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A Brave Writer's Life In Brief

The Brave Writer podcast is a big juicy conversation about how to bring learning to life for your kids! Julie Bogart and guests talk about how parents and children are partners in the learning adventure, especially when approaching the daunting task of writing. Brave Writer appeals to homeschoolers, educators, and parents who want more out of "school" than merely passing tests. Visit us at http://bravewriter.com and follow along at the blog for show notes: http://blog.bravewriter.com
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Apr 16, 2018

Anne Guarnera has always been passionate about learning, languages in particular. Anne shares her passion for language learning with her husband, Daniel, and they are now introducing that love of language to their two young sons – and the rest of the homeschooling community through Language Learning at Home.

 

In this episode, Anne shares how cultural learning can be integrated into any homeschool curriculum, even if you don’t speak a second language yourself.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Apr 9, 2018

Today I want to talk about hominess in homeschool, and how you can you help your kids stay on task, while still experience the peace and comfort that home provides all of us.

 

At Brave Writer, we steadfastly resist images of yellow #2 pencils, school buses, and apples because we are not bringing school into our families. We want to reinforce the properties of home, as opposed to reinforcing the qualities of a faux school.

 

Home is about relaxing; letting go of obligation and pressure. It’s the place you get to show up as yourself – and when we mix in the properties of school, we’re actually violating that sense of hominess.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Apr 2, 2018

Dachelle McVey owns and operates Hide the Chocolate, a blog about homeschooling adventures, parenting, and – occasionally – hiding the chocolate! She currently homeschools her daughters, ages 10 and 12, and homeschooled her son, who is in his first year of college.

 

We talk about the value of collaborative learning, how you can bring both local and online communities into your homeschool, and bringing your children on literary adventures.

 

You can read full show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Mar 26, 2018

Today we’re going to look at the habit of perfectionism. We all know, deep down, that we have to let go of this compulsion to do things right on the first try, if we want to get better at living a satisfying life. So if we all know that, why do so many of us have this bad habit?

 

To figure that out, we’re going to explore the different dynamics of perfectionism, look at the topic through a new lens, and come up with some more tools for letting go of the things that just don’t work for us.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Mar 19, 2018

Julie has written a lot on the natural stages of growth for young writers, which help parents place their children and figure reasonable expectations. Today we’re looking at the natural stages of development for home school instructors.

 

If you are a home educating parent, this is made for you – and if you are married to someone who is not a home educating parent, this may serve as a helpful guide for them. Even if your spouse is not on the exact same journey, it is valuable for them to understand the unique  journey you’re undertaking.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Mar 12, 2018

Charnaie Gordon is a computer programmer by day, blogger and influencer by night, and a wife and mother of two 24/7. She is also a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, podcast junkie, and diversity and inclusion expert.

 

In Charnaie’s blog, Here Wee Read, she expresses her creativity and passion for reading, diverse literature, and literacy. More than anything else, Charnaie cares about connecting people with great books that they love because she believes – and we at Brave Writer agree – that books are an absolute necessity.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Mar 5, 2018

To be a home educator is to value learning – if you are part of the Brave Writer community, it is because you value learning. Although your children may not be able to articulate it, they know that your home is about learning, and that that is important to their parents. It is this gift that creates the platform for all else that you do.

 

Truly, if you approach your homeschool from a space of valuing education, as opposed to a fear of public schools, your children have already earned a sacred space in their hearts for learning. Just by living and breathing the value of education around your children, you are already ahead of the game.

 

With that in mind, this episode contains 61 things that Julie did in her homeschool – and that she is proud of!

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Feb 26, 2018

Julie homeschooled five children, and today each of them is grown and thriving, in very different environments. We know that homeschooling parents often have some anxiety around the aspirations for perfection that are so prevalent in home school education – but we don’t have to be perfect!

 

In this episode, we want to dispel some of that anxiety by sharing 55 thing that Julie did NOT do in her homeschool, but at some point thought she should do (or did do, and at some point thought she shouldn’t do)

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Feb 19, 2018

Today Julie is talking about one of her favorite topics in the world: morning routines! She discusses how you can approach structuring your mornings, five things you can do before noon, and the educational philosophy behind what we’re trying to achieve with our morning routines.

 

This is NOT a list of things you need to do every morning if you want to have a good day of homeschooling – it is an exploration of how morning routines really helped our home school, and how they may be used to help you too.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Feb 5, 2018

We know the early years are crucial when it comes to a child’s development – but do you know, specifically, how it affects the brain?

 

For example, in the first year of life, more than one million new neural connections are formed every second. Adversity impairs these new connections, and the greater the adversity a child faces, the greater the odds of a delay in their cognitive, language, or emotional development.

 

Today we’re going to learn more about the developing brain so that we, as parents and home educators, can incorporate brain-based practices into our family’s lives. Our guest for this episode is Joshua MacNeill, Director of Lakeside’s NeuroLogic Initiative and an expert in trauma-informed education.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Dec 11, 2017

Season three of the Brave Writer podcast has been all about Brave Shifts; how to make the necessary shifts so you can have the homeschool you long to have. The shifts that Julie has made, and the growth she has experienced in her life, has been guided and shaped by one individual more than any other: her Mom, Karen O’Connor!

 

Karen has always been a role model for how to grow, adapt, change, and become the best version of yourself no matter what life throws at you – and today we want to share that with you!

 

Karen is the author of over 80 books, which have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Although she was a teacher as a young adult, she has bore witness to the power of home education. She currently teaches three writing classes for Brave Writer, inspiring children to find their writing voices.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Dec 4, 2017

Joules Evans is a mother of three, writer, cancer activist, fierce cheerleader of her friends in all of their creative endeavors, a girl with a severe case of wanderlust, YouTube vlogger, and on a mission to leave a beauty mark that she was there.

