Thursday, March 18, 2010

Putting TJED To Work . . .

In preparation for all of the wonderful, new knowledge I will get this Saturday at the TJED Forum, I was browsing through the book A Thomas Jefferson Education. I have already read it in entirety a couple of times and used parts of it as reference, but I thought I would look things over to get the wheels in my head turning.

When I got to the back, I came across Appendix F, Putting Thomas Jefferson Education to Work and stopped! The good news is, that I began the process described, a few months ago. Ok, maybe more like 11 months ago. I did read The Chosen and loved every bit of it and then I fell off the wagon. Drinking in book after book on so many different topics and genres. The problem? Non of them were the ones on the list in Appendix F or part of the challenge that I DID want to complete.

So, since I will be learning so many new things about TJED, I am committing to finishing the challenges listed in Appendix F. Anyone that wants to join me is more than welcome. Since I already read The Chosen, I will move on to the other books on the list, starting with The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour. Can I finish it in a weeks time? I hope so . . .

For those that don't own A Thomas Jefferson Education, the "challenge" is there to help you, as a parent, learn how to implement a leadership education. It helps one begin to recognize the steps needed in reading, learning, and discussing classic works. We would be starting on step two: Read a Classic. Here is what it says:

" Read one of the following this week.

The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Little Britches by Ralph Moody
Laddie by Gene Stratton-Porter
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour

Just pick one, the one that sounds most interesting, and read it."
A Thomas Jefferson Education, pp. 173

Good luck to all and especially to me. One thing about blogging, it makes you feel more accountable when you are writing it down for the whole blogosphere to read. No pressure!

1 comment:

jeannie said...

hey! i started reading the lonesome gods this week. probably won't finish as fast as you but so far it is good. how was the conference?