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Kathy von Duyke

Kathy von Duyke


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Katherine von Duyke has home taught her 12 children for 17 years, and teaches algebra and earth science for Towle, a homeschool high school. She has written the Month by Month spelling guide, a companion guide to The Writing Road to Reading, and The Home Education Copybook, a resource for developing and using unit studies.


Homeschooling Articles by Kathy von Duyke

Use the Copier to Add Spice to Your Homeschool Kathy von Duyke has new ideas about how to use the copier (legally) for everything from household management to science.

Is It Mom or Memorex? Kathy von Duyke's educational tapes save her a lot of trouble.

Videos: Bane or Blessing? Kathy von Duyke helps you get those flickering images under control.

The Towle School Approach Kathy von Duyke describes a school just for homeschoolers.

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks Kathy von Duyke has great ideas on how to get organized.

Getting Organized Part 2

Getting Organized Part 3

Developing Your Teaching Style Kathy Von Duyke provides 13 ways to make sure they're learning what you're teaching.

Is Every Culture Equally Valid? Shivering in the rain forest, plus missions a la geography.

Getting Smart with Art How to teach your children "real" art the homeschool way.

How to be a Professional in Your Own Home How to become a pro teacher.

Banqueting Basics, Part 1 Three main courses and dessert.

Banqueting Basics, Part 2 More on the "Banquet Approach".

Sketchy Training Discover one of the world's most powerful teaching tools!

Introducing the Montessori Method The philosophy behind this child-friendly method, and some practical tips on how to make it work in your home.

The First Two Weeks of Montessori Homeschool How to get started? Here are tips for the first two weeks of a Montessori homeschool.

Periods, Planes, Ages & Stages How to teach children of all ages.

How Free Should They Be? When is freedom too free? Some tips for adding structure without squelching your child's spirit.

Phonics the Montessori Way Secrets of readiness, timing, and teaching letters with stories.

Phonics the Montessori Way, Part 2 More on teaching reading with phonics the Montessori way, this time with blending!

What I Learned at the Montessori Conference A visit to a Montessori conference that might change the future of your homeschool.

Montessori Math Math the Montessori way.

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1 Language arts the Montessori way.

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 2

Building a Montessori Homeschooling Co-op Suggestions for how to start and maintain a Montessori co-op.

Time4Learning Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Getting Organized Part 3

Narration Beats Tests

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Character Matters for Kids

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teaching Blends

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Combining Work and Homeschool

Who Needs the Prom?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Bears in the House

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Gift of a Mentor

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Critical Thinking and Logic

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teach Your Children to Work

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

A Reason for Reading

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Math

AP Courses At Home

Phonics the Montessori Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Start a Nature Notebook

The History of Public Education

Laptop Homeschool

Classical Education

University Model Schools