Many people are familiar with Susan Wise Bauer, co-author of The Well-Trained Mind, and author of The Well-Educated Mind and the popular history series The Story of the World. Susan speaks at conferences around the country, and she has now made available the tapes of six of her popular workshops. These are The Well-Trained Mind (a summary of classical education, K-12), The Well-Educated Mind (a guide to the classical education you never had), Writing without Fear, Science in the Classical Curriculum, Preparing for College Admissions, and Great Books: History as Literature.
The comment I hear most often about Susan's seminars is that they make a classical education at home seem possible. She was home educated in the classical model, and is now doing the same with her own children. That, plus her experience teaching at The College of William and Mary and writing her books, has given her plenty of experience from which to draw examples, encouragement and practical suggestions. Susan is characterized by her sharp intellect and quick wit, and I have never heard a seminar that didn't offer some comic relief.
My set of tapes is one of the most popular items in what I refer to as the Wheeler Lending Library. Many mothers have listened and come away encouraged that classical education, for themselves and their children, is an excellent and, more importantly, feasible method of home education.
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If you are looking for a way to get a quick overview of The Well-Trained Mind, or some of the specific aspects of a classical education at home, the audiocassettes by Susan Wise Bauer are an excellent resource. Witty, intelligent, practical - what more could you ask? The only thing I could recommend more would be hearing Susan in person.