HSHSP Ep 142: Homeschool Coaching with Vicki Bentley of HSLDA

This week on HSHSP Ep 142: Homeschool Coaching with Vicki Bentley of HSLDA.

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 142: Homeschool Coach Vicki Bentley, HSLDA. Feeling overwhelmed with homeschooling? HSLDA's Vicki shares about coaching.

HSHSP Ep 142: Homeschool Coaching with Vicki Bentley of HSLDA

Ever felt stuck, confused or intimidated in your homeschooling adventures? It might be time for some homeschool coaching! Join Vicki and her friend, Vicki, for a delightful discussion on homeschool coaching (and some history of homeschooling).

Vicki Bentley is a homeschool coach, working with Homeschool Legal Defense Association. The homeschool mom of 8 daughters, Vicki has also fostered more than 50 kids AND is a military wife.

Vicki Bentley, Homeschool Coach with HSLDA

Photo used with permission.

Both Vickis have many similar *history of homeschooling experiences*. Vicki Bentley and Vicki Tillman began homeschooling back in the early days of the homeschool movement. In those days, it was difficult to find publishers who would sell curriculum to homeschooling families. There was no internet so finding other homeschooling families could be a chore. There were few opportunities for group activities or support. Therefore both Vickis helped start and/or run several homeschool organizations.

Vicki Tillman totally agrees with Vicki Bentley when she says she has lived by these mottos:

  • Start things up

  • Just walk through the next open door

Vicki B. originally found other military homeschooling families when she ran into another military mom while running errands. They started and ran a 300-family homeschool field trip and support group. Then she joined Virginia’s newly formed state-level homeschool organization, HEAV (Home Educators Association of Virginia). She developed and taught a how-to curriculum for new HEAV homeschooling families.

Vicki Tillman and Vicki Bentley talked about their similarities in running homeschool groups and starting things when there was nothing.

“You do what you need to do for your kids,” says Vicki B.

You do what you need to do for your kids. -Vicki Bentley, HSLDA, interviewed on Homeschool Highschool Podcast episode about Homeschool Coaching.

Vicki Bentley connected with Homeschool Legal Defense Association back in the early 1990s after she moved to Virginia. Her husband started working for them and Vicki joined him shortly after that.

Vicki Tillman remembered back in those early days, homeschooling was not legal in most states, so homeschoolers needed to fly under the wire and exercise caution. She pointed out the common drills practiced by many homeschooling families:

  • Fire drills
  • Tornado drills
  • Truant-officer-at-the-door drills

Homeschooling families needed legal support! That’s why Homeschool Legal Defense was formed.

HSLDA started in 1983 by 2 homeschool dads who were attorneys. Because homeschooling was not legal in many states, HSLDA represented homeschool families in court. Now that homeschooling is legal in all 5o states, they continue to provide homeschool legal support where needed, along with providing compassion work and homeschool coaching for all ages. Vicki Bentley is one of the homeschool coaches.

As homeschool coach, Vicki Bentley offers a number of services:

Like her friend, Vicki Bentley, Vicki Tillman also provides homeschool coaching (through 7SistersHomeschool.com).  Her coaching services are like Vicki Bentley’s services. She pointed out that neither Vicki is in competition with each other in their 2 organizations. Rather, they were Titus 2 moms together supporting the 2 million homeschoolers in the United States today.

Both Vickis love that their generation is able to give back to the homeschool community through homeschool coaching!

To obtain coaching from Vicki Bentley at HSLDA, contact her through her coaching page. (You’ll need to join HSLDA to use these services.) 

You’ll also love her many how-to posts at HSLDA and her personal website: Everyday Homemaking.

Join Vicki and Vicki for a delightful talk about the history of homeschooling and about homeschool coaching.

You’ll also enjoy these posts.

How to Start a Homeschool Organization (Interview with Carol Top of Homeschool CPA podcast.)

7 No-Fail Steps in Choosing Curriculum for Homeschool High School

HSHSP Ep 142: Homeschool Coaching with Vicki Bentley of HSLDA

Current Issues -EPA & Hostage Trade 5-1

WaterControlProfessor Woodrow Wilson with moderator Felice Gerwitz discuss the EPA rulings on clean air and water as well as the hostage trade one american soldier for five Taliban prisioners.

He also explains ways you can become proactive about current events!

This show focuses on tips to doing your own research into pressing national and international events that impact our lives as well as answers audience questions including how to get involved. This is the best way to combat ignorance and become informed!

Here are the links we shared during this segment.

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Vintage HS Moms – Homeschool Foundation

BecomeAnAmbasador-RicciBlackListenNowLet’s Talk About Becoming an Ambassador

Special Guest – Ricci Black

As an Ambassador Felice has a special place in her heart for the amazing work the foundation does to help homeschool families. Are you in need or want to pay it forward. Listen in.

How great is it to have an organization that helps the widows and those struggling to homeschool their children due to situations out of their control? Tune in for this episode of Vintage Homeschool Moms and hear Ricci Black discuss the organization and how you can help those in need.

Please visit the website here – HomeschoolFoundation

 

Current Issues -Common Core

commoncore-agenda21researchnowProfessor Woodrow Wilson with moderator Felice Gerwitz explain ways you can become proactive about current events!

This show focuses on tips to doing your own research into pressing national and international events that impact our lives as well as answers audience questions including how to get involved. This is the best way to combat ignorance and become informed!

Here are the links we shared during this segment.

Handout – Professor Wilson Agenda21

 

 

 

 

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Current Issues -Common Core

CommonCoreUncovered_CurrentIssuesandtheConstitution.comProfessor Woodrow Wilson with moderator Felice Gerwitz answer YOUR questions in this segment about common core!

This show focuses on things you can do as well as understanding the Constitution our rights and the impact to homeschoolers.

Here are the links we shared during this segment.

HSLDA – Common Core FAQ – Here is the website

 

The YouTube Video of the Man Being escorted out of the school board meeting. This is an interesting video for those who think the “hype” over #CommonCore  – View It Here

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We posted this last week but it bears repeating

I want to thanks, HSLDA for the wonderful work they did on developing the Common Core Movie

I appreciate the work of both Michael Farris and Michael Smith with HSLDA.

Common Core – the Movie by HSLDA

Current Issues -Common Core

NoCOMMONCore-currentissuesProfessor Woodrow Wilson with moderator Felice Gerwitz discuss common core standards adopted in many states across the US.

I homeschool so common core shouldn’t have any impact on me or my family, right? Wrong! We don’t know what the future holds as the Federal Government has given states incentives to join the the “Race to the Top” the 3.45 Billion dollar –part of the stimulus package.

Bill Gates donated money to the following groups:  US. Dept. of Education, The National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, Fordham Institute, Foundation for Excellence in Education, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Join us for an informative issue about common core!

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Today’s Handout Here: CurrentIssues-CommonCore_Handout

And if there is a particular topic you’d like to have discussed please contact me at felice (at) mediaangels.com

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I want to thanks, HSLDA for the wonderful work they did on developing the Common Core Movie

I appreciate the work of both Michael Farris and Michael Smith with HSLDA.

Common Core – the Movie by HSLDA

MBFLP – Homeschool Politics – With HSLDA’s Mike Smith and Rick Boyer of Take Back The Land

 

This week we talk with HSLDA’s Mike Smith about the importance of the Parental Rights Amendment, and with Rick Boyer of “Take Back The Land” about why we need to teach leadership in our home schools. These interviews were recorded at the HSLDA National Christian Homeschool Leadership Conference in Ellicott City, Maryland, in September.