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Dale Turner and Penny Ross


Former columnists for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Dale is the Executive Pastor/Church Administrator of Hope Chapel. His duties include overseeing the church's homeschool program.

Penny and her husband Greg have been homeschooling for 18 years. Their son Joe, an electrical engineer, has mentored 4 different FIRST teams. Daughter Amy, a former Beach 'Botter, is finishing up a college degree in linguistics, while son Andy, a high school senior, is busy applying to mechanical engineering programs.


Homeschooling Articles by Dale Turner and Penny Ross

Teens Take Top Tech Trophy How a team made up largely of homeschoolers won the "World Series" of robot competitions.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Critical Thinking and Logic

Myth of the Teenager

The History of Public Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Montessori Math

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Classical Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

AP Courses At Home

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Reason for Reading

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Phonics the Montessori Way

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Start a Nature Notebook

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Organized Part 3

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

How to Win the Geography Bee

Shakespeare Camp

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Laptop Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Teach Your Children to Work

The Gift of a Mentor

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Charlotte Mason Method

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

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

Columbus and the Flat Earth...