The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Homeschoolers
In this exciting new work, Oliver and Rachel DeMille share powerful, universal principles that will super-charge any homeschool - no matter your style! See below for chapter outline.
About the Authors:
Rachel DeMille is living joyfully in a world that makes only as much sense as it absolutely has to. Striving to develop and share her gifts with those they were intended for, and constantly humbled and amazed at the goodness of those who share in return. Wife to Oliver, mother of 8 and counting, co-creator of TJEd, and on a mission to heal families, inspire others to detect, refine and unleash their genius and anxiously awaiting more grandbabies. Currently building a mini-farm, wondering if it's going to push her over the edge.
Rachel is the creator and editor of Homeschool.com's 2013 & 2014 Best Curriculum award-winning This Week in History.
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 - which was recently awarded the distinction of 2014 Homeschool.com Best Curriculum. He and his wife Rachel are the parents of five daughters and three sons. Oliver is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author and a popular keynote speaker at corporate and educational events.
The DeMilles' insights are informed 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.
Habit 1: Aim for Greatness
Aim High! * Other Priorities * What is Education * The Power of Homeschooling * How to Qualify to Be A Mentor * Top 25 Reading Lists of Great by Age * Face to Face with Greatness * How? Read the Greats
Habit 2: Brainstorm a Blank Page
Get Specific * Examples * The Power of Example * The Tipping Point * Teacher or Parent? * Build the Strengths * The Big 3: Socialization, Math and Keeping Up with the Joneses * Take Your Homeschool to a Whole New Level
Habit 3: Read Aloud
Classics * Be Consistent * The Key Word * Now You Know the Secret * Lifetime Influence * The 10-minute Miracle * Show, not Tell
Habit 4: Deepen the Well with Discussion
Go Deep * Homeschooling in History * Old vs. New Types of Homeschooling * Steps to "Lower Class" Education * Principles of "Upper Class" Education * Did we mention, "Discuss, Discuss, Discuss"?
Habit 5: Take a Break
The Rhythm of Nature * 1-Breaks Teach that Learning is Fun * 2-Breaks Teach the Knowledge is Important * 3-Breaks Teach that Students are Responsible for Their Education * Take a Deep Breath!
One Day a Week * Priority of the Habits * You Have the Power * Find Your Genius