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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

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Myth of the Teenager

The Charlotte Mason Method

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Reason for Reading

I Was an Accelerated Child

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The History of Public Education

The Gift of a Mentor

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

University Model Schools

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Bears in the House

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Character Matters for Kids

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Shakespeare Camp

Start a Nature Notebook

AP Courses At Home

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Classical Education

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Montessori Math

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Laptop Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teaching Blends