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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Start a Nature Notebook

Who Needs the Prom?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Critical Thinking and Logic

Teaching Blends

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlotte Mason Method

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

University Model Schools

Phonics the Montessori Way

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Classical Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

Laptop Homeschool

AP Courses At Home

How to Win the Geography Bee

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

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Organized Part 3

The Gift of a Mentor

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Math

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Bears in the House

Interview with John Taylor Gatto