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Amanda Freitag

Amanda Freitag

Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Amanda Freitag, homeschooled grades 7-12, received her writing degree from Northwestern College (St. Paul, MN) in May 2005. Two weeks later, she returned as Coordinator of Grants and Alumni & Parent Relations. She spends her spare time rescuing frogs from her dog, Henry, and freelancing as a magazine and grant writer.

Homeschooling Articles by Amanda Freitag

How to Teach Good Writing Without an English Degree Amanda breaks down what you need to know in order to teach college-ready writing skills.

University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

The History of Public Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Myth of the Teenager

Phonics the Montessori Way

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Benefits of Debate

The Gift of a Mentor

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 3

Who Needs the Prom?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

A Reason for Reading

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

AP Courses At Home

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Combining Work and Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

Bears in the House

University Model Schools

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Laptop Homeschool

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Start a Nature Notebook

Critical Thinking and Logic

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlotte Mason Method

Classical Education

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Montessori Math

How to Win the Geography Bee

Teach Your Children to Work

Shakespeare Camp

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers