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The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

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The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

The Homeschool Highschool Podcast

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Why 7SistersHomeschool Curriculum is DA BOMB

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Why 7SistersHomeschool Curriculum is DA BOMB! Why 7SistersHomeschool Curriculum is DA BOMB Homeschooling high school can feel intimidating but these can be the best years yet! You can do it! Your 7Sisters are here to help! Today Sabrina, Vicki and Kym today shamelessly share reasons why 7SistersHomeschool curriculum is awesome for teens (even for the youngers- we have some things for them, too). The Sisters homeschooled together for decades educating their dozens of children in co-ops and group classes at their umbrella school. As we saw our youngest getting ready to graduate, we realized we had a Titus 2 calling to share what we have learned with younger homeschooling moms. That's why when you visit 7SistersHomeschool.com, it might be hard to tell if we are bloggers or curriculum publishers. We are Titus 2 homeschool moms who are sharing all the things we have learned in home educating our teens and helping hundreds of other homeschooling high schoolers graduate and move onto college, military, missions or career. You will find all of our advice in blogs and right here on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast. Let's go WAY back for a little 7Sisters history: Back in the early days of homeschooling, there was no such thing as homeschool curriculum. We had to beg and cajole publishers to sell to us. (In fact, 7Sisters Sara's father became one of the first homeschool curriculum vendors back in those days. Anyway, in order for our homeschoolers to have curriculum that met their needs, we had to develop much of our own. That turned out to be pretty cool, because each set of teens we used our curriculum with let us know what they thought. They (and their peers) vetted the curriculum! We have very opinionated kids and we have kids of all kinds of abilities, needs, interests and goals. So what are the things that are distinctive about 7SistersHomeschool curriculum (and make it DA BOMB)? Friendly The tone of each text, literature study guide, writing guide or elementary-aged activity guide is accessible and friendly. It is written in the tone and manner that we talked to our co-op and group classes homeschoolers. We avoided the "formal tone" of textbooks because our teens told us they wanted to be talked to like they were respectable human beings. No-busywork Have you ever noticed that many textbooks have the same number of pages for every chapter? It seemed to our teens that in making page numbers standardized, texts became filled with busywork or useless data. Teens want to know what is important enough to remember but not busywork or redundant information. Take for instance, our Literature Study Guides vary tremendously from guide to guide. That's because the themes and necessary information varies tremendously. We concentrate on one or two important themes and only inferential (not redundant comprehension) questions. Teens actually need to learn the concepts that make each book matter. No worries about busywork and wasted time. So, The Invisible Man Literature Study Guide has more concept development and fewer questions.

25 MIN3 d ago
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Why 7SistersHomeschool Curriculum is DA BOMB

College Safety and Fun for Homeschool Graduates, Interview with Seth and Caroline Tillman

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: College Safety and Fun for Homeschool Graduates, Interview with Seth and Caroline Tillman. College Safety and Fun for Homeschool Graduates Vicki's five homeschool high schoolers are all graduated from college now, even her youngest, Seth and his newlywed wife, Caroline. Seth and Caroline loved their years of homeschooling. College was a big change for them both but they loved it and made the most of their experiences there by getting involved in college activities and mentoring relationships. They also made lots of friends. From the many experiences they or their friends had, Seth and Caroline offered to share some safety tips for homeschool high schoolers who will head off to college (or anywhere in the big, wide world). Seth and Caroline Tillman, photo used with permission So here are Seth and Caroline's tips for college safety and fun for homeschool graduates Seth is a elementary music education teacher in a local public school. Carolin...

44 MIN1 w ago
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College Safety and Fun for Homeschool Graduates, Interview with Seth and Caroline Tillman

Advice for Moms of New Homeschool High Schoolers

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Advice for Moms of New Homeschool High Schoolers. Advice for Moms of New Homeschool High Schoolers Know someone who is just starting to homeschool high school? Pass this episode along to them! Sabrina, Vicki and Kym have lots of encouraging tips for success and enjoying the high school years with your teens. Sabrina, Vicki and Kym are part of the 7SistersHomeschool team. We love to pass along the things we learned in homeschooling our dozens of teens for dozens of years, along with decades of advising and teaching our local homeschool high schoolers in group classes and co-ops. Titus 2 in the Bible tells us that the "older women should help along the younger women" (that's the 7Sisters version, anyway). So that's what we are about at 7SistersHomeschool.com and that's what the Homeschool Highschool Podcast is all about. So with our love for you all, here is advice for moms of new homeschool high schoolers! There are so many things we want o...

