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Summer Camp 2021: Why We're Passionate about Our Online Writing Classes - Shared screen with speaker view
Dawn Smith (she/her)
29:09
I can here her!
Jen Holman (she/her)
29:11
Her sound works for me!
Cindy Clark
29:15
Welcome!!
Angie Ellaboudy
29:15
we can hear her
Kendra Rousseau
29:16
I can hear her, Julie
Tristan RowLee
29:16
Sound is on! We can hear both of you.
Mandy Jarvis
29:17
working for me
Diana Allor (she/her)
29:18
I hear her too!
Carol Burns
29:19
I can hear her!
Antonia Jensen
29:21
I can hear her too
Nicole Reichert
29:21
I can hear you too
Melissa Hershberger
29:35
ohio
Mandy Jarvis
29:35
Atlanta, GA
Jennifer Richards
29:37
WA
Kendra Rousseau
29:37
Joining from Maine
Cindy Clark
29:38
Cincinnati, Ohio
Nicole Reichert
29:38
Ohio!
Tristan RowLee
29:38
Cloudy Ohio.
Colleen Martin
29:38
Denver, CO
Lisa Albrecht
29:38
Ashburn, va
Carol Burns
29:38
Michigan!
Jen Holman (she/her)
29:38
Oh, Canada!
Angie Ellaboudy
29:39
californiaaa
Antonia Jensen
29:39
Long Beach, CA
Verity Rowles
29:40
uk
Jamie Tremble
29:40
Swannanoa NC
Judith Walker
29:40
FL
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
29:40
Hi from Richmond VA
Erin Cooper
29:41
Miami
Kathy Smerke
29:41
Northern Virginia
Diana Allor (she/her)
29:42
Michigan
Kristin Bachtell
29:42
WV
Susanne Millard
29:42
I’m in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Cassandra York
29:42
Here from Kansas
Tionna Galizio
29:43
Ohio
Breanne Tsang
29:43
Baltimore, MD
Robin Wood
29:43
Vancouver island
Ashley mckinnis
29:44
kansas
Amy Carter
29:45
Utah
Rebecca Shinnick
29:45
Niceville, FL
Natalia Belt
29:45
Antigua & Barbuda!
Shari Gilbert
29:46
NJ!
Jenny Ellis
29:46
West Virginia
Camella Northrup
29:46
Lamar, CO
Noelle Brandaw
29:46
Texas!!
Mandy Hedley
29:49
Just outside London
Darcie Pytel
29:50
Ontario Canada
Whitney Schonhoff
29:52
Arizona
Julie Bogart
29:54
Ha! Figured it out. Sorry about that!!
Carol Burns
29:55
Michigan!
Chasity Blanton
29:57
Pennsylvania
Jennifer Brown
29:59
London, UK
Elizabeth Kunka
30:00
London England
Carrie Sellner
30:05
Minneapolis
Laurel Dangrow
30:08
Lowcountry of South Carolina
Laura Skorczeski
30:09
Hello from Massachusetts :-)
Tionna Galizio
30:09
Ohio
Julie Bogart
30:09
So excited to see all of you from all over the world!!!!
Erin Cooper
30:10
Miami
Susanne Millard
30:12
I”m in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Emily Sexton
30:12
Georgia
Harri hans
30:14
From Dubai, UAE! :)
Carol Burns
30:18
Wow! London!
Mandy Hedley
30:27
Just outside london
Carol Burns
30:44
Well, I am redecorating our homeschool room!
Carol Burns
30:59
So no marshmallows! 🤣
Natalie Miele
31:23
Woot woot! :)
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
31:32
Choose Panelists and Attendees in the chat if you want everyone to see your comments (the blue bubble)
Julie Bogart
31:42
HAHA!
Jen Holman (she/her)
31:48
That was too cute!
Jen Holman (she/her)
33:10
Where you don’t start: grade level. (Spicy take!)
Jen Holman (she/her)
33:23
Tapping into grade level presumes a set of skills and interests that may or may not match the reality of the child in front of you.
Angie Ellaboudy
33:23
That is spot on.
Julie Bogart
33:25
And this is why we homeschool isn’t it? To tailor to the child.
Julie Bogart
33:40
“Affinities of the writer”
Jen Holman (she/her)
34:06
When you are tuned in to your child’s personality, natural bents, and interests, you have the fodder for the spark needed to teach them writing.
