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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

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The Gift of a Mentor

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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Bears in the House

Getting Organized Part 3

A Reason for Reading

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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Laptop Homeschool

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

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Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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Myth of the Teenager

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Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

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Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Shakespeare Camp

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Phonics the Montessori Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

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Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

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The Benefits of Debate

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The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!