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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.

University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Character Matters for Kids

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Bears in the House

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Phonics the Montessori Way

Laptop Homeschool

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Shakespeare Camp

Who Needs the Prom?

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 3

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Gift of a Mentor

Combining Work and Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teach Your Children to Work

University Model Schools

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

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Start a Nature Notebook

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Teaching Blends

Myth of the Teenager

Narration Beats Tests

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

AP Courses At Home

The Benefits of Debate

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Math

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Classical Education