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A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
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Aug 11, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in August, 2010

Although I was a annoyed by the propaganda in this book, didn't agree with many of his opinions, and found him repetitive, I was able to weed through and find things that I thought could improve my children's education. This book is a big proponent of homeschooling, but I feel these suggestions can be used to improve any form of education.

Here are my notes:
--read great books (classics) with your children and discuss them together
--ask good questions and let your children figure it out...encourage curiosity and thinking
--study the lives of great teachers together...Gandhi, Washington, Churchill, Mother Teresa, etc...
--teach love of learning by example
--“It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds….In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.” William Ellery Channing
--"When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before.” Clifton Fadiman
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