26 MIN2 w ago
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Advice for Moms of New Homeschool High Schoolers

Dealing with Tough Topics in American Literature

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Dealing with Tough Topics in American Literature. Dealing with Tough Topics in American Literature American Literature is a staple of high school Language Arts. Teens are at an excellent age to wrestle with some of the difficult concepts and topics that arise through American Lit readings. That is wonderful and tough on moms because sometimes we, ourselves, feel uncomfortable with some of the topics. So how do you deal with these uncomfortable topics? Sabrina, Vicki and Kym join forces today for a comfortable chat about uncomfortable topics in American Literature. Things that can be distracting and uncomfortable in literature can actually be enriching when dealt with wisely. (This is timely because, if your teens are aware of the turmoil in the world around them, you can use some of these ideas to start discussions that help them grow and become healthy adults.) FYI: We are basing our discussion on a post that Sabrina wrote a while back bu...

30 MIN3 w ago
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Dealing with Tough Topics in American Literature

Conversational Homeschooling

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Conversational Homeschooling. Conversational Homeschooling Sabrina is here today to share ideas about conversational homeschooling. While Sabrina made up the phrase, it fits Sabrina's style of homeschooling her high schoolers. You will be SO encouraged by Sabrina's ideas for teaching teens. What is conversational homeschooling? Real learning for teens often occurs during conversations. Have you ever noticed that? Moments of true insight will occur during a formal or even, informal chat with your homeschool high schoolers. (Actually, the same thing is true for adults, we bet you have noticed.) This episode is aimed at: * New homeschool high school moms * Current homeschool high school moms * All homeschool moms, actually During homeschool high school, moms often become less a teacher and more a resource manager as our teens gain independent learning skills: * Choose the curriculum * Create syllabi * Create rubrics * Organize field trips * O...

20 MINJUL 14
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Conversational Homeschooling

Record Keeping for Homeschool High School

This week on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Record Keeping for Homeschool High School. Record Keeping for Homeschool High School Sabrina is wants to share about record keeping with our many 7th Sisters today. (Remember, HSHSP is brought to you by 7SistersHomeschool.com. There are 6 of us Sisters Sabrina, Vicki, Kym, Marilyn, Sara and Allison. Who's the 7th Sister? YOU are!) Homeschooling high school requires a lot of record keeping. This is something that many of us 7Sisters do not love. But we must keep our paper trails so that we graduate our homeschool high schoolers with a solid backup or proof of what they have done. This might be as simple as a transcript, but often we want to have more records to back up the transcript, just in case. Remember: there's not ONE right way to homeschool high school! So there's not ONE right way to do record keeping. You get to decide what is best for you, your teens and their future. So what kind of record keeping for homeschool high school d...

22 MINJUL 7
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Record Keeping for Homeschool High School

COVID-19 and Homeschooling High School

This week on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast: COVID-19 and Homeschooling High School. COVID-19 and Homeschooling High School This week Sabrina has encouragement and resources to help you and your family get through the COVID-19 pandemic. She is especially interested in helping out those who are new to homeschooling high school, either after homeschooling middle school OR if you are a "suddenly homeschooler" due to the quarantines. Please share this episode with friends and colleagues who will be starting homeschooling high school in the fall. How do you get started homeschooling high school during COVID-19? Homeschooling high school can look different ways: * For those of you who are "unintentionally homeschooling" due to the affects of COVID-19, but are still registered with a local high school. The responsibility for instruction will continue to rest on the school. Your student will simply follow the scheduled online classes provided by the school and follow the assignments give...

24 MINJUL 2
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COVID-19 and Homeschooling High School

Chronic Illness and Homeschooling High School, Interview with Tricia Soderstrom

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Chronic Illness and Homeschooling High School, Interview with Tricia Soderstrom. Chronic Illness and Homeschooling High School, Interview with Tricia Soderstrom Sometimes life hands out challenges that we would rather not face. Chronic illness is one of those challenges that can make day-to-day functioning challenging. One of the most common chronic illnesses is Lyme Disease, which can be so debilitating physically and mentally. In fact, the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that 86% of healthcare spending goes toward treating chronic illness and that 31.5% of Americans are living with multiple chronic illnesses. We have been thinking about our homeschool mom-friends who are successfully homeschooling their high schoolers (and youngers) while dealing with chronic illnesses. Vicki contacted our friend, Tricia Soderstrom, of Abounding in Hope with Lyme to share some encouragement and tips. Tricia Soderstrom, photo used wi...

