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Brave Learner with Julie Bogart


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This is episode 26 and today I’m here with Julie Bogart talking about being a brave learner.

Julie is the force behind the online writing program and podcast Brave Writer, the weekly habit Poetry Teatime, The Homeschool Alliance online coaching community, and the upcoming book Brave Learner. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and can be found sipping a cup of tea, planning her next visit to one of her lifelong-learning kids.

Adventure of the Week

I share our adventures at Winterfest, Winter Solstice, and the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm.


Real Learning: We discuss what real learning looks like (and what it doesn’t look like).

The 4 Forces of Enchantment: We share how we use surprise, mystery, risk, and adventure to spark learning.

The 4 Capacities for Learning: We talk about how we use curiosity, collaboration, contemplation, and celebration as kindling for the homeschooling fire.

The 4 Ports of Entry: We go over the different points of access for learning: mind, body, heart, spirit

Comparison: We cover how we’ve seen comparison undermine homeschooling success.

Screens: We explain how technology

Role Modeling: We discuss how living an awesome life as your adult self produces the byproduct of role modeling for our children.

Payday: We share the concept of looking for and celebrating those rewarding moments along the journey.

Q & A

We tackle the question of loyalty to homeschooling philosophies.

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  1. Ruth says:

    Oh, I am so struck by a powerful wave of guilt and regret now. The part where she describes how she had never celebrated her son’s gaming but had done that to his chess playing. This is me. I am guilty. I have valued and devalued, created a hierarchy of importance, usefulness and meaningfulness of my son’s interests and passions. He loves to play computer games and I have thought that that is a waste of time, addictive, not important, not valuable, just an activity to do minimally and in a tightly regulated manner, only to move onto something more useful as soon as possible after. Oh me, oh the guilt that now crushes me!! I am so miserable and feel so bad for my son now. This is what I will have to change right away and start celebrating my son’s gaming skills. I need to become interested, watch as he plays. Encourage him. Support him. Value him and his interest in it. Celebrate it with him.

    So thank you so much for this important lesson that I have just learned. My son, although not knowing this, will thank you too in the times to come as he will feel valued, accepted, appreciated and celebrated in all areas of his life, as who he truly is, not according to my value system and hierarchy of importance. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • That guilt is just energy that you can channel in pivoting into a new direction. When we know better, we do better, and now you know better! You got this mama! You said it all so well. And on a related note, my husband actually has a master’s degree in video game design and production and supports his family working for the biggest company in the world. Remind yourself of that when that voice of fear creeps in. 😉

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