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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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Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Benefits of Debate

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

Montessori Math

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Bears in the House

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Myth of the Teenager

Narration Beats Tests

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 3

Start a Nature Notebook

AP Courses At Home

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlotte Mason Method

Who Needs the Prom?

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teach Your Children to Work

Teaching Blends

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

I Was an Accelerated Child

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The History of Public Education

University Model Schools

Whole-Language Boondoggle

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Classical Education

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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Reason for Reading

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Combining Work and Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp