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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

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Debate

Myth of the Teenager

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The History of Public Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Charlotte Mason Method

Combining Work and Homeschool

Who Needs the Prom?

Montessori Math

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

How to Win the Geography Bee

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Reason for Reading

The Gift of a Mentor

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

Classical Education

Bears in the House

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teaching Blends

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Shakespeare Camp

AP Courses At Home

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

University Model Schools

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teach Your Children to Work

Character Matters for Kids

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Start a Nature Notebook

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Organized Part 3