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John Nixdorf

John Nixdorf


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

John has been helping his wife Cindy homeschool their five children for over 15 years. For most of that time he's been an elder at his church, and heavily involved in Christian Education (mainly grades 4-8, but also including adults). His day job is technical writing and developing computer training programs. His current excursion into life on the edge has been starting a Boy Scout Troop (now into its third year). Dissatisfied with the results from, and effects of, youth ministry on his oldest child, several years ago John undertook to learn everything he could about youth ministry. Currently John and Cindy have opted for the "do it yourself" route.


Homeschooling Articles by John Nixdorf

What About Youth Group? John Nixdorf takes you on an insider's tour of youth group ministries. Learn how to evaluate how useful your church youth group will (or won't) be to your teen's Christian life.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Gift of a Mentor

AP Courses At Home

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

Start a Nature Notebook

Shakespeare Camp

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

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

University Model Schools

Narration Beats Tests

Phonics the Montessori Way

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 3

Laptop Homeschool

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Math

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The History of Public Education

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Character Matters for Kids

How to Win the Geography Bee

Classical Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Reason for Reading

Myth of the Teenager

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Bears in the House