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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical…

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

by Susan Wise Bauer, Jessie Wise

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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (TWTM) offers a "step-by-step, grade-by-grade, subject-by-subject guide to the classical pattern of education called the trivium." And yes, it is as detailed, systematic, polysyllabic, and guilt-inducing as it sounds...

The massive text of TWTM applies the trivium step-by-step to each subject in each grade. Most chapters include comprehensive reading and resource lists that will make your eyes water, plus examples of daily schedules, methods, timelines, and activities to create the most perfectly educated robotic child ever known to mankind.

Read full review here: http://greenroomthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/07/bi-polar-home-schooling.html ( )
  eba1999 | Aug 6, 2012 |
Good reference for education in general. ( )
  damcg63 | Sep 18, 2010 |
This is THE guide to homeschooling using the classical education approach. If you can accomplish what Wise-Bauer dictates, your child will have an education superior to many college level students. That's the thing: it's a hard route to follow if you do it all. Her reading lists are in depth and carefully selected. Her topics for curriculum choices include Latin and advanced grammar studies. She is thorough and complete.

That said, some of her schedules for accomplishing things are pretty unrealistic: they depend on complete interest and compliance by the student. We did most of it, but sometimes you just can't motivate a child into some of her more stringent requirements (and a few seemed simply unnecessary). She knows her stuff, and this book is like NO other for selecting curriculum and knowing what to do, and when. I give it five stars because it's just that extensive, and enabled me to homeschool two sons for a period of time before they both entered college in their sophomore year of high school.
Along with this book, a copy of Rainbow Resources Inc. supply catalog, and a great deal of cash for materials, and you'll be set. ( )
1 vote BlackSheepDances | Dec 30, 2009 |
I have found this book to be fundamental in our efforts to plan for schooling at home. It is well laid out, and intended for all readers who are considering the quality of their children's education.
  louisianalaura | Aug 7, 2009 |
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"Outstanding ... should be on every home educator's reference bookshelf." —Homeschooling Today

This educational bestseller has dominated its field for the last decade, sparking a homeschooling movement that has only continued to grow. It will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school. Two veteran home educators outline the classical pattern of education—the trivium—which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind. With this model, you will 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.

Newly revised and updated, The Well-Trained Mind includes detailed book lists with complete ordering information; up-to-date listings of resources, publications, and Internet links; and useful contact information.

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