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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

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Start a Nature Notebook

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Classical Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlotte Mason Method

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Math

Laptop Homeschool

Critical Thinking and Logic

Who Needs the Prom?

University Model Schools

AP Courses At Home

Bears in the House

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The History of Public Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Reason for Reading

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Myth of the Teenager

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

Combining Work and Homeschool

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teach Your Children to Work

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Debate