The Brave Learner reveals techniques for treating our kids like real writers. As part of The Brave Learner Book Club in the Homeschool Alliance, let’s dive deeper into how homeschooling parents can create the growth atmosphere professional writers seek—for our own kids!
We’ll look at the practices the pros use to support one another in writing workshops, and we’ll talk about how to implement those practices in classes, homeschooling, and beyond.
How do Brave Writer’s coaches bring out the “real writer” in their students?
How can parents extend that experience as they support their young writers?
How does Brave Writer’s approach relate to essays and college prep writing?
Kirsten Merryman, director of Brave Writer’s online instruction, will lead our webinar this month, sharing strategies for encouraging both reluctant and willing writers to take risks and grow.
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.
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?
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
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:
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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