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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

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Character Matters for Kids

The Gift of a Mentor

Myth of the Teenager

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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to Win the Geography Bee

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Charlotte Mason Method

AP Courses At Home

Combining Work and Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teaching Blends

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Math

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The History of Public Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Who Needs the Prom?

Teach Your Children to Work

Bears in the House

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Critical Thinking and Logic

Classical Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 3

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

University Model Schools

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Start a Nature Notebook

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Reason for Reading

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?