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Apr 17 2019

CTLP Episode 112- Raising Brave Learners with Julie Bogart


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Show Notes-

On the Cultivating the Lovely podcast this week, MacKenzie Koppa sits down with Julie Bogart, veteran homeschool mom of 5 adult children and owner/creator of the company Brave Writer, and author of the new book, The Brave Learner: Finding Every Day Magic in Homeschool, Learning and LifeMacKenzie and Julie talk about the book, homeschool, loving learning and so much more:

  • How Julie came to create the Brave Writer philosophy and style of homeschooling
  • Why The Brave Learner is a book for every family, not just homeschoolers
  • Recognizing and coming alongside our kids where they are
  • The four properties of enchantment in learning:
    • Surprise
    • Mystery
    • Risk
    • Adventure
  • Changing perspectives to enhance the learning experience
  • Allowing your children the space to explore outside your immediate supervision
  • Learning alongside your child instead of trying to control the outcome


  • Not using the criteria of traditional school to evaluate your children’s education
  • Ask yourself if you want a schooled child or an educated child
  • Being aware of the environment of your child’s learning environment
  • Viewing curriculum as a tool, not a task-master
  • Imagining what creates a sustainable life that we can enjoy
  • What a typical day looks like for Julie

Current Lovelies

Julie: collecting houseplants and enjoying caring for them daily

MacKenzie: finally getting outside with her kids now that winter is winding down

Resources Mentioned:


The Brave Learner


A Room with a View


On Being

This American Life

Find Julie-

You can find out more about Julie on her blog, A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief, or listen to the Brave Writer Podcast. You can also follow Julie on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!

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