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Summer Camp: On Ramp to Homeschool - Speaker view
Stephanie
08:39
Welcome everyone!
Heidi Nawrocki
09:03
Hello from WV! Thanks for hosting this summer camp :)
Stephanie
09:04
Welcome everyone!
Cindy
09:05
Greetings!!
Meagan Jones
09:07
Dallas Texas!
Tonya Kubo
09:08
California here!
Kendra Ellsworth
09:08
Hello from Kansas City!
Damore Jensen
09:10
Hi from Rochester, NY!
jennifer Turner
09:11
Oviedo florida
Drea Knoell
09:13
Colorado
Irshana Nawfer
09:13
MD
Marie Linde
09:14
Connecticut
Elizabeth Skok
09:14
Hi from Pennsylvania!
Gail Laxen
09:15
Hello from MN
Emilee Manning
09:15
Hello from VA
Kate Tucker
09:15
Hello from Louisville, Kentucky!
Gretchen Merryman-Lotze
09:15
Philadelphia
Rachel Fish
09:15
Illinois!
Claire Bartlett
09:16
Hi! Northern California!
Elizabeth Groulx
09:16
Tampa FL
Amanda Smith
09:16
Hi from Ottawa, Canada!
Jennifer Horton
09:17
Good Morning from Massachusetts!
Michelle Mertz
09:17
Virginia!
jenny
09:17
good morning from michigan
Jenny Sokalski
09:17
Hi from Ontario, Canada :)
Emily Geyer
09:18
Hi from Tallahassee, Florida!
Seta Yanikian
09:19
Hello from California
Jennifer Zubov
09:19
North Carolina
Joanna Glaze
09:20
Texas
Kassy Cox
09:21
san diego
Yarelis de la Rosa
09:21
Hi from south Florida!
Jill Rossiter
09:22
Near Detroit, Michigan
Lauren Gonzalez
09:22
Boston
Chana Barak
09:23
hello from Texas! 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻
Bridget Nickerson
09:24
Louisville, Kentucky here! Good morning!
Amy Whitmore
09:25
Wisconsin
Sophie Fischer
09:26
From France... Bonjour!
Michelle Nordwald
09:26
Hi from Denver!
Kristen Brown
09:30
Lander Wyoming
Marla Morris
09:30
Texas
jenny
09:31
yay confetti!
Janice Duthie
09:32
I'm from Scotland.
Kristen Williams
09:33
Burlington, CT
Gail Laxen
09:33
I love that you actually have confetti :)
Stephanie
09:36
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Deanna Momtchilov
09:39
hi from Winnipeg Canada! 🥰
Addie Barnett
09:39
Abilene, Texas
Kirsten Merryman
09:42
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Tanya
09:46
hi from Birmingham UK
rosy akhtar
09:51
I'm from the UK
Dhairya Toteja
09:52
I’m from London UK
Christine Scott
10:01
hi from Rochester, NY
Candy Kristovich
10:04
Is this recording going to be available later? I am camping and will be in and out
Kristi Nelson
10:07
Arizona
Elizabeth Whitby
10:12
Hi from England, UK
Kirsten Merryman
10:15
Replays will be emailed to all who registered.
Stephanie
10:16
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Betsy Hazelton
10:16
Hello from New Jersey!
adrienne
10:25
Hello from WNY!
rosy akhtar
10:29
I love seeing mums from the UK!
Muriel Croston
10:37
Hi from Northern Virginia!
Lauren McIntire
10:39
Hi from PA!
rosy akhtar
10:46
BW is defo growing in the UK!
Stephanie
10:48
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Melissa Goduti
10:52
Hi from PA!
Gina Tampio
10:56
Hi from NY!
Amy Zimmel
10:56
greetings from Simsbury, ct!
Narinder Vaccarella
11:07
Hi from Australia :)
Melissa Lee
11:11
hey there from Utah!
Stephanie
11:16
www.bravewriter.com/camp
Joseph Nicoletti
11:19
Rhode Island here, hello!
Lara Keever
11:29
good morning from KS!
Stephanie
11:47
https://bravewriter.com/about/summer-camp
Stephanie
12:17
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Clare McCaughren
12:41
Hi from Canada - it’s early here! (BC)
Shelly Shelly
12:49
Hello from Florida! Im excited for this homeschooling journey
Anjuli Kroon
12:56
any tips for making it less choppy? I can barely understand her. my internet connect is good
Christine Scott
13:00
Brand new here
Andrea Cavenee
13:01
Brand new here!
Amy Zimmel
13:01
Brand new to homeschooling!
Cosette Cornelius-Bates
13:02
I'm brand new to homeschooling.
adrienne
13:02
New to Brave Writer, not homeschooling.
Danielle Blazic
13:03
Brand new here!
Kristen Williams
13:03
brand new
Claire Bartlett
13:04
Brand new this year. Have wanted to for years!
Betsy Gray
13:05
brand new
Melissa Gorgenyi
13:05
figuring out for the fall
Shelly Shelly
13:05
Brand new!
Muriel Croston
13:06
I'm brand new
Elizabeth Skok
13:06
Newbie here :)
saajidah ali
13:06
new
Bridget Nickerson
13:06
That’s us! We started homeschooling about 2 months ago!
Matilde Alvarez
13:06
Thinking to homeschooling for the first time
Kristen Brown
13:07
Brand new; we tried virtual school last year and that didn’t work for us.
Betsy Hazelton
13:08
I'm brand new!
LeahD
13:08
brand new!
Jessica Smith
13:08
Thinking about homeschooling for the first time! HELP
Chrissy England
13:10
New since January!
Brandi Kelly
13:11
New here!
Jessica Skrinar
13:11
Brand new! But have been planning for a while :)
Amanda Smith
13:12
Trying to figure out our fall!! New to homeschool
Melissa Goduti
13:13
Brand new
Tonya Kubo
13:15
Brand new
Joseph Nicoletti
13:18
brand new and having trouble finding people that will partner with Dads.
