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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

University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The History of Public Education

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Start a Nature Notebook

Character Matters for Kids

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Debate

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Reason for Reading

Myth of the Teenager

Laptop Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Math

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 3

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Shakespeare Camp

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Narration Beats Tests

Classical Education

Phonics the Montessori Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Who Needs the Prom?

The Gift of a Mentor

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

How to Win the Geography Bee

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teach Your Children to Work

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers