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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

How to Win the Geography Bee

University Model Schools

Myth of the Teenager

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teaching Blends

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Classical Education

Teach Your Children to Work

A Reason for Reading

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Critical Thinking and Logic

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Combining Work and Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Bears in the House

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Phonics the Montessori Way

AP Courses At Home

Narration Beats Tests

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

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Start a Nature Notebook

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Debate

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 3

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

I Was an Accelerated Child

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Shakespeare Camp

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Math

The Gift of a Mentor

Character Matters for Kids

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman