Principles of Effective Education (1 hour, 3 Mins)


Principles of Effective Education

by Glen J. Kimber | LDS Homeschool Conference 2015 Southern Utah

Curriculum for children should motivate and train students to become the best servants of God that they can be.

To accomplish this, every textbook and study guide should be designed in such a way that three main things be accomplished in the lives of students:

1- The curriculum should increase the student’s testimony and help each of them develop a closer relationship with God and Jesus Christ.

2- The curriculum should assist each student in gaining knowledge and mastering a proficiency of the subject itself.

3- The curriculum should engrain within each student one or more Intrinsic Values, which will help them develop life-enhancing talents.  

Come learn of the Kimber Curriculum designed to accomplish each of these goals.

Glenn J. Kimber was born and raised in northern Utah. After graduating from High School he attended Weber State College. In 1965 he married Julianne Skousen and shortly thereafter he joined the Air Force where he served for 4 years, including one tour of duty to Vietnam.

Upon returning from Vietnam, Dr. Kimber continued his university studies graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University. He then joined with W. Cleon Skousen in establishing an educational foundation called the Freemen Institute, which was organized for the purpose of teaching American History and Constitutional studies. During the next number of years, Dr. Kimber presented patriotic seminars and conferences in all 50 states and in a number of foreign countries.  Dr. Kimber continued his education, receiving two Doctorate degrees, one in Constitutional Studies in 1992 from Coral Ridge Baptist University, based in Florida. He continued his educational pursuits and received a second Doctorate in education from George Wythe College.

Dr. Kimber established a series of private schools called the Benjamin Franklin Academies to incorporate a strong moral and patriotic curriculum back into the classroom. In 2001 he also established the Kimber Academies, a private school for students ages K – 12. He and his wife have authored over 100 textbooks and educational guides which emphasize the U.S. Constitution, America’s Founding Fathers, and moral and religious values in all five core subjects.

Dr. Kimber was instrumental in developing a program for television called The Miracle of America, which was presented in a number of states. This series taught American history and Constitutional principles from the viewpoint of the American Founding Fathers.

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