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20 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Episode 102: Staying Calm Amid the Chaos
School Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Charles Threatt III, has seen an increase in people experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, sadness, and loneliness. These feelings can lead to charged emotional responses when we least expect them. Charles explains how we can learn to slow down, process thoughts, identify feelings, and choose a better response instead of reacting. We can learn the skills to regulate our emotions and communicate better.
16 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Episode 101: Parenting Your Adult Child
Leslie Salazar Carillo homeschooled her son with The Classical Academies K-12th grade. Now that he has graduated from college, she reflects on what her new role is like as the mother of an adult child. She shares what she has learned when it comes to setting boundaries, showing respect, and empowering her adult child.
21 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Episode 100: The Politics of Personal Relationships
High School history teacher, Derek Montgomery, shares how to disagree while maintaining and valuing personal relationships. By embracing radical kindness, we can act with compassion, patience, and humility, leading to better communication and understanding.
13 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Episode 99: Social Personalities
David Merril and Roger Reid’s Social Styles Model describes four personality types: the Driver, the Expressive, the Amiable, and the Analytical. Classical Academy High School Life Skills Teacher, Steven Ferreira, shares how these personality types can help us better understand ourselves and others.
18 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Episode 98: Why It's Gotten Even Harder- The Establishment's Strategy to Destroy Charter Schools
Charter schools exist to provide academic choice and address the problems in the traditional school system. Jed Wallace, Charter Advocate, CEO, and founder of Charter Folk, explains how COVID, political backlash, and the success of charter schools have led to increased pressure from the establishment.https://www.charterfolk.org/
18 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Episode 97: School Choice Produces the Best Education
Over 50% of California parents agree with school choice. Todd Maddison is a K-12 education activist and the San Diego County Chair for Californians for School Choice. He is mobilizing the community to gather 1.5 million signatures to put school choice on the ballot. He explains the benefits of school choice and how parents can advocate for options.www.Californiaschoolchoice.org
15 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Episode 96: Teen Stress and Anxiety
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 program: https://www.nclifeline.org/here-now-teen-suicide-preventionAccess and Crisis Line: https://www.optumsandiego.com/content/sandiego/en/access---crisis-line.htmlNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/Trevor Lifeline: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/
14 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Episode 95: The Impact of Athletics on Youth
At Classical Academy High School, sometimes you win and sometimes you learn! Principal Dana Moen shares the benefits of participating in high school sports, including improved physical, social, and emotional well-being, perseverance through adversity, and a stronger sense of community.
17 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Episode 94: Anxiety and Family Life
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 activities, it may be time for professional help and treatment.
14 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Episode 93: Build A Village
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 them to name their feelings can help them have more meaningful and satisfying lives.https://www.theyouschool.com/
14 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Episode 92: Preparing for Dropping Your Student Off at College
Kyle and Wendy Menig are Classical Academy parents and founders of The Two10 Group, a coaching and consulting non-profit. They share their own emotional experience of dropping their college students off at college.
20 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Episode 91: JumpStart 2021 Keynote Speaker, Colleen Carroll Campbell
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 and overscheduling. Colleen discusses how we can be inspired, informed, and empowered by reclaiming what brings us true joy when we focus on what really matters.Colleen has authored several best-selling books and has been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post. She has appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, ABC News, PBS, and NPR.
9 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Episode 90: A Student's Perspective on College- Part 2- Financial Aid
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 for their future. Coastal Academy Academic Coach and senior share their experience with finding financial aid options for college.www.Bigfuture.comwww.californiacolleges.edu/#/
10 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Episode 89: A Students Perspective on College- Part 1- The Application Process
Coastal Academy High School Academic Advisor Colleen Wyrick and student share their experience with the college application process. Learn how one student determined which college to choose, how to plan college visits, and how to approach the application process. This is part one in a two-part series.
17 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Episode 88: College Readiness - A Student's Perspective
Classical Academy Alumni Coral James is a Junior at University North Texas. She reflects on her time in high school and her experience moving away and attending a large university.
9 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Episode 87: Smooth Sailing from Middle School to High School
Coastal Academy High School Teachers Shannon Mitchell and Alex Pop offer suggestions to help your student transition from middle school to high school with ease. They suggest making SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely) goals and using the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to prioritize homework assignments.
21 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 86: Recognizing Childhood Depression and When to Be Concerned
Lisa Taylor is a parent and counselor who has seen a rise in depression. Students are isolated, disengaged, and not following their normal social activities or routines. Lisa explains the symptoms of depression, when to be concerned, and when to seek medical help. She shares how important it is to be educated, understand risk factors, and ask the right questions with the goal of understanding. https://www.familyaware.org/https://www.crisistextline.org/text-us/
19 minutes | May 4, 2021
Episode 85: Mental Health Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. School counselors Alyssa Atkins and Chad Chandler discuss the positive and negative choices and behaviors that can impact our mental health. The risk factors that someone struggles with mental illness can include isolation, anger, worry, reckless behavior, grief, feeling out of control, substance abuse, exercising or dieting obsessively, or hurting others. The counselors share how being physically healthy is just as important as being mentally healthy, and there is no stigma in asking for help.Mental Health Awareness Month Podcast Resources:Counseling Department Schoology Group: Access Code: 2B5D5-ZWVCXMental Health America- https://www.mhanational.orgNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- https://nami.org/HomeMentalHealth.gov- https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-healthTCA Virtual Calm Room- https://sites.google.com/classicalacademy.com/virtualcalmroom/home
20 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 84: Real. Self. Care.
"You can't pour from an empty cup" is a saying we find true all too often. When we are not taking care of ourselves, we find we are exhausted, irritated, and short-tempered. We pay so much attention to those around us and fail to pay attention to ourselves. Mark Steven Reardon is an Executive Coach who teaches about the law of infusion. He provides daily actions to make rest and reflection a priority so we are better able to love and support those around us.View the Law of Infusion presentation https://classicalacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Law-of-Infusion.pdf
24 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 83: How the Pandemic Will Affect the Future of Education
The pandemic has impacted families and disrupted public education in every community worldwide. It has proved to all of us that parents are co-educators and not just guides-on-the-side. Michael B. Horn is an author, speaker, and senior strategist at Guild Education. He shares his ideas on how education will be shaped post-pandemic. He believes parents will be much more active in pushing for a new experience that is more personal and effective.Michael B. Horn is the author and co-author of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.
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