Articles & Videos How to Teach Subtraction Facts That Stick

In this instructional video, the Well-Trained Mind’s math expert Kate Snow (a homeschool mom herself, and author of three books) gives you practical, simple tips and techniques for helping children master the skill of subtraction.

How To Do It: Training Your Child's Mind Without Losing Your Own 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.

How To Do It: Training Your Child's Mind Without Losing Your Own 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 … Read more »

Articles & Videos How to Teach Addition Facts that Stick

In this instructional video, the Well-Trained Mind’s math expert Kate Snow (a homeschool mom herself) gives you practical, simple tips and techniques for helping children master the skill of addition.

Articles & Videos 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 … Read more »

Apps, Learning Games, and Online Enrichment Activities Well-Trained Mind Academy

We have an Academy to help you make sure your child gets the best classical education possible!

History What is History? An Audio Workshop

In this audio workshop, Dr. Susan Wise Bauer explains what history actually is (it’s more than just a list of names and dates!) and how to teach it, and provides content-goals for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Math How to Drill the Math Facts

Our resident math expert, Kate Snow, helps you drill Math facts.

College Applications Assembling a Portfolio

We know that your child has impressive achievements, but what should go into their portfolio?

Teaching Techniques & Tips Homeschooling the Real Child: An Audio Workshop

Homeschooling is easy and pristine, right? Dr. Susan Wise Bauer explains why it’s not always that easy.