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By Oliver & Rachel DeMille

What dedicated parent hasn’t thought: “My kids deserve better than this…but this is all I know!”

We often get so concerned with “what” to teach that we neglect the “how” and “why.” Yet these make all the difference between success and failure.

Understanding them [...]

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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 A Note for Dads: Tangents Are Great Education!: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille

To Topic or Not to Topic

dad son canstockphoto1739636 A Note for Dads: Tangents Are Great Education!: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille I was recently talking to a fabulous homeschooling dad, and he said something that rang too true. “We read the scriptures together aloud as a family pretty much every day,” his wife said, “and we discuss them and other classics a [...]

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by Oliver DeMille

 The Problem

play 300x278 Research on Core Phase: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille The report is entitled: “Nurturing Children: Why Early Learning Doesn’t Work.” It was written by Andrea Mrozek of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, and I was especially struck by three important ideas:

1)     “Probably the greatest myth that has evolved is [...]

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(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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