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Summer Camp Brave Writer Style!

Summer Camp Brave Writer Style

Join me for our first ever
Summer Camp Brave Writer Style!

August 1-2, 2017

#BWCAMP

We’ll host two days of wall-to-wall FREE live online webinars hosted by me and two other powerhouse homeschool speakers. Sign up for FREE, bring your own beverage, look out the window at an outdoorsy view, and get all the help you need to kick off the school year with a bang. What do you think?

We’re including a slew of fun PRIZES for participants and we’ll sing a camp song at the start of our sessions (ha!).

  • The webinars are hosted through our Zoom platform (easy to use).
  • Each session is offered twice (at different times on each of the days).
  • You only need to attend one of the two identical sessions in each category.
  • We only have space for 500 people per session; pick the sessions that work with your schedule.
  • There will be NO replays. All participation has to be live. Camp is not a recorded experience—it’s a live one!

Here is the Schedule (all times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time):

Tuesday, August 1

10am – The Writer’s Jungle: How to implement it this fall! with Julie Bogart
2pm – Online Classes Q & A with Kirsten Merryman
4pm – Brave Writer Living for Multiple Ages with Julie Brave
7pm – Learning Challenges with Rita Cevasco

Wednesday, August 2

10am – Brave Writer Living for Multiple Ages with Julie Brave
2pm – Learning Challenges with Rita Cevasco
4pm – Online Classes Q & A with Kirsten Merryman
7pm – The Writer’s Jungle: How to implement it this fall! with Julie Bogart

Sign Up Here

Mathematics & Poetry for All

Mathematics and Poetry Online Workshop

For years, I’ve received emails and phone calls with a common request:

Where is the Brave Writer for math?

Today, I can finally give them an answer! Natural Math is a program designed by a passionate home educating mathematician: Maria Droujkova. She immerses kids in the properties of math, helps them develop a “math-rich lifestyle” (sound familiar!?), and then releases them to become math proficients!

Maria and I are teaming up to introduce you to her strategies and to use poetry to showcase what your kids learn. We’re holding a two part webinar for 50 lucky families. Kids are welcome and expected to participate!

Mathematics & Poetry for All

  • What: An online workshop where participants learn to write math-rich poems.
  • Why: Learn practical techniques for building beautiful word patterns that explore mathematical patterns.
  • Who: 50 parents, teachers, group leaders, and their children (ages 5 and up), with Dr. Maria Droujkova and Shelley Nash of Natural Math and Julie Bogart of Brave Writer as organizers.
  • When: Live meetings November 2nd and 9th at 4:00 PM EST (New York).
  • Where: Online video-talk software Zoom (similar to Skype).
  • Price: Registration is $49. Work-trade stipends are available upon request.
  • Supplies: Paper, markers, scissors, glue, tape, ideas.

Sign up here …and do it soon! It’s already filling fast!

Join me for a FREE Writing Webinar

The Writer's Jungle Webinar

Get to Know The Writer’s Jungle
September 28, 2016
7:00-8:30 PM Eastern

Writing is the waterloo of home education for thousands of families.

  • Do you worry your child is not writing at grade level?
  • Do you wonder how to give feedback to your child that improves the writing without causing tears?
  • Are you confused by the various writing strategies available? Which is best?
  • Do you love Brave Writer, but still lack confidence in guiding your child’s writing?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, or if you simply want more in-depth training for writing instruction, please join me!

I’d like to invite you to a FREE online webinar I’m giving that will walk you through our primary writing program:

The Writer’s Jungle!

I will guide you chapter-by-chapter, step-by-step to help you implement The Writer’s Jungle to its maximum benefit. I’ll also give you additional insight and practices to enhance the uses you have already discovered for yourself.

You do not have to own The Writer’s Jungle to come to the webinar.

If you decide that you want to purchase The Writer’s Jungle at the end of the webinar, you will have an opportunity to do so. We will also provide you with a discount code to use on any product from Brave Writer for those who stay to the end of the webinar.

Replay will be limited to registered guests and only available for 24 hours. Discounts available for guests of the live webinar (not replay).

We only have room for a limited number of participants (and spots are already filling up!). Register and join the webinar on time in order to “get in the room.”

REGISTER TODAY!

The Enchanted Education

The Enchanted Education

What is being learned, exactly, when your kids walk with you on a trail in the woods?

What are they gaining when they lie on their backs on the trampoline, looking at the sky?

What’s educational about visiting Disneyland or the zoo with an annual pass?

Is there educational benefit to meandering through a farmer’s market or picnicking by a pond?

I remember days of enchantment. There was the afternoon my girls made fairies out of fabric and pipe cleaners. They created little houses out of leaves and sticks, and then planted the fairies in their homes in the nooks and crannies of tree branches and bushes.

Our little homeschool brood took trips to the art museum so frequently, each child had a favorite painting. The quiet, the color, the high ceilings, the Chihuly chandelier, the post cards in the gift shop… magical.

In those outings and experiences, time moved molasses slow, deliberately, peacefully (for the most part), with pleasure and focus.

The Enchanted EducationImage by Steven Depolo (cc cropped, tinted)

And yet…were these outings, these experiences ‘educational’?

I’m certainly not the first home educator to strip an event of magic through ‘adding information.’

Fairies? Here’s a book about the history of fairies. The act of making little houses isn’t enough. We need information to legitimize the craft. Let’s read, narrate, and discuss fairies, and then write about it.

The woods? Shouldn’t we pluck wild flowers (by name) or make bark tracings or compare birds to a field guide? We walk quietly, together. Is pleasure and fresh air enough? Surely not! Here—use these binoculars, draw this tree, note the temperature in your notebook.

Sometimes the most sacred moments in our days with our children
show no outward educational value.

We can’t quantify them. Books and records ruin the spirit—the shared purpose, invisible, intangible, yet felt by all.

The Enchanted EducationImage by Steven Depolo (cc cropped, tinted)

The enchanted education.
Collect these moments like treasures.

Set them on a shelf in your heart—the time you all soaked your tennis shoes in the tide pools; the trip to the frozen yogurt stand that led to sitting side-by-side on a wall in the sunshine, licking; the weekly visit to the zoo where the lions and tigers nearly became your family pets.

You can’t say or know what is being learned. You know it by heart, by feel, by love, by pleasure, by shared memory.

These little wisps of attentive focus without an intended program lay the rails for so much learning that is by the book. It’s just that you won’t always see the correlation—because this is a work happening on the interior, person by person, connection to connection, created through peace.

The threads of happiness and opportunity, creativity and exposure in outings and long stretches of focused attention forge connections, invisible to you. Education results.

The Enchanted Education. Trust it.

For more about an Enchanted Education, watch this broadcast:


Top Image by Mikael Leppa (cc cropped, tinted, text added)

FREE Poetry Teatime online workshop

HECOA Not Back to School Summit

I’m speaking about Poetry Teatimes on September 21 at this free online summit!

Poetry + tea + treats = a rich excursion into language and joy for your homeschool. Ease into the school year with celebration and exploration. Find out why an appreciation and enjoyment of poetry creates great writers and readers. Learn about how to make your homeschool more about home than school. Poetry Teatimes are the hottest new homeschool practice, and you can join the movement!

Sign up and receive your ticket. It includes FREE:

Basic Membership
LIVE sessions
Replay for 24 hours

LEARN MORE

Image by HECOA

Visit our Poetry Teatime website!