This article is a must read:
In 2006, I took the leap from public school teacher to home-school mom for my kindergarten daughter. I did what most home-school mothers do and joined a home-school group for support. To be honest, I thought I would be lending most of the support. I had the elementary education degree and many successful years of teaching under my belt. They should be so lucky to have me in the group.
Ego check! They didn’t need my advice on materials… I was overwhelmed by all the information, materials, activities and co-ops that these families were using.
As I made my way into this world, I was amazed at all the new options and ideas I had never seen or heard of as a public school teacher. These parents had a right to snub me and my ego.
Ex-teacher Amy Travis lets you in on the little secret about homeschooling that has been driven out of the public narrative by rhetoric and political posturing.
The secret? For decades homeschooling families have lead the way with their understanding of kids and learning. As this conventionally trained educator tells us, “in home-school circles I don’t even mention I was once a teacher in the public schools. It means nothing in the home-school world, and from what I have witnessed, it shouldn’t.”
Read the entire article here.