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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Laptop Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Teach Your Children to Work

How to Win the Geography Bee

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Bears in the House

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Character Matters for Kids

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Math

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Classical Education

The Gift of a Mentor

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

AP Courses At Home

I Was an Accelerated Child

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

Combining Work and Homeschool

Who Needs the Prom?

Start a Nature Notebook

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Debate

The History of Public Education

University Model Schools

Narration Beats Tests

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Myth of the Teenager

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Phonics the Montessori Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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