Jen Holman (she/her)
35:03
https://bravewriter.com/online-classes/brave-writer-101-guided-writing-process
Laura Skorczeski
35:13
Taking it now and loving it!!!
Jen Holman (she/her)
35:19
Yay, Laura!!!
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
35:25
That’s great Laura!
Laura Skorczeski
35:59
It’s finally gotten me to read The Writer’s Jungle!
Jen Holman (she/her)
36:08
The Communication Game teaches the idea that writing is about communication between writer and reader, and that the responsibility to communicate the message rests with the writer.
Julie Bogart
36:43
Each week has a clear set of icons to help you know which are assignments and which are the instructions. We keep our directions to the length of a typical blog post.
Jen Holman (she/her)
36:50
Watching a writing coach at work is SO helpful!
C L
37:00
How are the classes accessed? Through facebook?
Jen Holman (she/her)
37:17
We have our very own classroom space, which you access on the web.
Laura Skorczeski
37:40
Seeing the coaching practices modeled by the teacher is invaluable
Julie Bogart
37:56
The classes are accessed through our website. It is a custom-designed platform for our students with a login that is unique to your family.
Susanne Millard
38:14
What happens if your kid can’t choose a topic for free writing? He has too many interests. It takes him all day to choose what to write about with free writing sometimes.
Julie Bogart
38:42
You can see a sample classroom here:
Julie Bogart
38:43
https://bravewriter.com/online-classes
Jen Holman (she/her)
38:51
Susanne, do you have the Writer’s Jungle? The Topic Funnel is a great tool for that.
Jen Holman (she/her)
39:14
If you’re in Brave Writer 101, the coach will help you guys narrow in on something. :-)
Julie Bogart
39:15
Susanne, we can help your child with that. There are lots of ways to do it. You might have your child write down a list of topics, then snip them into strips, and the child will draw one to write about.
Julie Bogart
39:21
Or perhaps draw two and just select one of two.
Julie Bogart
39:26
We have lots of tricks to help you!
Susanne Millard
40:02
Thank you! I”ll read about the Topic Funnel in “Jungle”
Jen Holman (she/her)
40:13
Brave Writer 9-14 years old
C L
40:14
Can multiple kids take the same class simultaneously?
Diana Allor (she/her)
40:33
Yes! There is a discount for additional children.
Jen Holman (she/her)
40:35
You can enroll more than one child in 101, or you can try a family class like Kirsten is describing now
Jen Holman (she/her)
40:57
Family classes: Story Switcheroo or Telling Tales.
Carol Burns
41:00
Oh, I am really looking forward to Story Switcheroo with my tiny human!
Jennifer Richards
41:06
Is Brave Writer 101 essentially The Writer's Jungle with a coach?
Julie Bogart
41:09
Discount for Brave Writer 101 when adding additional students. Other classes, each student is a unique tuition
Julie Bogart
41:16
Jennifer, yes!
Jen Holman (she/her)
41:36
For capable teens preparing their thinking and writing for the rigors of essay formats, try Essay Prep. The pre-game for ESSAYS.
Jen Holman (she/her)
42:15
Essay Prep: deep dives!
Susanne Millard
43:01
How many lessons/classes/weeks are the family classes and the Writer 101?
Jen Holman (she/her)
43:04
Extra time with Julie! Who doesn’t want THAT!
Julie Bogart
43:12
Susanne, the class is six weeks long.
Julie Bogart
43:23
Family classes are four weeks.
Julie Bogart
43:31
And we have Write for Fun classes which are three weeks.
Cindy Clark
43:43
Essay Prep classes are four weeks.
Mandy Jarvis
45:33
I have a 16 yo that I am uncertain of his skill level do I chance Essay Prep or start with 101?
Julie Bogart
45:36
Each class lists how long it lasts in the description sidebar on the online class description page. You’ll find it on the right on a desktop computer or as you scroll to the bottom of the description on your phne.
Julie Bogart
45:58
For a 16 year old, Essay Prep is the best place to start unless he is truly remedial (blocked, learning disabilities).
Jen Holman (she/her)
46:09
Mandy, you might start with Dynamic Thinking, essay prep. If you just want to give him opportunities to write freely, try a movie club!
