Why So Many Teachers Homeschool Their Own Children

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

SDC10778It’s because we are dreamers. As we obediently teach the state prescribed curriculum and follow the directives of our administration, we are secretly thinking…

What if…

…I could slow down and fully teach the content that really matters – to mastery this time?

…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?

…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?

…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 would 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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