Why So Many Teachers Homeschool Their Own Children

People may think it’s simply because we can. We are, after all, confident teaching children. But really, there’s another reason:


We’re dreamers.

We may obediently teach the state prescribed curriculum and follow the directives of our administration, but we are secretly thinking “what if…”:

  • What if I could slow down and fully teach the content that really matters – to mastery this time?
  • What if  I could throw away the bribes and threats to make these kids read and write and think, and instead just share the joy of learning with them?
  • What if I had time to really listen and learn how well my students understand this stuff, so I don’t waste their precious time with material that’s too easy or too hard?
  • What if I could create a learning environment that was relaxed and supportive, while still expansive and challenging?

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And we realize that, at least with our own children, we can.

But we’d like to do the same with yours … if only we could.


3 thoughts on “Why So Many Teachers Homeschool Their Own Children

  1. Singapore does not guarantee FAPE to expats so I may have to home school. (We find out if he got a placement in mid DEC). I do look forward to guiding him in the area of literacy and the arts.


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