All Freedom Educator Mentor Guide products are based on the principles of Leadership Education or Thomas Jefferson Education (a.k.a. TJED) as described in Oliver DeMille’s books: A Thomas Jefferson Education, Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning, Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens, and The Student Whisperer. Please see the before mentioned books and our website, www.freedomeducators.com, for more information on the phases of learning mentioned in this guide.
INCLUDED in the Mentor Guide:
- Hansel and Gretel full text with pictures.
- Core Phase lessons – Right and wrong, true and false, good and bad, as well as early childhood skills and foods.
- Love of Learning Phase lessons – Home and famiy skills, science observations, time, and animals.
- Scholar Phase lessons – Four types of stories and discussion questions.
The activities and questions provided in this guide are open ended, meaning no answers are given. It is up to the mentor and student to discuss possibilities and open the mind to higher levels of thinking through discussion and writing. The Freedom Educators Mentor Guide products are intended to help bridge the gap for mentoring parents to “get off the conveyor belt” and begin thinking like mentors. The purpose in writing this Mentor Guide is to help parents learn what mentoring “looks like”. This is a difficult concept for some to grasp, and then in turn, implement in their home.
Please note that this is one way, not “the only way”, to implement TJED in the home. Each family and child needs different things, and therefore, need to be mentored in different ways. Many different aspects of mentoring are included to help facilitate an inspiring environment. One does not need to do every idea or activity in a Mentoring Guide to have a full learning experience.