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Classroom Teachers Are People Too

What do you really need in order to be a "great" homeschool?  What will happen if you don't get to Socratic dialog?  What if you mess up teaching state history, like I did?  Can you really provide quality college preparation without a public school guidance counselor?   Your homeschool CAN be a great homeschool - even without any of those things!  Focus on the LOVE of learning, you you will be successful.

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Hi Lee,

You’re newsletter introductory paragraph reminds me of my relative’s recent experience. She’s a public school teacher in California; due to a recent move she’s been working as a long-term substitute. When the regular teacher returned from maternity leave, my sister stayed on for a few days to help with the transition. She was dismayed to watch the teacher make mistakes about which hands are which on an analog clock and which side is which of the “greater than/less than sign.”

Homeschooling parents should remember that classroom teachers are people too and make plenty of mistakes. The Progressive movement in education has sold our society the lie that if someone has a government certificate, they have somehow “progressed” beyond the rest of us. It just isn’t so.

Very cordially,

~ A homeschool dad

Of course homeschoolers aren't perfect.  We all make mistakes sometimes. But don't feel too bad - ALL teachers mess up sometimes, even in a public school.  Take a deep breath, dust yourself off, and keep trying.  "Classroom teachers are people too" - and that means they are no more perfect than we are!
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Guest - Lee (website) on Monday, 15 March 2010 09:50

Cheryl,
I agree! I used to tell people I was "thinking for two." That must be difficult to be in a classroom full of people and say something you ordinarily wouldn't say. But I guess the message is this: don't beat yourself up. LOL!
Blessings,
Lee

Cheryl, I agree! I used to tell people I was "thinking for two." That must be difficult to be in a classroom full of people and say something you ordinarily wouldn't say. But I guess the message is this: don't beat yourself up. LOL! Blessings, Lee
Guest - Cheryl on Monday, 15 March 2010 09:22

haha.....I think that poor returning teacher still had pregnancy brain! I feel sorry for her, I remember what that was like!

haha.....I think that poor returning teacher still had pregnancy brain! I feel sorry for her, I remember what that was like!
Guest - theresa vogel on Monday, 15 March 2010 07:09

TO COOL...I believe it is all in the love of learning!!
Thank you for sharing this Lee!

TO COOL...I believe it is all in the love of learning!! Thank you for sharing this Lee!
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