Jennifer Morrison
13:19
Brand new
Caitlin Brown
13:19
brand new!
Liz Busby
13:20
I've always been homeschool curious, but this is my first year actually doing it.
Amy Whitmore
13:27
First year with 2 kids. 2nd year with 1
Jeanne
13:29
“You are entering The Brave Zone”
Moreah Scarletts
13:30
Brand new!
Lauren McIntire
13:31
Not new to homeschool, but it's been a few years
Michelle Nordwald
13:33
Been thinking about homeschooling for several years, and it looks like reality this year.
shannon cox
13:45
NOt new to homeschooling...BUT...
Matilde Alvarez
13:47
New
rosy akhtar
13:48
me!
Claire Bartlett
13:48
Me!
Christine Scott
13:49
New
Nicole Snyder
13:49
Brand new!
Kristen Brown
13:49
Me
Jill Rossiter
13:50
new to bw!
Elizabeth Skok
13:50
Me!
shannon cox
13:50
new to BR
Amy Zimmel
13:50
me!
jennifer Turner
13:50
new
Bridget Nickerson
13:50
We’re new!!
saajidah ali
13:50
new
Melissa Gorgenyi
13:51
me
Jessica Smith
13:51
NEW!!!!
Emily Geyer
13:51
New to BW!
Joseph Nicoletti
13:51
me
Amy Salcedo
13:51
Brand new
Shelly Shelly
13:51
New!
Karen Taggart
13:51
New
Rachel Burdick
13:51
New to Brave Writer
Cosette Cornelius-Bates
13:51
Also new to brave writer
Betsy Hazelton
13:51
Me!
Lauren McIntire
13:51
me
Tonya Kubo
13:52
Brand new
Candy Kristovich
13:52
New to BW
Jessica Skrinar
13:53
New to brave writer
Jennifer Morrison
13:53
New to both
Valerie Gordon
13:53
me!
Jaci Shaw
13:54
Looking into it!
Andrea Deaton
13:54
New to BW
LeahD
13:54
me!
Amanda Smith
13:55
ME!
Brandi Kelly
13:56
Only done poetry tea time so far!
Danielle Blazic
13:56
ME!
Kristen Williams
13:57
new to bw
Addie Barnett
13:57
newish
Chrissy England
13:57
New since March
Danielle Szymanski
14:01
New
Steph
14:04
me!
shannon cox
14:04
ANd...new to possibly homeschooling MIddle and High schooler
Beth Veldkamp
14:05
New!
Moreah Scarletts
14:05
Brand new to Brave writer
Elizabeth Skok
14:15
Woot!
Narinder Vaccarella
14:18
Somewhat familiar with Bravewriter, but have only done Poetry Teatime a little thus far.
Christa Gregg
14:19
Not new to homeschooling or Bravewriter, but feeling very unmotivated for preparing the schooling.
Heidi Nawrocki
14:23
Veteran!
Heather Daley
14:23
me!
Elizabeth Groulx
14:23
Vet
Jennifer Zubov
14:25
verteran
jennysokalski
14:28
Veteran and used it for years! :)
E T
14:28
Headed into our 9th year!
Kendra Ellsworth
14:28
Veteran!
shannon cox
14:28
veteran elementary homescholer
Allison Brown
14:29
Veteran! Used some BraveWriter
Nancy Slowik
14:29
Veteran homeschooler
Amy Whitmore
14:29
haven't used it
Jill Rossiter
14:30
veteran
Gail Laxen
14:30
'veteran', my oldest kid is only 7
Emily Geyer
14:30
Homeschooling for 7 years
adrienne
14:31
We've hpmeschooled 6 years
Steph
14:31
9 years
Alina Pullinger
14:31
veteran
Deanna Momtchilov
14:32
veteran here 🙋‍♀️
Samantha Williams
14:32
4 years homeschooling, used 1 year of BW
Rachel Stiehl
14:32
me
Rachel Burdick
14:32
homeschooling 4 years
Kristi Nelson
14:32
veteran
Jennifer Denham
14:32
1 year.
Lizzy Trauer
14:33
Brave writer veteran
Joanna Glaze
14:34
veteran
Narinder Vaccarella
14:34
5-ish yrs
Yarelis de la Rosa
14:34
6 years
Christa Gregg
14:34
10 years
Damore Jensen
14:34
veteran -- 9 years
Janice Duthie
14:35
I've been homeschooling for 6 years.
Drea Knoell
14:35
Veteren for 15 years!
Heidi Nawrocki
14:35
6th year
Elizabeth Groulx
14:35
10 years
Amy Witherell
14:35
been homeschooling for 9 years
Marla Morris
14:36
Have used it before.
Melissa Lee
14:36
veteran
Diana Irwin
14:36
9 years. BW for 5
Clare McCaughren
14:36
14 years homeschooling here
Ashley Glassner
14:38
6 years homeschooling, 3rd using brave writer!
Trisha Crawford
14:38
veteran 10 years
Jen Jackson-Ellery
14:38
2 years!
Tanya
14:38
homeschooling for 7 years, BW for about 4
Deanna Momtchilov
14:38
11 years
Kendra Rousseau
14:39
I’m a veteran homeschooler and brave writer fan since the days of periscope :-)
Allison Brown
14:39
9years
Tessin
14:39
4 years
pamela Petry-McKinsey
14:40
1 year
Meagan Jones
14:40
Veteran and Was Homeschooled myself!
Candy Kristovich
14:41
Homeschooled my children, now teaching in a Homelink program
rosy akhtar
14:41
Yes 5 years
MEGHAN DUNNAGAN
14:42
2 years of homeschool but new to Brave Writer
Rebecca Soleyn
14:43
5 years
Mali Roberts
14:44
Hi Julie!!! :)
SARA Robison
14:44
8th year...BW for 3
Karrie Perry
14:45
3rd year! Loving Brave Writer
Lara Keever
14:45
veteran homeschooler (5 yrs) and BW lover!
