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Not a Teacher?

Have you been thinking about homeschooling, but holding back because you’re not a teacher?

This is for you!

This is a short excerpt of my new eBook that I’m planning on publishing you to help you get started on your homeschool journey!

You can do this! And there’s no better time than now

Not a Teacher

If I go to a hairdresser to get my hair cut, and a doctor when I’m sick, and a lawyer when I need legal advice … why would I not go to a teacher to educate my children?

Many people decry homeschooling because “I’m not a teacher!”

And while I totally understand the sentiment, I feel like it is a false dilemma.

No, you didn’t go to school and receive formal training about child development, educational approaches and methods of instruction.

But you’re also not teaching 25 kids in a classroom.

You’re just teaching your kids. You’re their parent.

And quite frankly, while I loved my master’s program and it helped inform my teaching … I don’t use anything I learned during my master’s classes as a teacher. The skills and experience I gained as a teacher in a classroom are what made me a better teacher, my master’s was preparatory to feeling qualified and having the credentials to get a job. Trust me, it is a cocky first-year teacher who things he/she is ready.

“But see! I don’t have experience. That’s what I’m talking about!”

Actually, you do.

You are responsible for your children. You have raised them from infancy (unless adopted or some other exception), and you have been with them for the last 5 … 10 … 15 years of their lives (however old they are when you’re at this quasi-homeschool crossroads in your life).

You DO have the experience you need! 

You know your child the very best. You know their likes and dislikes. You know their struggles. You know their past experiences better than any teacher ever could.

As a parent, we don’t give up our responsibility to educate our children just because they’ve turned five and entered kindergarten.

And while sending kids to school to get educated is amazing and useful. It’s not all there is.

And if you’re reading this book, you’re at a point in your life where you’re considering homeschooling for personal, social, economic, or a combination of reasons. And you’re looking for help.

You can do this, and I will help guide you towards getting started and acquiring some “on the job” training for teaching your children.