A Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens is a companion book to A Thomas Jefferson Education (TJED). It is the guide book you can hand to your teen to fuel a vision for his education. I highly recommend YOU read this before your teen!
What are your goals for your homeschool? What are your teens goals? How much easier it would be if your teen were as motivated to teach himself as you are for him to learn and grow.
This book encourages teens to think about more than themselves. It encourages them to think about the future and the education they will need to succeed in their future.
Leaders is what we will need in our next generations. This book lays it all out for your teens and challenges them to be the leaders of the future.
The 4 phases of learning that we need to go through are briefly described. It goes into more depth on the scholar and depth phase that is pertinent to teens and adults.
There is a 100 book list of recommended books that all adults should read. And a method of study for those books. This is the part that is practical and helpful. With this simple method you and your teen have a way to proceed.
There are 3 levels of study.
Not all these steps will be completed with all the books on the list. Read them all and pursue steps 2 and 3 with the books that intrigue you and make you want to learn more.
Some other topics in A Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens:
This book describes the scholar phase. It tells why it applies to the teen and suggestions as to how to start through their own scholar phase.
The hours that the book recommends for study are astronomical! It is important for our teens to make an effort to study and learn. However, this part of the book could be a bit less intimidating if they'd emphasize more about the non-book learning that can be included in the number of hours of learning recommended. Yes our boys should read WAY more than they do. But there are other types of learning as well.
This book also goes over cycles in history and the repetitive nature of our civilizations. It teaches that the next generation is going to need to develop strong family bonds. (Loving that part) and will need to be more entrepreneurial minded. (still loving it!) Fitting in will be less important and being truly happy with who you are will be vitally important through hard times.
Challenging times ahead could be a season of great opportunity if you are prepared for it. Be optimistic, be prepared be a leader. Improve the world around you and make your mark.