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

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 4, 2009 - Education - 864 pages
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"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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excellent overview of classical education. - Goodreads
This is a great reference book. - Goodreads
Lot's of valuable advice and ideas to ponder. - Goodreads
A great reference book when raising kids. - Goodreads
I read this as part of my research into home schooling. - Goodreads
This book is our perpetual reference. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

I really like the theory behind it and the outlines for schedules and references for materials. I also appreciate that it can be used as a supplement to a public school education. I may never ... Read full review

Review: The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

A bit out of date, but very useful as a basic guide for starting homeschooling. A treasure-trove of resources and ideas, though a bit daunting of a read if you are not sure if you will be homeschooling. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series, The Well-Educated Mind, and The Well-Trained Mind, among other books. She lives in Virginia where she teaches at the College of William and Mary.

Jessie Wise, a former teacher, is a home education consultant, speaker, and writer. She has decades of experience as a classroom teacher, elementary school principal, private tutor, and educational consultant, and is the co-author of the best-selling The Well-Trained Mind and the groundbreaking elementary grammar text First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.

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