Kelly Lalliss
14:46
9 years
Jennifer Clark
14:46
We do poetry tea time every week and have dabbled in some Wand :)
shannon cox
14:47
am interested in BW
Kate Tucker
14:47
10 years. :)
Rachel Fish
14:48
year 4 for us!
Jennifer Horton
14:48
6 years of homeschooling and we have used some Bravewriter resources
jennysokalski
14:49
I’m at 13 years thus far of home schooling :) Welcome newbies!! <3
Judith Pollack
14:49
5 years + BW
whitney Bair-Sneed
14:50
7 years and use Brave Writer!
shannon cox
14:52
where to start
Rachel Meyers
14:54
Unschoolers from birth - 10 years, so far <3
Addie Barnett
14:54
5 years homeschooling
Stephanie
14:55
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jenny
14:58
going into 10th year. Brave Writer freshman
Meleah Fuller
15:17
8 years
Amanda Murray
15:25
Going into second year with Brave Writer...and loving it :) <3
Stephanie
15:36
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Lizzy Trauer
15:36
Yes. we are not used to this after 10 years of homeschooling.
jennifer Turner
15:39
This isn’t homeschool….even for a regular homeschooler!
Chelle Wegand
15:41
First year homeschooler of 2 boys, 9 and 10!
Brianna Parks
15:44
3 years in...using a little BW for the first time! longtime Julie follower, though!
Kate Tucker
15:48
It’s tough. Feeling like a very different venture than ever before in my 10 years.
Amber Campbell
15:52
Going on my 9th year, had a couple in public school for a little bit, and coming back :)
Emily Geyer
16:14
we GET a year. Love that.
Jeanne
16:16
We get a year of experiments!
Stephanie
16:26
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Jeanne
16:33
We get a year of experiments!
jenlovesaqua
16:34
Vet! 7th year homeschooling! I think 😂 Dabbled in BW past few years. Want to ramp it up more!
Kate Tucker
16:44
Reinvention. What an awesome reframe! Just a year.
Elizabeth Groulx
16:53
373737373737373737373737376.
Elizabeth Groulx
17:05
Sorry cat on the keyboard
Heather Daley
17:16
lol
Kate Tucker
17:22
Love this thought!
Candy Kristovich
17:25
lol- I have a dog like that
Kendra Ellsworth
17:27
Awe Kitty <3
Stephanie
17:27
LOL Elizabeth. Cat in lap here too.
Rebekah Brinner
17:28
can’t wait to listen to this all in the replay! at the beach now 😎
Kendra Ellsworth
17:49
Ohh Rebekah, Can I come? haha enjoy!!
Lizzy Trauer
18:11
YES! Not Texas mamas keep reaching out to me to see if I would homeschool their kids because they have to work.
Jeanne
18:15
“Everybody is re-inventing education”
Diana Irwin
18:32
My favorite resources for creating a new atmosphere are Julie's book--The Brave Learner--and The Call of the Wild + Free. They're like a breath of fresh air for education
Stephanie
18:48
It does feel that way doesn’t Lisa! the good news is that there are no educational emergencies even in high school!
Stephanie
18:55
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Meleah Fuller
20:33
yes
jenlovesaqua
21:00
how do you spell that reformer’s name?
Jen Jackson-Ellery
21:08
YES! SO out of sync!
Jeanne
21:17
Paulo Freire
Karen Taggart
21:30
Thanks Jeanne!
Stephanie
21:42
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Lauren McIntire
21:44
Yes! Thank you Jeanne
jenlovesaqua
21:44
thanks!
Diana Irwin
22:25
"Education is lighting a fire, not filling a pail."
Jennifer Clark
22:29
Reminds me of the William Butler Yeats quote: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." I've come to understand that more and more as I homeschool.
Jennifer Clark
22:43
Haha, Diana! Great minds think alike :)
Elizabeth Skok
22:48
Haha, we baked muffins this morning :)
Diana Irwin
23:39
Jennifer, the new education movement is catching flame :)
Andrea Reid
23:43
I love that idea of role reversal! The learning from each other!
Stephanie
23:52
Paulo Freire
Jennifer Clark
24:09
@Diana- and it's really exciting, isn't it?
Stephanie
24:23
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Jennifer Clark
24:38
haha, I literally typed the word "exciting" and then Julie said it!
Kelly Rollett
24:40
@marlamorris hi!!!
Mary Miller
25:13
Great idea
Crystal Kindt
25:53
I spent time this summer looking at the way my sons learn and how to support that in a way that feels good to them....not what I am most comfortable teaching.
Diana Irwin
25:54
@Jennifer--I think I'm going to cover my homeschool planner cover with that quote this year. Keep me in the right mindset
Anjuli Kroon
25:55
We year round school, it's one of the big advantages of homeschooling for our family
Stephanie
25:55
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Tonya Kubo
26:00
In my part of CA, school starts Aug. 12. It occurred to me last night that I get to start school whenever I want. LOL (I'm sometimes slow to realize the obvious)
Kelly Rollett
26:20
@crystal so brave!
Stephanie
26:52
One of the perks of homeschooling Tonya! We used to go to the beach from June - September and start when we got home. Loved it.
Kelly Rollett
26:56
@tonya ya!
Karen Taggart
28:02
When did so many schools go to starting in August?? It’s always started after Labor Day in MN! :)
Andrea Reid
28:36
I love that as the key foundation for begin a good teacher/parent: curiosity
Jeanne
28:39
“Curiosity can take you the entire way.”
Stephanie
28:40
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Mary Miller
28:41
I was given the task of office aid instead of completing algebra 2…ha they just gave up on me
Amy McCarter
28:51
ha! I had to make a deal with my college Trig professor to accept an F and not show up to class anymore because I just couldn't get it.
Crystal Kindt
29:41
love this!!!
Jennifer Clark
29:47
Such good advice, Julie!! Thank you!
Andrea Reid
29:53
I like that idea of looking at the math lesson, and correlating it meaningfully to what you observe in your child's life. Brilliant!
