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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

Shakespeare Camp

Laptop Homeschool

University Model Schools

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Critical Thinking and Logic

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlotte Mason Method

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to Win the Geography Bee

AP Courses At Home

Getting Organized Part 3

Narration Beats Tests

Myth of the Teenager

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Gift of a Mentor

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Combining Work and Homeschool

Bears in the House

Phonics the Montessori Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Who Needs the Prom?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Start a Nature Notebook

I Was an Accelerated Child

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

The History of Public Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

A Reason for Reading

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Debate

Teach Your Children to Work