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Work in academia


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Do you have experience working in academia? What kind of accomodations are reasonable and possible for that kind of work?
I never worked as an actual teacher. But I've been an Assistant Scout leader in different age groups. And I've been an Assistant Teacher in a couple homeschool co-ops. I've also homeschooled through almost all of my daughter's childhood.

So I really liked being an assistant. I would not want to be the main teacher. Because they have to do all the lesson plans, paperwork, bureaucracy, and disciplinary stuff.

Assistant teaching is fun, cos you get to play with the kids, and tutor them. You're the person that passes papers out or plays kickball with them. You do storytimes and art activities. You get to be the nice guy that everyone likes and remembers, without a lot of stress.

You might do a little teaching if the main teacher or scout leader is gone for whatever reason, but it's no sweat.
Homeschooling is wonderful, if you have children.

In my state all you have to do is notify the school district that you intend on homeschooling. Then every three years the kid takes a standardized test.

You pick whatever curriculum works best for your child's learning style. You can go at your child's pace.

Libraries let you check out books for longer periods, and many bookstores give you a special discount card. You can get discounts at museums and zoos too.

You can spend every day at the library, or any museums that have free admission.

I taught based on my daughter's interests, no more than four days a week, for about 2 hours a day. I let her go at her own pace. And because she had that time to explore her interests and self-educate through reading and discovery, she tested into an ivy league school.

I really, really loved teaching homeschool.

I actually was just talking to my daughter about pulling out her old science and art curricula and even though she graduated in 2022, I want to do the old science experiments and and art projects we never got a chance to do. Just for fun.

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