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homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 27th '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 1 child; 2 angel babies; Las Vegas, Nevada 8884 posts
Jan 27th '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
Jan 27th '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 Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 27th '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 1 child; 2 angel babies; Las Vegas, Nevada 8884 posts
Jan 27th '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 19751 posts
Jan 27th '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
Jan 27th '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 57854 posts
Jan 27th '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
Jan 27th '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 Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Jan 27th '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."


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homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 27th '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 19751 posts
Jan 27th '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.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" Of course no one can know what goes on in every class and what every teacher is like, but you cannot ... [snip!] ... then 'teachers' in my country don't need a degree and people here have the same reactions about home education and schooling."


Some states require for the homeschooling parent to have some kind of degree in education (or some kind of teacher sign-off from my understanding), but not all. I don't personally feel I need a degree in education to teach my own children, but I take their education very seriously all the same.

Caydence's mommy 4/4/09 1 child; 2 angel babies; Las Vegas, Nevada 8884 posts
Jan 27th '13

In the end whatever choice you make is completely up to you. But know that even if you choose to put your child in public school it doesnt mean that you cant be involved in your child's education. Out here if you are born after a certain date you cant start kindergarten the same year you turn 5 which was the case with me. And since I wasnt able to start kindergarten until right before I turned 6 my grandparents toke the initiative to get very involved with starting my education at home while I was waiting to start school. Since my papal was pretty much a stay at home dad so he took control of my early education. By the time I entered public school thanks to the time my papal put into my education I was so far ahead of my classmates that they wanted to advance me to third grade which my grandparents refused to allow to happen. But as time went by and I progressed through public school my grandparents continued to be involved and continued to work with me at home and because of that I was a straight A student in all advanced classes and in the GATE program for the majority of my school years. So just know that no matter where your child receives his education the most important thing is that you as his parent stays involved and you push him to do his best and work with him to bring him to that next level.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57854 posts
Jan 27th '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" Of course no one can know what goes on in every class and what every teacher is like, but you cannot ... [snip!] ... then 'teachers' in my country don't need a degree and people here have the same reactions about home education and schooling."


It depends on the state and/or the private school, I believe.



I just think its wrong to assume that so many of us are just biding our time in the classroom, trying to get through the day. I work with 30 teachers and although we do have alot of pressure on us, we are a generally happy, excited bunch that go out of our way to make sure that our kids are well-taught and prepared for the future - even if it goes outside a predetermined curriculum.



I would never say negative things about homeschooling parents as a generalized rule and think its wrong to do so about any other form of education as well.