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Carol Wickwire

Carol Wickwire


Columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Carol Wickwire has been married for 31 years to her very supportive husband Michael. They home schooled their four children over the course of thirteen years using an eclectic approach.

The youngest of their four graduated six years ago, and they now enjoy following a "learning lifestyle" with the two youngest of their four grandchildren. Their oldest daughter has been a lawyer since the age of 25; their second daughter owns an online jewelry business; their third daughter is a Certified Nurses Assistant on a Cardiovascular PCU; and their son, after achieving the Junior Pro Title in surfing at age nineteen, made the decision to join the Air Force where he is currently training to become a Pararescueman or PJ.

Carol is a Registered Nurse on a Medical PCU at a local hospital, and loves books, sewing, thrift-shopping, and is now dabbling in gardening and golf. She also runs the Florida-homeschool online support group at Yahoo! Groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Florida-homeschool/. Her biggest regret is not discovering home schooling sooner!


Homeschooling Articles by Carol Wickwire

Surf 'N' Homeschool Homeschooling and the ocean combine to make a fulfilling life.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Start a Nature Notebook

Classical Education

Montessori Math

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Bears in the House

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Phonics the Montessori Way

AP Courses At Home

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Character Matters for Kids

The History of Public Education

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teaching Blends

Critical Thinking and Logic

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Narration Beats Tests

Myth of the Teenager

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teach Your Children to Work

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Benefits of Debate

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Organized Part 3

Laptop Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Who Needs the Prom?

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

I Was an Accelerated Child

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

University Model Schools

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman