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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Character Matters for Kids

Who Needs the Prom?

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Benefits of Debate

A Reason for Reading

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Teaching Blends

Classical Education

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The History of Public Education

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Bears in the House

University Model Schools

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

AP Courses At Home

Start a Nature Notebook

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Gift of a Mentor

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Math

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Narration Beats Tests

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

I Was an Accelerated Child

Phonics the Montessori Way

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

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

Myth of the Teenager

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Laptop Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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