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Sarah Hensley

Sarah Hensley


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

With a B.A. in Philosophy, Sarah Hensley is currently Marketing Director for Hexco Academic. Originally founded as a data processing company ("Hexco" stands for "Hexadecimal Company"), Hexco switched its focus to developing products to prepare for all levels of The National Spelling Bee. Nine of the last fifteen National Champions used Hexco materials, and all of the past four Champions. The company develops and distributes homeschool products in spelling, literary criticism, expository writing, etymology, mental math, and others. You can visit their website at www.hexco.com.


Homeschooling Articles by Sarah Hensley

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success National acclaim! Big scholarships! Or maybe just learning to be an excellent speller. Find out how Spelling Bee contestants prepare for their big day- and what it takes to win.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Bears in the House

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A Reason for Reading

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Combining Work and Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Start a Nature Notebook

How to Win the Geography Bee

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Organized Part 3

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Classical Education

The Gift of a Mentor

AP Courses At Home

The Charlotte Mason Method

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Math

Critical Thinking and Logic

University Model Schools

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teaching Blends

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

I Was an Accelerated Child

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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Myth of the Teenager