A Thomas Jefferson Education Home Companion


Author: Oliver Van DeMille,Rachel P. DeMille,Diann Jeppson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983099635

Category: Classical literature

Page: 256

View: 8848

This volume offers a view of Leadership Education from many angles, from the education of toddlers to advanced adult learning.
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Unschooling Rules

Author: Clark Aldrich

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608321525

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 5440

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Leadership Education

The Phases of Learning

Author: Oliver Van DeMille,Rachel P. DeMille

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991224005

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 7512

The Next Step in TJEd.Often cited by the DeMilles as their favorite work to date, this inspirational manual picks up where the primer/overview work, A Thomas Jefferson Education leaves off. It develops in depth not only the philosophy but also the nuts-and-bolts application of each individual Phase, the critical Transitions between Phases and the "big-picture" vision to begin with the end in mind. Those who master the content in this book leave behind the question, "But how do you actually DO it?" A Crisis of Leadership The world's problems can be summed up in just a few words: lack of leadership. While the world is in desperate need of leaders, very few people have the tools to become one. Oliver and Rachel DeMille's Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning is the manual that every person who aspires to be an effective leader, or to raise one, needs. Principled decision-making, the cultivation of character, studying the classics, and using critical thinking skills are just a few of the lost educational virtues of today restored by this book. An in-depth look at the philosophy and phases of education is indispensable when creating leaders. This book will help any family find the direction they are looking for when pursuing leadership education. This book teaches not only the theories behind Thomas Jefferson Education but also the practical application of these theories for you and your children, with great detail on the features of Thomas Jefferson Education-modeled home, parenting, family, education, leadership and life's mission. As we apply the philosophy contained in Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning we will transform not only our families and our classrooms, but the world.
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Little Britches

Father and I Were Ranchers

Author: Ralph Moody

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803281783

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 7117

Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary. Little Britches was the literary debut of Ralph Moody, who wrote about the adventures of his family in eight glorious books, all available as Bison Books.
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The One World Schoolhouse

Education Reimagined

Author: Salman Khan

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 145550839X

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 6771

A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the Khan Academy's free videos and software, which have expanded to encompass nearly every conceivable subject; and Academy techniques are being employed with exciting results in a growing number of classrooms around the globe. Like many innovators, Khan rethinks existing assumptions and imagines what education could be if freed from them. And his core idea-liberating teachers from lecturing and state-mandated calendars and opening up class time for truly human interaction-has become his life's passion. Schools seek his advice about connecting to students in a digital age, and people of all ages and backgrounds flock to the site to utilize this fresh approach to learning. In THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE, Khan presents his radical vision for the future of education, as well as his own remarkable story, for the first time. In these pages, you will discover, among other things: How both students and teachers are being bound by a broken top-down model invented in Prussia two centuries ago Why technology will make classrooms more human and teachers more important How and why we can afford to pay educators the same as other professionals How we can bring creativity and true human interactivity back to learning Why we should be very optimistic about the future of learning. Parents and politicians routinely bemoan the state of our education system. Statistics suggest we've fallen behind the rest of the world in literacy, math, and sciences. With a shrewd reading of history, Khan explains how this crisis presented itself, and why a return to "mastery learning," abandoned in the twentieth century and ingeniously revived by tools like the Khan Academy, could offer the best opportunity to level the playing field, and to give all of our children a world-class education now. More than just a solution, THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE serves as a call for free, universal, global education, and an explanation of how Khan's simple yet revolutionary thinking can help achieve this inspiring goal.
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The Coming Aristocracy

Education and the Future of Freedom

Author: Oliver DeMille, 1st,Oliver Van DeMille

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983099642

Category: Aristocracy (Political science)

Page: 114

View: 2363

The Coming Aristocracy is a book for anyone concerned about the decline of America and the steady loss of freedom. More precisely, it is for those dedicated to reversing those trends through education and entrepreneurship.Drawing from years of intense and exhaustive research, Oliver DeMille demonstrates why social, economic, and political equality are being steadily eroded.He highlights crucial constitutional changes, analyzes the current economic crisis, explains why both liberals and conservatives promote aristocracy, and articulates a comprehensive formula for restoring the American republic.
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Legendary Learning

The Famous Homeschoolers' Guide to Self-directed Excellence

Author: Jamie McMillin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983151005

Category: Education

Page: 253

View: 6025

Transform ordinary ho-hum homeschooling into legendary success with the same techniques used by Thomas Edison, Teddy Roosevelt, Agatha Christie, Louis Armstrong, and other famous homeschoolers. Parents will be inspired to break free of conventions, unleash their child's unique creative genius, cultivate determination, and create an authentic atmosphere of learning.
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Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens

And Every Adult Who Wants to Change the World

Author: Oliver DeMille,Shanon Brooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983099673


Page: 160

View: 3840

This latest addition to the Leadership Education Library is written to youth and adults wanting to accomplish a successful Scholar Phase–academics, personal development and mission preparation. It includes: How to find the “Real You” The Teen-100 List How to study the classics How to make the most of your mentor Sample Simulations …plus lots more!
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The Jefferson Bible

Author: Thomas Jefferson,Wyatt North

Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 1430

The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.
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A Call for Americans to Finally Stand Up and Lead

Author: Orrin Woodward,Oliver DeMille

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 1455573361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 2271

