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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

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlotte Mason Method

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

Bears in the House

Combining Work and Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teaching Blends

Myth of the Teenager

Phonics the Montessori Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Shakespeare Camp

Character Matters for Kids

The Gift of a Mentor

Teach Your Children to Work

Montessori Math

University Model Schools

Classical Education

A Reason for Reading

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Debate

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Critical Thinking and Logic

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Start a Nature Notebook

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

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Interview with John Taylor Gatto