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Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" I've considered it, but I don't want my kids being raised in a bubble. Our plan is to send them to school and I will give them additional instruction at home."</blockquote>



We are actually doing the opposite. I'm teaching them at home, and having additional instruction outside of the home. But, I was kinda' thrown into the whole thing!

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tasha Norman:" I think once you are in a teaching program (like you and I) you realize just how much there is to know ... [snip!] ... to know what they are doing. If anything, I want to put my daughter in more of a non-traditional charter school personally. "


I haven't even started my education classes. :lol: I'm just working on general education requirements so I can transfer from a 2 year tech college to a 4 year university.

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" I think once you are in a teaching program (like you and I) you realize just how much there is to know ... [snip!] ... to know what they are doing. If anything, I want to put my daughter in more of a non-traditional charter school personally. "</blockquote>




I do agree with needing to know what you're doing. I'm not much on the unschooling thing that is popular now because I don't think it prepares them for college.

Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 2746 posts
30th Jan '13

No. I would not, my sister was homeschooled and it ended up being incredibly detrimental (Socially, emotionally, etc)

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting SpaceCowgirl:" I've considered it, but I don't want my kids being raised in a bubble. Our plan is to send them to school and I will give them additional instruction at home."


I don't feel like I'm raising my kids in a bubble. *shrugs* Different strokes, different folks.



A good education is of the absolute importance to me, along with socialization/etc. I wouldn't half-ass my child's education (not directed at you, just in general to whomever.) We do co-ops, sport activities, and clubs. It's the right choice for us, and we'll re-evaluate if needed.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2444 posts
status 30th Jan '13
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Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31324 posts
status 30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I am not a certified teacher, so no I would ... [snip!] ... you have? I have a friend teaching math with a criminal justice degree. Certification doesn't always equate qualification."


I should have been more detailed in my original post. I want someone with years of experience and qualifications to teach. My field is real estate and property management & I LOVE my job. I am not interested in furthering my education. I enjoy teaching my son hands-on life experience type of stuff.
He will most likely end up at the top elementary school within our district, then charter school that will eventually add all of the other grades so it is a one stop shop.



homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" I think once you are in a teaching program ... [snip!] ... you're doing. I'm not much on the unschooling thing that is popular now because I don't think it prepares them for college."


I think there's a time and place for unschooling, but I am very uncomfortable with it as a main "curricula" if you can call it that.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2444 posts
status 30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" I think once you are in a teaching program ... [snip!] ... you're doing. I'm not much on the unschooling thing that is popular now because I don't think it prepares them for college."

yeah I hear you. there's a school about an hour from us that has received national recogniztion for being one of the top charter schools in the country and is a model for many other schools out there. But I don't know if I'll be able to swing an hour drive every day. otherwise I'll just send her to where I'm working, because then I'll have an in on how she's behaving every day haha :wink:

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
30th Jan '13

I decided to post this because I basically got thrown into homeschooling my sons, for lack of a better word. Their elementary school (they're 7 and 5) was really pushing me to put them on ADHD meds and it was really causing issues. So I decided to homeschool. I've since found so many resources, curriculums, and information that I don't think most know are readily available. Before doing it, I thought it was strange and even slightly irresponsible. Now, of course, my opinion has changed greatly.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31324 posts
status 30th Jan '13
Quoting redneck mamma:" :!: My mom never graduated school but decided to homeschool me and my siblings... I am against it if ... [snip!] ... I am against it if the person teaching is not qualified but if it was a certified teacher I would have no issue with it! "


Education is very, very important to me and I want my son to have the best & that is not ME! haha



user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Tasha Norman:" lol well be prepared for what's to come :lol: nah just kidding. it's a lot of fun too. so you are getting ... [snip!] ... your elementary ed? that's cool. I kind of wish I'd done that, but I do love social studies too. Good luck on your journey! :D"


I've looked at the required courses. What I will probably struggle with most is anything having to deal with writing because I hate the constraints.



Elementary Education is a far cry from my original intended major of molecular biology. I've had quite a few people not fully understand why I want to go into elementary education. They seem to think I'm wasting potential. Whatever. :roll: If I can impart my knowledge onto a new generation of thinkers, I won't consider my potential wasted.

Starr Metcalfe 3 kids; Kentucky 504 posts
30th Jan '13

My nephew was homeschooled. His parents owned a decent sized small town business and it just worked out best to homeschool. He is a super intelligent kid who finished his high school work at 16 and is now going to school to be a pharmacy tech. It works for some families, not so for others.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Bangtail:" I decided to post this because I basically got thrown into homeschooling my sons, for lack of a better ... [snip!] ... Before doing it, I thought it was strange and even slightly irresponsible. Now, of course, my opinion has changed greatly."


I used to be against homeschooling. I thought they were all socially awkward, ignorant, ill-prepared for the real world, etc. Oh, how wrong was I!