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Vicki Bentley

Vicki Bentley


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Vicki Bentley may have the record for number of kids homeschooled. As a foster mom, she has homeschooled 17 teenagers and close to 50 kids in all. She also has eight birth and adopted daughters, five of whom have grown and gone, and is the proud grandmother of 12 so far. She is on the executive board of Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) and is the leader of her local support group of 200 families.


Homeschooling Articles by Vicki Bentley

Navigating the Used Curriculum Route Where to find used curriculum and what to look for.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Myth of the Teenager

AP Courses At Home

A Reason for Reading

Teaching Blends

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Benefits of Debate

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

Critical Thinking and Logic

Combining Work and Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Start a Nature Notebook

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Bears in the House

University Model Schools

Teach Your Children to Work

The History of Public Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Classical Education

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Character Matters for Kids

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Math

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Phonics the Montessori Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Laptop Homeschool

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 3

Narration Beats Tests