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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

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to Win the Geography Bee

Start a Nature Notebook

Teaching Blends

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Classical Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Organized Part 3

Laptop Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Reason for Reading

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Debate

University Model Schools

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The History of Public Education

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Character Matters for Kids

AP Courses At Home

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Charlotte Mason Method

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Myth of the Teenager

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Who Needs the Prom?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Montessori Math

Top Jobs for the College Graduate