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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.

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Popular Articles

Combining Work and Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

Montessori Math

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Laptop Homeschool

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Charlotte Mason Method

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Start a Nature Notebook

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to Win the Geography Bee

Bears in the House

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Gift of a Mentor

I Was an Accelerated Child

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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Teaching Blends

The History of Public Education

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Critical Thinking and Logic

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 3

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

AP Courses At Home

University Model Schools

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Benefits of Debate

Phonics the Montessori Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Who Needs the Prom?

Shakespeare Camp

Classical Education

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps