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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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Gift of a Mentor

Character Matters for Kids

How to Win the Geography Bee

Critical Thinking and Logic

The History of Public Education

A Reason for Reading

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Combining Work and Homeschool

Myth of the Teenager

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 3

University Model Schools

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlotte Mason Method

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teaching Blends

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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

The Benefits of Debate

Teach Your Children to Work

Shakespeare Camp

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Classical Education

Bears in the House

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Start a Nature Notebook

Who Needs the Prom?

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Math

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

AP Courses At Home

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Phonics the Montessori Way

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Jobs for the College Graduate