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The Brave Learner

The Brave Learner

Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life

Book - 2019
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"A joyful and accessible approach to homeschool that harnesses children's natural curiosity and makes learning a part of everyday life, whether they're in elementary or high school. Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or interesting. How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childhood chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards? In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience--homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world--to show parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they're in elementary or high school. Enchantment is about ease, not striving. Bogart shows parents how to make room for surprise, mystery, risk, and adventure in their family's routine, so they can create an environment that naturally moves learning forward. If a child wants to pick up a new hobby or explore a subject area that the parent knows little about, it's easy to simply say "no" to end the discussion and the parental discomfort, while dousing their child's curious spark. Bogart gently invites parents to model brave learning for their kids so they, too, can approach life with curiosity, joy, and the courage to take learning risks."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : TarcherPerigee, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780143133223
Call Number: 371.042 BOG
Characteristics: xxiii, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Bauer, Susan Wise
Bib Control Number: 1007331


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The author uses her experience in homeschooling and curriculum development to help parents find "everyday magic" in their homeschool educational adventure.

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Feb 01, 2021

This one was just okay. I felt much of the information seemed a bit old fashioned (and I'm speaking as a 66 year old grandmother).

Jul 15, 2019

Great book! Makes you think about how your behaviour affects your children, and not only when it comes to learning/homeschooling.
I agree with the previous comment that this book is more for people who have already started homeschooling, and that Susan wise Bauer's book Rethinking school is a better book to read if you still aren't sure if this is for you.

Jun 11, 2019

A good refresher / primer for parents who are already homeschooling. Not recommended as a solo text for parents exploring the idea. I would recommend this book along with RETHINKING SCHOOL by Susan Wise Bauer for those thinking about taking the leap.


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