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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

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Debate

Teaching Blends

Bears in the House

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

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Shakespeare Camp

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 3

I Was an Accelerated Child

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

University Model Schools

Montessori Math

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Start a Nature Notebook

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Critical Thinking and Logic

Combining Work and Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

Phonics the Montessori Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Character Matters for Kids

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Myth of the Teenager

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Who Needs the Prom?

AP Courses At Home

The Gift of a Mentor

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Laptop Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Charlotte Mason Method

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1