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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

Popular Articles

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

University Model Schools

Character Matters for Kids

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Gift of a Mentor

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

AP Courses At Home

Start a Nature Notebook

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

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Myth of the Teenager

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Shakespeare Camp

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Reason for Reading

Teaching Blends

Bears in the House

The History of Public Education

Teach Your Children to Work

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Classical Education

Whole-Language Boondoggle

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

The Charlotte Mason Method

Who Needs the Prom?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style