Mali Roberts
29:59
That is brilliant. Looking through curriculum and figuring out how to make it live.
Amanda Murray
30:32
We have always started after Labour Day in Ontario too...school in August is a foreign concept to me. Last year was our first homeschooling and using BW, and I couldn't make myself start in August...lol ;
April Young
30:47
Love that advice
shannon cox
31:01
HEre!
Jen Quinn
31:03
yep
Rachel Burdick
31:07
mine would give it up now!
Candy Kristovich
31:08
Yes- connections are so important!
Jen Jackson-Ellery
31:10
My daughter learned to count higher so she could draw a bigger hopscotch. Play is a meaningful use!
Lauren McIntire
31:12
my youngest is getting there slowly
M D
31:13
yes
Jen Quinn
31:13
They hate mondays
April Young
31:22
Its the lack of the love of learning
Lizzy Trauer
31:22
Yes!!
Jennifer Zubov
31:30
meanwhile my high school Trig teacher told my parents I would easily have the highest grade, if I'd just stay awake for a few of the classes lol
Jennifer Clark
31:42
I love the freedom that this time in history is offering all of us!
Amy McCarter
31:50
wow. yes!
Sky Sanchez
32:00
haha! yes!
Andrea Reid
32:05
I will not teach this until can find out the meaningful use for my child... daunting but exciting
Ashley Glaza
32:16
YES!!
Sana Khan
32:29
Wow that’s great! As a newbie I guess I need to rewire my brain and take more risks lol
Jaci Shaw
32:35
Love that!
Brianna Parks
32:41
so many less battles that way!
Lizzy Trauer
32:43
Before I bring anything new to my kids I know I have to answer “why does this matter today?” before we start.
Kirsten Merryman
32:52
Julie’s book that dives deep into this idea: https://thebravelearner.com/
Jennifer Clark
33:06
The Brave Learner is a must read, IMO!
Kate Tucker
33:11
Such a freeing concept!
Jen Jackson-Ellery
33:15
I love this. It's like Marie Kondo-ing education - does it spark joy for my kiddo? Then let's dive in!
Melissa Lee
33:28
yes, this is what I want this year. my oldest is 12, we've been homeschooling all along, and I'm not planning on having an official "school start" day this year. scary, but I know that I just want to add things one by one in a way that feels worth doing.
Meleah Fuller
33:39
My 9 year old, Cooper, says “Hi Julie!”
Stephanie
33:46
It can feel overwhelming because it requires a paradigm shift. But the good news is that you have time to figure it out! Honest.
April Young
33:56
I never have a start date lol
Lauren McIntire
34:46
We had to do this with ALL the virtual science and social studies lessons my 9 year old had to complete during quarantine. The school provided a video of someone reading from the textbook.
April Young
35:15
Which science is virtual?
April Young
35:37
So true, Julie
Brianna Parks
36:01
So true! Such a great thought.
Andrea Reid
36:07
what does it look like to give our children agency in their own lives? love this!!
Stephanie
36:14
Jennifer, there is no way to know what will happen in the future. You may end up loving homeschooling. Or they may actually not be behind. Or they might be behind and then they catch up. Nothing is the end of the world.
Dani Sellier
36:16
Could you explain "Have agency" a bit more? Is that like ownership?
Jennifer Clark
36:20
This is so so good!!!
Kelly Rollett
36:23
@Sana and don’t beat yourself up if it takes time to make that mind shift. I am 6 years in and still learning it!!
Mali Roberts
36:28
That is the magic. changing the question. Why is this so difficult.
Sana Khan
36:44
Thanks @Kelly taking baby steps :)
Lauren McIntire
36:47
April, my 9yo was in public school last year and the virtual lessons were provided by her school. They were awful
Andrea Reid
36:59
study the meaningfulness of the topic... even for ourselves. yes.
Gretchen Merryman-Lotze
37:12
I feel torn. I feel like I can only fully embrace this if I intend to continue homeschooling after this coronavirus year vs. putting my child back into the traditional education system moving forward
Stephanie
37:13
The fear is real though Jennifer! I get it.
Crystal Kindt
37:21
I need my husband to tune in for this tomorrow. he is teaching much of our homeschool next year. he needs these words!! 💗
April Young
37:32
Lauren, I’m sure they were. I would living books and relaxed environment
Stephanie
38:26
Gretchen, this approach can work for kids in school too. It is not an either or thing.
Stephanie
38:56
Yes…schools are not going to be business as usual this year by any means!
Amy McCarter
39:01
my detective work is figuring out how to include Bey Blades into our education. LOL.
Gretchen Merryman-Lotze
39:02
To thrive in the traditional school system I need to equip my child (7th grade) I need to help her manage her time, take notes, test take, etc.
Andrea Reid
39:14
I totally agree. My child loves star wars graphic novels. Charlotte Mason might consider it twaddle, but it has been a gateway to getting my child interested in reading!
M D
39:16
Feel tired already!
Kim Deschampheleire
39:20
beyblades = physics: rotational inertia etc.
Amy McCarter
39:33
Ohhhh … good idea Kim!
Tristan RowLee
39:35
@Gretchen Look at it this way - dive in to this year. Embrace the joy of learning. And then, when you reach next summer, evaluate what you want to do. Take this opportunity and have a fantastic year!
April Young
39:40
These are four things I believe Homeschooling is based on: Jesus, relationship, character and the love of learning. I just graduated a child and he’s successful
Audrey Butters
39:43
@dana yes, agency is free choice
Jen Jackson-Ellery
40:00
Gretchen, you could have an amazing, deep dive year and still go back to school next year if you need to! Don't limit yourself because of the what if of going back, they will get so much out of this year and learn more about themselves as learners which could easily translate to a classroom. Trust that they can adapt back to school just like they could adapt to this style of learning!
Jennifer Calhoun
40:03
I feel you Gretchen!
