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Join us for inspiration and encouragement through real stories from around the globe. Students, parents, and scholars will share advice on many topics including college, online learning, homeschooling, health, faith, and navigating daily life. #educated To learn more about NorthStar Academy, visit us at nsa.school

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Join us for inspiration and encouragement through real stories from around the globe. Students, parents, and scholars will share advice on many topics including college, online learning, homeschooling, health, faith, and navigating daily life. #educated To learn more about NorthStar Academy, visit us at nsa.school

    Your Next Step: Navigating the College Admission Season

    Your Next Step: Navigating the College Admission Season

    The college admission season in a student's life can be full of anxiety. Join us today as  Kristi Steele talks through what the process looks like and how to ease the confusion and tension surrounding the best next step. Kristi provides excellent practical advice with great questions to ask yourself, whether you're a student or parent. If you have a high schooler, you won't want to miss this episode!

     You can find more resources from Kristi at www.kc360.co!  

    • 29 min
    Advice for Educators and School Leaders

    Advice for Educators and School Leaders

    We are excited to have Jennifer Thompson on the show today. From basketball coach to teacher to head of school, Jennifer has almost 25 years of experience in education. Listen as Jennifer shares advice for teachers and leaders, and hear the work that she is doing as the current Chief Executive Officer of Christian Schools International. You won't want to miss the practical advice she has for both educators and school leadership!

    • 38 min
    A Literacy Lifeline: Bridging the Gap with Dr. Molly Ness

    A Literacy Lifeline: Bridging the Gap with Dr. Molly Ness

    “The estimates are that about 32 million American children lack access to books.”
    Join us today for an eye-opening conversation with Dr. Molly Ness. Molly is a former classroom teacher, a reading researcher, and a teacher educator. Listen as Molly discusses the importance of reading and practical ways we can ensure that books are in the hands of every child possible. 

    • 31 min
    NorthStar on the Mission Field: The King Family's Story

    NorthStar on the Mission Field: The King Family's Story

    We are so excited to have the King Family on this week's episode! Breanne King and her son Shouta join us today to talk through life, ministry, and the years they've been a part of the NorthStar community. Having four students who have either graduated or are still taking classes at NSA, Breanne shares how even though they had different motivations and ways of learning, NSA met the needs for each of them.  Hear about the exciting ministry opportunities they have for those looking to serve in the Philippines and the incredible story that has led them there. You won't want to miss this inspiring story from the King family!

    • 30 min
    Unlocking Quality Sleep with Sammy Margo

    Unlocking Quality Sleep with Sammy Margo

    Sammy Margo, renowned physiotherapist and sleep expert, shares crucial insights for achieving quality sleep in this episode of The NorthStar Narrative. She begins by highlighting the impact of technology on sleep, advocating for a technology cutoff time and promoting a calming bedtime routine. 

    The discussion extends to bedding preferences, emphasizing the significance of investing in a suitable mattress and pillow based on individual needs. Exercise is encouraged, with a focus on calming practices like deep breathing and gentle yoga.
    Sammy shares a success story involving a child with anxiety, demonstrating the positive outcomes of changes in technology use and bedtime routines. Regarding sleep aids, she suggests exploring natural remedies before considering over-the-counter options. The podcast concludes with a challenge for parents to set positive examples by practicing healthy sleep habits and encouraging children to adopt similar routines.

    Don't miss this informative episode!

    • 42 min
    Homeschooling on the Road: The Anderson's RV Journey

    Homeschooling on the Road: The Anderson's RV Journey

    We are so excited to have one of our NorthStar families on today's episode! Anna, who is a Senior and graduates in just a few short months, joins her mom Christine to recount their incredible RV experience and how they were able to blend adventure with education. Listen as Anna and Christine take us through their travels across the U.S., where they explored colleges while navigating the intricacies of homeschooling not only Anna, but also brother Zach!

    • 29 min

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46 Ratings

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