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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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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

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

Start a Nature Notebook

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Who Needs the Prom?

Character Matters for Kids

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

AP Courses At Home

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Myth of the Teenager

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlotte Mason Method

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

University Model Schools

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teach Your Children to Work

Classical Education

The Benefits of Debate

The History of Public Education

A Reason for Reading

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Gift of a Mentor

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