 

Nine years ago, Joules received a breast cancer diagnosis – and, today, she celebrates every single day, even the day she heard the scary C word. She shares her journey, writing her memoir, and what she’s doing now to support others.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Nov 27, 2017

Terry Heick is the Founder and Director of TeachThought, one of the world’s leading progressive learning brands, and their philosophy of education pairs beautifully with the Brave Writer lifestyle.

 

In this episode, we discuss the education trends in our digital world and how we can best apply those insights to the home environment.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Nov 20, 2017

Susanne Barrett is a beloved teacher, staff writer, and friend who has been with Brave Writer since the very beginning, when our classes were taught via prehistoric Yahoo Groups! She is currently in her 21st – and final – year of homeschooling, and she joins us on the show to share the lessons she’s learned along the way.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Nov 20, 2017

Susanne Barrett is a beloved teacher, staff writer, and friend who has been with Brave Writer since the very beginning, when our classes were taught via prehistoric Yahoo Groups! She is currently in her 21st – and final – year of homeschooling, and she joins us on the show to share the lessons she’s learned along the way.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Nov 20, 2017

Susanne Barrett is a beloved teacher, staff writer, and friend who has been with Brave Writer since the very beginning, when our classes were taught via prehistoric Yahoo Groups! She is currently in her 21st – and final – year of homeschooling, and she joins us on the show to share the lessons she’s learned along the way.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Nov 13, 2017

Stephanie Elms is Brave Writer’s fabulous Homeschool Alliance coach, and we hired her to help all of you homeschool with peace and progress. She is a passionate and experienced home educator who encourages parents to trust themselves, trust their kids, and trust the process.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Nov 9, 2017

Millie Florence is an enthusiastic homeschooler and a published author – and she’s only 13-years-old! Her debut novel, Honey Butter, was published in August 2017, and she’s currently working on two more books: a collection of poems and a fantasy novel. She shares how NaNoWriMo changed her  life, and offers her own tips for young writers.

 

We are hosting a Brave Writer classroom for all of the young people who want to write as part of NaNoWriMo, and you can sign up your kids for FREE!

  1. Visit the Young Writers Program and sign up for an account.
  2. You will be prompted to join a classroom by entering a code. Our classroom code is: CKXQFLWR
  3. Our classroom name is NaNoWriMo for Brave Writers!

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Nov 6, 2017

Today’s guests have experienced one of life’s most harrowing events: losing a child. Brian and Tywana Smith are fellow homeschoolers and, more importantly, dear friends of Julie’s.

 

They came on the show to share their story and offer support in the hopes of encouraging others who live, as Tywana describes, with “one foot in the spiritual world with Shayna and one foot in the physical world.”

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Oct 30, 2017

Rita Cevasco is a speech language pathologist, mother of three incredible children, the author of Trees in a Forest, and the Founder of Rooted in Language, a private speech and therapy practice that she conducts with her daughter.

 

Julie and Rita share many of the same ideals, and their families have been on a Homeschooling journey together since Brave Writer was in its infancy.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Oct 23, 2017

Ashley White enjoyed her career as a first grade teacher, but when her children were born, her entire world changed—including her perspective on public education. With the full support of her husband Jeremy, Ashley decided to focus her attention on homeschooling.

 

The White family has since put a twist on traditional homeschooling by embarking on what they call Roadschooling. It’s just like it sounds—they hop in their minivan and take their education on the road, visiting the places that intrigue them and incorporating enchanted education along the way.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Oct 16, 2017

Christy Thomas is the definition of an Awesome Adult! Her husband Adam is on active duty and they have moved eight times in 13 years on the whim of the Navy. Christy balances the unpredictability by homeschooling their three kids, and she fuels her Awesome Adult life by running, drawing, knitting, reading, and blogging.

 

Self-care isn’t just a luxury for Christy – it’s a priority.

 

In this episode, Christy shares her tips for developing an Awesome Adult mindset and integrating these pockets of happy into your busy life.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Oct 9, 2017

Kim and Gabrielle Linnell are an amazing mother-daughter duo we invited on the show to share how Brave Writer — and homeschooling in general — has shaped their understanding of education.

 

Gabrielle is 25 and was homeschooled for about nine years, also spending time in private and public schools. She currently works at Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., as the digital projects associate, where she gets to work on awesome digital initiatives relating to Shakespeare and his world.

 

Gabrielle’s mom, Kim, has taught English as a second language for more than 20 years to international students in schools and universities, both in America and abroad… but she describes the 10 years she homeschooled her four daughters as the high water mark of her career.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Oct 2, 2017

We were first introduced to Christina Celebi in the height of live streaming broadcasts like Periscope, and we were immediately attracted to her contagious passion and sparkle. We sat down to talk with her because her family have made a brave decision: they have taken their homeschool on the road abroad!

 

Christina immediately fell in love with the freedom that homeschooling created for her family. That independence, mixed with her and her husband’s wanderlust, took root and blossomed into what she calls “World Schooling.”

 

Christina shares how World Schooling changes her homeschooling experience, how she travels on a budget, and how you can start World Schooling if you’ve never travelled before.

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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Sep 25, 2017

Dotty Christensen is a one of Julie’s long-time friends, mentors, and partners in shared homeschooling. They sit down to discuss how families can create a warm, rich environment in their homeschool life, and why parents shouldn’t be afraid that homeschooling is a dead end – it can even be the catalyst for something exciting and new in your adult life!

 

You can download show notes for the podcast here: http://blog.bravewriter.com/category/podcasts/

 

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You can download Free Writing Lessons here: http://go.bravewriter.com/free-writing-lessons

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