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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

Teach Your Children to Work

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Reason for Reading

AP Courses At Home

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Start a Nature Notebook

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

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

Classical Education

Teaching Blends

Shakespeare Camp

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

Myth of the Teenager

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Math

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Phonics the Montessori Way

Narration Beats Tests

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Who Needs the Prom?

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The History of Public Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Gift of a Mentor

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?