Mandy Jarvis
46:37
Okay, I can start there. He's got a processing disorder so it's difficult to tell.
Julie Bogart
46:39
Movie Clubs are a great idea for blocked teen writes. They don’t even know they are writing!
Julie Bogart
47:12
Mandy, if he needs that additional support at first and if you want strategies to support him, 101 can be wonderful. I have taught 16 years olds in that class.
Jen Holman (she/her)
47:21
The best: If you buy a class for $198 or more, you’re a member of Brave Learner Home.
Mandy Jarvis
47:43
He has an intense passion for car and knows what he's going to do when he grows up so he writes business proposals but I don't see many essays, that college will require.
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
47:51
Brave Learner Home can provide support between classes!
Julie Bogart
47:51
“Brave Learner Home is a fear and confusion buster!” Love that.
Susanne Millard
48:42
If you do Brave Writer 101 with a young student (just turned 9) does anyone do it again when they’re older, or just move on to other classes?
Diana Allor (she/her)
49:09
You can save the class material after class is over to review it later, Susanne.
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
49:15
You can alternate Brave Writer classes with using Brave Writer products or with a One Thing Challenge in Brave Learner Home
Jen Holman (she/her)
49:16
People sometimes do repeat the class, but the class will actually be teaching YOU to repeat the steps and embrace the principles again and again.
Julie Bogart
49:22
You can move on to other classes! We have had parents repeat 101 particularly with another child. :) But there are so many wonderful classes and moving on to 102 is a great next step.
Ashley mckinnis
49:24
the one thing challenge has saved us.
Julie Bogart
49:33
Ashley, how great to hear!
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
49:34
Ashley, so glad!
Ashley mckinnis
49:53
we honeschool year round. and I got so burnt out and blah. we dropped the routine and just explore the one thing challenges
Julie Bogart
50:07
That’s amazing
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
50:10
They are perfect for that, Ashley
Jen Holman (she/her)
50:17
Parent Resources, post-class!!
Carol Burns
50:18
I am so excited I discovered Brave Writer at the beginning of our formal learning years! My daughter is a fantastic storytellers, and as a writer myself, I didn’t want to do anything to squelch her early attempts at writing!
Natalie Miele
50:19
Yay!!!!! :)
Jennifer Richards
50:30
Thanks for the idea for Movie Clubs. My 13-year old son was writing 5 paragraph essays a year ago on his own for school, but since we switched to homeschooling in January he is so resistant to writing. He is finally at a point where he doesn't resist the Free Writes, but he only wants to write lists.
Jen Holman (she/her)
50:45
Extend the learning in your own way, with activities you can do in your own time… <3
Jen Holman (she/her)
51:22
Parent Resources: A place to house all the extra ideas we couldn’t quite fit into a class. You, the parent, are the one to access this space. You sign up for $29 and get access to this classroom for two semesters.
Diana Allor (she/her)
51:41
Jennifer, Movie Clubs would be a perfect fit for your son!
Susanne Millard
51:47
$29USD, right?
Jen Holman (she/her)
51:59
Yes, Susanne. (I hear ya—Canuck here)
Kendra Rousseau
52:26
Julie, what if we have a scheduled vacation one of the weeks of a class? I am specifically really interested in Telling Tales, but I know we’re away one of the weeks the class is scheduled…
Jen Holman (she/her)
52:36
The parent resources give you a way to squeeze every ounce of goodness out of your classes with us!
Jen Holman (she/her)
52:56
July 26 at noon ET (that’s 9 AM Pacific!)
Julie Bogart
53:08
We usually recommend taking a class without a week long vacation in it because the classes are short and that’s a big percentage. Occasionally someone is going to a place where doing the class while away works for them, but really evaluate if that is you before signing up.
Julie Bogart
53:34
We offer additional session of most classes and always more in a new semester.
Jen Holman (she/her)
53:59
20% off products purchase through Friday, July 23 at midnight ET
Julie Bogart
54:01
This is the coupon code for PRODUCTS
Julie Bogart
54:18
store.bravewriter.com
Jen Holman (she/her)
54:26
Any bundle purchase, even with the 20% discount, will gain you access to the Brave Learner Home. All other purchases require a $198.00 product purchase for automatic lifetime access to BLH, so consider that as you shop and apply the code.
Maureen Cwik
54:49
How often does registration occur? For example, if not registering this time because of a schedule trip, when will the next opening be?
Carol Burns
55:07
THANK YOU!!! I still need to order my Planning Tool!!
Becky Czerwonka
55:12
Does the code work with charter schools ?
Julie Bogart
55:17
Registration opens on Monday and stays open all semester as long as there are seats available. Our next registration will be on the first Monday of December for spring semester.
Jen Holman (she/her)
55:25
Hi Maureen! We have 3 semesters. You can register while classes have space.
Julie Bogart
55:40
The code does work with Charter Schools.
Jen Holman (she/her)
55:54
I’m coming to office hours JUST FOR FUN!
Becky Czerwonka
56:00
thanks
Carol Burns
56:34
You’ve thought of everything!
Jen Holman (she/her)
56:53
bravewriter.com/office-hours
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
57:04
Would love to get you started in Brave Learner Home by answering any questions you have during Office Hours!
Dawn Smith (she/her)
57:34
Looking forward to answering your product questions during Office Hours!
Jen Holman (she/her)
57:41
Any questions?
Kendra Terpstra
57:46
How many classes are recommended in a typical school year?
Jenny Ellis
57:50
Thank you!
C L
57:54
I have a 10, 10 and 11 year old. Would you stat with BW 101 or with a family program?
Heather Alexson
57:54
Thank you!
Adrianne Pepitone
58:13
Can adults take the online classes?
Carol Burns
58:22
I just love you all! I really mean that! ♥️
Angeles Juarez-Toledo
58:22
what is the 20% off code?
Jen Holman (she/her)
58:37
Aw, Carol!!! <3 Back at ya!
Dawn Smith (she/her)
58:39
Discount CodeBRAVESUMMER
Cindy Clark
58:44
BRAVESUMMER
Angeles Juarez-Toledo
59:03
got it thanks!
Natalie Worsham
59:04
I have a child who is in 8th grade Pre Ap - how do I figure out how to properly place her within your program
Julie Bogart
59:12
Adrianne, the parents are enrolled with their students in 101, 201, and our family classes. We’ve had lots of parents participate in our Poetry Class for instance.
Jen Holman (she/her)
59:41
Adrianne, occasionally we’ve done a book club for adults! Make sure you
Jen Holman (she/her)
59:51
are on our mailing list. ;-) I’ll join you.
Julie Bogart
01:00:23
We are also talking about the Slingshot books as adults in Brave Learner Home this year!
Julie Bogart
01:00:38
https://store.bravewriter.com/collections/mechanics-and-literature/products/slingshot
Jenna Galante
01:00:40
Love your energy! Thank you for sharing your joy with us! : )
Julie Bogart
01:01:41
Brave Writer 101 is ALWAYS offered every single semester and multiple sessions. It’s our most popular class!
Susanne Millard
01:01:42
Could you briefly explain the difference between Story Switcheroo & Telling Tales?
Julie Bogart
01:01:55
One focuses on fairytales and the other on Tall Tales.
Jen Holman (she/her)
01:02:18
Telling Tales is like Story Switcheroo’s slightly older sibling. :-)
Jen Holman (she/her)
01:02:30
But the same playful feel.
Cindy Clark
01:02:58
Do you want to reiterate that the discount code is for products only, not classes?
Susanne Millard
01:02:58
I have a 6 (almost 7) and 8 (almost 9) year old. Would you recommend Story Switcheroo or Telling Tales?
Julie Bogart
01:03:37
Read the descriptions and pick based on which you prefer. You can do them both, honestly: one this semester and one the next!
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
01:03:39
Brave Learner Home has One Thing Challenges based on various topics in culture, STEM, the arts, Games, Nature, projects. They are learning plans you can use and build on.
Jenna Galante
01:05:04
Bookclubs for 5-9 year olds? Is this the Story Switcheroo and Telling Tales?
Jeanne Faulconer (she/her)
01:05:08
Brave Learner members are invited to register one hour early for fall classes! That helps you get into the classes you want when demand is high.
Rebecca Shinnick
01:05:36
Thank you!
Julie Bogart
01:05:37
We don’t have book clubs for 5-9. Story Switcheroo and Telling Tales are writing classes, but they rely heavily on parent participation!
Natalie Miele
01:05:40
Yay!
Jen Holman (she/her)
01:05:41
Arrow is the youngest book club!