The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life

The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life

by Julie Bogart, Susan Wise Bauer

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ISBN-13: 9780525505006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 354,367
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Julie Bogart is the creator of the award-winning, innovative Brave Writer program, teaching writing and language arts to thousands of families each year. She's also the host of the popular podcast "A Brave Writer's Life in Brief." Bogart homeschooled her five now grown children for seventeen years and is the founder of The Homeschool Alliance, which supports homeschooling parents through coaching and teaching.

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The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 9 days ago
This is a book about education with words like ENCHANTED, PASSION, MAGIC, and SUPERPOWERS in the Table of Contents! When reading over those words I felt intrigued and hopeful. I dove straight into “Chapter 10: The Pixie Dust of Reasonable Expectations, Embracing Our Limits” (set in contrast to Chapter 11, which is “Awesome Adulting, Expanding Our Horizons”) and this is what I have to say about it. - It is easy to read because it is broken into bite-sized chunks...with smile-inducing subtitles. - It feels optimistic without being pie in the sky. - The author is earnest in encouraging parents to be creative, tuned-in, trusting, and patient (with themselves and their children). - Punctuated with deeply personal vignettes of learning, it is obvious that the recommendations are grounded in reality. I recommend this book wholeheartedly. I believe there is wisdom in its pages that will resonate with all parents and appeal especially to homeschoolers.
Anonymous 9 days ago
Whether you are a homeschool veteran, just warming up to the idea of homeschooling, or are looking for new ways support your schooled-kids’ spark for learning, this is the book for you. Julie Bogart shares how to create an environment in our homes and our hearts to not only educate our children, but parent them in a way that deepens our family connections and creates passion for learning in our children. This is not a stuffy book about theories; it is practical and inspiring. Julie is honest and frank, drawing from her years of experience homeschooling her own children and coaching many other families along this same journey. In every chapter, Julie provides activities to do in your home, and questions to ask yourself so you can cultivate togetherness in your family and a rich learning environment, whether your kids are homeschooled or not. I knew I had a gem in the first chapter, where Julie shares ideas for creating magic in our homes. She says, “I wanted to create a warm memorable life for my kids and myself, not just an education...Happiness shouldn’t be something to end up with; it ought to be the by-product of a whole-hearted, fully lived life.” This is a parenting book, written through the lens of homeschooling. It is a guide I will refer back to regularly, my tool box for enchanting my children’s education. It’s not just about raising your own brave learners, it’s about becoming one yourself.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I couldn't recommend this book enough. If you are a homeschooler, an educator or a parent, this book is for you! Julie Bogart is like a fairy godmother who appears to simultaneously read your thoughts and bring new insights chapter after chapter. Her book is packed to the brim with useful information but more importantly, practical and easy to follow advice. She gently guides you to be the best parent, homeschooler, teacher, adult you can be without imposing an agenda but rather helping you discover the enchanting ideas that live within you already. Give it a read, you won't regret it!
K_Curry 9 days ago
If you are a homeschooler, Julie Bogart is a woman you need in your life...even if it's virtually. (And if you are not a homeschooler she can still do your family a whole world of good!) True to what we all expected, this book is packed with so much wisdom that was earned through experience. It is deeply encouraging and thought-provoking. It is inspiring and motivating yet not just rainbows and idealistic pretty-talk. She gives you actual, practical ideas to put action behind that inspiration! There are personal examples as well as lists of how to implement and things to try. The Brave Learner will challenge you to do better yet Julie's voice is, as always, gentle and gracious - understanding and leaving room for our mistakes and imperfections. She's real. I am not to the half-way mark yet (I will edit when I finish) but I have so much highlighted I thought, "How am I ever going to be able to reference all of this good stuff later?? There's so much here!" Alas, I happened to flip to the back page to find a comprehensive index of topics, words and page numbers...that is going to save my bacon later when I want to find particular parts! Buy this book. Read it immediately. I cannot imagine anyone regretting it!
K_Curry 9 days ago
If you are a homeschooler, Julie Bogart is a woman you need in your life...even if it's virtually. (And if you are not a homeschooler she can still do your family a whole world of good!) True to what we all expected, this book is packed with so much wisdom that was earned through experience. It is deeply encouraging and thought-provoking. It is inspiring and motivating yet not just rainbows and idealistic pretty-talk. She gives you actual, practical ideas to put action behind that inspiration! There are personal examples as well as lists of how to implement and things to try. The Brave Learner will challenge you to do better yet Julie's voice is, as always, gentle and gracious - understanding and leaving room for our mistakes and imperfections. She's real. I am not to the half-way mark yet (I will edit when I finish) but I have so much highlighted I thought, "How am I ever going to be able to reference all of this good stuff later?? There's so much here!" Alas, I happened to flip to the back page to find a comprehensive index of topics, words and page numbers...that is going to save my bacon later when I want to find particular parts! Buy this book. Read it immediately. I cannot imagine anyone regretting it!
Ruminari 10 days ago
If you read one book about homeschooling or family learning, make it this one! Julie Bogart's ideas for education are on a whole new level blending learning with life and family with fun. Each section has ideas to put into practice wherever you are now - it's just going to get better from here!