This report declares that the best teachers are those who possess a passion to convey knowledge with a sense of purpose. Parents motivated with a passionate spiritual conviction have a sustained energy for teaching their child more so than a relative stranger of unknown conviction at public school. These parents generate an infectious enthusiasm about whatever subject they are teaching, a virtue that motivates kids. Homeschooling allows a parent to weave their spiritual convictions into every facet of their curriculum. Nothing is more important to the heart of people’s motivation than their personal beliefs. Everyone has convictions of some description; something that has alters their lives in a positive way, something that is etched in deep in their soul. Some people can express it, some cannot find words for it, but everyone has it.
This essay stresses that the homeschooled child benefits from socialization skills that are community-based rather than socialization based in the classroom. This advantage takes them away from confinement with other kids their own age. Public school classrooms are divided by age, not scholastic ability or maturity level. The expressions ‘all boats float at the same level’ and ‘a chain is only as strong as its weakest link’ applies. Exceptional kids are held back at public school but are accelerated academically and socially by the home-school experience. The socialization at home is not the contrived, artificial socialization found in the classroom. In the conventional public class the environment is influenced by an unfamiliar adult. ...Show more