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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

Combining Work and Homeschool

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Bears in the House

Character Matters for Kids

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

AP Courses At Home

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Reason for Reading

Who Needs the Prom?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Organized Part 3

I Was an Accelerated Child

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teach Your Children to Work

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Myth of the Teenager

The History of Public Education

University Model Schools

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Benefits of Debate

Narration Beats Tests

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Critical Thinking and Logic

Laptop Homeschool

Classical Education

Montessori Math

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlotte Mason Method

Whole-Language Boondoggle

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

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Gift of a Mentor