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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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Narration Beats Tests

Myth of the Teenager

The Gift of a Mentor

Shakespeare Camp

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 3

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

A Reason for Reading

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Laptop Homeschool

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teach Your Children to Work

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Benefits of Debate

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

I Was an Accelerated Child

AP Courses At Home

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Math

Combining Work and Homeschool

University Model Schools

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The History of Public Education

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Character Matters for Kids

Classical Education

Bears in the House

Who Needs the Prom?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...