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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 3

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Reason for Reading

I Was an Accelerated Child

University Model Schools

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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The Benefits of Debate

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Math

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

AP Courses At Home

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Combining Work and Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Laptop Homeschool

Critical Thinking and Logic

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Myth of the Teenager

The History of Public Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Classical Education

Shakespeare Camp

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Narration Beats Tests

Teaching Blends

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Who Needs the Prom?

Bears in the House

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

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How to Win the Geography Bee