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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

Character Matters for Kids

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Start a Nature Notebook

AP Courses At Home

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

I Was an Accelerated Child

Narration Beats Tests

University Model Schools

Montessori Math

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Shakespeare Camp

Myth of the Teenager

Critical Thinking and Logic

Combining Work and Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

A Reason for Reading

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Who Needs the Prom?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Gift of a Mentor

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Laptop Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teach Your Children to Work

Bears in the House

Teaching Blends

The Charlotte Mason Method

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

The Benefits of Debate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The History of Public Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Classical Education

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Organized Part 3

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks