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Sarah Hensley

Sarah Hensley


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

With a B.A. in Philosophy, Sarah Hensley is currently Marketing Director for Hexco Academic. Originally founded as a data processing company ("Hexco" stands for "Hexadecimal Company"), Hexco switched its focus to developing products to prepare for all levels of The National Spelling Bee. Nine of the last fifteen National Champions used Hexco materials, and all of the past four Champions. The company develops and distributes homeschool products in spelling, literary criticism, expository writing, etymology, mental math, and others. You can visit their website at www.hexco.com.


Homeschooling Articles by Sarah Hensley

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success National acclaim! Big scholarships! Or maybe just learning to be an excellent speller. Find out how Spelling Bee contestants prepare for their big day- and what it takes to win.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Narration Beats Tests

Phonics the Montessori Way

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

How to Win the Geography Bee

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Bears in the House

Who Needs the Prom?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Gift of a Mentor

Teach Your Children to Work

Teaching Blends

Getting Organized Part 3

Start a Nature Notebook

AP Courses At Home

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Reason for Reading

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Myth of the Teenager

Critical Thinking and Logic

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Math

The History of Public Education

I Was an Accelerated Child

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

University Model Schools

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