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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 History of Public Education

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 3

Bears in the House

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Who Needs the Prom?

Teach Your Children to Work

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Myth of the Teenager

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlotte Mason Method

Shakespeare Camp

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Math

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Teaching Blends

The Benefits of Debate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Narration Beats Tests

Classical Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

AP Courses At Home

The Gift of a Mentor

Combining Work and Homeschool

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

University Model Schools

Start a Nature Notebook

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Laptop Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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