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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.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Character Matters for Kids

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Teaching Blends

University Model Schools

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

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

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Start a Nature Notebook

Phonics the Montessori Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

Classical Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 3

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Gift of a Mentor

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Myth of the Teenager

The Charlotte Mason Method

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to Win the Geography Bee

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Bears in the House

Laptop Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Narration Beats Tests

Shakespeare Camp

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Who Needs the Prom?

AP Courses At Home

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Benefits of Debate