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Amanda Freitag

Amanda Freitag


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Amanda Freitag, homeschooled grades 7-12, received her writing degree from Northwestern College (St. Paul, MN) in May 2005. Two weeks later, she returned as Coordinator of Grants and Alumni & Parent Relations. She spends her spare time rescuing frogs from her dog, Henry, and freelancing as a magazine and grant writer.


Homeschooling Articles by Amanda Freitag

How to Teach Good Writing Without an English Degree Amanda breaks down what you need to know in order to teach college-ready writing skills.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Classical Education

Montessori Math

Narration Beats Tests

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Combining Work and Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

I Was an Accelerated Child

Myth of the Teenager

How to Win the Geography Bee

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Reason for Reading

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

University Model Schools

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Laptop Homeschool

Who Needs the Prom?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Bears in the House

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 3

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teaching Blends

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teach Your Children to Work

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Character Matters for Kids

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Start a Nature Notebook

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Gift of a Mentor

AP Courses At Home