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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

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teaching Blends

Critical Thinking and Logic

The History of Public Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Reason for Reading

AP Courses At Home

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Classical Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 3

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

Who Needs the Prom?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Character Matters for Kids

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Math

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

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

University Model Schools

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Combining Work and Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Myth of the Teenager