A most provocative business parable for our troubled times, LeaderShift is the story of how David Mersher, the successful CEO of IndyTech, sets out to discover why the United States is losing its leadership edge and what he can do to turn things around and make America truly great again. In the process, Mersher and his team learn how the Five Laws of Decline are eroding the nation's economy-quietly ruining businesses and big institutions-and what American executives and citizens need to do to put a stop to this. Above all, Mersher and his colleagues discover something few business leaders or citizens of free nations have yet to realize: Our world today is on the verge of a momentous LeaderShift, one which will reframe the twenty-first century and significantly alter the way we govern, lead, and do business. When Mersher and his team get help from a surprising source, the result is stunning and unexpected-and it's one that concerned Americans will certainly reflect upon for decades to come. The next LeaderShift is almost here. Are you ready?
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The Same Thing Over and Over

Author: Frederick M. Hess

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674055829

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 4847

Hess argues that in the current disputes over education reform, virtually all vocal parties-- from teachers' unions and ed schools on the left, to the charter school or testing enthusiasts on the right-- accept without questioning the features and structures of schools that were established in the late 19th century. Under this approach, the long-standing assumption is that all schools need to be standardized in their curricula, that all students enroll in uniform schools, and that all schools be organized on the one-teacher-per-age-defined classroom. Provocatively, Hess states that these Left-Right disputes are standing in the way of actual progress and that everything from pedagogical techniques, curricular variability, and the structure of the teaching profession needs to be rethought given 21st century economic realities.
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Are You Enough?

Encouragement for the Overwhelmed and Exhausted Homeschool Mom

Author: Roxanne Parks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615946092

Category: Child rearing

Page: 194

View: 4478

In this book Roxanne Parks shares her personal homeschooling journey. She shares her trials and triumphs, along with her dreams and disappointments. This book is refreshingly honest and will encourage every mother in her home-school journey.
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A Place to Stand

The Word of God in the Life of Martin Luther

Author: Gene Edward Veith,David J. Vaughan

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581824209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 8222

New entry in the Leaders In Action Series. Offers a spiritual biography of Martin Luther.
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Courage to Grow

How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down

Author: Laura Sandefer

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press

ISBN: 9781626344914


Page: N.A

View: 7038

Acton Academy: The one-room schoolhouse for the twenty-first century Seeking a 21st century education for their children, Laura and Jeff Sandefer jumped off the track of conventional school and created a new model for learning. They created Acton Academy as a better school where learning is made practical and meaningful and where students begin a lifelong Hero's Journey to discover their true potential. Using the Socratic method, elements of the Montessori approach and state-of-the-art online instruction, Acton guides students toward independence and self-motivation, helping them find the courage to grow into the person they were meant to be. Soon, other parents wanted to start their own Acton Academies, and less than a decade from the seven founding students' first Socratic discussion, Acton has spread around the world. ?Courage to Grow is the Sandefer family's personal quest for their own children's education and happiness. Their story also contains a path for other parents who want to give their children the freedom to take ownership of their own education and to start their own school. The treasure at the end is much larger than Laura ever expected--a quickly growing network of dedicated, curious young people and parents who are not afraid to set them free.
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Notes on the State of Virginia

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Slavery

Page: 280

View: 8169

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Education of a Wandering Man

Author: Louis L'Amour

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553899082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2907

From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas, as a merchant seaman in Singapore and the West Indies, and as an itinerant bare-knuckled prizefighter across small-town America, here is Louis L'Amour's memoir of his lifelong love affair with learning--from books, from yondering, and from some remarkable men and women--that shaped him as a storyteller and as a man. Like classic L'Amour fiction, Education of a Wandering Man mixes authentic frontier drama--such as the author's desperate efforts to survive a sudden two-day trek across the blazing Mojave desert--with true-life characters like Shanghai waterfront toughs, desert prospectors, and cowboys whom Louis L'Amour met while traveling the globe. At last, in his own words, this is a story of a one-of-a-kind life lived to the fullest . . . a life that inspired the books that will forever enable us to relive our glorious frontier heritage. From the Paperback edition.
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Homeschooling for Success

How Parents Can Create a Superior Education for Their Child

Author: Rebecca Kochenderfer,Elizabeth Kanna, Founders Homeschool.com,Robert T. Kiyosaki

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446556958

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 500

This practical, hands-on guide from the No. 1 homeschooling Web site gives readers everything they need to create a customized education plan that works with children's unique intelligence and learning style. Veteran homeschoolers and interested newcomers alike can benefit. (July)
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Left Behind: The Public Education Crisis in the United States

Author: Paul L. Jalbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351608193

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 3912

This book addresses the harmful influences that the cultural, social, economic, political and ideological dimensions, in current ‘American’ society, have upon the delivery of elementary, secondary and university education. It examines the effects of poverty, funding at the local, state and federal levels and racial and ethnic discrimination. Arguing against the continuation of standardized testing—an ill-conceived methodology to measure the performance of children—the author advocates more one-on-one teaching and evaluation. He charges that students’ rights to education are not respected and, in elementary and high school, receive little in the way of instruction that translates into life skills and proposes what some of those skills should be. A critique of the extreme ethnocentric approach to education in the United States, Left Behind advocates strong instruction in the Humanities and foreign languages and the establishment of education abroad as a permanent program in high school and university. The author identifies Capitalism as the basic influence that, in the form of employing ‘business model’ constructs, has slowly transformed our children into obedient consumers. Physical Education has waned and become a major contributor to adolescent obesity. Seeking to replace children’s complacency with critical thinking instruction, the author demonstrates how the corporate mass media occupy their minds. He also fears the erosion of the profession of teaching by an ‘online’ instruction frenzy. The book explores the possibilities for a viable nation-wide education institution, in which decision-making is in the hands of teachers, parents and education experts, instead of politicians and business people. The remedies that could be taken up by ordinary people are accessible at the commonsense level; what prevents change are the lack of political will and economic greed, bolstered by the ideological power of the mass media.
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