Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. 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 Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise 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,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—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. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2009-05-04
"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.
The TOTIL method of education will help your child learn twice as much from kindergarten through high school. It’s easy to understand and even easier to implement. TOT stands for “time on task,” and IL stands for “independent learning.” By focusing on these two key areas, your child can be home-schooled to become better at math, English, and advanced subjects. He or she will be able to write, research, and think better when it’s time to enter college. Dr. Doris Leclerc Ball, a retired teacher and psychologist, spent more than forty years perfecting the TOTIL method. In this guidebook, you’ll discover • the critical importance of learner-centered education; • the obsolete nature of most teachers and how to replace them; • the simple curriculum and materials your child needs to succeed; • many other insights on how to help your child learn. Your child can master the knowledge and skills necessary to compete at the highest levels for grades, jobs, and more. It begins with a roadmap for Revolutionizing Education in America.
The premiere guide for choosing homeschool curriculum. For beginners or veterans, Cathy helps you wade through the curriculum jungle to choose what's right for each of your children. Reviews of hundreds of books, games, videos, computer programs, parent helps, and much, much more for all subjects.-- Learning styles: Cathy helps you determine each child's learning style, then choose methods and resources that fit each child.-- What your child needs to know -- what is typically taught at each grade level-- Which resources allow your children to work independently, which work best taught one-on-one-- Identifying and dealing with learning disabilities plus a list of consultants for extra help-- Testing: the good and bad of testing, different kinds of tests, where to get them, testing services-- Addresses, phone numbers, faxes, e-mail, and web sites for all publishers and distributors-- How to consolidate your shopping and save shipping costs
Author: Mary Leppert
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Release Date: 2001
An up-to-date, comprehensive resource on homeschooling offers helpful information, resources, and advice on how to start, the legalities of homeschooling, educational materials and supplies, resources, support groups, conferences, and more. Original.