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Winter Session Writing Classes
are like a warm mug of hot chocolate
in the snow storm of education.
Check the Winter 2014 Online Class Schedule below or online.
Brave Writer online classes were described beautifully by one of our high school students:
What I like about Brave Writer, which I’m posting in case anyone wants to know:
1. You can be social. You can make friends. I pictured an online class as being you and the teacher.
2. No face-to-face stuff. That’s right, no Skype calls, or anything like that.
3. The teachers are GREAT. Really nice, understanding. They help you think outside the box.
4. No rush. Brave Writer is very relaxed. I really love that. If you’re sick, it’s not the end of the world. Family vacation, no Internet? Take your time!
5. Easy to navigate. I remember my first Brave Writer class, and being scared that it would be so hard and confusing. But it’s not.
6. The students. Great kids. Encouraging. They read your projects. They comment.
7. Can be used world wide. Brave Writer can be used by anyone, any where in the world. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be here.
8. No classroom pressure. No “stand up and read in front of the class.” Who misses that???
9. Fairly short, painless classes. No ongoing lectures that you could go to sleep on. You’re on the edge of your seat instead.
10. The layout. Simple, easy. Can’t get lost like hallways. No sir.
So, thanks Brave Writer! You’ve made school and writing so fun!
This “writing workshop support group” atmosphere does more to create growth in writing than all the lecture style, video formats. Why? Because you are writing, the instructors are writing, children are writing—it’s all done through writing. This is how the growth happens. Everyone reads everyone’s work and feedback.
If we lived together in person, I would add brownies.
The point is this: a lot of writing growth happens when there is space and time to write, when the opportunity to read peer writing exists in a safe context, and when writing feedback is not a private, one-to-one experience, but a shared-with-everyone opportunity. These are the ingredients that create growth in writing. Pros know this. This is how they do writing support groups!
I hope you’ll join us, if this appeals to you.
P.S. The chat line is open (I’m on it now), my phone is at the ready (513) 307-1405 – if you want to call, or you can email me your questions and I’ll help you make the right choice for your kids and family.