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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

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Narration Beats Tests

Critical Thinking and Logic

Laptop Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Who Needs the Prom?

Shakespeare Camp

The Gift of a Mentor

Teach Your Children to Work

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Math

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Teaching Blends

Start a Nature Notebook

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

A Reason for Reading

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

Classical Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Bears in the House

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Debate

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 3

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The History of Public Education