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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

Who Needs the Prom?

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

University Model Schools

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

How to Win the Geography Bee

The History of Public Education

A Reason for Reading

Start a Nature Notebook

I Was an Accelerated Child

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Myth of the Teenager

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Benefits of Debate

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 3

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

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

Teach Your Children to Work

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

AP Courses At Home

Combining Work and Homeschool

Laptop Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

Shakespeare Camp

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Phonics the Montessori Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Charlotte Mason Method

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Math