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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

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Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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

The History of Public Education

Phonics the Montessori Way

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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I Was an Accelerated Child

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Laptop Homeschool

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Myth of the Teenager

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A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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Start a Nature Notebook

A Reason for Reading

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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