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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

A Reason for Reading

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Gift of a Mentor

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Narration Beats Tests

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

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Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 3

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The History of Public Education

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Critical Thinking and Logic

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Phonics the Montessori Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teaching Blends

The Charlotte Mason Method

Bears in the House

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teach Your Children to Work

Shakespeare Camp

University Model Schools

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

AP Courses At Home

Montessori Math

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Start a Nature Notebook

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Laptop Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Debate

Character Matters for Kids