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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

The Benefits of Debate

A Reason for Reading

Teaching Blends

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Myth of the Teenager

Combining Work and Homeschool

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Phonics the Montessori Way

Laptop Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Who Needs the Prom?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

How to Win the Geography Bee

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Classical Education

Montessori Math

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Whole-Language Boondoggle

I Was an Accelerated Child

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Getting Organized Part 3

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Gift of a Mentor

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Narration Beats Tests

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

University Model Schools

Teach Your Children to Work

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

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

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Start a Nature Notebook

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"