Balancing the Sword - A comprehensive study guide to life's manual
Perfect to frame the discussions of your family worship or a church-wide study.

Home

Buy Now

Books

Reading Planner

Vocabulary Tool

Gallery

Author

Blog

Testimonials

Study Support

Homeschoolers

   Organizations

   Events

   Speakers

   Laws

   Other

FAQ

Tell a Friend

Contact



Bookmark and Share

Ms. Susan Wise Bauer:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details


Name  

Address




Phone
Phone 2
Email
Wise Bauer, Susan

Peace Hill Press
18101 The Glebe Lane
Charles City, Virginia (VA)  23030
United States of America (US)

212-414-1172
Fax: 212-414-1182
info@peacehillpress.net
Website(s) http://www.susanwisebauer.com
http://www.welltrainedmind.com/index.php
http://www.susanwisebauer.com/blog
http://www.peacehillpress.com
Keynote PresentationsHeritage Christian Online School BC Christian Home Educators' Convention in Kelowna, BC, Canada (2006)
2012 Texas Home School Coalition's State Convention & Family Conference (2012, TX)
2011 Gulf Coast Home Education Conference (SETHSA) (2011, TX)
2009 Northern Virginia Home Education Conference (2009, VA)
6th Annual LEAH Long Island/New York City Homeschool Convention (2008, NY)
Featured PresentationsNorthern Virginia Home Education Conference (2007)
Home Educators Encouragement Alliance Southeast Homeschool Expo (2008)
Loving Education at Home (LEAH) 6th Annual LI/NYC Homeschool Convention (2008)
The Washington Homeschool Organization (WHO) Convention and Curriculum Exhibit (2008)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (May, 2010)
Midwest Homeschool Convention (formerly Cincinnati Homeschool Convention) (2009)
2012 California Great Homschool Convention (2012, CA)
2012 MidWest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati (2012, OH)
California Homeschool Network Family Expo (2011, CA)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (May 2011) (2011, WWW)
2011 MidWest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati (2011, OH)
2010 Chicago Homeschool Expo (2010, IL)
The Old Schoolhouse Expo (May 2010) (2010, WWW)
2010 SHEM Home Education Convention (2010, MO)
2010 MidWest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati (2010, OH)
2008 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2008, GA)
Specialties
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

A Well Trained Mind
An overview of the philosophy of classical education and the ways in which home schoolers can pursue classical learning at home. Covers the distinctives of classical education, the benefits to the student, the three stages of classical learning (grades 1-4, 5- 8, and 9-12), the subjects taught in each stage, and the overall goals of classical education. Also discusses the place of delight-led learning, and offers ways in which every home schooler can borrow from the classical tradition.

The Well-Trained Mind: Academic Excellence through Classical Education, Grades K-4
A practical, specific workshop covering the how-to’s of classical education for grades K-4. A place of memorization in the early years; formation for good reading and writing; using narration; placing history at the core of the curriculum; relating literature to history; introducing Latin early; mastering the facts of mathematics; the place of science in the classical curriculum. Includes recommendations of curricula and books.

The Well Trained Mind: Academic Excellence through Classical Education, Grades 5-8
A practical, specific workshop covering the how-tos of classical education for grades 5-8. Introducing critical thinking and logic for middle-school students, the chronological study of history as the center of the curriculum; relating literature to history; developing skills in outlining and in critical essay writing; foreign language study; moving into more abstract mathematics; experiment-based science for homeschoolers. Includes recommendations of curricula and books.

The Well Trained Mind: Academic Excellence through Classical Education, Grades 9-12
A practical, specific workshop covering the how-tos of classical education for grades 9- 12. Using the Great Books as a combined history and literature course; how to teach the classics at home (for intimidated parents!); the study of rhetoric (written and spoken expression); advanced writing and mathematics for home schoolers; how to do high school science at home; foreign language study. Also covers use of tutors, online tutorials, and other resources; preparing the high school transcript; preparing for college admissions; and completing junior and senior "honors projects." Includes recommendations of curricula and books.

A Plan for Teaching Writing, Grades K-12
An overall plan for producing good writers at home. This workshop explains how to guide your student through a simple progression (copying, dictation, narration, summarizing, outlining, short critical essays, long critical essays, research paper) that will develop both writing and thinking skills in a systematic, stepwise manner. Includes suggestions on how to use these writing and thinking skills in every area of the curriculum as well as evaluations of specific writing programs and recommendations.

How to Read a Book
Offers specific training in the three levels of reading, explaining how they are applied in different genres and how they lead to the development of skills in literary criticism. For high school students and parents.

Educating Our Own Minds: How to Educate Our Own Minds As We Teach Ourselves
Educating our children involves educating ourselves. And that means gaining confidence in our own intellectual abilities—rather than relying solely on experts. Come discover a plan for self-education in the classical tradition, including scheduling for busy adults; setting up a reading plan that involves understanding, anlyzing, and discussing literature; and mastering the skills needed for reading classic fiction and nonfiction.

Homeschooling the Second Time Around
Susan Wise Bauer was educated at home for almost all of her elementary and secondary school years, went on to college and graduate school, and now teaches at the university level and home schools her own four children (her oldest has now graduated from high school and will be attending college in the fall). As she looks back over her own twelve years of home education, she picks out those elements which were most valuable to her in her adult life, which techniques and programs she has chosen to reproduce with her own children–and which aspects of her own education were mistakes!

Writing Well: A Plan for Grades 1-12
An overall plan for producing good writers at home. This workshop explains how to guide your student through a simple progression (copying, dictation, narration, summarizing, outlining, short critical essays, long critical essays, research paper) that will develop both writing and thinking skills in a systematic, stepwise manner. Includes suggestions on how to use these writing and thinking skills in every area of the curriculum. Recommended for those teaching all K-6 students, as well as for those teaching older students who are reluctant writers.

Teaching Students to Work Independently
A plan for helping middle and high school (logic and rhetoric-stage) students move towards independent learning. Offers step-by-step guidance for parents and students as well as troubleshooting. Students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to attend

The Joy of a Classical Education

Homeschooling the Real (Distractable, Impatient, Argumentative,Unent husiastic, Non-bookloving, Inattentive, Poky, Vague) Child

What is Literary Analysis: When, Why and How Should I Teach It.

Educating Our own Minds: How to teach Ourselves as We Teach Our Kids

Susan's Achievements
  • Author: The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
  • Author (four-volume series for children): The Story of the World
  • Co-author: The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
  • Author: The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education
  • Author: You Never Had English teacher: College of William & Mary
Wise Bauer's Bio
NotesThe phone number and fax is for Richard Henshaw, agent for Susan Wise Bauer.
Susan's company phone number is: 1-877-322-3445.
Date Created11/3/2008 11:44:12 PM
Date Modified6/28/2011 1:12:43 PM
 
(click here if map not visible above)

My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Susan Wise Bauer and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.

1666

Buy Balancing the Sword!

 
Balancing the Sword is a structured study guide for every chapter of the Bible.