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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

AP Courses At Home

Teaching Blends

Start a Nature Notebook

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Reason for Reading

Myth of the Teenager

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Bears in the House

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Montessori Math

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Classical Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

I Was an Accelerated Child

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Gift of a Mentor

Shakespeare Camp

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Who Needs the Prom?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Narration Beats Tests

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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 3

University Model Schools