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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

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Start a Nature Notebook

Teaching Blends

I Was an Accelerated Child

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Laptop Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Montessori Math

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

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Myth of the Teenager

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Combining Work and Homeschool

Classical Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Bears in the House

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Gift of a Mentor

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Critical Thinking and Logic

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Reason for Reading

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Character Matters for Kids

University Model Schools

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Debate

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Narration Beats Tests

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Shakespeare Camp