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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

The Gift of a Mentor

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

University Model Schools

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Shakespeare Camp

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 3

Laptop Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Math

Start a Nature Notebook

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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

Bears in the House

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Narration Beats Tests

A Reason for Reading

Character Matters for Kids

Phonics the Montessori Way

AP Courses At Home

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teaching Blends

The History of Public Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks