The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition) - Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)

By Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise

  • Release Date: 2009-05-04
  • Genre: Education
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 23 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times
The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects.
This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.

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Latest Impressions

  • Required reference for all homeschoolers!

    5
    By fatuglyrhino
    I have this book in hard copy but am thinking of getting the iBook version as well. I was wandering in a sea of different educational methods as I contemplated the idea of homeschooling my toddlers. Within about 20 pages of reading this book, I was hooked on the notion of providing my girls with a classical education, utilizing the trivium. I fully expect to have worn my copy of The Well-Trained Mind to tatters by the time the kids are grown. Essential reading for any parent who wants to educate a child at home.