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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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Critical Thinking and Logic

Shakespeare Camp

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teaching Blends

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

Narration Beats Tests

Bears in the House

How to Win the Geography Bee

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

I Was an Accelerated Child

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Laptop Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Math

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

AP Courses At Home

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teach Your Children to Work

Classical Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The History of Public Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Combining Work and Homeschool

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 3

Character Matters for Kids

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

University Model Schools

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Start a Nature Notebook

Phonics the Montessori Way