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Marian Kester Coombs


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Marian Kester Coombs is a freelance writer, part-time tutor, and mother of two daughters at home in Crofton, Maryland. Her husband Francis is managing editor of The Washington Times. Her B.A. degree is in history and art history. She has written on many subjects, primarily cultural, since she was in high school.


Homeschooling Articles by Marian Kester Coombs

How to Not Raise a Slacker Kid One of my favorite writers, Marian Kester Coombs, explains why kids today often want to be slackers instead of scholars, and what we can do about it.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Character Matters for Kids

Teach Your Children to Work

A Reason for Reading

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

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Classical Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

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

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Organized Part 3

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

I Was an Accelerated Child

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teaching Blends

Whole-Language Boondoggle

AP Courses At Home

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

University Model Schools

How to Win the Geography Bee

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Math

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Top Jobs for the College Graduate

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Myth of the Teenager

Phonics the Montessori Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The History of Public Education