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Scott Somerville

Scott Somerville


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Scott Somerville was a homeschool dad when he went to Harvard Law School with five children. He graduated with honors (and a sixth child!) and went to work at the Home School Legal Defense Association for the next 14 years. For the last five years, Scott has been on the HSLDA letterhead but off the payroll in order to serve homeschool fathers and teens by writing for Lampstand Press.


Homeschooling Articles by Scott Somerville

Going Online Scott Somerville visits the library while sitting at home.

Columnists Face Off - Computerized Education Scott Somerville shows us the strengths and weaknesses of computers as educational tools.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

A Reason for Reading

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The History of Public Education

Character Matters for Kids

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 3

Start a Nature Notebook

The Gift of a Mentor

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Charlotte Mason Method

Bears in the House

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Math

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Debate

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Critical Thinking and Logic

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Combining Work and Homeschool

AP Courses At Home

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teach Your Children to Work

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Myth of the Teenager

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

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?