Minnesota Classical Education Conference 2023 

“Illuminating Classical Pedagogy:

Putting Philosophy into Practice.”

Welcoming Keynote Speaker

Susan Wise Bauer

The Details

Minnesota Classical Education Conference 2023

Illuminating Classical Pedagogy:  Putting Philosophy into Practice

Thursday, October 19, 2023 • 9 am to 3 pm

2023 Conference

Welcoming our Keynote Speaker

Susan Wise Bauer

Writer, Teacher, and Historian

Susan is a writer, teacher, and historian. She is the author most recently of Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child’s Education, as well as The Well-Educated Mind, The Story of Western Science, and the History of the World series, all published by W. W. Norton; she also wrote the children’s series The Story of the WorldWriting With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind. Susan and her mother Jessie Wise are the co-authors of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, now in its fourth edition.

Susan is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Well-Trained Mind Press, a small press publishing resources for K-12 students and their parents, and the founder of The Well-Trained Mind Academy, which offers online courses in the classical tradition for middle and high school students.

She has a Ph.D. in the history of American religion from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.

She now writes and raises sheep on the family farm in Charles City, Virginia, which is also the home base for her husband and her four adult children, as well as two dogs, five cats, eleven ducks, thirty Angora goats, four horses, two donkeys, and a variable number of chickens and pigs. Her current project is a history of illness for St. Martin’s Press.

Coming Together

About the Conference

Annually, the MCEC brings together classical educators from public, private, or homeschools; large or small schools; urban, suburban, or rural environments. This wealth of knowledge paired with a zeal for classical pedagogy and practice provides the context for the workshops, sessions, and collaboration offered today. 

In good company, educators will have ample opportunities to engage in the Great Conversation to deepen their understanding of the philosophy and practice of classical education while focusing on what unites us and celebrating the varied manifestations of the classical tradition present in education today.

The word conference comes from the Latin conferre,to bring together, compare, confer < com-, together” + ferre, “to bear”

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