Public Education: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Many of America’s public schools appear to have a lot of good going on in them. There are dedicated inspiring teachers. Many students have access to state of the art technology.  From coast to coast creative teachers offer innovative and inspiring programs. “Education” is an American tradition complete with school lunches, yellow school buses, sports, […]

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Three Models of Education

Throughout history there have been a few competing models for education of children. Individualized Education From the beginning of time parents passed their knowledge from parent to child. Some also hired mentor, tutors, or governesses to assist in teaching their children at home. Home education is the oldest form of education. It is also the […]

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Leadership Education: An Unsurpassed Education

The individual approach to education is the oldest form of education; it began in the home, before schools were ever created. For devout religious societies such as the Ancient Israelites, this kind of education was passed from parent to child within the home. Many great masters in the arts have been very successful with this […]

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When do you stop? (Exploratory Learning)

This query was posted recently on TJEd Muse on yahoo. I thought I would give my answer here.Questions are in italics. For those unfamiliar with Thomas Jefferson Education aka Leadership education, I suggest two good books: A Thomas Jefferson Education Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century by Oliver Van Demille Leadership Education: […]

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The Need for an Education for a Whole Life

My daughter brought this quote to my attention. It was written in 1913. The writer was college educated and this was during the time that women of the upper middle class had the opportunity. Now women of all stations in life can access a college education. We are another one hundred and three years down […]

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How do I Get Started in Leadership Education?

This was a question posed on TJEdMuse, a yahoo group: " I am reading the books now for how to best implement TJEd [Thomas Jefferson Education]in our home. Our oldest is 12 and has expressed a desire to try for one of the military academies. We're clearly past Core with him and I suppose past […]

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Science the Natural Way: Studying God’s First Classic

Many parents are intimidated by the thought of teaching their children about science. This ought not to be so. Science is learning about the world God created for us. Nature study, I believe, is a great foundation for all science. Nature study does not require you to build a laboratory; it is already provided. The […]

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The Power of an Hour and Language Arts Part II- Living Writing

This is part two in a two part post.  For part one read here first. Many parents use the Power of an Hour as their full curriculum and as a springboard to further learning. We suggest you start simple and build the habit, before expanding. For those desiring further writing experiences we suggest a four […]

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