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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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

I Was an Accelerated Child

University Model Schools

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Reason for Reading

Start a Nature Notebook

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The History of Public Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Classical Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Bears in the House

Montessori Math

Teaching Blends

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Phonics the Montessori Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Shakespeare Camp

Who Needs the Prom?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

AP Courses At Home

Teach Your Children to Work

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Benefits of Debate

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Myth of the Teenager

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Gift of a Mentor

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The Charlotte Mason Method

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