-day, can be a valuable and effective tool for teaching life lessons and reaching the hearts of your students with the Gospel.



    Please join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, for a pensive and inspirational look at how and why to embrace the dark side of history! (Content appropriate for students age 10 and up.)







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    • 40 min
    Creating a Drama Free Team!

    Creating a Drama Free Team!

    Today I am joined by Felice Gerwitz, owner of Media Angles, The Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network and the Christian Podcast Network, as well as host of The Vintage Homeschool Moms podcast. Felice has managed a large family and teams for many years and is a wealth of practical information  and wisdom when it comes to working efficiently and drama free!



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    Special Needs Academic Advising  and Testing. Live, on-line, small group, dynamic, interactive and fun!



     

    How do we keep our workplaces drama free?



    * Pray for good team members. Let God guide you.

    * Make sure your teams shares your passion and your vision.

    * Let others know what to expect.

    * Let others know what to expect

    * Be open to input

    * Require co-workers to sign a nondisclosure- This lets people know you are serious

    * Make your expectations clear from the beginning

    * Break up your workload

    * Don’t be authoritarian

    * Keep your team briefed so they know what is going on. Have a team schedule

    * Remember it is not always someone else’s fault, things happen

    * Be polite when problems come up

    * Be willing to negotiate assigned tasks if you are able



     



    Take good care of yourself as well:



    * Keep office hours that you don’t work outside of

    * Establish a routine for yourself you keep

    * Felice is done by 3:00, then works out, showers, and reads

    * Everyone should block out reading time

    * Never lose your zeal

    * Life is too short to get upset over a deal that won’t work out. If it doesn’t match your mission, disengage, even if you lose money on it.

    * Don’t put people in a box

    * Live as the light

    * Set parameters

    * Be the bigger person

    * Appreciate your team

    * Family is about team work



     



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