Julie Bogart’s Auckland talks

SESSION 1 (Friday 6 pm)
Home, not School: Becoming a Brave Learner
Kids boldly tackle anything they want to learn. Yet parents worry: are my children learning all they should? Every home educator I’ve met offers me the same mission statement: “I just want my children to love learning.” When those same kids prefer to play Minecraft over dividing fractions, parents become exasperated. How can we get that passion for learning into the subjects kids need for high school, college, and career? In this session, I offer you a brand new way to see the educational task. I invite you to be a brave learner, yourself, attending to the details we overlook—the cosiness of our homes, the well-researched principles of natural learning, and the tenderness of our intimate relationships. Discover the properties of brave learning and unleash a torrent of academic growth.

SESSION 2 (Friday 8 pm)
The Secret to Breakthroughs in Writing
Programmes, curriculum, homeschool gurus—they all miss it. Yet it’s so simple! Find out what professional writers know about writing instruction that educators often miss. You’ll walk away from this seminar knowing exactly what to do to change the dynamic around writing in your family…for good. In fact, you can turn your writing programme around in one step, once you know what it is and follow through. The good news is: anyone can apply this principle to writing (you don’t have to be an expert writer yourself). By the end of the session, you’ll have an 8-week writing plan to use right away—no purchase necessary! End the hand-wringing and tears for good.

SESSION 3 (Saturday 9 am)
The Four Capacities of Learning: Curiosity, Collaboration, Contemplation and Celebration
The twelve Super Powers of Learning include a look at what Julie calls “The Four Capacities of Learning.” Find out how Curiosity, Collaboration, Contemplation, and Celebration will bring joy and progress into your homeschool!

SESSION 4 (Saturday 2 pm)
Partnership Writing: Becoming Your Child’s Effective Coach and Ally in the Writing Process
The key to a successful homeschool writing experience is to join your child as their partner and ally. Find out how to be that trusted partner to your child while providing maximum opportunity for your child to grow into an independent writer.

SESSION 5 (Saturday 4 pm)
Awesome Adulting: How Your Learning Journey Fuels Your Homeschool
We expect our kids to be learners and tap our feet waiting for a passion to ignite. Yet what if the opposite is true? What if you discover that your interests and pursuits are the pathway to a vibrant, engaged homeschool for your kids? Children have you as their role model of what adulthood can be. Does your life paint a portrait of aliveness, exploration, and opportunity? Or is it weary with responsibility? The good news is that you can bring new energy to your family life simply by paying better attention to your own interests and skills. You are awesome already. Time to live up to who you are in the presence of your children, who are eager to root you on. Watch your homeschool become a family adventure of learning.

Julie Bogart is also taking a workshop on writing with high-schoolers (Workshop 1, 11 am).

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