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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

The Gift of a Mentor

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Myth of the Teenager

How to Win the Geography Bee

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Charlotte Mason Method

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Reason for Reading

Who Needs the Prom?

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Debate

I Was an Accelerated Child

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

AP Courses At Home

University Model Schools

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Combining Work and Homeschool

Bears in the House

The History of Public Education

Phonics the Montessori Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Character Matters for Kids

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 3

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

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

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teaching Blends

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Math