Course curriculum

  • 01

    **INTRODUCTION**

    • IMPORTANT: Please read this announcement!

    • DOWNLOADABLE TJED FORMS

    • CLARIFICATION

    • CONVENTION INDEX

    • Cresting Orientation Video

  • 02

    Details for Live Workshops

    • About the Live Workshops - details, registration links, etc.

    • Reserve a Spot for Your Workshop

  • 03

    **KEYNOTES**

  • 04

    **GENERAL INTEREST**

  • 05

    BASICS FOR NEWBIES (AND THOSE WANTING A FRESH START)

    • CONTENTS

    • Especially for Newbies! (New to Homeschool, New to TJEd, or just ready for a new start....)

    • *****GETTING STARTED*****

    • VIDEO: Intro to TJEd, Part 1- The 3 Types of Education

    • VIDEO: Intro to TJEd, Part 2: The Family Reset

    • VIDEO: Intro to TJEd, Part 3: The Phases of Learning

    • AUDIO: The 7 Keys of Great Teaching and the Phases of Learning

    • *****PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE*****

    • VIDEO: The Frustrated/Accidental/Reluctant or New Homeschooler: 3 Things You Must Get Right

    • VIDEO: The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Homeschoolers

    • VIDEO: Top Secrets of Homeschool Success (What to do daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly...)

    • VIDEO: The One-Room Schoolhouse: Large Family Logistics 

    • VIDEO: "Why is TJEd So Hard??" by Ian Cox

    • *****CORE AND LOVE OF LEARNING*****

    • VIDEO: The Top Questions People Ask About Core and Love of Learning Phases

    • VIDEO: Keys of Transition from Core to Love of Learning!

    • VIDEO: Will They Be Ready? (The Preparation of the "Hero") - Rachel DeMille

    • AUDIO: TJEd Tools for Large Families by Emma Cox and Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO: How to make Love of Learning Fun by Rachel DeMille & Emma Cox

    • AUDIO: Teaching and Learning Basic Skills by Rachel DeMille & Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: How does Love of Learning lead to the Transition to Scholar? by Emma Cox & Rachel DeMille

    • *****SCHOLAR PHASE*****

    • AUDIO: How to Really (get kids to) do Scholar Phase!

    • VIDEO: My Journey to Scholar Phase (Confessions of a Late Bloomer)

    • AUDIO: How to Exponentially Increase Your Ability to Inspire Teens

    • VIDEO: Workshop on Scholar Contracts by Rachel DeMille & Emma Cox

    • AUDIO: The Bridge (You don't want to miss this one!)

    • *****TEACHING ACADEMICS*****

    • VIDEO SHORT: Learning to Read, on Your Lap - Rachel DeMille [sample from Mentoring in the Classics]

    • VIDEO SHORT: Leveraging Success for the Late Emerging Reader - Rachel DeMille [sample from Mentoring in the Classics]

    • VIDEO: +->(x): Teaching Math Through the Phases

    • VIDEO SHORT: Leading Out with You, Not Them in Spelling - Rachel DeMille [sample from Mentoring in the Classics]

    • VIDEO SHORT: Writing Through the Phases - Rachel DeMille [sample from Mentoring in the Classics]

    • AUDIO PANEL: Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater: Teaching/Learning Writing the TJEd Way

    • VIDEO: Mentoring Science - TJEd Style by Oliver James DeMille

    • *****THE SPECIAL SAUCE*****

    • VIDEO: Family Work by Rachel DeMille & Donna Goff

    • VIDEO: "What does TJEd look like for kids who can't sit still and read, or who need more project-based learning?" by Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO: Homeschooling the Exceptional Child: Gifted, Unschooled, Disabled, Dyslexic, etc.

    • Video Mentoring: The Universe Shifts

    • Video Mentoring: What Is Yours To Do

  • 06

    ESPECIALLY FOR DADS

    • CONTENTS

    • AUDIO - KEYNOTE FOR DADS: Straight Talk About Education, Careers, and Hero Education

    • AUDIO: "The Basics of TJEd - for Dads" by Oliver DeMille

    • VIDEO: TJEd Veteran Dads Panel

    • VIDEO: "How in the world can parents break their own conveyor-belt mentality?" by Rachel DeMille

    • AUDIO: The 3 Most Important Things Parents Must Do to Pass On a Great Education" by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: How to Exponentially Increase Your Ability to Inspire Teens

    • AUDIO: Great Thinkers in Education - Merrill Root

    • AUDIO: Great Thinkers in Education - Alvin Toffler

    • VIDEO: BONUS FREEDOM KEYNOTE - "The 5 Keys to a FreedomShift: The Technology of Genius" by Oliver DeMille

