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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 University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Debate

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The History of Public Education

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Montessori Math

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

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Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Shakespeare Camp

AP Courses At Home

Bears in the House

Start a Nature Notebook

Classical Education

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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University Model Schools

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Narration Beats Tests

Character Matters for Kids

Myth of the Teenager

I Was an Accelerated Child

Phonics the Montessori Way

Who Needs the Prom?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books