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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.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Debate

I Was an Accelerated Child

Narration Beats Tests

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Classical Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The History of Public Education

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Gift of a Mentor

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Teaching Blends

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

University Model Schools

Laptop Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Math

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

AP Courses At Home

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

How to Win the Geography Bee

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Who Needs the Prom?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Shakespeare Camp

Bears in the House