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Homeschool Alliance: Planning Month

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I couldn’t be more delighted: Susan Wise Bauer (The Well-Trained Mind) has agreed to join us to help you get ready for the coming academic year!

She and I are joining forces to give you all the tools, insight, and resources you need to think differently about your kids.

  • What if you could “plan for the child you love?”
  • What if you could take into account your child’s personality, passions, and academic needs?
  • What if you had tools to help you measure your child’s progress?

Introducing: Intuitive Homeschool Planning—Plan for the Child You Love.

This year, we’ve thoroughly revised our homeschool planning tools, and we’re going to release them on July 1, 2019, to Homeschool Alliance members exclusively (a $25.00 value).

Inside the Alliance, the coaching team will guide you through the process so you have confidence in how you will carry out your homeschool responsibilities in the coming year. We’ll help you tailor your expectations while providing your kids with a robust, joyful education.

The Brave Learner offers a variety of methods to create peace and to experience progress in your homeschool, free from the constraints of school schedules and traditional lesson plans. In this new planning tool, we’ll help you make those practices practical!

Also in July, Susan Wise Bauer makes a rare appearance to lead a special webinar. She’ll share thoughts from her book, Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, especially her chapter on “The Child’s Vision,” which will help you see your child more clearly and plan a more effective year. She can’t wait to meet you all!

To support this active process, we’re offering extra webinars! Look for two additional webinars with Julie and the team in July and August.

If you haven’t already, purchase my book, The Brave Learner, and then download the FREE Brave Learner Companion Guide then you’ll be all set to go!

Upcoming Webinars

  • Brave Learner Book Club: Intuitive Homeschool Planning and Rethinking School with Susan Wise Bauer | Jul 9, 7:00 PM ET
  • Brave Learner Book Club: Intuitive Homeschool Planning #2 | Jul 30, 7:00 PM ET
  • Brave Learner Book Club: Intuitive Homeschool Planning #3 | Aug 8, 7:00 PM ET

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The Homeschool Alliance: June 2019

June 2019 Homeschool Alliance

Join us in the Homeschool Alliance as we continue our book club for The Brave Learner.

In June we’ll begin learning how to apply the Superpowers to help our children learn in core subjects. Our webinar guest will be Robert Krampf, also known as The Happy Scientist. He’ll show how our kids learn when we help them “think like a scientist.”

  • How can we acquaint our kids with the joy of scientific discovery and insight?
  • How does nature study connect to learning the processes of science?
  • How can we provide tactile science connections for our kids?
  • How do we count on curiosity as “the way in” to learning science?

Robert Krampf, The Happy Scientist

Let’s talk about the practical matters of homeschooling like a Brave Learner, learning science by applying the Superpowers!

Download your free 90+ page Companion Guide for The Brave Learner and join us in June as we continue our book club meetings.

Book Club Webinar: Tuesday June 11 at 7:00 PM ET

Topic: Applying the Superpowers to Science
Webinar speaker: Robert Krampf, The Happy Scientist

Hope to see you there!

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The Homeschool Alliance: May 2019

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How do we help our kids find the right balance of challenge, competence, and meaning? How does the development of our children’s values play into their academics as well as their values?

Join us in the Homeschool Alliance as we continue our book club for The Brave Learner.

In May we’ll look at the ways information, ideas, and skills can become our children’s personal possession through their

  • minds,
  • bodies,
  • hearts,
  • and spirits.

These Ports of Entry, or “access points,” are where education takes root and grows deep inside each child.

We’ll expand our understanding of how children use their minds to learn, and we’ll discuss how learning is also initiated by paying attention to kids’ bodies, hearts, and spirits.

Let’s talk about how we can nurture our children wholly, through all their Ports of Entry, as we homeschool. Also, download a FREE Companion Guide for the book here.

If you missed any of the first three book clubs, you’re in luck! All of the replays are housed inside the Homeschool Alliance so you can listen and watch as you have time.

Join us in May as we continue our book club meetings.

Book Club Webinar: Tuesday May 14 at 7:00 PM ET.

Hope to see you there!

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April in the Homeschool Alliance

Four Capacities for Learning

Brave Learner Book Club: Four Capacities for Learning

Join us in the Homeschool Alliance as we continue our book club for The Brave Learner. This month we’ll consider how nourishing interests helps children create meaningful connections—and learn!

The Four Capacities for Learning are:

  • curiosity,
  • collaboration,
  • contemplation,
  • and celebration.

Four Capacities for Learning

These are the nutrients of brave learning.

Why do we recommend making an “outrageous presumption of curiosity?” What does it mean to collaborate by following your child “as his leader,” as Maria Montessori suggests? How do we help children move from curiosity to contemplative learning? How does celebration of sincere effort lead children to risk challenging themselves? How do these questions apply to older kids and teens?

Let’s talk about how to implement the Four Capacities for Learning. We’ll focus on helping our kids sustain their interests and get the academics they need.

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March in the Homeschool Alliance: Enchant Your Children’s Education

The Brave Learner Book Club in the Homeschool Alliance

Each month in the Homeschool Alliance we explore a theme found in my new book, THE BRAVE LEARNER. In March we’ll look at Chapter 4 which discusses ways to enchant your children’s education.

Why do the forces of enchantment create the valuable connections our children need in order to retain what they learn?

We’ll talk about:

  • surprise,
  • mystery,
  • risk,
  • adventure,
  • and how to foster curiosity and depth in a child’s learning life.

The Homeschool Alliance coaches and I will help you think freshly about these ideas and make that paradigm shift to see differently. We’ll share practical steps to help you stage your home for the transformation to occur! We’ll help you tailor-make the practices to suit your family.

Let’s use the forces of enchantment to ignite a powerful learning journey for our children and teens.

Book Club Webinar: Tuesday March 19 at 7:00 PM ET

Can’t wait to share with you!

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