Over 25 Evernote Templates for planning and record keeping
17 page eBook of ideas and instructions
Over 40 pages of planning and record keeping forms
20 page eBook of ideas and instructions
This planner is a culmination of several years of implementing TJED. They are based on what has worked well to help Love of Learners progress into Scholar Phase and then on to Depth Phase. For more details about Mentoring see the works of Leadership Education: The Phases of Learning and The Student Whispererby Oliver DeMille.
Growing With You as You Move Through the Phases
This downloadable packet of Evernote templates is extremely versatile. It allows parents and their children to pick and choose which templates to use based on the Phase of Learning and what works best for the individual. Descriptions of possible uses for each planner form are under the planner form heading.
Here are some examples:
Example 1 – Love of Learning Phase or Transition to Scholar Phase, boy who does not like to write
Planner Forms Used: Beginner Compass, Study Log, Beginner Education Journal (not included)
The Beginner Compass is for older Love of Learners who are beginning to tell you what they like to do and why. It is shorter and focusses on just a few answers to the thought provoking introspective questions. Because this boy does not like to do a lot of writing, the simplest form of recording their activity is the Study Log. The Beginner Education Journal allows him to record his epiphanies and details of what he is studying as he grows in ability.
Example 2 – Project Scholar Phase, girl who likes to keep details
Planner Forms Used: Intermediate Compass, Weekly Planner, Mentor Log, Study Log, Book Record, Lecture Record, Media Record, Periodical Record, Intermediate Education Journal (not included)
The Intermediate Compass is for early to mid-Scholar Phase young adults who know more about what they are about and are ready to record more details. The Intermediate Compass should be used when a student feels the Beginner Compass does not have enough space, for example, they have more Strengths to list than there are lines.
The Weekly Planner gives more details of the daily study materials divided by subject or time of day. The student is ready to make more notations for their daily studies. Mentor Logs are for recoding each weekly Mentor Meeting, typically with parents, but also any outside Mentors like coaches, music teachers, etc. The student records the interactions and notes on feedback.
The Study Log is a running record of her books, media, etc. that she has finished and her Intermediate Education Journal has more details of what she is learning and how she feels about her studies. Book, Lecture, Media, and Periodical Record forms give the extra details of each item she studies.
Example 3 – Self-Directed Scholar Phase, boy or girl, youth or adult
Planner Forms Used: Course of Study, Curriculum Key, Advanced Compass, Weekly or Daily Planner, Mentor Log, Study Log, Book Record, Lecture Record, Media Record, Periodical Record, Advanced Education Journal (not included)
By the time a student reaches Self-Directed Scholar Phase, they are ready to keep track of the specifics of their studies as well as detailed notes. Many chose all of their own study days and the materials they will study, thus they keep their own Course of Study. They may use a Weekly or Daily Planner depending on their personal preference.
The Mentor Log allows for more details on feedback and follow-up on assignments. The Study Log still records all of the books and media they complete while the Advanced Education Journal records all their profound ideas and details of what they study and how it affects them. Book, Lecture, Media, and Periodical Records give extra details of each item studied.
Example 4 – Core Phase and Love of Learning children, Mom in Love of Learning Phase.
Planner Forms Used: Daily – Mentor Homeschool Planner Template, Study Log, and Intermediate Education Journal for Mom, Beginner Education Journal for children. (Education Journals are not included)
The Mentoring Parent will most likely need to keep some records according to their state laws. The Daily Homeschool Planner Template and the Sunday and Saturday Homeschool Planner templates are to record the items Mom shares in Kidschool and other learning activities the children engage in throughout the week as well as organize Family Work, Appointments, and Meals. The Study Log records all the books Mom reads aloud to the children. Parents may keep a second Study Log for their own record keeping of their personal studies.
Mom records in her Intermediate Education Journal what she is learning and information about her children’s needs and successes. The children write or color pictures in their Beginner Education Journal pages as they are able and on the days they feel like recording something. Mother modeling this daily Education Journal eventually inspires the children to do so as well.
Disclaimer: This product is not associated with or endorsed by TJED.org or Oliver and Rachel DeMille.