Julie Bogart shares her Homeschool Wisdom and Experience💛Post · Aug 26, 2022 ·
Last week — pinch me — I was lucky enough to host a MasterClass with none other than Julie Bogart, renowned homeschooling author, podcaster, community builder, and thought leader.
Julie has been working in this space for some 3 decades now, and her voice has reached hundreds of thousands of parents, in turn helping so many children around the world (including five of her own). Julie has had such an interesting life, spanning time in Morocco, France, and the Congo.
The Zoom was hosted in my Membership space, where folks in the community had submitted questions for Julie and I to discuss. Julie generously offered her thoughts around home education, learning and her experiences with her children.
Here are just a few of my favorite moments.
“I loved having 5 kids, and I loved home schooling. There are all kinds of regrets you have by the time you’re 60. Home schooling is not one of mine.”
Julie dropped this at the very start of the conversation. It was so reassuring to hear this, because we often worry about our children, and the choices we make when homeschooling, right? It was just so comforting to hear someone on the other side of the experience share these words.
More reassurance came when I asked Julie about her experiences helping her children develop literacy and numeracy skills – another thing so, so many of us carry that nagging worry about! I loved her answer.
“There is a key that unlocks reading for each child — and it’s not the same key.”
Listen to Julie describe her experience with her five children.
How can homeschooling prepare your kids for the world?
Julie and I chatted about the importance of self-awareness.
Over my years in the tech industry, I’ve hired over 50 people. There are always two types of applicants during the interview stage. The first, those who try and tell me what they think I want to hear. The second (and what I always looked for!) who would confidently tell me more about who they are. That second type of person clearly understands themselves, and can see — and communicate — how they will contribute to the job and company.
And this is how we prepare our kids! By helping them understand who they are, what they’re into, how they learn and work, and how they relate to others and the world around them.
Julie was on the same page, and neatly flipped around the whole idea:
Who you are is fundamental to what you do. But school tells us that we’re preparing to be somebody for someone else. The more your kids have a sense of who they are, the more they can build a meaningful life.
I love those words so, so much. The whole chat was just…an absolute joy. We covered a heap of ground in the conversation, and Julie’s insights and wisdom were so incredibly valuable.
Julie — I SO appreciate your support and the time you made to become a friend to my small-but-growing community. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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