10 03, 2015

Homeschool and Testing: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

How well do you carry out the great responsibility to always know the right individualized educational goals and objectives for each of your children—each week, every week? And, knowing them, how well do you implement them?

13 12, 2014

What Every Mentor Must Know : The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

A Better Way If you’re mentoring young people today, or even adults, you simply must know something very important. You must know about the three economies. If not, you’re going to make huge mistakes in how you mentor. You’re going to mentor today’s young people [...]

28 08, 2014

Leadership Education & Our Outdoor Classroom

By Becca Thornton 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 [...]

10 04, 2014

Conveyer Belt Unraveling: The Weekly Mentor by Oliver DeMille

A Deeper Problem One day. One trip to Barnes and Noble. Two magazines. It was interesting to read the two articles within five minutes of each other. It really made me think. First came a piece in Psychology Today (April 2014) reviewing a groundbreaking new [...]

1 12, 2013

Hack-ademics. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A recent TEdx talk was given by 11 year old homeschooler Logan LaPlante. He argues (among many, many other wonderful points) that "education" too often asks kids to define "what they want be when they grow up," without abilifying them to be happy. Logan likens [...]

2 10, 2013

A New Way to Teach Math in Homeschool: The Weekly Mentor

(Reading, Writing, and Rich-matic) by Oliver DeMille “When am I ever going to use this math in real life?” the student asks. The teacher hems and haws, and when the bell rings the whole class leaves with a sense of frustration about math. We’ve all [...]

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