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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

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

I Was an Accelerated Child

Phonics the Montessori Way

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Laptop Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 3

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Reason for Reading

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

AP Courses At Home

Shakespeare Camp

Who Needs the Prom?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Start a Nature Notebook

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Classical Education

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teach Your Children to Work

The History of Public Education

Montessori Math

The Charlotte Mason Method

Bears in the House

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Myth of the Teenager

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

University Model Schools

The Gift of a Mentor

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Critical Thinking and Logic

Character Matters for Kids

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Top Jobs for the College Graduate