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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

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University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

A Reason for Reading

Teaching Blends

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Combining Work and Homeschool

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Getting Organized Part 3

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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University Model Schools

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

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AP Courses At Home

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Laptop Homeschool

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Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Classical Education

Start a Nature Notebook

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Who Needs the Prom?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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I Was an Accelerated Child

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1