    • 10 Rules of Success, Part 1 by Oliver DeMille

    • 10 Rules of Success, Part 2 by Oliver DeMille

    • 10 Rules of Success, Part 3 by Oliver DeMille

  • 07

    **SPECIAL TOPICS AND TJEd VETERAN PANELS**

    • CONTENTS

    • 2021 TJEd Veteran Moms Panel 1 Scholar Phase Focus

    • 2021 TJEd Veteran Moms Panel 2

    • VIDEO: 2020 TJEd Veteran Moms Panel with Ian Cox

    • VIDEO: 2020 TJEd Veteran Dads Panel, Moderated by Shawn Crane

    • VIDEO: 2020 TJEd Veteran Scholar Phase Youth with Ian Cox

    • VIDEO: 2019 TJEdi Panel - "What does Love of Learning look like in your home?"

    • VIDEO: 2019 TJEdi Panel - "What does Scholar Phase look like in your home?"

    • VIDEO: 2018 TJEd Veterans Panel, Session 1 - Family Work; Mom School; What is "enough"; Facilitating Youth

    • VIDEO: 2018 TJEd Veterans Panel, Session 2 - Inspiring; Delayed Gratification; Time, not Content; Newbie advice; Fears

    • VIDEO: 2018 TJEd Veterans Panel, Session 3 - Executive Function; Planning; You, not Them; Most Impactful Book

    • VIDEO: 2018 TJEd Veterans Panel B, Session 1: Family Reading; Introducing New Topics; Filling in Gaps

    • VIDEO: 2018 TJEd Veterans Panel B, Session 2 - Colloquia; Hated topics of study; Scholar Contracts; Day in the Homeschool

    • VIDEO: 2018 TJEd Veterans Panel B, Session 3 - State regulations; "Bossy" kids; Finding time for Mom to study; Building a Community; Final Thoughts

    • VIDEO: 2017 TJEd Veteran Moms Panel

    • VIDEO: 2017 TJEd Veteran Dads Panel

    • VIDEO: 2017 TJEd "Hard Questions" Panel

    • VIDEO: 2017 TJEd Young Adult Panel

    • VIDEO: Homeschooling the Exceptional Child: Gifted, Unschooled, Disabled, Dyslexic, etc.

    • VIDEO: "What does TJEd look like for kids who can't sit still and read, or who need more project-based learning?" by Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO: The Frustrated/Accidental/Reluctant or New Homeschooler: 3 Things You Must Get Right

    • VIDEO: "A Leadership Education Approach to De-escalating Conflict in the Home" by Rachel DeMille & Emma Cox

    • VIDEO SHORT: Leveraging Success for the Late Emerging Reader - Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO SHORT: Audio Learning for the Auditory Learner, and Everyone Else - Rachel DeMille

    • AUDIO: 7 Fears! Overcoming the Roadblocks to Your Personal Life Mission by Oliver DeMille

  • 08

    **SEMINAR: Mentoring Lessons from the "The Big 3" in Literature**

    • Reading the Big 3 by Ian & Emma Cox

    • 7 Lessons from the Knight of the Rueful Countenance by Emma Cox

    • 7 Lessons from War and Peace by Ian Cox

    • 10 Lessons from Les Miserables by Oliver DeMille

  • 09

    **SEMINAR: What Education Should Be by Oliver DeMille**

    • AUDIO: What Should Education Be: PART I, An Artistic Approach by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: What Should Education Be, PART II: A Methods and Skills Approach by Oliver DeMille

  • 10

    **SEMINAR: Teaching and Mentoring from the Student’s Strengths, not Weaknesses**

    • AUDIO: Teaching and Mentoring from the Student’s Strengths, not Weaknesses, by Oliver DeMille [PART I]

    • AUDIO: Teaching and Mentoring from the Student's Strengths, Not Weaknesses, by Oliver DeMille [PART II]

    • AUDIO: Teaching and Mentoring from the Student’s Strengths, not Weaknesses, by Oliver DeMille [PART III]

  • 11

    **SEMINAR: A New Take on How to Read a Book: The 47 Keys to Great Reading and Reading the Greats in the Digital Era**

    • AUDIO: How to Read a Book (2021 Update) by Oliver DeMille [PART I, Why to Read: 1 - 17]

    • AUDIO: How to Read a Book (2021 Update) by Oliver DeMille [PART II, Why to Read: 18 - 30]

    • AUDIO: How to Read a Book (2021 Update) by Oliver DeMille [Part III, Why to Read 30 - 47; How to Read, 1 - 7]

    • INTRO AUDIO: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    • STUDY GUIDE: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    • DEBRIEFING AUDIO: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • 12

    **SEMINAR: SPECIAL SERIES ON GREAT EDUCATION**

    • AUDIO: Great Thinkers in Education - Jacques Barzun and the Core Principles of Great Teaching

