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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 Spanish For You University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Myth of the Teenager

The Gift of a Mentor

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Organized Part 3

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Montessori Math

Who Needs the Prom?

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

University Model Schools

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

AP Courses At Home

The Charlotte Mason Method

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Debate

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Laptop Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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

Teaching Blends

Bears in the House

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Critical Thinking and Logic

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The History of Public Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

Classical Education

Start a Nature Notebook