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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

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The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Myth of the Teenager

University Model Schools

Teaching Blends

Laptop Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The History of Public Education

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

The Benefits of Debate

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlotte Mason Method

Phonics the Montessori Way

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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Start a Nature Notebook

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to Win the Geography Bee

Who Needs the Prom?

Combining Work and Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Classical Education

Whole-Language Boondoggle

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps