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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 University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

Laptop Homeschool

AP Courses At Home

Getting Organized Part 3

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Myth of the Teenager

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Character Matters for Kids

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Bears in the House

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Phonics the Montessori Way

Classical Education

Teaching Blends

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Math

The History of Public Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

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

Shakespeare Camp

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Gift of a Mentor

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Debate

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

I Was an Accelerated Child

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teach Your Children to Work

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Who Needs the Prom?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps