The following is an excerpt from The Phases of Learning by Oliver and Rachel DeMille “... a mentor insisted that the most important lessons of Western Civilization were to be found in its stories, literature, poetry and art. "At first Oliver resisted, even to such [...]
by Heather Burton [Note from Rachel: This stream-of-consciousness brilliance from my dear friend Heather was too good to pass up. With her permission, I've adapted a simple email message to her friends for us to enjoy.] I'm up late working, and I'm tempted by the [...]
From the Desk of Rachel DeMille... Hi, Friends, Don't you just love being able to connect online with so many wonderful resources and people? From TJEdOnline Community to TJEd MUSE to Facebook and TJEd.org, This Week in History, The Center for Social Leadership and OliverDeMille.com, [...]
So many people have shared this video with me; I just had to pass it on...
by Shiloah Baker “I cannot live without books,” Thomas Jefferson once said. No one should live without books! Books uplift. Books inspire. Books teach. The teaching done through books encompasses many areas: vocabulary, life experiences, knowledge, learning, and the list goes on and on. There [...]
By Ana Veciana-Suarez Last fall was a first-of-its-kind season. For better or worse—I did not register my children in after-school activities. No swimming. No music lessons. No play dates. Nada. Once they finished their homework, they were free to do what they pleased, with a [...]