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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

Narration Beats Tests

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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Debate

Teaching Blends

Laptop Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Gift of a Mentor

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Classical Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

AP Courses At Home

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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Critical Thinking and Logic

How to Win the Geography Bee

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Who Needs the Prom?

Myth of the Teenager

Bears in the House

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Start a Nature Notebook

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Reason for Reading

Combining Work and Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The History of Public Education

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Math

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

I Was an Accelerated Child

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

University Model Schools

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Organized Part 3