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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 She Knew!: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

(A Mother Makes All the Difference)

by Oliver DeMille

 Grades or Education?

study blog canstockphoto9279983 She Knew!: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille I heard a story recently that really made me think. It was recounted by the mother of a college student who visited home after her first semester and confided in her parents that she really disliked university learning. [...]

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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 More on Learning Styles (Why Doodling is a Great Habit for Many Students): The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille

“Stop Learning and Pay Attention”

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I wanted to remember the details of a point I made in a recent discussion from our “Mentoring the Classics” online course, so I went to my files and perused my notes. As I read through the first page, I [...]

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Rachel DeMille, “The Frustrated/Accidental/Reluctant or New Homeschooler: 3 Things You Must Get Right”

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Here you are. Maybe you didn’t plan on homeschooling, or maybe the reality is daunting. What dedicated parent hasn’t thought, My kids deserve [...]

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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 Traditions and Dimensions: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille

A Review of Allen Levie’s “The Visual Tradition,” unpublished paper

Educational/Political/Social thinker Allen Levie has an interesting and often refreshing way of reframing things. I was recently struck by his description of three types of education:

  • Learning built on the oral tradition
  • Learning based on written tradition [...]

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By Becca Thornton

pic 1 300x225 Leadership Education & Our Outdoor Classroom Schoolhouses are made wrong. If they must be, they should be built in a woods pasture beside a stream, where you could wade, swim, and be comfortable in summer, and slide and skate in winter. The windows should be cut to the floor, and stand wide open, [...]

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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 Beware the Anti Readers: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille

Are you an “Anti-reader”?

Are you an “anti-reader”? No matter how much you love to read, or how much you encourage others to read, you just might be.

beware the anti readers DeMille Great Minds read read read 740x1024 Beware the Anti Readers: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille It’s surprising, but there are actually a lot of people who argue against reading—in one way or another.

Most [...]

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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 Beware Institutionalism: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille

Mazes and Levels

beware institutionalism beware 2 Beware Institutionalism: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille Most organizations start out with a great mission, then run into challenges and focus on survival, then want to grow and shift their focus to trying to impress the world.

Eventually they become a roadblock to the very great mission and goals they set [...]

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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 To Agree, or Not to Agree (That Really Is the Question) The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille

Dislike or Disagree

Rachel glanced at the book on the back seat, then picked it up. “This looks really interesting,” she said. She thumbed through a few pages, then stopped and read silently. She skimmed a few more pages, came to a new chapter and stopped to [...]

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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 Learning Styles Matter! The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille

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Draw a Picture

“But I told him exactly what to do,” I said slowly, emphatically. “I even repeated it, then had him echo the expectation back to me to make sure he got it.”

I shook my head in frustration. “Four hours later, and he only did [...]

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