"Why do you home school?"
"Aren't you just being over protective of them?"
"Are they really getting an education?"
"How do you know where they are at?"
"Are you sure you are qualified to teach your own child?"
The interview here will answer some of the questions.
Some do it for protective reasons, some do it for religious reasons, some do it because (insert your cultural or social stereotypical answer in here) but I don't. I do it for the education. So I know they are being challenged. So I know they are contributing to the world. Being world citizens.
Yes, to answer the qualified questions. I have worked in classrooms, been the TA, been a tutor, am currently a boy scout leader and girl scout leader (to huge groups of kids). I have a college education.
Now that we are past that, let's move onto the real interview!
The Q and A (from F&GW blog):
These are the questions-- read the full thing here for the answers!!
1. How many children are you currently homeschooling? How long have you been homeschooling?
I have three children that I home school currently. I have been homeschooling for 5 years now.
2. Have your children always been home-schooled? Why did you decide to home school?
3. How would you describe your style of homeschooling?
My style? Collective.
4. What does a typical day in your home school look like?
CHECK OUT THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE!
5. What kinds of tools or curriculum do you use to home school?
We use K12, School House Review, National Park Service, Smithosain Museums, etc.
What are the others?-- read it here!
6. Do you have a motto, quote, or scripture for your home school? Why did you pick it?
One is the same as cub scouts, "Do your best". (Can you tell I am a proud boy scout leader? LOL).
The other being this super awesome quote;
"Shoot for the Moon, if you miss you will land amongst the stars".
7. Is your spouse or other family members involved in your homeschooling?
8. What is your favorite part of homeschooling? What is your least favorite part?
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9. What is the best piece of advice you were given about homeschooling?
10. Finish this sentence: Homeschooling is…..
11. Advice would you give to someone who is considering homeschooling?
If I were to advise someone... that is hard. But it is 1000% worth it. If you feel your kid needs to be home schooled, do it. Even if your mum, sister, friend, husband, wife, does not approve it explain to them why and stick to your guns. It could be school safety, worried about what they are learning or not learning, worried about bullying, etc etc. Also, if you start and can't that is okay too! You can always give them teaching moments.
Via Bella is a blogger of many things (reviews, giveaway, homeschooling, scouting, parenting, life), a homeschooler, a scout leader of 67 kids for both boy scouts and girl scouts, a dreamer, an entrepreneur of many sorts, but above all this... a mum of 3 vivacious kids.
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