PBH E-Classes

Self-Guided E-Courses

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 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 children to journal and the best way to support and encourage them while letting them own the process and do it their own way.

You’ll receive a PDF file with lessons and access to a class forum where you can ask questions, share experiences, and participate in discussions.

This is a self-paced class; you can read the emails and do the assignments on whatever schedule works best for you.


I never realized what a powerful tool journaling could be until I took this course. And that is after being an avid journaler/writer for over 20 years. Lori stretched my understanding of where journaling can take me, and my kids, with challenging daily journaling exercises, insightful commentary, and perfectly selected quotations. And the forum has been instrumental in reinforcing my practice, with interesting discussions, users' journal pics, and recommendations for further resources. This is not just a course for PBHers, but for anyone who wants to enrich their life and live more intentionally. Highly recommended! — Colleen

I can’t thank you enough for this class! It’s so much more than a journaling class. The advice I learnt on setting goals and creating habits is priceless and I will be applying it to every aspect of my life from here on out! — Breonna

Journaling was the thing I feared most after I read the PBH book over a year ago. After the Master Class I started journaling and made it a habit — for project time, that is. But this journal class made me realize it is a tool, not a goal, and I deserve to have a journal about me. Because I need that attention that I give my kids, too. It is a way to say “I love me!” — Priscilla

I am inspired, revitalized, and refocused. Thank you! — Alice

Read more testimonials here!


This class is comprised of seven lessons + a bonus issue of the PBH Tip Sheet. It costs $7.99.

You can work through the material in a single week or work at your own pace, taking as long as you like. Save the emails to reboot your journaling practice at any time in the future!

There is also a private class forum with extra resources and community discussion. If you prefer not to join the forum, you can still access the extra resources.

If you want to use this class to begin PBH journaling, combine it with my posts on journaling, starting here.

If you are a PBH Master Class graduate and you wish to reboot your journaling practice, combine it with the posts from week 1 of the class.

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. If you forget to do this, email me and let me know right away.

 

Get started building this simple, foundational skill with your children.

Learning how to draw is learning how to really see. When we draw something, we look at it very closely — we aren’t just learning to draw, we are drawing to learn.

This class is easy, fun, and great for adults who want to learn to draw or parents working with kids age 3 on up.


This class has been a HUGE thing for both myself and my ten-year-old son. Neither of us could (or wanted to draw) before, but there’s something very gentle, encouraging, and enticing about Lori’s method. We started off with lots of awkward embarrassment about our ineptitude, but by the end of day one we were laughing and enjoying our drawing and actually feeling pretty good about what we were putting down on paper! Also, this time spent side by side with my son just chatting and drawing together amiably has been priceless.

The main thing that Lori’s class has shown us is how to really look closely at something and to really ‘see’ it rather than just take it in without paying too much attention. My son and I are both nature lovers and we soon made the connection between how we study and observe nature with how we were studying and observing the items we were drawing each day.
 
I think that Lori’s drawing class has been one of the most powerful and useful resources that we have used in our many years of home education. And the practice of drawing for at least ten minutes everyday is something that we are definitely going to continue with. — Petra
 
Your Observational Drawing class has hit upon something I never would have seen or known had I not done the assignments. Part of the problem I’ve always had with drawing or “art” in general is that I associate it with words like “natural talent” and “beauty” — but drawing observationally in this manner I finally see it as simply a tool for really seeing. It’s not about the end product, it’s about noticing the details of something you never would pay attention to until you have to draw it. It’s about furthering your interests and gaining an additional skill for communicating ideas. The fun I’ve had with this class is getting over the idea of Art being something “special” and instead being something useful. It has definitely been a challenging pursuit, but SO rewarding! Oh, and my non-drawing daughter has enjoyed doing the assignments with me so much so that she went rogue and took her sketchbook camping with her! — Amy
 
Read more testimonials here!

This class is comprised of seven lessons + a bonus issue of the PBH Tip Sheet. It costs $7.99.

You can work through the material in a single week or work at your own pace, taking as long as you like. Save the emails to reboot your observational drawing practice at any time in the future!

There is also a private class forum with extra resources and community discussion.  If you prefer not to join the forum, you can still access the extra resources.

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. If you forget to do this, email me and let me know right away.
 

 

PBH Master Class + Seminars

 

Fall session September 5-October 15

This class lasts six weeks and costs $175.

Sign up HERE.

 

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. If you have gmail, be sure to move your class emails from the social/promotions tab to your main inbox.

Important: If you get a receipt from Paypal, you are safely enrolled. You won’t receive any e-mails from me until late August. Any questions? E-mail me!

“This class can help move you from reading, thinking, and talking about PBH to actively doing it.”

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.

The six focus areas of this class are:

• 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

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.

The full class description is here.

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

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

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

The class was so much more and better than what I had even hoped for and wished to gain. — Audra

Read more testimonials here!

This two-week seminar is for anyone interested in mentoring PBH in groups, whether they are multi-family groups, co-ops, classes, or schools.

     • How can you create a strong community with shared values?

     • How do you structure project time?

     • How do you identify topics for shared group projects?

     • How do a handful of adults mentor a large group of children and give them individual attention?

     • How do you journal and document for a group?

     • How do you encourage and support peer-to-peer mentoring?

We discuss all of these questions in detail as well as discussing how environment, making, and the other elements of PBH work in this new setting.

In addition, you gain admittance to a private class forum that remains after class is over so you can continue to collaborate with your classmates.


The next seminar is not yet scheduled. Sign up here to get a heads-up when we’re ready to enroll. (No commitment, no spam.)