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nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I think there are some really awesome teachers out there. Public schools just aren't the right choice ... [snip!] ... just make certain choices based on what is right for your kids, and then be willing to put in the hard work to make it happen. "



I do too, I loved my teachers! I just think I can do a really good job in teaching him the elementary level stuff and then letting him decide if he wants to transition to public high school or not.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Amαndα ♕:" So if you're going to homeschool to avoid your child being bullied than you obviously can't socialize ... [snip!] ... can't bring your kid around other kids. You are pretty much every bad stereotype there is for homeschooling moms. lol, smh"


Uuummm...alright well your input is no longer needed. Thanks for stopping by!

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46454 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" This is NOT my only reason. It's just an add on. I feel like I could do a better job than some teachers these days and I am really smart."


"Being really smart" and knowing how to teach are very different.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" I knowwww. That's why I plan on getting an actual degree for it. "


I'd start looking around at different curricula to see what is out there. How old are your kids? We started using Flowering Babies at 4, and now we're also incorporating 100 easy lessing to teach your child to read. When she's 5, and in the fall, we'll start K with Heart of Dakota and several of their selections (singapore math, emerging readers, my father's world science, etc.)



We also do co-ops, and are a lot of fun and educational.

Caydence's mommy 4/4/09 32 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 8505 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" You do realize they have complete curriculum plans for parents to follow, right? Sure, not all parents do...but most homeschoolers take their child's education very serious. "

Opps hit post to soon.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" "Being really smart" and knowing how to teach are very different."


No shit. I'm smart enough to learn to do it correctly. I really don't understand the people on here that read like ONE sentence of ONE post and then just talk shit over and over not even making sense about it.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Caydence's mommy 4/4/09:" Yes I do realize that but like I said before a child's education is to important to mess up. Not everyone ... [snip!] ... in life what is right for one person may not be right for the next. I applaud the families who can make homeschooling work and "


This is why you should be cautious with generalizations.

Caydence's mommy 4/4/09 32 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 8505 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" You do realize they have complete curriculum plans for parents to follow, right? Sure, not all parents do...but most homeschoolers take their child's education very serious. "


Yes I do realize that but like I said before a child's education is to important to mess up. Not everyone learns the same way and as a parent you may learn one way and you kids learn a different way, but since your used to learning your way you dont know how to teach your child in a way they understand. Atleast in a school setting the teachers go to school and are taught how to teach in different ways so that your child will actually understand things regardless of what type of learner they are. Honestly homeschooling can work and it can be a great thing for some families but just like everything in life what is right for one person may not be right for the next. I applaud the families who can make homeschooling work and have their children benefit from it but if you cant do it right then its not worth doing it because if you mess up your screwing with your child's future which is in no way ok.

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Rydicule91:" I knowwww. That's why I plan on getting an actual degree for it. "


Every teacher i have known that educated at home has said their biggest obstacle has been their teaching degree and it's taken a lot of 'un training' on their part to get to a place of teaching their children in the best way for them. Teachers learn to control a classroom full of kids whilst getting them through a curriculum, you are not planning to do that (unless you plan on having a few sets of quadruplets in future).

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting sassy chef:" I'd start looking around at different curricula to see what is out there. How old are your kids? We ... [snip!] ... (singapore math, emerging readers, my father's world science, etc.) We also do co-ops, and are a lot of fun and educational. "


he is only 3 months lol i like to plan ahead

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" Every teacher i have known that educated at home has said their biggest obstacle has been their teaching ... [snip!] ... them through a curriculum, you are not planning to do that (unless you plan on having a few sets of quadruplets in future)."


As a teacher, I do not "control a classroom while getting through a curriculum."



Just as the generalizations against homeschooling parents are wrong, so are the generalizations against public school teachers.

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" Every teacher i have known that educated at home has said their biggest obstacle has been their teaching ... [snip!] ... them through a curriculum, you are not planning to do that (unless you plan on having a few sets of quadruplets in future)."


lol god i hope not. 1 is a handful! well I'm looking into all my options and yes you're right about the training but I figure I can mold a teaching style fitfor my son. If it doesnt work then at least I tried.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46454 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Emily Dickinson:" As a teacher, I do not "control a classroom while getting through a curriculum." Just as the generalizations ... [snip!] ... Just as the generalizations against homeschooling parents are wrong, so are the generalizations against public school teachers."


:!::!::!:

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61358 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Emily Dickinson:" As a teacher, I do not "control a classroom while getting through a curriculum." Just as the generalizations ... [snip!] ... Just as the generalizations against homeschooling parents are wrong, so are the generalizations against public school teachers."


<3

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Emily Dickinson:" As a teacher, I do not "control a classroom while getting through a curriculum." Just as the generalizations ... [snip!] ... Just as the generalizations against homeschooling parents are wrong, so are the generalizations against public school teachers."


Of course no one can know what goes on in every class and what every teacher is like, but you cannot escape the fact there is a curriculum to follow and classroom full of pupils to manage in a public school. So many good teachers are frustrated with the boundaries that they have to work within, if they themselves aren't happy i don't view it as the best situation to trust my child to for something so important. I'm not generalizing with absolutely no experience, as a lot of people seem to do with home schooling. Even if you find one teacher who makes the situation work it doesn't mean your child is going to have that again, and there are far less ideal situations than there are normal classrooms here.



Do teachers in private schools in the US need a teaching degree? By everyone's responses to these questions i'm guessing they must, but then 'teachers' in my country don't need a degree and people here have the same reactions about home education and schooling.