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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

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Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

AP Courses At Home

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

Start a Nature Notebook

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teaching Blends

Shakespeare Camp

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Benefits of Debate

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

A Reason for Reading

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

Character Matters for Kids

Critical Thinking and Logic

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Montessori Math

University Model Schools

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Classical Education

Laptop Homeschool

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 3

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Phonics the Montessori Way

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How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlotte Mason Method

Teach Your Children to Work

The History of Public Education

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