Gretchen Merryman-Lotze
40:15
I’m so scared my child will fall behind her peers and that I will have failed her
Elizabeth Groulx
40:20
I don't know how to adapt this to highschool wgere we need credits
Stephanie
40:23
Julie…There's a big fear of doing this "experiment" for a year as they face putting their kids back in school next year. Is it okay to take this risk if they're jumping back into school so soon?
Damore Jensen
40:25
Yes, Jen! Good points.
Lauren McIntire
40:27
April, that's what we swtiched to along with a lot of hands-on experiments. And that really turned things around.
whitney Bair-Sneed
40:44
This was the permission I needed💕 I’m such a type A😁
Andrea Cavenee
40:55
Awesome question Stephanie, this is my concern as well!
Allison Brown
40:58
Hard to make subjects fun when all the learning disabilities make just about everything hard.
Karen Tracy
41:04
@Gretchen Gretchen, it's okay. Everyone is learning differently this year. You will be amazed how much you will accomplish when you don't realize it, and you don't realize how much they don't learn at school. I'm only planning to pull my kids for this year. We can be brave! Julie is right. Curiosity and love of learning will take you all the way.
Elizabeth Skok
41:15
I’m a former teacher! I can’t imagine a situation where a kiddo who spent a year in this type of environment would come back to school unprepared for learning :)
Jeanne
41:22
“The Ghost of Public School Past”
susierobertson
41:30
Should I wait until my daughter has a desire to read to teach her reading concepts? she enjoys class time but does not know the letter at the end of the day that we reviewed that day. Would it go better if she really wants to read- she is 7.
Tristan RowLee
41:39
There is no falling behind. They are where they are. We don't improve in every subject or skill or ability every day, week, month, or year as adults. Kids don't either.
Jennifer Clark
41:45
@Elizabeth Skok, me too and I completely agree.
Drea Knoell
41:48
Don't fear that your kids will fall behind! Even kids in school don't cover everything. And kids are known to learn and quick and so much!
April Young
42:07
Elizabeth, Just do what your doing. There is nothing you will do different
Heidi Nawrocki
42:11
@susierobertson - my kids were both well into year 7 before they learned to read. They are now voracious readers
Jennifer Calhoun
42:21
Thanks Former teachers for chiming in here!!!
Stephanie
42:37
This approach works for high school too. Homeschooled two homeschool graduates, both went on to college (one history grad, the other working on a Fisheries and Wildlife degree as we speak.)
Mary Miller
42:47
@susierobertson what helped for us was allowing a book series into the house I swore would never….dog man…that was the jumping off point and now he is voracious
April Young
42:51
Elizabeth, There were things that I didn’t cover that was covered in college. You won’t be able to cover everything
Gretchen Merryman-Lotze
42:51
Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement. Bravery is much desired!
Jennifer Calhoun
42:52
And thanks to Julie too of course.
Jennifer Clark
42:59
So many former teachers homeschool their own kiddos! I think that is really telling. We CAN do better at home!
Mali Roberts
43:00
I’m a former teacher who has taught this way for 3 years and it has been a roaring success.
Deanna Momtchilov
43:01
Gretchen- long time homeschooler here and my kids have never been great at traditional skills (time management, organization, etc) and I worried about it. this year my 16 year old literally had a light bulb switch moment and he started working full time this summer, catching the bus, setting alarms, making his lunch, etc. all while still completing his grade 12 precalculus course online and prepping for a piano exam.
Jennifer Calhoun
43:02
And everyone lol
Crystal Kindt
43:05
chuckling! I love this, this sounds like my Everett....he is his own captain!!
Drea Knoell
43:12
You will be doing things in an untraditional way at home that you cant compare yourself to school kids your kids will be learning differently and with a different method! Don't compare!
Deanna Momtchilov
43:13
it was like magic. it does happen. 🥰
Karen Taggart
43:22
I never took chemistry and I have a BA and JD :)
Damore Jensen
43:33
Same, Karen! LOL
Andrea Reid
44:04
Be a creative partner with your child. Help them get where THEY want to go. Love this.
Stephanie
44:24
Yup My history major kid only had 1 year of lab science in high school. Got accepted at all the liberal arts schools he applied to. My second kid, the one interested in environmental science had tons of science credits. Different kids. Different paths.
Tristan RowLee
44:30
We need to be their cheerleader, ally, and brainstorming partner. Not their judge and jury.
M D
44:35
Challenging to take responsibility with ADHD and learning disabilities
Drea Knoell
44:43
My kids will tell me facts or what not...that I never taught them...they learned it on their own....because they were interested to find out. its so neat when they do this and self learn!
Jennifer Clark
44:52
I have learned so much from Julie and her Brave Writer approach. She presents a mindset, which for so many of us is a major shift, but it is so empowering and freeing!
Melissa Lee
45:00
if you feel overwhelmed, take her one thing at a time advice, and keep the other subjects in a way that you feel comfortable with! I am still learning how to do this and I've been working on it for six years, some subjects more traditional, some magic. My kids are doing great, I'm learning to trust more and more over time, and it takes time. Be patient with yourself AND your kids. Don't STRESS about making it magic, find something to enjoy and start with that along with whatever else feels right to start with. As Julie says, "throw some darts at the wall and see what sticks."
Stephanie
45:02
Tara…the Brave Learner Home. We have lots of teen conversations and resources.
April Young
45:16
I have one that resists but loves to learn through doing which is learning
Andrea Reid
45:19
I like that way of recognizing an area that need re-examination
Karen Tracy
45:19
I just keep thinking of the amazing immigrants I know who had very few educational opportunities, couldn't speak English, but had a desire to learn. They catch up and surpass most because of that desire and will.
Stephanie
45:19
and support for your planning.
Mary Miller
45:22
Be a student of your child
Andrea Reid
45:25
yes!
Lizzy Trauer
45:26
For the subjects they are resisting, try to find someone who is passionate about it to spark a curiosity. Its better than nothing.
Jen Quinn
45:27
yes
Andrea Cavenee
45:30
Yes!
Amy McCarter
45:30
yes!
Nicole Garcia
45:33
Yes!
