13 06, 2011

The Power of Classics

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 [...]

2 06, 2011

Rhythm-ey Rhyme: It’s Reading Time!

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 [...]

2 04, 2011

Get your TJEd Badge Here!

Are you a blogger? I've had several requests for a badge to put on your blog or website in order to link back to TJEd.org. I have created several options here in order to suit the various needs of bloggers, site owners and their visitors. [...]

18 03, 2011

Youth and the Internet

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, [...]

8 03, 2011

The Master Within

by Amy Edwards Ballroom dancing is experiencing a renaissance, thanks in part to shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. A style that supposedly went out with your grandmother’s shoes is suddenly back, with some modern upgrades. On the [...]

7 03, 2011

Sara’s Key Action

Our 16yo daughter is, and always has been, a self-starter. She'll probably make us famous some day with her knowledge of the Classics. She knows Shakespeare really well, she currently teaches a mythology class for local students, and she reports to me from time to [...]

5 03, 2011

With our Aprons On

By Heather Hansen   One night I had a dream. In my dream, I saw a figure skater with her fluid and graceful movements in an unusual costume that mirrored the quintessential 50’s housewife. She was performing her routine in an over-sized kitchen on a [...]

22 01, 2011

The Family Library

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 [...]

7 12, 2010

Leaving the Kids’ Calendar Blank

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 [...]


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