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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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The Brave Learner Book Club!

Brave Learner Book Club

It’s the Launch of the Brave Learner Book Club!

My book, THE BRAVE LEARNER, is about to publish on February 5. One of the reasons I am so looking forward to sharing it with you is that I can’t wait to TALK with you about it!

To that end, I have decided to offer a book club—a monthly webinar where I lead you in applying the principles and practices that I enumerate in the book. We’ll

  • share,
  • discuss,
  • problem-solve
  • AND turn philosophy into practice.

All of that goodness will take place in our coaching space: The Homeschool Alliance. Join us starting in February as we kick off the book club for THE BRAVE LEARNER!

In the book club you will:

  • consider how your home can provide an enchanted context for learning,
  • find the magic that’s already present,
  • and discover concrete ideas (also in the book!) that can amp the enchantment and lead to the love of learning we want for our kids.

THE BRAVE LEARNER explores many of the themes we love to talk about in the Homeschool Alliance: creating a healthy happy family and home life, while growing as awesome adults ourselves.

Pre-order THE BRAVE LEARNER now and you’ll be set for the first book club meeting!

Can’t wait to share it with you!

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January 2019 in The Homeschool Alliance: Historical Fiction

Light up every subject through historical fiction

Make Historical Fiction Exciting and Inviting!

Join us in the Homeschool Alliance and explore how historical fiction does its magic with Caroline Starr Rose, an award-winning middle grade and picture book author.

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Caroline’s debut novel May B. is a natural for Brave Writer fans: a fast-paced adventure novel in verse, set on a Kansas prairie homestead with a strong young protagonist. It is poetry, history, geography, and adventure, rolled into a compelling story we can’t help loving and learning from! She will show us how books like May B. help us see beyond our place and time.

The LIVE webinar (“Light Up Every Subject Through Historical Fiction”) will be Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET.

Jump in! The Homeschool Alliance has a FREE trial period that gives you a chance to look around to see if it’s a good fit for you.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A HUGE library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s Alliance-Only coaching tools for homeschool planning
  • A discussion board for members (where the deep coaching happens)
  • Plus a 10% discount on Brave Writer products!

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