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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

Bears in the House

A Reason for Reading

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teaching Blends

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Laptop Homeschool

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Debate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Character Matters for Kids

Start a Nature Notebook

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Shakespeare Camp

Phonics the Montessori Way

AP Courses At Home

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 3

Classical Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

I Was an Accelerated Child

Critical Thinking and Logic

Combining Work and Homeschool

University Model Schools

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to Win the Geography Bee

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Who Needs the Prom?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teach Your Children to Work

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The History of Public Education