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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

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Shakespeare Camp

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Math

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Reason for Reading

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

University Model Schools

How to Win the Geography Bee

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Debate

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

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Charlotte Mason Method

The History of Public Education

Who Needs the Prom?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teaching Blends

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Gift of a Mentor

Start a Nature Notebook

I Was an Accelerated Child

Myth of the Teenager

Classical Education