22 MINJUN 24
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Chronic Illness and Homeschooling High School, Interview with Tricia Soderstrom

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Ticia Messing

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Ticia Messing. How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Ticia Messing One of the best ways to build a sense of community, good character and a strong transcript is through service opportunities. We asked our friend, Ticia Messing of Adventures in Mommydom, to talk with us today. She has prioritized volunteerism for her teens and has found that these opportunities have been life-changing for their family. Ticia's story of service with her family Ticia has been homeschooling her kids from the beginning. She began her blog when her kids were in preschool, so she has been at it for a long time. Today her three homeschool high schoolers enjoy the ability to concentrate on interests in history, movies and volunteering! Ticia and her teens have loved homeschooling high school so far. Interestingly, her teens are all in the sa...

23 MINJUN 16
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How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Ticia Messing

Spanish for Homeschool High School, Interview with Karim Morato

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Spanish for Homeschool High School, Interview with Karim Morato. Spanish for Homeschool High School, Interview with Karim Morato Teaching your teens Spanish can be an intimidating adventure. Ever felt intimidated by world languages? Karim Morato joins Vicki to help you out! Karim is not only a native Spanish speaker, but an expert educator in teaching Spanish. Karim has a website with amazing, online Spanish courses from homeschooling elementary through high school. Karim (born in Guatemala) had just finished her education degree with, as a newlywed, her Bolivian-born husband asked if they could homeschool when they had children. He remembered the missionaries he grew up with had homeschooled their children and he wanted to keep it up. They both agreed that they would like to raise their family to be bilingual, and that homeschooling would facilitate that. Karim and her husband went to their first homeschool convention five years before th...

21 MINJUN 9
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Spanish for Homeschool High School, Interview with Karim Morato

Latest Episodes

Why 7SistersHomeschool Curriculum is DA BOMB

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Why 7SistersHomeschool Curriculum is DA BOMB! Why 7SistersHomeschool Curriculum is DA BOMB Homeschooling high school can feel intimidating but these can be the best years yet! You can do it! Your 7Sisters are here to help! Today Sabrina, Vicki and Kym today shamelessly share reasons why 7SistersHomeschool curriculum is awesome for teens (even for the youngers- we have some things for them, too). The Sisters homeschooled together for decades educating their dozens of children in co-ops and group classes at their umbrella school. As we saw our youngest getting ready to graduate, we realized we had a Titus 2 calling to share what we have learned with younger homeschooling moms. That's why when you visit 7SistersHomeschool.com, it might be hard to tell if we are bloggers or curriculum publishers. We are Titus 2 homeschool moms who are sharing all the things we have learned in home educating our teens and helping hundreds of other homeschooling high schoolers graduate and move onto college, military, missions or career. You will find all of our advice in blogs and right here on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast. Let's go WAY back for a little 7Sisters history: Back in the early days of homeschooling, there was no such thing as homeschool curriculum. We had to beg and cajole publishers to sell to us. (In fact, 7Sisters Sara's father became one of the first homeschool curriculum vendors back in those days. Anyway, in order for our homeschoolers to have curriculum that met their needs, we had to develop much of our own. That turned out to be pretty cool, because each set of teens we used our curriculum with let us know what they thought. They (and their peers) vetted the curriculum! We have very opinionated kids and we have kids of all kinds of abilities, needs, interests and goals. So what are the things that are distinctive about 7SistersHomeschool curriculum (and make it DA BOMB)? Friendly The tone of each text, literature study guide, writing guide or elementary-aged activity guide is accessible and friendly. It is written in the tone and manner that we talked to our co-op and group classes homeschoolers. We avoided the "formal tone" of textbooks because our teens told us they wanted to be talked to like they were respectable human beings. No-busywork Have you ever noticed that many textbooks have the same number of pages for every chapter? It seemed to our teens that in making page numbers standardized, texts became filled with busywork or useless data. Teens want to know what is important enough to remember but not busywork or redundant information. Take for instance, our Literature Study Guides vary tremendously from guide to guide. That's because the themes and necessary information varies tremendously. We concentrate on one or two important themes and only inferential (not redundant comprehension) questions. Teens actually need to learn the concepts that make each book matter. No worries about busywork and wasted time. So, The Invisible Man Literature Study Guide has more concept development and fewer questions.

