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Benjamin Swann


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Benjamin Swann, age 20, son of Joyce Swann, has been a youth pastor for the last four years. Graduating with a Master's by age 16 enabled him to start on a pastoral career at the same age as the famous 19th century Baptist preacher, Charles Spurgeon, who, living in an equally degree-conscious world, solved the problem by not attending college at all!


Homeschooling Articles by Benjamin Swann

Who Needs the Prom? Do more (homeschooling) with less (time).

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Who Needs the Prom?

Shakespeare Camp

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The History of Public Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Bears in the House

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

University Model Schools

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Phonics the Montessori Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Narration Beats Tests

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teach Your Children to Work

The Gift of a Mentor

Combining Work and Homeschool

Laptop Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

I Was an Accelerated Child

Start a Nature Notebook

The Benefits of Debate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to Win the Geography Bee

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 3

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Math

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Classical Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry