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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

Getting Organized Part 3

Narration Beats Tests

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Gift of a Mentor

The Benefits of Debate

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Math

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

AP Courses At Home

Teach Your Children to Work

Shakespeare Camp

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

University Model Schools

Who Needs the Prom?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The History of Public Education

Character Matters for Kids

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Start a Nature Notebook

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Charlotte Mason Method

Classical Education

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Reason for Reading

Laptop Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Myth of the Teenager

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Bears in the House

Teaching Blends

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