The "Ghost of Public School Past" Tea with Julie continues.
Tea with Julie

Welcome to "Tea with Julie," a weekly missive by me, Julie Bogart. My wish is to give you food for thought over a cup of tea to enhance your life as an educator, parent, and awesome adult. Glad you're here. Pinkies up!
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Cincinnati, March 16, 2024

Hi Friend,

Trust yourself. You bring unique gifts to your family and learning lifestyle.

  • Identify them.
  • Celebrate them.
  • Stop looking at your deficiencies.

Blaze a different path—the one that is right for your family.

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Some Examples

One mom I know taught her two sons to quilt. Each day before they went to school, they spent thirty minutes on their own sewing machines piecing together individual crazy quilts. The joy from this task set the stage for a great day away from home.

Another family I know chose not to have a television and, instead, used the evenings to do crafts, to learn to cook together, to take evening hikes, and to read. 

My “different” turned out to be learning what I wanted to learn smack-dab in the middle of the day while I homeschooled. I studied art history, learned to draw, became interested in bird watching and raising African violets, fell in love with all things poetry, Jane Austen, and Shakespeare, and tackled American social justice movements.

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A Culture of Learning

Whether you and your kids plant a garden or take up tango or read aloud by a fire each night, what you bring from within you builds your family culture of learning. You get a wide open chance to do it if you homeschool, but even if your kids go to school, you can still bring a vibrant creativity to learning and loving in your family if you pay attention and lean into your leadership role.

Trust yourself. You have riches to share. And if you think you don’t, go learn something in front of your kids and see what happens.

The best way to flip the script on school is to become a learner yourself. That's how you banish the ghost of public school past for good!





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Julie Bogart

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