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Joyce McPherson

Joyce McPherson


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Joyce McPherson is the creator of the online programs "Homeschool Tools" and "Shakespeare Tools," as well as the author of a series of biographies for Greenleaf Press. With her husband, Garth, she homeschools their nine children. She can be reached at mcpclan@comcast.net.


Homeschooling Articles by Joyce McPherson

Shakespeare Camp Joyce tells how to start and run your very own Shakespeare camp.

A Mother-Daughter Book Club Why should the kids get to read all the good books? Enjoy them together.

Starting a Homeschool Yearbook The nuts and bolts of starting a homeschool yearbook.

Not Just Another Spelling Bee Kids can just stand there and spell. Or you can use your Bee to motivate, teach spelling, and even improve handwriting. Here's how.

Math Counts What can our children gain by entering this famous math competition?

National History Day An essay writing contest to help get students interested in our nation’s past

What We Learned at FIRST Lego League Do you have children who are drawn to building, inventing or programming? FIRST Lego League is a worldwide competition that introduces students to hands-on robotics and programming.

The Geography Bee Geography is one of the most useful subjects that students will learn.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Start a Nature Notebook

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teaching Blends

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Phonics the Montessori Way

Bears in the House

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Who Needs the Prom?

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Benefits of Debate

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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Montessori Math

Teach Your Children to Work

AP Courses At Home

A Reason for Reading

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

University Model Schools

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Narration Beats Tests

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The History of Public Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Combining Work and Homeschool

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Character Matters for Kids

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlotte Mason Method

Shakespeare Camp

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to Win the Geography Bee

Classical Education

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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