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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.

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University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

A Reason for Reading

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Debate

The History of Public Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Who Needs the Prom?

Teaching Blends

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teach Your Children to Work

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Shakespeare Camp

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Phonics the Montessori Way

Start a Nature Notebook

Narration Beats Tests

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

Classical Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 3

AP Courses At Home

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Bears in the House

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

I Was an Accelerated Child

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Myth of the Teenager

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Laptop Homeschool

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

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Math