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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.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

The Gift of a Mentor

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

AP Courses At Home

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Start a Nature Notebook

Shakespeare Camp

Bears in the House

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Who Needs the Prom?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Organized Part 3

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Critical Thinking and Logic

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Math

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teaching Blends

Classical Education

University Model Schools

A Reason for Reading

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Laptop Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

The History of Public Education

Myth of the Teenager

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Benefits of Debate

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Teach Your Children to Work

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Phonics the Montessori Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Combining Work and Homeschool