Conference Outlines and Handouts

Even if you can’t hear Dr. Susan Wise Bauer in person, with these conference handouts, it’s like you’re right there with her!

When we present lectures, workshops, and conference sessions, some of you are taking notes so quickly that it looks like your hands will fall off. We care about you too much to let you do that, so here are handouts and outlines from our presentations.

MP3s of most of Dr. Bauer’s presentations are available from Well-Trained Mind Press.

General Topics

Home Schooling the Real Child
Burning Out, Why it happens, and what to do about it
The Well-Prepared Student – Middle School (Getting Ready for High School)
The Well-Prepared Student – HS (Getting Ready for College)
What Is Literary Analysis? (and When to Teach It)
Teaching Students to Work Independently (or download the PDF: Move Towards Independence)

Our Teens, Ourselves
How To Read a Book (With Apologies to Mortimer Adler)

Overview and Introduction to Classical Education

Joy of Classical Intro
Academic Excellence, Grades K-4
Academic Excellence, Grades 5-8
Preparing for College Admissions (more narrowly focused on academics)
A Plan for Teaching Writing, K-12
Logic for the Intuitive
The Great Books: History as Literature

Educating Ourselves as We Educate Our Children

The Great Books: History as Literature
What is History?

Presentations by Jessie Wise

If I Could Do it All Over Again
First Language Lessons
Essential, Efficient, Encouraging Education
The Good Reader>

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Susan Wise Bauer

Susan Wise Bauer is an educator, writer, and historian. She is the co-author of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (now in its fourth edition), and the author of (among others) The Well- Educated Mind, The Story of Western Science, the Story of the World series, the History of the World series, the elementary series Writing With Ease, and the pre-rhetoric series Writing With Skill. Susan was home educated through high school and has taught all four of her children at home. She has a B.A. and M.A. in English language and literature, an M.Div., and a Ph.D. in the history of American religion from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she taught writing and literature for over fifteen years.