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Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast: Part One

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Savvy Homeschool Moms podcast with Julie Bogart: part one

The Savvy Homeschool Moms is a podcast by homeschooling moms for homeschooling moms. “In the trenches as we’re going through it!” Each episode peeks into Beckie and Tina’s homeschooling lives, answers listener questions, and reviews resources they like and recommend.

Enjoy Episode #59 where the Savvy Moms share updates on their homeschools and then interview Julie! This is Part One of the interview. Part Two is coming soon!


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Periscope: A conversation about homeschool with adult kids!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

A Conversation about homeschool with adult kids!

Johannah (26) was in town, and Noah (28) was downtown. I brought them together in my backyard for a conversation in front of our Periscope audience. They share about their experiences growing up, what they are doing today, and answer questions from parents.

I am hyper and too loud and talk too fast. I was proud and nervous and trying to manage an audio and Periscope recording simultaneously. Forgive me! But the kids sound great. Noah provided the podcast recording production for me. I hope you enjoy it!

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Read-Aloud Revival podcast

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Big, Juicy Conversations Read-Aloud podcast

Brave Writer teamed up with the vivacious Sarah of Amongst Lovely Things for a Read-Aloud Revival episode!

The Read-Aloud Revival is is a regular podcast hosted by author Sarah Mackenzie, mama of six, where she talks with educators, authors, and others dedicated to helping parents read aloud to their children and build a family culture around books.

In our “Reading with Teens & Big Juicy Conversations” podcast:

Find out what reading aloud with teens might look like, how to start a poetry tea habit, and how to, in general, enjoy being with your kids.

Listen to the podcast NOW!

PLUS there’s a podcast opportunity for kids! Children can use the recording device on Sarah’s website to share a little about their favorite read-aloud then they may be featured on an upcoming episode during the “Let the Kids Speak!” segment. Find out more about it here (scroll down).

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Big Juicy Conversations podcast

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

After a long, dark slumber, we return! In fact, we recorded this podcast a couple months after recording the previous, Englishes, but because of complications in life, it sat forgotten and ignored on the Internet. No links, no listeners, no happiness. No more! Please join us as we tackle a topic close to my heart, Big Juicy Conversations!

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Natural Stages of Growth in Writing

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

The Natural Stages of Growth in Writing PodcastsImage by woodleywonderworks (cc cropped, text added)

Understanding a young writer’s stages of growth is vital. In my years of working with families, I’ve found that it is much more effective to look at how writers grow naturally than to focus on scope and sequence, grade level, ages, or the types of writing that ought to be done in some “established sequence.”

The different stages are thoroughly explained in The Writer’s Jungle, but check out the following podcasts concerning them, as well. Just click on the titles below to be linked to each page:

Jot It Down

Before kids can write their thoughts and ideas, someone else needs to do it for them.

Partnership Writing

Focuses on the most overlooked stage of development in the writing journey and accounts for the development of writer’s block and writing resistance in kids. If you successfully navigate the Partnership Writing phase, your kids will not be plagued with the “blank page, blank stare” syndrome. You’ll both know how to create writing and what role you each play in the process.

Natural Stages of Growth in Writing podcasts

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Faltering Ownership

The stop and start stage of writing. One day the student gets a detailed story to paper. The next week, she complains that she hates writing. In this podcast we look at how you can create the conditions for growth and joy in writing with your kids.

Transition to Ownership: Part One

This is our first of a two part discussion of the Transition to Ownership stage of writing growth. This is the time when your students are making the somewhat treacherous journey from adorable, fact-centered child to rhetorical imagination (the awareness that the world is inhabited by unlimited numbers of perspectives).

Transition to Ownership: Part Two

Continues the discussion of your role in the “Big Juicy Conversations” you need to be having with your fledgling thinkers.

Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation

This podcast features discussion about the high school writing life, on into college. Don’t miss it! It will help to shape your philosophy of writing, not just your program for writing. Enjoy!

P.S. Learn more about Brave Writer and the different stages here.

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