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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
University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The History of Public Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Reason for Reading

Teaching Blends

Myth of the Teenager

Narration Beats Tests

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teach Your Children to Work

The Gift of a Mentor

Start a Nature Notebook

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 3

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

AP Courses At Home

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Laptop Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Debate

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Who Needs the Prom?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Montessori Math

Critical Thinking and Logic

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Classical Education

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Charlotte Mason Method

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

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to Win the Geography Bee

Shakespeare Camp

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?