3 Tips for Transitioning from Parent to Homeschool Teacher


It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of homeschooling your own children was still seen as odd by most parents. For mothers and fathers that work a full-time job, there’s not enough time to plan classes and look after your child’s education too.

However, as it becomes increasingly difficult for parents to get the kind of educational experiences they want for their children, homeschooling is growing more appealing.

Many parents are also considering this route for safety reasons. In 2020, it became almost essential for parents to help their children embrace the age of homeschooling, along with helping them to use online tools for lessons. So, how do you make the transition if you’re thinking of becoming a teacher and parent in one?

Update Your Skills

You don’t always need a full college education to succeed as a homeschool teacher. However, you can finance your chance for success with your children by taking out a student loan and paying for a college refresher course. Now could be the perfect time to learn some new studying tactics, and you might find that you enjoy the process enough that you want to take your new activity even further.

With a degree, you can go beyond just homeschooling your own children, and start making some extra money on the side by tutoring other students in need of additional help. This is a great option if you’re giving up your full-time job for homeschooling full-time.

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Invest in the Right Tech

Technology is the key to successful home schooling in the modern environment. Today’s students are learning through everything from tablets and smartphones, to video conferencing applications on their computers. Whether you’re becoming a full-time teacher for your child, or you’re just supporting another educator with extra lessons and guidance, you need the right tech.

Ensure that you do your research into the kind of tools you and your child are going to need, and how you can make sure that you’re well-equipped for each student year and curriculum. Remember, there are different options out there depending on the age of your child. You can look for reviews and insights online to guide you.

Do Your Research

Finally, make sure that you’re properly informed. It’s important to know how much time and effort actually goes into being a homeschool teacher for your child. You might discover that you really don’t have enough time to do this yourself and need to seek out extra support. You might also need to invest in a bit of extra training time before you’re ready to jump in.

Researching the homeschooling experience also means knowing how to protect yourself and your child from the dangers of the internet when they’re getting a digital education. Knowing how to separate tools and applications that are safe to use and child friendly from options that could cause serious problems for you in the future is essential.

Get as much information as you can about everything you’re going to be using before you invest, whether it’s an online lesson planning tool or an app on your child’s smartphone.

So, if you’re thinking of taking the step to becoming a homeschool teacher, these tips will hopefully put you on the right track.


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Education born and bred. I have worked as a teacher for many private language schools, as a test centre administrator, as a teacher trainer, as an educational consultant, and as a publisher. I am an advocate for literacy and a huge proponent of using technology in the classroom. I mostly write about English Language Teaching. I live in Oxford.


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