Logo Homeschool World ® Official Web Site of Practical Homeschooling Magazine Practical Homeschooling Magazine
Practical Homeschooling® :

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

Start a Nature Notebook

University Model Schools

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Classical Education

A Reason for Reading

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teach Your Children to Work

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Debate

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Who Needs the Prom?

The Charlotte Mason Method

Critical Thinking and Logic

Character Matters for Kids

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

AP Courses At Home

Shakespeare Camp

How to Win the Geography Bee

Whole-Language Boondoggle

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

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 3

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Bears in the House

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Phonics the Montessori Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

The History of Public Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teaching Blends

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Math

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Laptop Homeschool

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Myth of the Teenager

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Gift of a Mentor

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors