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Joyce McPherson

Joyce McPherson


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Joyce McPherson is the creator of the online programs "Homeschool Tools" and "Shakespeare Tools," as well as the author of a series of biographies for Greenleaf Press. With her husband, Garth, she homeschools their nine children. She can be reached at mcpclan@comcast.net.


Homeschooling Articles by Joyce McPherson

Shakespeare Camp Joyce tells how to start and run your very own Shakespeare camp.

A Mother-Daughter Book Club Why should the kids get to read all the good books? Enjoy them together.

Starting a Homeschool Yearbook The nuts and bolts of starting a homeschool yearbook.

Not Just Another Spelling Bee Kids can just stand there and spell. Or you can use your Bee to motivate, teach spelling, and even improve handwriting. Here's how.

Math Counts What can our children gain by entering this famous math competition?

National History Day An essay writing contest to help get students interested in our nation’s past

What We Learned at FIRST Lego League Do you have children who are drawn to building, inventing or programming? FIRST Lego League is a worldwide competition that introduces students to hands-on robotics and programming.

The Geography Bee Geography is one of the most useful subjects that students will learn.

Going Classical with the National Latin and Mythology Exams Learn how to teach children Latin through the classical education model.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

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The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Myth of the Teenager

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

University Model Schools

Shakespeare Camp

Classical Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Who Needs the Prom?

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Debate

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 3

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to Win the Geography Bee

Bears in the House

Start a Nature Notebook

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Character Matters for Kids

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

AP Courses At Home

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teach Your Children to Work

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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A Reason for Reading

Critical Thinking and Logic

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

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