Lauren McIntire
45:34
yes
Rachel Burdick
45:36
that is amazing advice!
Audrey Butters
45:38
https://bravewriter.com/about/summer-camp
Kristin Chacon
45:43
JULIE, YOU ARE AWESOME.
Jeanne
45:44
“. . . if that’s where you are, it’s time for re-invention—it’s time to be a student of your child. . . .”
Katie
45:46
Makes sense, but takes effort and practice
Crystal Kindt
45:49
yes! 😊
Audrey Butters
45:51
@M D it’s actually amazing to help our kids with that because we can see growth and reduce shaming
Dani Sellier
45:57
what if the thing they're resistant to is initiative? is that an indicator that we haven't studied them enough?
Amanda Murray
46:00
@ Gretchen...honestly, if you read aloud good books every day...that may include some History etc., chat with your kids about them, do some Freewriting (perhaps try out Brave Writer ;) It really is awsome!) teach Math through games, do a bit of hands-on Science, add in something like Art, Music, Nature Study, Coding etc. that your child is interested in...and your kids will be fine...probably ahead of the game when they go back...truly! (you probably don't even have to do all of that & they'll be FINE <3...especially if ALL of that stresses you or them) You can start with reading aloud and Math games daily...then add in other things gradually <3
Tami Wall
46:19
I’m feeling better now about homeschooling my ninth grader…he is reluctant to miss high school, and also has learning disabilities. Maybe I don’t have to be so strict with him...
Jennifer Clark
46:21
Strongly recommend The Brave Learner!! Well worth the investment in your time to read!
Timery Reis
46:29
True! I'm on my fourth reading!
Amy Zimmel
46:36
The Brave Learner has become my homeschool bible!!
Heidi Nawrocki
46:37
The Brave Learner is fantastic!
Amy Zimmel
46:44
It is the BEST read
Stephanie
47:01
Dani…”lack of initiative” usually means not motivated to do our agenda. What is he motivated to do? That counts.
Brianna Parks
47:04
🤣
Bridget Nickerson
47:04
Loooooove The Brave Learner!! It’s a game changer
Crystal Kindt
47:07
we're the best kind of weird!!!
Amanda Murray
47:13
Yes! Brave Learner is fabulous <333
Sarita Harbour
47:26
The Brave Learner is a very good read. I have seven kids ranging in age from 30 down to 6. Wish I had had this for my big kids, although I did use many of these methods with the older ones because my parents also did this with me. So glad to have found Julie!
Mary Miller
47:34
Bah sit and do the work…I wish!
Melissa Lee
47:42
homeschooling is an extension of what is already good about your family
Jennifer Zubov
47:43
All those color coded schedules that went around on social media lol
Jennifer Calhoun
47:46
I have it all!!! All so good! But in fear I also bought Moving Beyond the page and IEW. I just am having a true struggle accepting that I’m smart enough to put together the program myself.
Mary Miller
48:03
My sister had one of those color coded schedules lol
April Young
48:08
You have the freedom to be FREE
Jen Jackson-Ellery
48:14
I couldn't separate our life and our learning if I tried!
Jennifer Zubov
48:27
ugh. I cringed at them
Stephanie
48:32
Jennifer..think about it as figuring it out with him. You don’t have to have everything all nailed down.
M D
48:44
@Audrey Butters - thank you - you are right about the shame. Confidence to do this is lacking.
Stephanie
49:29
They will be behind in eating!!
Jen Quinn
49:39
Slave to the schedule
Audrey Butters
50:07
@M D I totally get it and it’s hard sometimes but no one knows and loves your kiddo like you. 💖 You can do it.
Jennifer Calhoun
50:39
I’m trying to accept this Stephanie. I want to so bad. I think it comes back to me having to schedule myself so my adhd brain doesn’t get sidetracked.
Jennifer Clark
50:41
This is a terrific analogy!
Elizabeth Skok
50:53
Agree, I need to remember this!!!!
Jennifer Calhoun
50:53
and I love this meal plan analogy.
Jen Quinn
50:59
guilty
Stephanie Masters
51:05
Oh my gosh - this is solid gold!
Lauren McIntire
51:05
This is such a great analogy!
Sana Khan
51:06
omg that is so me :(
Crystal Kindt
51:22
this is great!! guilty and also know it just plain doesn't work, ever. lol!
Amanda Smith
51:23
This is EXACTLY how I felt trying to follow distance learning this spring. We had beautiful lessons for our amazing teachers, but I felt so much like “WE NEED TO CATCH UP!!”
Amy McCarter
51:24
This helps me as I am awful at schedules and feel guilty about not using them. freedom to be me and embrace whimsy and routine!
Tami Wall
51:32
This feels so freeing! So…I don’t need to plan out for the year? I can just get to what we get to?
Nicole Garcia
51:33
love this analogy!
Lauren McIntire
51:36
And why I am drawn to homeschooling because of a routine vs a schedule. I always rebel against a fit schedule!
Nicole Kelso
51:45
The planner in me is cringing to know this is exactly what I would do without this great analogy. haha
Jennifer Clark
51:48
As Julie says, "There are no educational emergencies." Totally ok to take the better thing in the moment.
Karen Tracy
51:54
I love the idea of the freedom of homeschool, but I found last spring that I was the one stuck in the house trying to chase all these loose strings all day, and educate my 6 kids, with no time for me. How do I make time for me to say: "I'm done for the day, I'm going to read a book now, or do my online shopping, or go to the grocery store?" If my kids are hungry all day, when do I get to sit by myself in a clean kitchen?
April Young
51:55
No guilt =Freedom
Jen Jackson-Ellery
52:06
Tami - plan from behind! It'll change your life, honestly
Tami Wall
52:32
Okay, Jen! I’m going to try it that way! =)
April Young
52:42
Love read aloud, and yes you can read to your high schoolers
Mary Miller
52:49
You will love it tami
jenny
52:55
I love this analogy. so helpful
Jennifer Calhoun
53:00
ditto Karen! and I only have two kids
Jennifer Clark
53:11
@Karen Tracy- when I first started homeschooling 3 years ago, we had a mid-day break. All of us went to our beds and did something quiet- reading, puzzles, etc. Like a grown-up nap time, and it helped us to reset and recharge. It was really helpful to have that time every day.
