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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

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

Shakespeare Camp

University Model Schools

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to Win the Geography Bee

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Bears in the House

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 3

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Reason for Reading

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teach Your Children to Work

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teaching Blends

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Combining Work and Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The History of Public Education

The Gift of a Mentor

Narration Beats Tests

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

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Math

Start a Nature Notebook

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Laptop Homeschool

Classical Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?