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Rebecca Sealfon

Rebecca Sealfon


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

On Thursday, May 29, 1997, 13-year-old Rebecca Sealfon gained national attention when she won the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Rebecca claimed victory after successfully spelling the word euonym in the 22nd round. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has been homeschooled for the past five years.


Homeschooling Articles by Rebecca Sealfon

Time4Learning Spanish For You

Popular Articles

I Was an Accelerated Child

Who Needs the Prom?

University Model Schools

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The History of Public Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Reason for Reading

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Classical Education

Teach Your Children to Work

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

Combining Work and Homeschool

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Shakespeare Camp

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Myth of the Teenager

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Debate

Character Matters for Kids

Laptop Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Phonics the Montessori Way

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Start a Nature Notebook

Bears in the House

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

The Gift of a Mentor

AP Courses At Home

How to Win the Geography Bee

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Narration Beats Tests