25 MIN3 d ago
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Why 7SistersHomeschool Curriculum is DA BOMB

College Safety and Fun for Homeschool Graduates, Interview with Seth and Caroline Tillman

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: College Safety and Fun for Homeschool Graduates, Interview with Seth and Caroline Tillman. College Safety and Fun for Homeschool Graduates Vicki's five homeschool high schoolers are all graduated from college now, even her youngest, Seth and his newlywed wife, Caroline. Seth and Caroline loved their years of homeschooling. College was a big change for them both but they loved it and made the most of their experiences there by getting involved in college activities and mentoring relationships. They also made lots of friends. From the many experiences they or their friends had, Seth and Caroline offered to share some safety tips for homeschool high schoolers who will head off to college (or anywhere in the big, wide world). Seth and Caroline Tillman, photo used with permission So here are Seth and Caroline's tips for college safety and fun for homeschool graduates Seth is a elementary music education teacher in a local public school. Carolin...

44 MIN1 w ago
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College Safety and Fun for Homeschool Graduates, Interview with Seth and Caroline Tillman

Advice for Moms of New Homeschool High Schoolers

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Advice for Moms of New Homeschool High Schoolers. Advice for Moms of New Homeschool High Schoolers Know someone who is just starting to homeschool high school? Pass this episode along to them! Sabrina, Vicki and Kym have lots of encouraging tips for success and enjoying the high school years with your teens. Sabrina, Vicki and Kym are part of the 7SistersHomeschool team. We love to pass along the things we learned in homeschooling our dozens of teens for dozens of years, along with decades of advising and teaching our local homeschool high schoolers in group classes and co-ops. Titus 2 in the Bible tells us that the "older women should help along the younger women" (that's the 7Sisters version, anyway). So that's what we are about at 7SistersHomeschool.com and that's what the Homeschool Highschool Podcast is all about. So with our love for you all, here is advice for moms of new homeschool high schoolers! There are so many things we want o...

26 MIN2 w ago
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Advice for Moms of New Homeschool High Schoolers

Dealing with Tough Topics in American Literature

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Dealing with Tough Topics in American Literature. Dealing with Tough Topics in American Literature American Literature is a staple of high school Language Arts. Teens are at an excellent age to wrestle with some of the difficult concepts and topics that arise through American Lit readings. That is wonderful and tough on moms because sometimes we, ourselves, feel uncomfortable with some of the topics. So how do you deal with these uncomfortable topics? Sabrina, Vicki and Kym join forces today for a comfortable chat about uncomfortable topics in American Literature. Things that can be distracting and uncomfortable in literature can actually be enriching when dealt with wisely. (This is timely because, if your teens are aware of the turmoil in the world around them, you can use some of these ideas to start discussions that help them grow and become healthy adults.) FYI: We are basing our discussion on a post that Sabrina wrote a while back bu...

30 MIN3 w ago
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Dealing with Tough Topics in American Literature

Conversational Homeschooling

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Conversational Homeschooling. Conversational Homeschooling Sabrina is here today to share ideas about conversational homeschooling. While Sabrina made up the phrase, it fits Sabrina's style of homeschooling her high schoolers. You will be SO encouraged by Sabrina's ideas for teaching teens. What is conversational homeschooling? Real learning for teens often occurs during conversations. Have you ever noticed that? Moments of true insight will occur during a formal or even, informal chat with your homeschool high schoolers. (Actually, the same thing is true for adults, we bet you have noticed.) This episode is aimed at: * New homeschool high school moms * Current homeschool high school moms * All homeschool moms, actually During homeschool high school, moms often become less a teacher and more a resource manager as our teens gain independent learning skills: * Choose the curriculum * Create syllabi * Create rubrics * Organize field trips * O...

