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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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Classical Education

Start a Nature Notebook

Teach Your Children to Work

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

A Reason for Reading

Character Matters for Kids

Bears in the House

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Who Needs the Prom?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 3

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Gift of a Mentor

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Teaching Blends

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

How to Win the Geography Bee

I Was an Accelerated Child

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Laptop Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Debate

University Model Schools

AP Courses At Home

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The History of Public Education