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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

Myth of the Teenager

The Gift of a Mentor

The Benefits of Debate

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Reason for Reading

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Teaching Blends

Character Matters for Kids

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

I Was an Accelerated Child

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

AP Courses At Home

Montessori Math

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

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

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Shakespeare Camp

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teach Your Children to Work

Narration Beats Tests

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Start a Nature Notebook

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

How to Win the Geography Bee

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Combining Work and Homeschool

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

University Model Schools

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Classical Education

Phonics the Montessori Way