Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oliver DeMill

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Founder and former president of George Wythe University, a founding partner of The Center for Social Leadership, and the author of A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the 21st Century. As a university student, Oliver went on a search for a truly great education — experiencing private and public universities, technical and religious schools, corporate and international educational institutions, prestigious colleges and worthless diploma mills; he literally sampled the best and the worst that modern education has to offer, and virtually everything in between

As a result, he found a small Bible school where he worked closely with mentors and studied the Bible and the great classics in many fields. Although Coral Ridge Baptist University was not regionally accredited, he was so excited by the quality of his studies that he left a large, well-respected university to focus full time on his classical education. He earned the B.A. in Biblical Studies (May 1992), M.A. in Christian Political Science (December 1992), and Ph.D. in Religious Education (May 1994) at Coral Ridge Baptist University. He has written and spoken extensively about the traditional education system versus his intense mentored-classical experience with Coral Ridge and his mentor–Dr. W. Cleon Skousen.

After his Coral Ridge studies, he returned to Brigham Young University and completed the B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Aerospace Studies, graduating Magna cum Laude (1994). He then devoted his time to refining the educational design and curriculum of the liberal arts school he founded, George Wythe College (now University). Oliver is a popular author, keynote speaker, and business consultant. Presently, he devotes a majority of his time to writing. He and his wife Rachel are raising their 8 children in southern Utah.

Schedule 2012

  • SCHEDULE 2012
      Registration                      8:30 a.m. Welcome                          ...
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The Classic Track

The Classic Track
A classic is a work that can be revisited over and over again with new epiphanies gained from each experience. The lectures of the Face to Face with Greatness seminar series are definitely classics. Because...
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Session I - 11AM- noon

Jet Fuel for Home Schooling Session I  11 – noon -- followed by a 15’ break -- Hour 1 of the classic track: the basics of TJEd The secret to Thomas Jefferson Education is a little known principle...
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Session II- 12:15 - 1:15 PM

The Four Vital Phases of Stellar Learning Human brain development is not a tidy process depicted by a gradually ascending line on a graph. It can be messy and sporadic, better illustrated by a series...
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Session III -2:30-3:30 PM

Your Questions Answered A panel of experienced TJEd veterans will respond to your questions about implementing leadership education in your home.
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Session IV - 3:45-4:45

The Seven Keys of Remarkable Teaching Hour two covers the different phases that your student will go through during the formative years. Now let’s talk about how you can become a Master Teacher. There...
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Session V - 5-6 PM

A Revolutionary Life How to Transform a Your Life into Something Extraordinary! In high school, I had a secret desire to do something revolutionary. Usually, I envisioned staging a walk-out after the...
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