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Scott Somerville

Scott Somerville


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Scott Somerville was a homeschool dad when he went to Harvard Law School with five children. He graduated with honors (and a sixth child!) and went to work at the Home School Legal Defense Association for the next 14 years. For the last five years, Scott has been on the HSLDA letterhead but off the payroll in order to serve homeschool fathers and teens by writing for Lampstand Press.


Homeschooling Articles by Scott Somerville

Going Online Scott Somerville visits the library while sitting at home.

Columnists Face Off - Computerized Education Scott Somerville shows us the strengths and weaknesses of computers as educational tools.

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Popular Articles

The Benefits of Debate

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Character Matters for Kids

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

Critical Thinking and Logic

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The History of Public Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Gift of a Mentor

Start a Nature Notebook

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Bears in the House

Classical Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Shakespeare Camp

AP Courses At Home

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Montessori Math

Teach Your Children to Work

Laptop Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Teaching Blends

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Who Needs the Prom?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

University Model Schools