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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.

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University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Critical Thinking and Logic

University Model Schools

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Phonics the Montessori Way

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Charlotte Mason Method

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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How to Win the Geography Bee

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

I Was an Accelerated Child

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Myth of the Teenager

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Bears in the House

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Organized Part 3

Laptop Homeschool

The History of Public Education

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Classical Education

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The Gift of a Mentor

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