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Seize the Moment Podcast

Oct 2, 2022

On episode 147, we welcome Julie Bogart to discuss how to teach children critical thinking skills, the myside bias and why all of us are susceptible to poor reasoning, Julie’s decision to home-school her children and the drawbacks of the US education system, how digital life is altering our brains and our children's’ ability to read closely and deeply, the character traits of critical thinkers, how encounters with new and/or uncomfortable situations is the most potent way we can cultivate critical thinking skills,  how to develop concentration and the capacity for deep learning,  Leon’s difficulty with school and his decision to drop out of high school, the positive effects of video games on cognitive skills, why authoritarian parenting doesn’t work and the importance of teaching kids how to draw their own conclusions instead, and why teaching ought to be more engaging for optimal efficacy.

Julie Bogart is the creator of the award-winning, innovative Brave Writer program, teaching writing and language arts to thousands of families every year as well as The Homeschool Alliance, a coaching and mentoring program for home educators. She homeschooled her five now grown children for seventeen years and is the founder of Brave Learner Home, which supports homeschooling parents through coaching and teaching. She has also taught as an adjunct professor of theology at Xavier University. She’s the host of the popular, “A Brave Writer's Life in Brief Podcast.” Julie Bogart is the author of The Brave Learner and her newest book is called Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age.

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