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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.

University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

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Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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The Charlotte Mason Method

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Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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The Benefits of Cursive Writing

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Laptop Homeschool

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Myth of the Teenager

University Model Schools

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Critical Thinking and Logic

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Math

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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Debate

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Classical Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Character Matters for Kids

A Reason for Reading

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Bears in the House

Phonics the Montessori Way

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Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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