It is my pleasure to work with Brave Writer as a Writing Coach, and assist children and teenagers as they delve into the mysterious and beautiful world that is Language Arts.
I currently live in Arnprior, Ontario, where I facilitate writing sessions and workshops for diverse groups of people according to the Amherst Writers & Artists Method, in which I am certified. I also have post-certificate training in Writing with Trauma.
I am pursuing a double major in History and Anthropology from Athabasca University, in Alberta, Canada. I have also written two books of poetry and a novel. I pick away at my coursework, part time, as I also homeschool my own children.
I help my homeschoolers flourish by offering regular Poetry Teatimes, reading aloud (this is still a lovely thing to do, even as your children get older—people never grow out of hearing a good story), and allowing lots of room for their own creative pursuits.
We probably fit into the eclectic homeschooling category; we include strong doses of Charlotte Mason, activities and classes through our local homeschool groups, and a big pinch of child-led learning.
I enjoy knitting, playing the fiddle, reading, and engaging with my community on issues related to poverty and food insecurity.
My love of adventure has led me to climb a mountain, participate in several multi-day whitewater canoe trips, and take on this fantastic journey we call homeschooling.