20 MINJUL 14
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Conversational Homeschooling

Record Keeping for Homeschool High School

This week on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Record Keeping for Homeschool High School. Record Keeping for Homeschool High School Sabrina is wants to share about record keeping with our many 7th Sisters today. (Remember, HSHSP is brought to you by 7SistersHomeschool.com. There are 6 of us Sisters Sabrina, Vicki, Kym, Marilyn, Sara and Allison. Who's the 7th Sister? YOU are!) Homeschooling high school requires a lot of record keeping. This is something that many of us 7Sisters do not love. But we must keep our paper trails so that we graduate our homeschool high schoolers with a solid backup or proof of what they have done. This might be as simple as a transcript, but often we want to have more records to back up the transcript, just in case. Remember: there's not ONE right way to homeschool high school! So there's not ONE right way to do record keeping. You get to decide what is best for you, your teens and their future. So what kind of record keeping for homeschool high school d...

22 MINJUL 7
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Record Keeping for Homeschool High School

COVID-19 and Homeschooling High School

This week on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast: COVID-19 and Homeschooling High School. COVID-19 and Homeschooling High School This week Sabrina has encouragement and resources to help you and your family get through the COVID-19 pandemic. She is especially interested in helping out those who are new to homeschooling high school, either after homeschooling middle school OR if you are a "suddenly homeschooler" due to the quarantines. Please share this episode with friends and colleagues who will be starting homeschooling high school in the fall. How do you get started homeschooling high school during COVID-19? Homeschooling high school can look different ways: * For those of you who are "unintentionally homeschooling" due to the affects of COVID-19, but are still registered with a local high school. The responsibility for instruction will continue to rest on the school. Your student will simply follow the scheduled online classes provided by the school and follow the assignments give...

24 MINJUL 2
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COVID-19 and Homeschooling High School

Chronic Illness and Homeschooling High School, Interview with Tricia Soderstrom

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Chronic Illness and Homeschooling High School, Interview with Tricia Soderstrom. Chronic Illness and Homeschooling High School, Interview with Tricia Soderstrom Sometimes life hands out challenges that we would rather not face. Chronic illness is one of those challenges that can make day-to-day functioning challenging. One of the most common chronic illnesses is Lyme Disease, which can be so debilitating physically and mentally. In fact, the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that 86% of healthcare spending goes toward treating chronic illness and that 31.5% of Americans are living with multiple chronic illnesses. We have been thinking about our homeschool mom-friends who are successfully homeschooling their high schoolers (and youngers) while dealing with chronic illnesses. Vicki contacted our friend, Tricia Soderstrom, of Abounding in Hope with Lyme to share some encouragement and tips. Tricia Soderstrom, photo used wi...

22 MINJUN 24
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Chronic Illness and Homeschooling High School, Interview with Tricia Soderstrom

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Ticia Messing

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Ticia Messing. How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Ticia Messing One of the best ways to build a sense of community, good character and a strong transcript is through service opportunities. We asked our friend, Ticia Messing of Adventures in Mommydom, to talk with us today. She has prioritized volunteerism for her teens and has found that these opportunities have been life-changing for their family. Ticia's story of service with her family Ticia has been homeschooling her kids from the beginning. She began her blog when her kids were in preschool, so she has been at it for a long time. Today her three homeschool high schoolers enjoy the ability to concentrate on interests in history, movies and volunteering! Ticia and her teens have loved homeschooling high school so far. Interestingly, her teens are all in the sa...

23 MINJUN 16
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How to Find Volunteer Opportunities for Homeschool High Schoolers, Interview with Ticia Messing

Spanish for Homeschool High School, Interview with Karim Morato

This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: Spanish for Homeschool High School, Interview with Karim Morato. Spanish for Homeschool High School, Interview with Karim Morato Teaching your teens Spanish can be an intimidating adventure. Ever felt intimidated by world languages? Karim Morato joins Vicki to help you out! Karim is not only a native Spanish speaker, but an expert educator in teaching Spanish. Karim has a website with amazing, online Spanish courses from homeschooling elementary through high school. Karim (born in Guatemala) had just finished her education degree with, as a newlywed, her Bolivian-born husband asked if they could homeschool when they had children. He remembered the missionaries he grew up with had homeschooled their children and he wanted to keep it up. They both agreed that they would like to raise their family to be bilingual, and that homeschooling would facilitate that. Karim and her husband went to their first homeschool convention five years before th...

21 MINJUN 9
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Spanish for Homeschool High School, Interview with Karim Morato
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