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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.

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Combining Work and Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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The Benefits of Debate

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Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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Phonics the Montessori Way

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The Gift of a Mentor

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The History of Public Education

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Bears in the House

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

AP Courses At Home

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Teaching Blends

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 3

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Classical Education

Character Matters for Kids

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

University Model Schools

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