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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

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Phonics the Montessori Way

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Classical Education

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

I Was an Accelerated Child

Start a Nature Notebook

Whole-Language Boondoggle

University Model Schools

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Montessori Math

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 3

Character Matters for Kids

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teach Your Children to Work

The History of Public Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

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

The Gift of a Mentor

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Laptop Homeschool

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Bears in the House

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Debate

A Reason for Reading

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Shakespeare Camp

AP Courses At Home

Who Needs the Prom?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teaching Blends