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Marian Kester Coombs


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Marian Kester Coombs is a freelance writer, part-time tutor, and mother of two daughters at home in Crofton, Maryland. Her husband Francis is managing editor of The Washington Times. Her B.A. degree is in history and art history. She has written on many subjects, primarily cultural, since she was in high school.


Homeschooling Articles by Marian Kester Coombs

How to Not Raise a Slacker Kid One of my favorite writers, Marian Kester Coombs, explains why kids today often want to be slackers instead of scholars, and what we can do about it.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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Myth of the Teenager

Phonics the Montessori Way

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Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The History of Public Education

Start a Nature Notebook

How to Win the Geography Bee

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Critical Thinking and Logic

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Laptop Homeschool

The Charlotte Mason Method

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Debate

I Was an Accelerated Child

Montessori Math

University Model Schools

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

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Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teaching Blends

A Reason for Reading

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Classical Education

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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