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Dale Turner and Penny Ross


Former columnists for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Dale is the Executive Pastor/Church Administrator of Hope Chapel. His duties include overseeing the church's homeschool program.

Penny and her husband Greg have been homeschooling for 18 years. Their son Joe, an electrical engineer, has mentored 4 different FIRST teams. Daughter Amy, a former Beach 'Botter, is finishing up a college degree in linguistics, while son Andy, a high school senior, is busy applying to mechanical engineering programs.


Homeschooling Articles by Dale Turner and Penny Ross

Teens Take Top Tech Trophy How a team made up largely of homeschoolers won the "World Series" of robot competitions.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Combining Work and Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Organized Part 3

Classical Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

Shakespeare Camp

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Who Needs the Prom?

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

A Reason for Reading

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Phonics the Montessori Way

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

AP Courses At Home

The Benefits of Debate

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

Bears in the House

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The History of Public Education

Critical Thinking and Logic

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Math

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Gift of a Mentor

Teach Your Children to Work

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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