    • AUDIO: TJEd in Thomas Jefferson's Own Words by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: Great Thinkers in Education - Alvin Toffler

    • AUDIO: Great Thinkers in Education - Merrill Root

  • 13

    Contributions from #TJEdi

    • About this section

    • TJEstimonial: Crystal Haitsma, 8-yr veteran TJEd mother of four (13 down to 4)

    • TJEstimonial: Claire Jones, 14-yr veteran TJEd mother of 7 (18 down to 3)

    • TJEstimonial: Ashley Hawkes, 4-yr veteran TJEd mother of three (15 down to 9)

    • TJEstimonial: Sierra Sonners, 8-yr TJEd veteran mother of six (aged 15 down to 5)

    • TJEstimonial: Kerissa Taylor, 15-yr veteran TJEd mother of six (15 down to 4m)

    • TJEstimonial: Madelaine Sanderson, 7-yr veteran TJEd mother of four (13 down to 3)

    • TJEstimonial: Tanya Holmes, 16-yr veteran TJEd mother of nine (29 down to 3)

    • TJEstimonial: Sue Simper, 6-yr veteran TJEd mother of three (14b, 14b, 11g)

    • Interview: Kate Brown, 13-yr veteran TJEd mother of five (aged 13 down to 4)

    • Discussion with Debra Goldman, 4-yr veteran TJEd mother of 3 girls: How do you advise new homeschoolers?

  • 14

    COACHING FOR PARENTS AND MENTORS

    • VIDEO: How to lead a discussion for adult group by Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO: How to Lead a Youth Discussion by Ian and Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: How to lead a child or family discussion group by Emma Cox and Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO: How to Run Successful Simulations by Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: "The Dialectic: The Art and Science of Learning Through Disagreement" by Oliver James DeMille

    • VIDEO: Inspiring Scholar Phase by Ian Cox

  • 15

    TJED ON CORE AND LOVE OF LEARNING

    • CONTENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    • VIDEO: Physical readiness for learning

    • VIDEO: Core Phase - It's as Simple as That. - Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: The Bean Counter Game

    • VIDEO: Lecture, Test, Repeat? NOT.

    • AUDIO: "Ctrl + Alt + Del: Reboot your Love of Learning! (Personally, and as a family....)" by Oliver DeMille

    • VIDEO: Teaching Finances to Children and Youth - Ian Cox

    • VIDEO: TJEd's Answer for the Love of Learning/T2S Structure *and* Inspiration You Crave - Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO: 2019 TJEdi Panel - "What does Love of Learning look like in your home?"

    • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Grandparents as Mentors by Eliza Robinson

  • 16

    TJED ON SCHOLAR PHASE

    • CONTENTS

    • VIDEO: Will They Be Ready? (The Preparation of the "Hero") - Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO: Inspiring Scholar Phase by Ian Cox

    • VIDEO & AUDIO: Facilitating the Transition to Scholar Phase

    • VIDEO: TJEd Veteran Scholar Phase Youth with Ian Cox

    • AUDIO: The Bridge (You don't want to miss this one!)

    • VIDEO: Workshop on Scholar Contracts by Rachel DeMille & Emma Cox

    • AUDIO: How to Exponentially Increase Your Ability to Inspire Teens

    • VIDEO: My Journey to Scholar Phase (Confessions of a Late Bloomer)

    • AUDIO: How to Really (get kids to) do Scholar Phase!

    • How to Deal with Swearing (and other dark/difficult themes) In the Classics by Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: How to Run Successful Simulations by Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: How to Lead a Youth Discussion by Ian and Emma Cox

    • An Introduction to TJEd High! with Ian & Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: "Scholar Phase - the 4-Year Plan and Implementation" by Ian Cox

    • VIDEO: 2019 TJEdi Panel - "What does Scholar Phase look like in your home?"

    • VIDEO: Lecture, Test, Repeat? NOT.

    • AUDIO: The Two Halves of Scholar Phase

    • AUDIO - Freedom: The Great Challenge of the Rising Generation, and What to Do About It

    • VIDEO: Teaching Finances to Children and Youth - Ian Cox

    • Financial Fitness for Teens, Part 1 by Oliver DeMille

    • Financial Fitness for Teens, Part 2 by Oliver DeMille

    • Financial Fitness for Teens, Part 3 by Oliver DeMille

    • VIDEO - YOUTH KEYNOTE: A Generation of Heroes: How to Prepare Now

    • VIDEO: 3 Things to Do If You Feel Stuck or Uninterested in Your Studies

    • AUDIO: 5 Secrets of College Prep! by Oliver DeMille

    • The Scholar Phase Path: Rising to the Challenge by Ian Cox

    • Filling Your Toolbelt with Scholar Phase by Ian Cox

    • VIDEO: Mission Power

    • VIDEO: "What does Scholar Phase look like for the non-traditional learner?" by Emma Cox

