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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.

Going Classical with the National Latin and Mythology Exams Learn how to teach children Latin through the classical education model.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Shakespeare Camp

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Organized Part 3

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Bears in the House

Teach Your Children to Work

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Laptop Homeschool

AP Courses At Home

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

I Was an Accelerated Child

Who Needs the Prom?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Debate

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Start a Nature Notebook

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Gift of a Mentor

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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

Phonics the Montessori Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Classical Education

Myth of the Teenager

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The History of Public Education

University Model Schools

A Reason for Reading

Narration Beats Tests

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends