Thursday, October 19, 2017

fatjef Southern California Thomas Jefferson Education Forum


Dr. Shanon Brooks’ websites:

Dr. Shanon Brooks is passionate about liberty, liberal arts edcuation and the organic concept of georgics.  He blogs about these and other related subjects at

Plutarch Publishing
The Center for Social Leadership
The Four Lost American Ideals by Oliver DeMille
ReValue America-
Face to Face with Greatness-   
Introduction to the Great Books-
Foundations of Liberty-


TJEd Online

  • Oliver and Rachel DeMille's website featuring the principles of Leadership Education. Find help implementing TJED at home or in any schooing enviroment.
  • TJEd Online offers both free resources and subscription material through PayPal for $9.99 a month.


Suggested Groups:

TJEdMUSE · TJEd Mentors United in Support of Education

TJEd Marketplace 

The recordings of the presentations from the 2009 though 2011 TJEd Forums in Salt Lake City can be downloaded from this site.

A Sampling of Blogs about TJEd and Leadership Education:

TJEd Online Community
TJED Mothers
In the TJEd Trenches
Donna’s Journey
Kerry Beck's Blog
"A Thomas Jefferson Education" Carnival (Not updated since Dec. 2007)


A Sampling of Liberal Arts Colleges That Use the Principles of Leadership Education

Monticello College

Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, Michigan

Patrick Henry College
Purcellville, Virginia

Quest University Canada
Squamish, British Columbia

St. John’s College
Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico

Thomas Aquinas College
Santa Paula, California

Other Related Sites:

Below are some additional online resources, some of which you may wish to add to your page of favorites.

Excellence in Writing

The Thomas Jefferson Education Consortium (Use this site to find others in your area who are implementing TJEd.)

The George Wythe University Hour (The George Wythe University Hour was a weekly radio show of a panel of people discussing a shared reading; 37 sessions were recorded.)

Brains on Fire, Hearts on Fire: Igniting Passionate Learners and Courageous Beings

"Click Here" and read "An Interview with Dr. Oliver DeMille" by Mary Leppert for THE LINK (Volume 4 Issue 2)
AND "Mom Schools: The Biggest Trend in American Education since Home Schooling" By Oliver DeMille for THE LINK (Volume 6 Issue 4)

Schedule 2012

  • SCHEDULE 2012
      Registration                      8:30 a.m. Welcome                          ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...