  • 17

    TJED ON DEPTH PHASE, COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY

    • CONTENTS

    • AUDIO: A Conversation to Have with Every 17-21 Year Old in Your Family by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: 5 Secrets of College Prep! by Oliver DeMille

    • Important Introduction to the TJEd and College Seminar

    • ENCORE AUDIO: "The 7 Lessons of Depth Phase" by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: "TJEd and College, Part 1: What everyone should know about college today" by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: "TJEd and College, Part 2: 20th vs. 21st Century College, and the 11 Opportunities" by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: "TJEd and College, Part 3: Higher Education Keys to Finances, Career and Making a Living" by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: TJEd and College, Part 4: "The 3 Economies" by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: New for 2020 - What College SHOULD Be, Part 1 - by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: New for 2020 - What College SHOULD Be, Part 2 - by Oliver DeMille

  • 18

    TJED ON FAMILY SUCCESS, FAMILY GOVERNMENT, FAMILY ROLES

    • CONTENTS

    • AUDIO: TJEd Tools for Large Families by Emma Cox and Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO: Family Work by Rachel DeMille & Donna Goff

    • VIDEO: The One-Room Schoolhouse: Large Family Logistics 

    • VIDEO: How to lead a child or family discussion group by Emma Cox and Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO - KEYNOTE FOR MOMS: Lift Your Gaze! - Rachel DeMille

    • VIDEO: Tevye Principle

    • VIDEO: What Generation Gap? Literature is the bridge.

    • VIDEO: "A Leadership Education Approach to De-escalating Conflict in the Home" by Rachel DeMille & Emma Cox

  • 19

    ADULTS IN THE PHASES OF LEARNING

    • CONTENTS

    • Living your mission where you are - Emma Cox and Rachel DeMille

    • Finding Your Life Mission as an Adult by Ian Cox

    • VIDEO: Catching Up as an Adult - Ian Cox

    • AUDIO: Finding a Personal Mentor for Your Adult Scholar Phase

    • VIDEO: How do adults Renegotiate Scholar Phase? by Ian Cox

    • AUDIO: 7 Fears! Overcoming the Roadblocks to Your Personal Life Mission by Oliver DeMille

    • VIDEO: "What does Scholar Phase look like for the non-traditional learner?" by Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: Things to Do If You Feel Stuck or Uninterested in Your Studies - Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: How to lead a discussion for adult group by Rachel DeMille

  • 20

    FREEDOM AND HISTORY

    • CONTENTS

    • VIDEO, BONUS FREEDOM KEYNOTE - "The 5 Keys to a FreedomShift: The Technology of Genius" by Oliver DeMille

    • VIDEO: Let Freedom Ring! Teaching Children and Youth About the Principles of Freedom

    • Three Hanging Threads - - - The State of the U.S. Constitution Today

    • "Raising a Generation of Socialists: Why It's Happening - and How *Not* To", by Ian Cox

    • MENTORING MOMENT: "History - How can I study to find the truth?" by Rachel DeMille

    • WORKSHOP: History through the Phases by Emma Cox

    • VIDEO: The History of TJEd, and the Re-emergence of Scholar Phase ["Will they be ready?"]

    • AUDIO - Freedom: The Great Challenge of the Rising Generation, and What to Do About It

    • WORKSHOP #1: The Crisis is Here! (What to do about it, and How to do it Effectively)

    • WORKSHOP #2: The Crisis is Here, Part II (Get Specific)

    • The Constitution: Hanging by a Thread by Oliver DeMille

  • 21

    TJED AND MATH & SCIENCE

    • CONTENTS

    • VIDEO: Mentoring Science - TJEd Style by Oliver James DeMille

    • VIDEO: +->(x): Teaching Math Through the Phases

    • VIDEO: Math Resources Panorama

    • AUDIO: Three Short and Fantastic Math Readings: A Group Discussion (Lockhart’s Lament, Benezet Math, The Multiple Choice Test—available free on PDF for all attendees)

    • VIDEO: Why Math Matters: Learning Math Using the Classics by Ian Cox

    • INTRO AUDIO: A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

    • STUDY GUIDE: A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

    • DEBRIEFING AUDIO & UPDATED STUDY GUIDE: A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

  • 22

    TJED AND WRITING

    • CONTENTS

    • AUDIO PANEL: Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater: Teaching/Learning Writing the TJEd Way

    • VIDEO SHORT: Writing Through the Phases - Rachel DeMille [sample from Mentoring in the Classics]

    • AUDIO: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword by Oliver DeMille

    • AUDIO: The 9 Words of Great Heroes and Great Education by Oliver DeMille

    • VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of Intelligence by Eliza DeMille Robinson

    • VIDEO: World Builders as Mentors - Oliver James DeMille