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June in the Alliance: It’s All About YOU

June 2017 in The Homeschool Alliance

It’s the end of the school year! What better time to switch gears and do a little bit of self-care and awesome adulting to recharge as we head into the summer.

Join us in The Homeschool Alliance for the month of June as we delve into the role of creativity as it pertains to our own lives as homeschool parents. Using readings from Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic we will ask the bigger questions of how to stay in touch with what makes us come alive.

  • How do we define a creative life?
  • Is a creative life possible for busy homeschool moms?
  • Can we give ourselves permission to incorporate more creativity in our lives?
  • Where do we find inspiration and what can that inspiration look like?

Sound exciting? We think so!

Give us a try this month! You can join any time and leave any time. We hold monthly web chats with me and Stephanie Elms, our other coach, where we hash out stuff about parenting, learning and living this crazy lifestyle we call homeschooling.

Treat yourself. You deserve it!

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The Homeschool Alliance May 2017: Year-End Assessment

May in The Homeschool Alliance: Year-End Assessment

Ack! It’s the end of the homeschool year and you want to know: Did I get it right? Have my children made the right kind of progress? How do I know I’m on track?

You’re not alone. May is when I did my “panic-purchases”—the temptation to load up on other, newer, better-er stuff for fall since I somehow botched science (again).

I learned over the years to change how I assessed my kids and my own work as a home educator. We’re going to explore some of those methods in May in The Homeschool Alliance, my online homeschool coaching community.

What I came to see is that the long, slow work of home education can be detected, validated, and valued. I also discovered how to think differently about the subjects where I had not made the kind of progress I had hoped. I also got over my need to “binge-spend” as a way to assuage my, ahem, guilt.

Key questions we’ll answer:

  • How do I know my child is at grade level?
  • What about state requirements?
  • How can I prepare for year-end testing or narratives?
  • What are healthy ways to give children a sense of their own progress and growth?
  • What about grades? Do we need them? How do I give them?

I’ll help you learn how to

  • think about assessment through the lens of learning, rather than achievement
  • prepare a portfolio that showcases your child’s accomplishments
  • create a “show-and-tell” night that celebrates your children’s year
  • share the sense of accomplishment with your kids
  • give tokens of celebration to each child

It’s going to be a wonderful month of celebration rather than end-of-the-year handwringing. We’ll have our usual monthly live webinar too, so you can ask me your questions and listen to conversation about this past year. Can’t wait to hear about all you’ve done and to tell you how awesome you are!

Each month in the Alliance we deep dive into a topic to empower your homeschool. You can join any time and leave any time. We hold monthly web chats with me and Stephanie Elms, our other coach, where we hash out stuff about parenting, credits, teaching, and more.

Check out CoachJulieBogart.com for details and give us a try this month!

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April is Poetry Month in The Homeschool Alliance

April is Poetry Month in The Homeschool Alliance

April is National Poetry Month and we’re going to dive in together in The Homeschool Alliance! We’re starting with the fabulous Mary Oliver. I’ll help you learn how to read, share, and write poetry with your kids.

Each month in the Alliance we deep dive into a topic to empower your homeschool. You can join any time and leave any time. We hold monthly web chats with me and Stephanie Elms, our other coach, where we hash out stuff about parenting, credits, teaching, and more.

Participate from anywhere on the globe! Check out CoachJulieBogart.com for details and give us a try this month!

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Raising Resilient Children

Raising Resilient Children

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”
― Alain de Botton


It’s not too late to join us in The Homeschool Alliance for March’s topic: Raising Resilient Children. The monthly webinar, for Alliance members, will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017.


What is resilience? In a nutshell, resilience is the capacity to “cope and feel competent.”

Resiliency is reflected in how our child manages when presented with a challenge, in how easily they bounce back from disappointments and in how they learn to relate comfortably to others and to treat themselves and others with respect.

A key factor in the development of resiliency is having at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult. So we parents can and do make a difference!

Join us in The Homeschool Alliance this month as we talk about resiliency and learn how we can create an environment where our children can learn what they need to approach their lives with confidence.

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In the Alliance this Month: Bringing History to Life

The Homeschool Alliance: Bringing History to Life

The Homeschool Alliance is hopping! After a great start to the new year, we have found our groove and we want you to join in on the fun.

We have so much planned in February!

  • Bring history to life! Add enchantment into your homeschool by helping your kids discover that history is about so much more than simply memorizing names and dates.
  • Teach your kids about making and managing money by joining our one-thing challenges.
  • Be refreshed by our bi-weekly A Gracious Space: Winter LIVE readings. Join in the ongoing discussion of the rewards as well as the challenges of this homeschool lifestyle. Breathe a little easier and learn to trust that homeschooling does not have to be as hard as it sometimes feels.

Don’t let the winter doldrums get you down. The personal support in the Alliance is just the antidote you need. Take advantage of the space the Alliance provides to slow down and re-discover the heart and soul of your homeschool.

$24.95 a month. Quit anytime!

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