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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

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The History of Public Education

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Laptop Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Shakespeare Camp

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Charlotte Mason Method

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Classical Education

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Getting Organized Part 3

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

Critical Thinking and Logic

Who Needs the Prom?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Reason for Reading

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Gift of a Mentor

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

I Was an Accelerated Child

Montessori Math

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

The Benefits of Debate

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

Myth of the Teenager

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Start a Nature Notebook

AP Courses At Home

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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