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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.

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

University Model Schools

Classical Education

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Gift of a Mentor

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Reason for Reading

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Phonics the Montessori Way

Shakespeare Camp

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Teach Your Children to Work

Teaching Blends

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Montessori Math

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Critical Thinking and Logic

Start a Nature Notebook

The Benefits of Debate

Character Matters for Kids

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

AP Courses At Home

Who Needs the Prom?

Laptop Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlotte Mason Method

Bears in the House

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Getting Organized Part 3

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Discover Your Child's Learning Style