Rethinking School Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School
Apprenticeship Opportunities: High School and Post-High School
(as referenced on page 216 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)The United States lags far behind Europe and our neighbors to the north ...
Rethinking School Differences, Disorders, and Disabilities
Differences, Disorders, and Disabilities
(as referenced on page 37 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)Throughout this website, we offer resources for parents whose children have learning differences, learning disorders, and learning ...
Rethinking School Aptitude Tests, Personality Quizzes, and Guides to Self-Knowledge
Aptitude Tests, Personality Quizzes, and Guides to Self-Knowledge
(as referenced on page 159 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)Self-awareness is difficult—and essential for every maturing adult. Taking personality quizzes and aptitude ...
Rethinking School State Requirements for High School Graduation
State Requirements for High School Graduation
(as referenced on page 16 of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, by Susan Wise Bauer)As you plan out your child’s high school curriculum, remember four things:
- High school graduation requirements are state-mandated. There are no ...
History Five Events That Began the Renaissance (Or Ended the Middle Ages)
The Middle Ages (the favorite historical period of 9 out of 10 young history students!) is generally thought to occupy the years between the collapse of Rome and the beginning of the Renaissance—between, more or less, 400 and 1600 AD. Most of us were taught, in history class, that the Middle ...
History Bias, Compromise, and Teaching History to Children
In the fall of 2005, history professor Larry Schweikart was on the book-promotion circuit, talking up his “unbiased” history of America, A Patriot’s History of the United States. Schweikart wrote his book as a corrective: “I found bias, ranging from merely tolerable to exceptionally bad, in almost all of the ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part II: Strategies for the Age-Grade Mismatch
If your child's maturity level doesn't happen to coincide with the (artificial) grade level that matches his age, what strategies can you use?
First, do your best to separate out the different “subjects” that make up the child’s curriculum and think of each of them separately.
Teaching Techniques & Tips Maturity & The Real Child, Part I: The Problem With Ages and Grades
On my Virginia farm, I raise livestock; lambs and kids born on the same date rarely clock in at the same size, wean themselves, or eat the same amount of hay and grain on any given day. Daffodils bloom, baby birds fly, and puppies stop chewing on chair ...
Additional Curricula Recommendations Fourth Edition: Resources Update
Below, you'll find a continually updated list of resources recommended in the fourth edition of The Well-Trained Mind that have changed in their format or availability. If you've discovered others, please email us at 4thEdCorrections@welltrainedmind.com! DATE: December 20, 2016 RESOURCE: Latina Christiana II (page 233) CHANGE: This product has been discontinued by the publisher, Memoria Press. Memoria now recommends ...
Teaching Techniques & Tips Why Do Six-Year-Olds Go to First Grade?
In contemporary education, “What grade are you in?” has become synonymous with “How old are you?” But the age grading system that shoves six-year-olds into first grade, seven-year-olds into second, and so on up isn’t remotely natural.
Nor is it based on sound educational ...