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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

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Math

Bears in the House

Laptop Homeschool

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Character Matters for Kids

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

University Model Schools

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Start a Nature Notebook

The Gift of a Mentor

The Benefits of Debate

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

AP Courses At Home

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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

Teaching Blends

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Phonics the Montessori Way

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

I Was an Accelerated Child

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 3

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