The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life

The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life

A joyful and accessible approach to homeschooling 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.

Title:The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life
ISBN:9780143133223
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  • JoAnna

    I wanted to love this book. I have a MS in Applied Psych, focused on educational psychology. I'm a homeschooling mom. We practice delight-directed learning. The cover art is adorable. I'm clearly sold...

  • Samantha

    I have enjoyed listening to Julia Bogart's youtube/podcast. I have heard so many positive reviews about the Brave Writer curriculum that I have considered using it (but have not). I knew from listenin...

  • olwen

    Dirty bathrooms ,hiring cleaning staff ?I really dislike the chapter on not cleaning or hiring cleaning staff .saying teenagers need to be in the world not the kitchen,saying housework is not rocket s...

  • Christy Lindsay

    I'm giving this one 5 stars only because I can't give it 4.5. And the the things I didn't like may be the things that help another mom out there so I'll leave it at 5. Julie gives such practical no no...

  • Laura

    This book is for anyone with a child. The ideas and suggestions for leading children to learn with delight are valuable and easy to implement. There is also plenty of encouragement for the times when,...

  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Full of triteness and what is to me, just common-sense, this book seems to be exactly what some people want. Which is a little depressing. The introduction starts off, "Before we begin, pour yourself ...

  • Amy T.

    What an encouraging voice Julie Bogart is to the modern homeschool community! She advocates for what she calls "natural learning," which is not an idealogy or formula, but rather a lifestyle and a min...

  • Kristin C

    I am a new brave writer follower and I am in love with Julie’s philosophy and ideas. We think along the same lines in regard to parenting and homeschooling. This book would have been perfect, except...

  • Carolyn Leiloglou

    I enjoyed Julie’s slew of practical suggestions. I’m not sure I, or any one person, could put them all into practice. But I think that’s the point. Rather than sticking to just one theory of edu...

  • Jennie Louwes

    This book isn't perfect; but, neither am I. Quite frankly, it's a wee bit repetitive; but, sometimes we need that when the subject matter is something new and foreign to us. It's the small amount of r...