Homeschool Quotes to Encourage You
Homeschooling can be an absolute joy. Watching our children learn to write, learn shapes, learn numbers, and so much more is a gift for all at home schooling parents. There are the hard days too. The days when nothing seems to go to plan, the days when we’re not getting along well with our children, the days when focus is difficult . We hope these quotes will provide you some encouragement on the good days, and the hard days. These are some of our favorite homeschooling quotes, with plenty of quotes from Ms. Montessori herself.
Homeschool Quotes To Encourage You
“It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.”
“Let us leave the life free to develop within the limits of the good, and let us observe this inner life developing. This is the whole of our mission.”
“The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home.”
-Harold B. Lee
“Kids who are in school just visit life sometimes, and then they have to stop to do homework or go to sleep early or get to school on time. They are constantly reminded they are “preparing for real life,” while being isolated from it.”
- Sandra Dodd
“Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire.”
- W.B. Yeats
“Homeschooling allows you the freedom to step off the highway of learning and take a more scenic route along a dirt road.”
- Tamara L. Chilver
“Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If he’s not interested, it’s like throwing marshmallows at his head and calling it eating.”
“An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and
understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
“The satisfaction which they find in their work has given them a grace and ease like that which comes from music.”
“Homeschooling allows you to make the curriculum fit the the child, rather than making the child fit the curriculum”
- Homeschool with Love
“The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.”
-David O. McKay
“Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled. They were not sent away from home each day to a place just for children but lived, learned, worked, and played in the real world, alongside adults and other children of all ages.”
“When you homeschool your children, you have to make sacrifices: of your time, of your energy, of your money. Speaking of money, you know, when I look back, living on one income all those years meant we didn’t drive expensive cars or go on extended high-end vacations. But that wasn’t important. What was important was that we had time together…nothing can replace that. You can have that time too. Concentrate on the positives, and enjoy your time with your kids. You won’t be sorry.”
“Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”`
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Amanda is a former Montessori teacher who is now homeschooling her only child, a seven-year-old boy. Her family resides in an Airstream that is parked in Colorado. She loves Colorado’s outdoor opportunities. When she’s not schooling, she also blogs at TreehouseDaily.com, works as a Virtual Assistant and loves reading and creating hand-lettering pieces.