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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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Montessori Math

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to Win the Geography Bee

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The History of Public Education

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

Classical Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Reason for Reading

Narration Beats Tests

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Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

AP Courses At Home

Teaching Blends

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Myth of the Teenager

Critical Thinking and Logic

Character Matters for Kids

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Who Needs the Prom?

Phonics the Montessori Way

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Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

University Model Schools

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Shakespeare Camp