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Lydia Guy Burchett

Lydia Guy Burchett


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Lydia Guy Burchett is a 90-year-old mother of six, grandmother of 21, and great-grandmother of 30-plus (still counting). At age 80 she became legally blind, so taught herself to type. She has also written Growing up in the Early Twentieth Century, an autobiography from birth to marriage. She lives with her husband of 67 years on their farm near Dowling, MI. You can contact her at 9145 Bird Rd., Dowling, MI 49050.


Homeschooling Articles by Lydia Guy Burchett

One Room Schoolhouse How did one woman teach up to 72 children at once?

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

University Model Schools

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Teach Your Children to Work

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Gift of a Mentor

Bears in the House

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Charlotte Mason Method

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Debate

Who Needs the Prom?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Narration Beats Tests

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Math

Critical Thinking and Logic

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

I Was an Accelerated Child

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

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Classical Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 3

Start a Nature Notebook

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

AP Courses At Home

Combining Work and Homeschool