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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

The Benefits of Debate

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Bears in the House

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Phonics the Montessori Way

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Math

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Reason for Reading

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Who Needs the Prom?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Charlotte Mason Method

University Model Schools

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Start a Nature Notebook

Character Matters for Kids

AP Courses At Home

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Teach Your Children to Work

How to Win the Geography Bee

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Gift of a Mentor

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The History of Public Education

Teaching Blends

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education