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Lydia Guy Burchett

Lydia Guy Burchett


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Lydia Guy Burchett is a 90-year-old mother of six, grandmother of 21, and great-grandmother of 30-plus (still counting). At age 80 she became legally blind, so taught herself to type. She has also written Growing up in the Early Twentieth Century, an autobiography from birth to marriage. She lives with her husband of 67 years on their farm near Dowling, MI. You can contact her at 9145 Bird Rd., Dowling, MI 49050.


Homeschooling Articles by Lydia Guy Burchett

One Room Schoolhouse How did one woman teach up to 72 children at once?

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to Win the Geography Bee

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Laptop Homeschool

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

University Model Schools

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Shakespeare Camp

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

A Reason for Reading

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teach Your Children to Work

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The History of Public Education

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Combining Work and Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Classical Education

Bears in the House

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Gift of a Mentor

Myth of the Teenager

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

AP Courses At Home

Teaching Blends

Narration Beats Tests

Character Matters for Kids

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Math

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

Start a Nature Notebook

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlotte Mason Method

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman