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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

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Combining Work and Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Start a Nature Notebook

A Reason for Reading

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Laptop Homeschool

Who Needs the Prom?

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Phonics the Montessori Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

AP Courses At Home

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

University Model Schools

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlotte Mason Method

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The History of Public Education

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

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Bears in the House

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Debate

Classical Education

Teaching Blends

I Was an Accelerated Child

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Math

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Critical Thinking and Logic