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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

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

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A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

University Model Schools

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Gift of a Mentor

Start a Nature Notebook

Myth of the Teenager

Teaching Blends

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Reason for Reading

Shakespeare Camp

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Character Matters for Kids

AP Courses At Home

Bears in the House

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Laptop Homeschool

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The History of Public Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Charlotte Mason Method

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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Top Jobs for the College Graduate

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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