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Lawrence Bangs


Author of an article in Practical Homeschooling Magazine issue 11.


Lawrence B. Bangs is a native Vermonter who lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1956, a Masters in Nuclear Physics form the University of Akron in 1960 and completed all but his thesis for a doctorate in Astrophysics at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He worked four years as a research physicist for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. He has taught Physics at the University of Massachusetts and at Williams College. He and his wife, Joan, moved to a farm in northern Vermont (shown above) to begin educating their own children at home. Their home education program extended into Wildridge Academy as other children sought their type of education. Wildridge has operated for 25 years and produced an alumni who have excelled in academics and have mastered the joys of living. Today the Bangs continue to operate Wildridge both in Vermont and in the Chicago area.


Homeschooling Articles by Lawrence Bangs

A Mind of Their Own A call to teach kids to lift their eyes away from virtual reality to the wonderful realities of the universe

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlotte Mason Method

Character Matters for Kids

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

I Was an Accelerated Child

Shakespeare Camp

How to Win the Geography Bee

Narration Beats Tests

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

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Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Myth of the Teenager

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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Reason for Reading

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The History of Public Education

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Teach Your Children to Work

Who Needs the Prom?

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

Start a Nature Notebook

AP Courses At Home

Whole-Language Boondoggle

University Model Schools

Teaching Blends

Classical Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style