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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

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

AP Courses At Home

Classical Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Reason for Reading

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

Teaching Blends

How to Win the Geography Bee

Character Matters for Kids

University Model Schools

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Myth of the Teenager

Critical Thinking and Logic

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The History of Public Education

Narration Beats Tests

Bears in the House

Getting Organized Part 3

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Phonics the Montessori Way

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Shakespeare Camp

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Teach Your Children to Work

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Math

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Gift of a Mentor

Combining Work and Homeschool

Who Needs the Prom?

Start a Nature Notebook

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlotte Mason Method