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Maryann Turner

Maryann Turner


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Mary Ann Turner and her husband, David, homeschool their four children in Southern Virginia. She believes that everyday life's educational possibilities are limitless, and it's up to us to take advantage of the curriculum God provided.


Homeschooling Articles by Maryann Turner

What is Unschooling? Maryann Turner explains what it is and why it works for her.

Education Just Happens... Does It Really? Maryann Turner explains how education partly depends on attitude and environment.

Getting Ready for College in the Early Grades Maryann Turner helps us get those little ones on track.

The Most Significant Scientific Discovery of All Maryann Turner points out the wonders of nature all around us.

What is Our Job as Parents? All parents have a mission.

This Land is God's Land How the "me universe" has destroyed our perspective.

Doing It All Can Do You In! Confessions of a super homeschooling mom.

Unexpected Gifts How to help your children gain a love for art and music and an eye and an ear for beauty.

Community Service? Community service the homeschool way.

You Don't Have to Be Perfect... Just Smile! Perfection versus enthusiasm

Play Ball! A homeschooler becomes a pitching ace.

Celebrate the Simple! The holiday season is the perfect time to take advantage of many opportunities to share the joy of learning.

Time4Learning Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Shakespeare Camp

Teaching Blends

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Myth of the Teenager

The Gift of a Mentor

AP Courses At Home

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Who Needs the Prom?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Math

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Narration Beats Tests

Classical Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

A Reason for Reading

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The History of Public Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 3

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teach Your Children to Work

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Start a Nature Notebook

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Combining Work and Homeschool

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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1