“The class can help move you from reading, thinking, and talking about PBH to actively doing it.”
This class lasts six weeks and costs $125. We are currently enrolling the Fall session and it will run from September 8-October 17.
In this six-week class, we drill down deeper into the core ideas of mentoring and self-directed learning and help you put those ideas into immediate practice.
Each week you’ll receive new material I’ve written specifically for this course along with simple assignments. Class discussions are held in a private forum on this site. We’ll be experimenting with making small but impactful changes. We’ll focus not only on learning how to mentor our children, but on how to apply the same principles to our own lives.
I will be giving reading assignments, so please purchase a copy of the book before class begins or borrow a copy from your library or a friend. We will not be reading the book straight through, so if possible, please do that before class begins.
This class is not only for homeschoolers — it is for any parent or teacher who is interested in supporting children’s interests and helping them become active thinkers, learners, makers, and doers.
If you do homeschool, it doesn’t matter what approach you follow — PBH works with every type of homeschooling as well as unschooling. Everyone is welcome.
This is a community-based class. You’ll have the opportunity to make some like-minded friends who have the same goals and values for learning and supporting children. The private forum we talk about each week’s focus and share questions, ideas, and issues will remain after the class ends so you can stay in touch with your cohort and keep learning together and supporting one another in the future.
The six focus areas of this class will be:
• Documenting & journaling
• Uncovering interests & choosing topics
• Maximizing your environment
• Building the making habit
• Defining your family culture
• Leveling up: How to maximize every learning experience
There is no session schedule you must adhere to for this class. The materials will be e-mailed to you regularly across the six weeks, but you can read them and access the forum whenever it works best for you. If you are traveling during that time, you can resume when you return and work your way through the materials at your own pace. The forum and extra resources will stay available after the last class date so you can continue to review the information and get online feedback, support, and encouragement.
After rereading the last two emails, I have to tell you how remarkable this class is. My growth is measured in leaps and bounds already. I am in the midst of completely evolving our home education. Life learning has ever been my goal. Thank you for the tools. — Stephanie
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I feel so much more confident and hopeful and like I am making progress and moving forward after taking the PBH Master Class. This is the ultimate “How To” with an amazing mentor by your side. — Alice
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This class is outstanding. It takes the PBH principles and ideas from Lori’s book and blog and helps you make them real. Real, authentic learning and co-learning, journaling, reflecting, deep thinking, self-directing, culture-building, environment-tweaking, mentoring, creating, making, and doing. The class really drove home for me how flexible and forgiving, yet sturdy and hearty, PBH is. It has helped me commit to my own meaningful work and to begin creating habits, a family culture, and an environment that will help my kids do the same. — Tana
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The class was so much more and better than what I had even hoped for and wished to gain. — Audra
Read more student testimonials HERE.
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In your paypal notes, please be sure to tell me if you want your class materials sent to a different e-mail than your paypal e-mail.
Please also let me know if you would prefer plain text emails rather than HTML.
Please note: If you get a receipt from Paypal, you are safely enrolled. You won’t receive any e-mails from me until close to the start of the class. Any questions? E-mail me!
Summer Seminar 2014: Mentoring PBH Groups
This two-week seminar is for anyone interested in mentoring PBH in groups, whether they are multi-family groups, co-ops, classes, or schools. We’ll be digging deeper into identifying shared interests, creating group projects that allow individual interests to be explored, meetings and critique, and more.
Summer 2014 Seminar enrollment is now closed. We hope to run this seminar again in August 2015. You can sign up to get an early-bird announcement of the next class enrollment HERE.
Note: You must have already taken the PBH Master Class in order to take the seminar.
Free Summer Classes 2014
#1: Journaling Boot & Reboot — June 15-21
Whether you want to journal about PBH, your own meaningful work, start a gratitude habit, or gain insight into your values and goals, you can use this free one-week class to jumpstart a great practice for this summer and beyond. This class is for you but we’ll also talk about how to inspire kids to journal and the best way to support and encourage them while letting them own the process and do it their own way.
You will receive daily emails and access to a class forum where you can ask questions, share experiences, and talk with your classmates.
This is a self-paced class; you can read the emails and do the assignments on whatever schedule works best for you.
If you are a PBH Master Class alum and you want to reboot your journaling practice, combine it with the posts from week 1 of the class.
#2: Observational Drawing for Families — July 7-July 14
We’ll help you get started building this simple, foundational art skill with your kids. It’s going to be fun, easy, and awesome!