Today, I received an amazing email from Amazon. I am a bookaholic. I love books. I especially love books about homeschooling, curriculum, and education. I am not one to use boxed curriculum either. I not “against” boxed curriculum; they just don’t work for me. I’ll explain that in another post. I have tried several methods over the years to find the best fit for my children. In my researching of education for my Bachelor’s of Science: Elementary Education & Master’s of Education, I found that I liked the classical method (the Trivium) best while mixing it up with some Montessori inspired methods and some unschooling. Homeschooling is an incredible journey. I needed a map for this journey that I could customize to fit MY needs and MY children’s needs. That’s when I found THE WELL TRAINED MIND! I bought it and read it in a matter of days! I didn’t use every curriculum that they recommended but I was able to use the general map for the journey. I wish I would have had some of the same aspects of this education method that I am going to be offering to my children.
THEN TODAY…. I get this amazing email from Amazon (because I had ordered materials from Susan Wise Bauer from them before). In November, the next edition is coming out!
-Quoting from the Amazon page:
Learn how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis, how to master a difficult argument, how to keep a reading journal, how to make personal judgments about what you read, and how to understand literary techniques in a way that makes every book come alive.