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John Nixdorf

John Nixdorf


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

John has been helping his wife Cindy homeschool their five children for over 15 years. For most of that time he's been an elder at his church, and heavily involved in Christian Education (mainly grades 4-8, but also including adults). His day job is technical writing and developing computer training programs. His current excursion into life on the edge has been starting a Boy Scout Troop (now into its third year). Dissatisfied with the results from, and effects of, youth ministry on his oldest child, several years ago John undertook to learn everything he could about youth ministry. Currently John and Cindy have opted for the "do it yourself" route.


Homeschooling Articles by John Nixdorf

What About Youth Group? John Nixdorf takes you on an insider's tour of youth group ministries. Learn how to evaluate how useful your church youth group will (or won't) be to your teen's Christian life.

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Popular Articles

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

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Myth of the Teenager

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The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The History of Public Education

Who Needs the Prom?

Combining Work and Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teach Your Children to Work

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Phonics the Montessori Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Charlotte Mason Method

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Benefits of Debate

A Reason for Reading

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Narration Beats Tests

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Start a Nature Notebook

Teaching Blends

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

Character Matters for Kids

Classical Education

The Gift of a Mentor

University Model Schools

How to Win the Geography Bee