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

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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
Why cater to their relativism when it is not your belie - 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

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I LOVE THIS BOOK,! My wife and me have read this over and over. It is a how to for homeschooling along with insightful information for every step of the classical journey. Many of the text books and ... Read full review

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This book has been an inspiration to me over the years. I choose bits and pieces to add to our homeschool, and I frequently go back and reread sections that I need some help with. I do caution every ... Read full review

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Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series and The Well-Trained Mind, among other works. She lives in Virginia.

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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