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Lawrence Bangs


Author of an article in Practical Homeschooling Magazine issue 11.


Lawrence B. Bangs is a native Vermonter who lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1956, a Masters in Nuclear Physics form the University of Akron in 1960 and completed all but his thesis for a doctorate in Astrophysics at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He worked four years as a research physicist for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. He has taught Physics at the University of Massachusetts and at Williams College. He and his wife, Joan, moved to a farm in northern Vermont (shown above) to begin educating their own children at home. Their home education program extended into Wildridge Academy as other children sought their type of education. Wildridge has operated for 25 years and produced an alumni who have excelled in academics and have mastered the joys of living. Today the Bangs continue to operate Wildridge both in Vermont and in the Chicago area.


Homeschooling Articles by Lawrence Bangs

A Mind of Their Own A call to teach kids to lift their eyes away from virtual reality to the wonderful realities of the universe

Time4Learning Spanish For You

Popular Articles

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Gift of a Mentor

Teaching Blends

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 3

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

University Model Schools

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Shakespeare Camp

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

How to Win the Geography Bee

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Myth of the Teenager

Classical Education

Bears in the House

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Narration Beats Tests

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Critical Thinking and Logic

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teach Your Children to Work

Montessori Math

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

I Was an Accelerated Child

Laptop Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

Character Matters for Kids

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Reason for Reading

Start a Nature Notebook