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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

Popular Articles

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Narration Beats Tests

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Bears in the House

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

I Was an Accelerated Child

Combining Work and Homeschool

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Character Matters for Kids

Classical Education

Montessori Math

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 3

The History of Public Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Who Needs the Prom?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Benefits of Debate

Start a Nature Notebook

How to Win the Geography Bee

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

AP Courses At Home

Critical Thinking and Logic

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Reason for Reading

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Myth of the Teenager

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Gift of a Mentor

Shakespeare Camp

University Model Schools

Teaching Blends

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Laptop Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1