Home Schooling Dad?

If you don’t already know, we home school our kids. I use we as a very loose term here because honestly up to this point I have not really had a lot to do with it. To borrow a line from Dr. Ray Guarendi, I will occasional pick up a book. I hope that over the years I have done more than that, but I will admit that I have not been very good about it.

I know that I would say, yeah I can do that, and do it for a while and either get busy or forget about it, and the rest of it would fall back in my wife’s lap. Or worse, I would come up with a new plan to make it work better, get it started and then leave the administration overhead in her lap. Not very helpful.

As of now, I am going to make a concerted effort, to take a much larger roll in homeschooling our kids. That means more on planning and scheduling, and grading and actually teaching. I plan to post some kind of regular homeschooling updates in an effort to keep myself on track and accountable.

I am still at the excited stage here. I know that this is going to be work but I am looking forward to it. I have some ideas about how I can help, and my wife has given me a list of things that she wants me to try to do. I am ready to tackle that list. The list does look pretty straight forward so I think it can be done.

I am also hoping that I will be able to incorporated some technology into the daily routine (being that I am a technology guy) and will be scouring the internet for tools and tricks. I also hope to write some reviews of the technology I have found.

So that is it. I am looking to you folks to keep me honest. If you are a homeschooling dad and you want to share your experiences, or tools that you have found useful please feel free to share them.

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