The Classical Preschool, Building a Foundation of Wonder –
In this workshop, participants will learn how to nurture their preschooler’s mind and soul through play in order to prepare a firm foundation for the delights and demands of a classical education. Read More…
How did Thomas Jefferson gain his education? How is it that someone who did not have formal school become a famous statesman, diplomat, and later President of the United States of America?
Looking inside the lives of famous historical figures, we can often gain more insight into how our current public school system is a failure. While today's institutionalized schools are set up to place children on a conveyor belt, the learning environments of past successful men were much different in that they cultivated a system of inquiry and intrigue in knowledge.
One reason Thomas Jefferson was so successful academically is that he had great mentors. Not necessarily brilliant people, but people who sought brilliance. Another reason could be his environment – living in a peaceful home, surrounded by a multitude of great books and opportunities to explore and learn.
You can model your homeschool after Thomas Jefferson or any other historical figure that you choose to – just spend some time learning how they gained their knowledge.
To help understand more about Thomas Jefferson and his remarkable education and life, Oliver DeMille has written a book which has helped tens of thousands of homeschoolers, entitled "A Thomas Jefferson Education". He has generously accepted the invitation to share the teaching philosophy of what is popularly known as "TJed" with you! Not only does he discuss what TJed is and how to apply it in your homeschool, but he gave three presentations, one of them specifically addressed to fathers. The dads play a critical role in setting the foundation for learning in the home, and this is a must see for any family that is homeschooling. Finally, he discusses the 5 habits of highly successful homeschoolers – and it has everything to do with mentoring children.
The presentation is included in our full series for the 2014 Not Back to School Summit – with 30 speakers and more than 65 workshops and seminars – all online!
Oliver DeMille is the founder of the highly acclaimed Thomas Jefferson Education ("TJEd") model of learning and the presenter of the online educational series Mentoring in the Classics. He and his wife Rachel are the parents of five daughters and three sons. The DeMilles’ insights are formed not only by dealing with the unique needs, learning styles and gifts in their own home, but through their experience in mentoring and consulting with schools and families on virtually every level, and around the world. http://www.tjed.org/
Oliver is also a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author and a popular keynote speaker at corporate and educational events. We are thrilled to have him join us in the summit!
Oliver presented THREE amazing sessions for our Plus members as follows (you will need to be logged in to access them):
What is TJEd/Leadership Education?
Sept 11th – http://hecoa.com/what-is-leadership-education-or-tjed
You’ve heard of TJEd (Thomas Jefferson Education), which is experiencing major growth in the United States and internationally. In this workshop, Oliver DeMille addresses the 3 central ideas at the heart of TJEd and settling for nothing less than a truly great education. Knowing the 3 will increase the quality of your homeschool, whatever style you use.
Homeschooling for Dads!
Sept. 12th – http://hecoa.com/homeschooling-for-dads
The 4 surprising things dads can do in less than 2 hours (total) a week. When dads know and do these 4 things, it makes a huge difference in the education of each child! Every dad needs to know them!
The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Homeschoolers
Sept. 13th – http://hecoa.com/5-habits-of-highly-successful-homeschoolers
There are many types of homeschooling, and each family ideally individualizes what is needed for each child. But there are 5 habits that are simply essential if you want your kids to get a truly excellent education. These habits are used by people from many different styles of homeschooling, and without them any homeschool struggles. Learn what they are and how to apply them in this exciting mini-seminar! These 5 Habits will revolutionize the quality of your homeschool, making it both easier and much more effective.
Is the thought of homeschooling preschool daunting for you?
Here at Home Education Council of America, we get a constant flood of inquiries about teaching preschool. And we've got to say that the many philosophies and methods can be as varied as the individual personalities of children themselves!
So where do you start? How do you know which method or style is right for you or your child? Where do you find materials? How do you organize the learning space to maximize interest and creativity? How do you give your child the "best" start?
These are just a few of the many questions we receive. So we have invited Kathy Lee and Lesli Richards, two very experienced moms, to come and share with you the answers!!
Kathy H. Lee, author of The Homegrown Preschooler, 101 Easy Wacky Crazy Activities and Solutions for Early Childhood Directors, has been dedicated to the well-being of young children for over 25 years. As a former administrator and teacher, Kathy has extensive experience in the field of early childhood education. She is the homeschooling mother of seven children, both bio and adopted and enjoys sharing her journey of motherhood. A sought after speaker worldwide, Kathy is most often described as a passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable presenter. Kathy and her husband John live with their seven blessings in Canton, GA.
Lesli Richards is a humorous and engaging author and speaker with a decade of experience in homeschooling. She is the co-author of The Homegrown Preschooler with Kathy Lee. She was the keynote speaker for Classical Conversations Parent Practicums for 2011. Lesli is currently Director of Challenge B for Classical Conversations of Cumming, Georgia. She enjoys teaching her 5 children at home, and is passionate about encouraging other moms to learn right along with their kids, redeeming two generations of education at the same time!
We think you will find their presentations awesome! This was all part of HECOA's series – the 2014 Not Back to School Summit
The webinar replays of their presentations are now available for upgraded Plus members (you need to be logged in);
The Homegrown Preschooler –
aired Sept. 27th – http://hecoa.com/the-homegrown-preschooler
In this fun and creative workshop, Kathy shares how to create an amazing preschool experience for your child at home. From the latest in scientific research on child development to the organization of supplies, this information packed workshop will help you prepare your child for kindergarten and make wonderful memories along the way! This seminar is based on the book, The Homegrown Preschooler written by Kathy Lee and Lesli Richards.
The Classical Preschool, Building a Foundation of Wonder –
aired Sept 27th – http://hecoa.com/the-classical-preschool
In this workshop, participants will learn how to nurture their preschooler’s mind and soul through play in order to prepare a firm foundation for the delights and demands of a classical education.
To register, all you need to do is register for the FREE and ONLINE summit and you will get these awesome sessions as well as 70 others, all in September! http://hecoa.com/not-back-to-school