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August 2017: The Homeschool Alliance

August 2017 in The Homeschool Alliance

Guess what? I am here to help you have a great school year. Seriously! I want you to feel supported, loved, helped, and encouraged. Consider me your “cheerleader” in all things parenting and homeschooling.

As you get ready to enter into your homeschool year, it’s easy to focus on academics, projects, and schedules. Let’s flip the script! How about starting with your child? Let’s imagine the world from behind the eyes of your kids, first, and then look at how you can bring your adult objectives to life.

Stephanie (the other Homeschool Alliance coach) and I love to lead webinars and offer support through our private classroom.

Join us in August! You can join any time and leave any time. We will support you as we hash out parenting, learning, and living this lifestyle we call homeschooling.

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July in the Alliance: Planning Month

The Homeschool Alliance

Get your highlighters and planning tools out.
It’s Planning Month in The Homeschool Alliance!

July is a great time to take a new approach to homeschool planning. I’ve designed a set of tools to help you combine your children’s natural personalities and aptitudes with your academic objectives for each kid. We’ll meet three times via webinar to discuss your plan and to help you fine-tune the coming year.

By the end, you’ll have a month-by-month overview of what you hope to accomplish for your children and writing projects to boot!

Join us in The Homeschool Alliance for the month of July to plan, plan, plan!

  • learn how to apply your educational philosophy to your routine
  • create a workable plan that focuses on the month and the child rather than the day-to-day
  • maximize your strengths and gifts
  • include your academic objectives
  • capitalize on each child’s individuality, natural aptitudes, and passions
  • gain the confidence to ease up, to retool, and to adapt

Give us a try in July! You can join any time and leave any time. Stephanie Elms, our other coach, and I will support you as we hash out parenting, learning and living this lifestyle we call homeschooling.

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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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