How long have you been a teacher?
I started teaching in 1989 and left the classroom behind to homeschool my kids. I taught in both middle school and high school settings. We've been homeschooling for nine years, and now I have one in elementary, one in middle, and one in high school at home. Some days are more productive than others, but the learning never stops at our house, and we incorporate "school" into our lives every day. There's nothing better than grabbing hold of the spontaneous moments that occur to discover something and follow my kids' interests, whether it is looking at an interesting bug, learning how to film a movie, or looking through WWII memorabilia at Grandma's house. My boys are inquisitive and imaginative, and if I can instill in them a love and desire to learn, then I've done my job.