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Brave Learner Home: June 2022

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As a homeschool parent, do you ever feel the heavy weight of:

  • showing progress,
  • measuring,
  • benchmarking,
  • and comparing your children to a standard? 

Whether you’re required to formally measure your child’s progress or not (it depends on where you live), the mindset is so dominant in our society, it can feel impossible to shake.

In Brave Learner Home, we’ll show you ways to more holistically “measure” your child’s progress—from the inside out!

We’ve got the perfect Master Class coming up in June to help you do just that! We’ll explore:

  • whether school standards are good benchmarks for homeschooled kids
  • how you can know if your kids really are making progress! 

Issy Buston of Stark Raving Dad joins us for a webinar in Brave Learner Home to talk about a different view of progress.

  • Measuring Your Child’s Progress from the Inside Out with Issy Buston
  • Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 pm (Eastern)

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Brave Learner Home: May 2022

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We are thrilled to welcome Amber O’Neal Johnston back to Brave Learner Home to discuss her new book, A Place to Belong: Celebrating Diversity and Kinship in the Home and Beyond

Her book releases on May 17, 2022, and Brave Learner Home members get a sneak peek! While embracing inclusivity in the home and beyond, her book will help guide families of all backgrounds to celebrate:

  • cultural heritage,
  • diversity,
  • and kinship.

Join us in Brave Learner Home for our May Master Class webinar:

  • A Place to Belong with Amber O’Neal Johnston
  • Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 pm (Eastern)

Learn more about Brave Learner Home.


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Brave Learner Home: April 2022

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What if you could help your kids learn science from your current read aloud? Or from picture books, or novels, or nonfiction—any children’s book. Yes, it’s possible!

The April Master Class in Brave Learner Home will teach you how!

Our webinar speakers, Valerie Bang-Jensen, Ph.D. and Mark Lubkowitz, Ph.D. co-authored a book, Sharing Books, Talking Science: Exploring Scientific Concepts with Children’s Literature, which helps us parents “see” the science in children’s literature. With this insight, along with time and practice, we can begin to think like a scientist—and our kids can, too!

Valerie and Mark will show us how to explore seven foundational science concepts with children’s literature. 

Both professors at Saint Michael’s College, our speakers bring with them over twenty years of experience in exploring the natural partnership between science and children’s literature. Their webinar will teach us how to help our learners think, talk, and read like scientists. 

Join us for our April Master Class webinar:

  • Sharing Books, Talking Science
  • Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm (Eastern)

Just imagine: sharing your favorite books and covering science at the same time!

As brave learners, we know this is another opportunity to help our children learn everything through anything!

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Brave Learner Home: March 2022

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Are your kids just jumping through hoops and checking off requirements, or is their learning deep and meaningful? 

What if you helped them:

  • become fascinated rather than convinced?
  • learn to interpret original text without preconceptions?
  • do research with curiosity about varying perspectives?
  • imagine and understand other views, even if they don’t agree?

That’s how critical thinking develops

Explore how you can encourage the development of your child’s rhetorical imagination—one of the key factors in critical thinking—as Julie explains in her new book, Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age!

Join us in Brave Learner Home for our March Master Class webinar about Raising Critical Thinkers:

  • Raising Critical Thinkers: The Rhetorical Imagination with Julie Bogart
  • Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm (Eastern)

Raising Critical Thinkers offers practical tools and activities, so you can help your children grow in their ability to explore the world around them, examine how loyalties and biases affect their beliefs, and generate fresh insight.


Brave Learner Home is your reliable online community and coaching space to provide you the support you crave for a thriving homeschool.

Our members are ecstatic! We’ve got a huge library of resources for you to turn to any time you have questions whether about math or parenting or reading or extracurriculars!

Can’t wait to see you inside!

And I can’t WAIT to talk about my new book with you!

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Brave Learner Home: February 2022

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Do you want to raise critical thinkers? We do!!

My new book Raising Critical Thinkers arrives February 1—and it’s aimed squarely at helping you develop critical thinking in your family.

Preorder and get TWO bonuses:

  1. My annotated notes for the bibliography of all the resources I used to write the book. It’s 15 pages of nerdy goodness just for you!
  2. An EXCLUSIVE conversation with the provocative Dr. Barbara Oakley, author of Learning How to Learn and the foreword of my new book. She and I get into it! You’ll love her.

Be sure to preorder by January 31 so you get in on the presale bonuses.

You can also join me for the GLOBAL Book Launch Zoom Webinar:

  • February 1, 2022
  • 4:00 PM Eastern
  • 500 seats for the live (a replay will be available for all who have registered)

REGISTER

And then….COME ON IN to our community of over 10,000 parents just like you!

Join us in Brave Learner Home for TWO February Master Class webinars about Raising Critical Thinkers:

  • Master Class: What is a Critical Thinker? with Julie Bogart
  • Thursday, February 10 at 7 pm EST
  • Master Class: Read, Experience Encounter with Julie Bogart

Online media has created a firehose of information and opinions, and we worry how our kids will interpret what they read and see. Amid the noise, children need to know how to examine different perspectives with both curiosity and discernment. But how will you teach these skills?

Raising Critical Thinkers offers practical tools and activities, so you can help your children grow in their ability to explore the world around them, examine how loyalties and biases affect their beliefs, and generate fresh insight.


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