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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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Montessori Math

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Benefits of Debate

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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The History of Public Education

AP Courses At Home

Narration Beats Tests

Shakespeare Camp

Teaching Blends

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 3

A Reason for Reading

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

University Model Schools

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Start a Nature Notebook

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Laptop Homeschool

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Bears in the House

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teach Your Children to Work

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Gift of a Mentor

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Combining Work and Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to Win the Geography Bee

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Who Needs the Prom?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry