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Theory of Knowledge Webinar: How to Develop Critical Thinkers

Theory of Knowledge

Guess what? Brave Writer is heading into the world of the International Baccalaureate!

I’ve been invited to be on a prestigious panel to discuss the power of critical thinking in education around the world.

YOU are invited to join us! It’s a FREE webinar featuring powerful thinkers. I am honored to participate!

I hope you’ll join us! Read more for details.

  • How to Develop Critical Thinkers: A Special Panel Discussion
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • 10:00 AM (EST), 3:00 PM (GMT)
  • Register

From the Theory of Knowledge website:

Children are natural-born critical thinkers, with an insatiable curiosity about the world, and a scientist’s desire to explain the way things work.

But many education systems end up suppressing rather than encouraging these instincts, turning sophisticated young critical thinkers into reluctant participants in the classroom. On 9th November, we’ll discuss this problem, and offer strategies to help you channel rather than curtail your children’s in-born abilities as epistemologists.

We’ll consider how we can help children at every stage of development to grow in their ability to explore the world around them, examine how their loyalties and biases affect their beliefs, and generate fresh insight rather than simply recycling what they’ve been taught.

We’ll discuss:

  • What is critical thinking?
  • Why is critical thinking so important?
  • Whose responsibility is it to hone critical thinking – schools, parents, both?
  • How do we measure our success in developing critical thinking?
  • How do educational systems help or hinder critical thinking?
  • Is it ever too early or late to develop critical thinking?
  • How do we avoid making people feel we’re attacking their worldviews when we advocate critical thinking?
  • What can we do to support the development of critical thinking skills?

Register now for the FREE webinar discussing how to channel – not curtail – children’s natural critical acumen about the world.

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Raising Critical Thinkers FREE Webinar

Raising Critical Thinkers

I miss you! No conferences, no travel. Blerg!

This year, due to the constraints of, well, every single thing, I decided it would be wonderful and cool to celebrate the publication date of RAISING CRITICAL THINKERS with EVERYONE via Zoom.

I’m excited to read to you, to talk about the contents of the book, to share some big news about how I am celebrating the book with you, and more.

DATE: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
TIME: 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (+5 GMT)
PLACE: Zoom webinar

The first 500 people can attend live when you register here (a replay will be available).

Last time I held a book launch, there was a legit snow storm which meant everyone was late and stressed and cold. This time, you can be in the comfort of your own home, with slippers and hot tea and the glow of a lamp. 

New York Times Best-selling author, Adam Grant, wrote a wonderful review: “This is the guide parents need to become thoughtful consumers of information.” 

Feel free to pass the registration link along to your friends too!

(I do have an in-person event the following week, so keep reading if you’re local to Cincinnati.)



Cincinnati, Ohio

For those of you who live local to me, I’m doing a LIVE in-person reading the following week!

You can read more details here.

I’ll be signing your books for you, too.

DATE: Monday, February 7, 2022
TIME: 7:00 PM Eastern
PLACE: Jospeh-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood*
2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

All are welcome, including your kids!

*If you haven’t purchased a book yet, we do ask that you buy one at the book store to support this event. Not required, but a nice courtesy!


Excited for you to be a part of the growing number of parents who are putting quality thinkers out into the world. We need them!

Learn more about the book here (includes pre-order links): RAISING CRITICAL THINKERS

Raising Critical Thinkers

Brave Writer Summer Camp 2021!

Brave Writer Summer Camp 2021

The homeschool highway is filled with families zipping by at full speed. You’re wondering how to merge without crashing. We’ve got an on-ramp designed just for you!

Our FREE online Summer Camp is over but you can watch REPLAYS below!

The day-long camp is packed with useful information about 

  • homeschooling
  • writing
  • all things Brave Writer

We’ve also put together a FREE Summer Camp Handbook with activities for your kids while you are webinar-ing.

NOTE: The discount code shared in the replays has expired.

Free Webinars

Why We’re Passionate about Our Online Writing Classes (Kirsten Merryman

Our award-wining online classes are unlike any on the market. Kirsten Merryman (Director of Online Classes) offers insights into how to help kids tap into their passions and fall in love with writing. Discover how online classes can fit seamlessly into your writing program with just the right dose of online interaction.


Reading and Writing Together (Dawn Smith) 

In this session, Dawn Smith (Director of Publishing) will talk about the power of reading aloud to your kids and how literature is a springboard for learning all the mechanics of writing. Imagine combining handwriting, spelling, grammar, and literary power using living literature! It’s a beautiful vision!


Rest and Recovery for the Home Educator (Johannah Bogart)  


Roadmap to Your Best Homeschool Life: Brave Learner Home (Jeanne Faulconer

Imagine having support, friendship, coaching, and resources that give you what you need when you need them. Our Brave Learner Home community is designed to offer you the space you need to grow. Our goal is not to scrutinize curriculum but to work with the underlying principles of healthy family life combined with how to harness the power of natural learning. We’ll also take care of you, so you have the stamina to keep going. Join Jeanne Faulconer (Director of the Brave Learner Home) and Julie Bogart for an hour of inspiration!


On-Ramp to Homeschool (Julie Bogart)

Join Julie Bogart (Creator of the Brave Writer program) to hear about how to jump-start your homeschool for the fall. She’ll cover how to boot up the first six weeks and plan for a great year ahead. Great for newbies and in the “middle of the muddle” homeschoolers too. Julie will give an overview of how the whole Brave Writer program fits together. If you are still wondering how to get started with Brave Writer, this is the session for you!


Special Offer

We have a special offer for you! When you purchase $198.00 worth of curriculum, you will be automatically added to our special homeschool community called: Brave Learner Home. Your qualifying purchase provides you with a lifetime membership!

Brave Learner Home

Homeschooling through the Holidays

Homeschooling through the Holidays

Let’s handle it right now. You see the holidays right over the horizon. The temptation is to put a lot of pressure on October so you can glide through November and December guilt-free.

I have a three-step plan to help you keep your sanity as the holidays approach. If you’d like to hear about it, join me tomorrow for a free LIVE webinar (links below). Can’t wait to see you! It’s been too long.

Want to learn more?

Join me Tuesday (Oct. 8) at 11:30 AM ET

on Facebook or Zoom!

Did you miss the live broadcast? No problem! Watch the replay here:

Homeschooling through the Holidays REPLAY

We are Serious about Training

We are Serious about Training

The holiday season is almost upon us! Ever wonder how anyone gets anything done at this busy time of year? We’ve got the inside scoop on how to homeschool during the holidays.

Learn why taking an online class right now could be the sanity saver you’re seeking.

Find out how to make time for cookie baking, family visits, AND rich homeschool learning experiences.

Sign up for a Brave Writer online class by Monday, October 14 at midnight ET, and be treated to a FREE webinar with me (Julie Bogart) and Kirsten Merryman (Director of Online Classes).

Also applies to anyone who has already signed up for a class.

Serious about training

At Brave Writer, we want you to get the maximum bang for your buck.

This webinar is specially designed to help you navigate (survive) the holiday season while creating a rich, enjoyable writing life for your kids.


  • why October – December can be optimal months for online learning
  • how to reset your homeschool with fun writing alternatives
  • how to adapt class requirements to fit your homeschool
  • how to extend the learning from class in engaging ways
  • how to lay a foundation now for a strong start to 2020!

Save the date to attend the webinar live: Tuesday, October 15 at 4 PM ET. (A replay will be available for those who can’t make it live.)

Here’s how it works:

1. Register for a class at by Monday, October 14 at midnight ET.
2. Your registration confirmation email will contain a link to sign up for the webinar.
3. Click on the webinar link and register for the webinar. 
4. Once we’ve verified your class registration, we’ll send you a link to join the webinar on October 15.

If you’ve already registered for a class in our Summer/Fall sessions, you’ll receive a separate email inviting you to register for the webinar.

You must register for a class by October 14, 2019 to take advantage of the webinar, so don’t delay!

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