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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

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How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

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Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teach Your Children to Work

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Myth of the Teenager

Combining Work and Homeschool

University Model Schools

A Reason for Reading

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Debate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teaching Blends

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 3

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Critical Thinking and Logic

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

Phonics the Montessori Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Shakespeare Camp

Start a Nature Notebook

The Gift of a Mentor

Who Needs the Prom?

The History of Public Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Montessori Math

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