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Oliver and Rachel DeMille will keynote at this outstanding event, which includes wonderful workshops and presenters, a youth track, and a family ball!

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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 A Certain Kind of Book: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille

Page vs. Chapter

woman 200x300 A Certain Kind of Book: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille “Are you enjoying it?” Emma asked.

“Absolutely,” I responded passionately. I put the biography of Winston Churchill on my lap. “This is a really great book.”

Then I paused, reconsidered, and said, “Actually, in some ways it’s kind of boring. But it’s really fantastic…” [...]

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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 In Desperate Need of Grounding! The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille

First: The Bad News

Family hearth geoffroy 300x216 In Desperate Need of Grounding! The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille Our children today are growing up in a very different world than we did, and this will have a major impact on their education, careers, and family lives. Just consider a few of the most pressing trends in our current world:

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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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WeeklyMentorBanner 1024x216 Research on Core Phase: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

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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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”

September 8: 9/8 , 8 am PDT/9 am MDT/10 am CDT/ 11 am EDT

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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