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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 University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Myth of the Teenager

How to Win the Geography Bee

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Shakespeare Camp

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Narration Beats Tests

Phonics the Montessori Way

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The History of Public Education

Character Matters for Kids

Bears in the House

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Start a Nature Notebook

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

I Was an Accelerated Child

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

University Model Schools

Getting Organized Part 3

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Who Needs the Prom?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

AP Courses At Home

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Critical Thinking and Logic

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Math

The Benefits of Debate

A Reason for Reading

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman