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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 History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Start a Nature Notebook

Narration Beats Tests

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Reason for Reading

Phonics the Montessori Way

Laptop Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Bears in the House

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Montessori Math

The Gift of a Mentor

University Model Schools

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Organized Part 3

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

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

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teach Your Children to Work

Classical Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

AP Courses At Home

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlotte Mason Method

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Critical Thinking and Logic

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry