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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

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Laptop Homeschool

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

AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Montessori Math

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Start a Nature Notebook

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

University Model Schools

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

Shakespeare Camp

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Narration Beats Tests

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The History of Public Education

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Phonics the Montessori Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Gift of a Mentor

Bears in the House

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

A Reason for Reading

Who Needs the Prom?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Classical Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 3