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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.

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Popular Articles

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Montessori Math

Classical Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

University Model Schools

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

AP Courses At Home

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlotte Mason Method

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Bears in the House

How to Win the Geography Bee

Teach Your Children to Work

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Teaching Blends

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

I Was an Accelerated Child

Critical Thinking and Logic

Who Needs the Prom?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Reason for Reading

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Combining Work and Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Start a Nature Notebook

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Myth of the Teenager

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Gift of a Mentor

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Cursive Writing