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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

Character Matters for Kids

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Who Needs the Prom?

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Laptop Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

AP Courses At Home

Classical Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Shakespeare Camp

The Gift of a Mentor

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Organized Part 3

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Debate

The History of Public Education

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

A Reason for Reading

Critical Thinking and Logic

Teaching Blends

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teach Your Children to Work

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Montessori Math

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Start a Nature Notebook

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1