Amy McCarter
53:24
we have been reading aloud together since my kids were babies! yay! love morning read alouds and it's already part of what we do.
Elizabeth Groulx
53:25
I read the brave learner when it came out. Then we had some major life events. I just pulled it off the shelf and has about 30 sticky notes sticking out. Might be time for a reread.
Stephanie
53:31
Spring was definitely out of the ordinary Karen! Shopping took on a whole life of it’s own.
Tami Wall
54:17
I’m not familiar with copy work. Is it really just copying from a text?
April Young
54:52
Yes
Gail Laxen
54:54
Yes Tami. I've got copywork of my own, finding quotations that resonate and copying them into my notebook
Damore Jensen
55:08
Copywork: https://bravewriter.com/program/brave-writer-lifestyle/copywork
Karen Tracy
55:15
Thanks for your responses!
Tami Wall
55:18
Okay! Thanks, Gail and Damore!
Diana Irwin
55:18
"Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities" by John Warner. (Highly recommend it to anyone uncertain about "Is Brave Writer enough?") Warner is an English composition professor who wrote the book because he was beyond frustrated about constantly spending the first half of the semester helping his students un-learn half of what they'd learned about how to write. He is college professor Julie Bogart :)
Stephanie
55:22
You can learn more about copyworb in the Dart/Arrow/Boomerang.
Kirsten Merryman
55:22
Brave Writer Lifestyle: https://bravewriter.com/program/brave-writer-lifestyle
April Young
55:26
We made a copywork jar which I got from brave writer
Melissa Lee
55:28
gretchen-- looking at your earlier comment: what if she practices taking notes on a movie she likes or an online video/tutorial etc. she's already interested in BEFORE practicing on something she's not interested in? what if she practices getting up early and managing her time scheduling a day she's excited about BEFORE applying these skills to a day she's less excited about but is important for her success in life? It's great to help her develop habits that will help her be successful, but you get to choose in collaboration with her the habits, and it's okay if step one doesn't look like the most studious college student ever. I know the feeling, I have a middle school girl too! I see her desire to be more organized and "together" growing rapidly as she becomes more invested in her own life and seeing how exciting it can be. Try the "planning from behind" technique for a couple weeks to start. I'm amazed what is happening over here. so many ♥️♥️♥️♥️ to me and you and all the others.
Melissa Lee
55:37
@Gretchen
Jennifer Clark
56:32
@Diana Irwin, thanks for the resource!
Jennifer Denham
56:48
mine too!!!!
Katie
56:51
Throw out your favorite role-playing games.
Crystal Kindt
56:56
yes!!! clip boards and sheet forts!!
Mali Roberts
56:56
My son used to do copywork by candlelight every night as soon as it got dark.
Cassie Spurlock
57:03
I love still clipboards!
Lara Keever
57:06
my kids LOVE clipboards lol
Mary Miller
57:09
“What would make copy work more cozy?”
Dani Sellier
57:16
@Karen I feel similarly re: tying up loose ends; I saw the idea to take a midday break, but that doesn't solve it, does it? I feel like at that point, I need a break, too, not to catch up on work... did you get an idea for a solution?
Deanna Momtchilov
57:18
chocolate chips are my favourite go to for enchantment. we pull them out for difficult math days or spelling discouragement. makes it so much more playable.
Mali Roberts
57:23
@Katie my kids love Dungeons and Dragons
Amy McCarter
57:32
yes!!!!!
Amy McCarter
57:46
I need all this for my son who HATES writing. thanks!
Melissa Zavala
57:50
haha, it's going to be fun...classic mom quote
Lauren McIntire
58:15
There's a roll playing game geared for young kids too. Dungeon and Dragon-like, but a bit more simple. I think it's called Adventure Kids
Chrissy England
58:31
Using the environment as the third teacher (child and parent are first and second).
Jeanne
58:39
“We’re trying to reshape the environment so our kids feel the invitation of learning”
Candice Stenstrom
58:48
Before the pandemic, my child was in the care of others 45 hours/week and I worked all the time. This situation has been an epiphany to me that I was giving away the best part of my life-time with this little person and her expansive imagination. Thank you for helping me see the opportunity and magic in this journey.
Damore Jensen
58:49
D&D and Humblewood have meant my kids have done so much writing and math. And geography/mapmaking and art.
susierobertson
58:51
I was doing copywork with candles and relaxing kids music with my older kids and last week, when tracing the letter “m”, my 7 year old asked me for candles and music and my 5 year old started begging for it too! So candles and copy work is a big hit here!
Gail Laxen
59:04
Oooh, thanks for the tip Damore
Mary Miller
59:05
Thanks Jeanne…I got have way through and then add
Amy McCarter
59:15
thank you!!!
Mary Miller
59:16
half*
Karen Taggart
59:22
That’s amazing Candice!!
Stephanie
59:23
If it helps, my kids did not start embracing writing until they were teens. 15 for my oldest and he went on to write a 30 page senior thesis. 17 for my youngest (dyslexic) but once he found his own motivation he took off because of the ground work we had laid.
Katie
59:29
Yes, thanks Damore!
Kirsten Merryman
59:36
bravewriter.com/blitz
Tristan RowLee
59:37
Just got kids lunch...lol
Crystal Kindt
59:39
breastfeeding the whole time....🤣
Amanda Smith
59:43
2 year old fell off his chair LOL
Mary Miller
59:45
No ma’am I’m taking notes! Kids are video gaming
Lara Keever
59:54
I’m locked in my bedroom with a notebook and fully enthralled! lol
Elizabeth Groulx
59:54
plate just broke in the kitchen
Shelly Shelly
59:56
Cooking lunch at the same time
Mali Roberts
59:58
Bacon break here LOL
Jennifer Zubov
01:00:01
directed the fort design lol
Craig Schneider
01:00:05
My 10 year is watch with me right now
Stephanie
01:00:08
Yes Carrie. My youngest is dyslexic and dysgraphic. The BW approach was perfect for him. He’s 20 now and in college.
jenny
01:00:10
I think the challenge for many is wanting to do this different style, but how does that translate to grades or records where it’s required
Amanda Murray
01:00:10
They obviously didn't factor listening to a Fabulous speaker in that equation...lol ;)
Ashley Glaza
01:00:11
I don’t know where my kids went...
Kristin Chacon
01:00:12
my kids are making a water mess on the bathroom floor, but very happily 😁
Jennifer Morrison
01:00:16
im so excited!!
Jessica Smith
01:00:19
Can you repeat where we find the blitz info
Kirsten Merryman
01:00:23
bravewriter.com/blitz
susierobertson
01:00:29
I love that study your child more than your curriculum!!
Melissa Lee
01:00:31
@jennifer Calhoun just change what you put on your schedule! look up Julie's blog post about type a and b homeschool wrs
Jessica Smith
01:00:33
thank you!
Karen Tracy
01:00:38
@Dani: I think I'll just have to start small, and have faith in some of these ideas, like a midday break and planning from behind? All I know is that this has to be a little bit about my needs, because if I'm crazy, my husband will NOT be cool with homeschooling. :)
Deanna Momtchilov
01:00:53
heading into my oldest’s senior year and Julie still makes me cry every webinar she does. 💕😭
SARA Robison
01:00:54
I just want Julie’s earrings!
Mary Miller
01:00:55
Mrs. Frizzle!!!! yesssss
Elizabeth Skok
01:00:58
Math cakes, yum!
Darsh K
01:01:01
how do you do the testing at the end of the school year for homeschool
Tami Wall
01:01:05
This is making me so excited!!!
Stephanie
01:01:05
It does translate when you need it Jenny. Homeschooled this way all through high school and loved pulling together my kids college transcripts.
Kristi Nelson
01:01:08
my 10 yr old is too! he liked the give the kids control for the week a lot!
Rachel Burdick
01:01:20
Great ideas!
Kristin Chacon
01:01:37
darsh, there are options if you want to take a test, but not necessary
MEGHAN DUNNAGAN
01:01:44
@Karen --know that you are not the only one feeling that way! I'm relying heavily on lists of loose ends and just trying to work through them one at a time when I have a few minutes
Mary Miller
01:01:49
Be the person you wish you had had!!!
Jeanne
01:01:51
“Be the person you wish you had teaching you”
Kristin Chacon
01:01:54
look at bju press, there are a few
Jennifer Zubov
01:01:59
Take chances, get messy, make mistakes!!!!!
Stephanie
01:02:18
We LOVE talking about teens and homeschooling in the Brave Learner Home!
Mary Miller
01:02:19
Thank you Julie!!!
Kirsten Merryman
01:02:19
Replays will be emailed.
Ashley Glassner
01:02:19
"Be the person who wish you had" my parenting motto!
Trisha Crawford
01:02:30
you don't solve it, you live it. yes!
Cassie Spurlock
01:02:30
Ridiculously excited for August 1!
Gail Laxen
01:02:32
woohoo, coaching! I feel like I suck at routines, really hoping this is the year of finally feeling like a functional adult.
susierobertson
01:02:34
Can’t wait for August!!
Mary Miller
01:02:38
Same, Cassie!
M D
01:02:38
Looking forward to ALL the coaching!!!
Darsh K
01:02:44
do we have to document to show the state board of education regarding homeschool detials in case the kids want to return to public school
Stephanie
01:02:51
https://store.bravewriter.com/collections/special-offers
Julie Bogart
01:02:55
bravewriter.com/special-offer
Amanda Murray
01:03:04
@ Jen.. about translating to grades etc for evaluations...check out The Homeschool Sisters podcast...lots of talk about "counting" games, experiential learning etc to meet the "list items" you need to check off ...lots of other great podcasts/ youtube vids/ blogs etc out there too :) My Little poppies blog also talks a lot about Gameschooling, Unit Studies etc :)))
Elizabeth Skok
01:03:05
Check your district web-site, they should tell you what’s required.
Katie
01:03:05
Such great information—thank you for hosting this camp!
Kirsten Merryman
01:03:10
Schedule for the rest of summer camp: https://bravewriter.com/about/summer-camp
Tami Wall
01:03:21
Thank you, Julie!@
susierobertson
01:03:21
thank you Julie!!
Jennifer Jones
01:03:21
Thank you, Julie!!
Emily Geyer
01:03:23
thank you!
Amy McCarter
01:03:25
this was so helpful and inspiring!
Amy Zimmel
01:03:26
thank you!!
Ashley Glaza
01:03:26
Thank KAZOOOO!
Lauren McIntire
01:03:26
thank you!
Clare McCaughren
01:03:27
thank you xx
Amy McCarter
01:03:27
thankyou!
Gretchen Merryman-Lotze
01:03:28
thanks
April Young
01:03:28
Thank you, so encouraging
Dominique Teaford
01:03:29
Thank you for the inspiration
Christine Scott
01:03:29
Thank you!
Elizabeth Skok
01:03:30
Thank you, this was totally awesome!!!!
Heidi Nawrocki
01:03:31
Thank you Julie! <3
Andrea Cavenee
01:03:31
Thank you so much!
Crystal Kindt
01:03:31
thank you!!!
Jen Quinn
01:03:31
Thx! Haha confetti
Jeanne
01:03:32
“We are going to re-invent learning starting August 1”
whitney Bair-Sneed
01:03:32
Thanks!!!
Jennifer Morrison
01:03:32
thank you
Danielle Blazic
01:03:33
Thank you SO MUCH!!
Cassie Spurlock
01:03:34
<3
Gail Laxen
01:03:34
you're such an awesome encouraging lady