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Title:
The brave learner : finding everyday magic in homeschool, learning, and life
ISBN:
9780143133223
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : TarcherPerigee, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
xxiii, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Contents:
Enchanted living: creating the context for magic in our homes -- Sparks fly: igniting a passion for learning -- Magic doors: lessons from monsters and maps -- The four forces of enchantment: surprise, mystery, risk, and adventure -- The four capacities for learning: curiosity, collaboration, contemplation, and celebration -- The four ports of entry: mind, body, heart, and spirit -- Applying the superpowers: practical help in core subjects -- Liberation from school: to schedule or not to schedule, that is the question (answers inside!) -- House-schooling: recruit your home to help you educate (and that pernicious topic: chores) -- The pixie dust of reasonable expectations: embracing our limits -- Awesome adulting: expanding our horizons -- The invisible education: the power of family dysfunction to sideline learning -- The disenchanting power of doing it right: the dangers of ideological alignment and true belief-ism in home education -- Reverse the curse: how to rekindle the magic.
Summary:
"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.
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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.


Author Notes

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 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.


Table of Contents

Susan Wise Bauer
Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. xix
Part 1 The Enchanted Landscape of Learning
Chapter 1 Exchanted Living: Creating the Context for Magic in Our Homesp. 3
Chapter 2 Sparks Fly: Igniting a Passion for Learningp. 11
Chapter 3 Magic Doors: Lessons from Monsters and Mapsp. 17
Part 2 Casting the Spell: The Superpowers of Brave Learning
Chapter 4 The Four Forces of Enchantment: Surprise, Mystery, Risk and Adventurep. 33
Chapter 5 The Four Capacities for Learning: Curiosity, Collaboration, Contemplation, and Celebrationp. 64
Chapter 6 The Four Ports of Entry: Mind, Body, Heart, and Spiritp. 97
Chapter 7 Applying the Superpowers: Practical Help in Core Subjectsp. 125
Part 3 Sustaining the Magic
Chapter 8 Liberation from School: To Schedule or Not to Schedule, That Is the Question (Answers Inside!)p. 165
Chapter 9 House-schooling: Recruit Your Home to Help You Educate (and That Pernicious Topic: Chores)p. 187
Chapter 10 The Pixie Dust of Reasonable Expectations: Embracing Our Limitsp. 202
Chapter 11 Awesome Adulting: Expanding Our Horizonsp. 218
Part 4 Breaking the Spell and Rekindling the Magic
Chapter 12 The Invisible Education: The Power of Family Dysfunction to Sideline Learningp. 235
Chapter 13 The Disenchanting Power of Doing It Right: The Dangers of Ideological Alignment and True Belief-ism in Home Educationp. 254
Chapter 14 Reverse the Curse: How to Rekindle the Magicp. 266
Acknowledgmentsp. 275
Notesp. 279
Indexp. 283