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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

I Was an Accelerated Child

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Critical Thinking and Logic

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

Narration Beats Tests

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Gift of a Mentor

Bears in the House

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Charlotte Mason Method

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Debate

Shakespeare Camp

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

The History of Public Education

AP Courses At Home

Start a Nature Notebook

Laptop Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 3

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Who Needs the Prom?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Math

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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Classical Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way