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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

Phonics the Montessori Way

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

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

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

How to Win the Geography Bee

Who Needs the Prom?

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

AP Courses At Home

Shakespeare Camp

Classical Education

Teach Your Children to Work

A Reason for Reading

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Organized Part 3

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Critical Thinking and Logic

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Myth of the Teenager

Start a Nature Notebook

Bears in the House

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Laptop Homeschool

Combining Work and Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The History of Public Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

University Model Schools

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Math

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