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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

Myth of the Teenager

Combining Work and Homeschool

The History of Public Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

Character Matters for Kids

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Narration Beats Tests

Teaching Blends

AP Courses At Home

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Bears in the House

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Debate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

University Model Schools

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to Win the Geography Bee

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teach Your Children to Work

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Reason for Reading

Laptop Homeschool

Classical Education

Who Needs the Prom?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Critical Thinking and Logic

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Shakespeare Camp

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Gift of a Mentor

I Was an Accelerated Child