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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 AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Myth of the Teenager

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Reason for Reading

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Charlotte Mason Method

Narration Beats Tests

University Model Schools

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to Win the Geography Bee

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Montessori Math

Classical Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 3

Laptop Homeschool

The History of Public Education

Character Matters for Kids

Who Needs the Prom?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

AP Courses At Home

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teaching Blends

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Gift of a Mentor

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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

The Benefits of Debate

I Was an Accelerated Child

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Bears in the House

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning