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Partnership & Adventure in Home Education – with Mary Wilson

Brave Writer Podcast with Mary Wilson
Join us for Episode 6 of our Brave Writer’s Life in Brief podcast!

Today we have Mary Wilson with us. Mary is a popular Brave Writer blogger and the only person I know who may love tea more than I do. In her blog, Not Before 7, she writes about homeschooling, parenting, and adventure.

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Overcoming Challenges & Charlotte Mason – with Nadine Dyer

Brave Writer Podcast: Nadine Dyer

Braveschoolers, it’s true. Nadine Dyer, friend of Brave Writer, has broken up with our dear Charlotte. The horror! I urge you to tune in to Episode 5 of the podcast to find out why.

Nadine shares great stories of how she and her son overcame his resistance to math, how she’s applied the insights of poetry teatime to other areas of her homeschool, and more. Be sure to listen!

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What is Learning Well? – with Alicia Hutchinson

Brave Writer Podcast: Alicia Hutchinson

Isn’t this fun? I am loving our new season of the podcast. In Week 3, we went over 17,000 downloads. Whaaaat?! Thank you. So glad the podcast is meeting a need.

The wonderful Alicia Hutchinson is up next. She’s a powerhouse of support and help to homeschoolers. Her community called “Learning Well” offers parents practical imaginative ideas to create a great homeschool experience without fussiness or the scourge of perfectionism.

Such a perfect fit for the Brave Writer Lifestyle.

The funny thing about Alicia is that she never really saw herself as a mom – much less a homeschooling mom. Now she can’t imagine life without homeschool. She blends her natural artistic flair with curiosity and creativity to engage her children. Her Instagram feed is also gorgeous! Be sure to follow her (@learningwell).

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Poetry, Sports, and The Crossover with Kwame Alexander

Brave Writer Podcast: Kwame Alexander

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We have a BONUS podcast for you! We had the opportunity to chat with Kwame Alexander, the Newbery winning poet whose books are turning a whole generation of Internet gamers and readers into true-blue lovers of poetry!

We featured Kwame’s book, The Crossover, in February’s Boomerang Book Club. It’s is a coming-of-age story told through a mix of free verse and hip-hop poetry that uses basketball as its subject. Publishers turned down Kwame’s book proposal dozens of times. I asked Kwame about it in the interview. His answer is hilarious! You’ll want to hear it.

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Also, check out Kwame’s books: The Playbook, The Crossover, and any of his 20 other books!


A Boomerang for The Crossover

One more thing! Brave Writer offers a Boomerang (the language arts tool that uses living literature to teach writing mechanics and literary devices through copywork and dictation) specifically for The Crossover. You can purchase it now as a single issue. Geared toward 7th to 10th graders, this Boomerang pops and sizzles with a wild variety of punctuation choices, font sizes and styles, and rhythmic language.

S2E3: Homeschooling Diverse Children Through Diverse Experiences – with Julie Kirkwood

Homeschooling Diverse Children Through Diverse Experiences - with Julie Kirkwood

On today’s podcast I sit down to discuss how the Brave Writer Lifestyle draws on diverse experiences to provide excellent home education.

Julie Kirkwood, our guest, is a mom to three kids who believes in the value of curiosity, exploration and a daily dose of nature in her homeschool world. She created the fantastic home education website Creekside Learning.

Creekside Learning is a space to share STEM and Naturalist learning resources for adventurous kids, as well as inspiration for homeschooling parents.

Julie also shares a number of tools that she and her children developed, including Positive Thought Cards. They are positive affirmations for learning that can act as a reset button when you get to a point where learning stops. It’s a unique, effective tool. And it’s FREE until through Feb. 28, 2017—Learn More!

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Would you please post a review on iTunes for us? You’ll help a homeschooler like you find more joy in the journey when you do. Thanks in advance!