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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

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

University Model Schools

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Bears in the House

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Debate

Classical Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

AP Courses At Home

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Reason for Reading

Combining Work and Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Start a Nature Notebook

The History of Public Education

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Critical Thinking and Logic

Narration Beats Tests

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

Getting Organized Part 3

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Math

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

Shakespeare Camp

Teach Your Children to Work

Laptop Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Gift of a Mentor

Who Needs the Prom?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Whole-Language Boondoggle