Albuquerque Homeschool Forum / Classes and camps / a call for free homeschool classes by parents
Posted by: 122 (Guest), September 5, 2007, 8:41am
(copied from Chris)
Get's your attention, doesn't it? "Free" isn't a word we see enough in our community, but that can easily change. :)
Lots of you email me to ask why I teach classes (science club or writing club) for free, and a few of you generous, sweet moms have even offered to pay me anyway. I'm not the only one who's teaching something for free-Jona teaches literature, Kari organizes the Around the World Club, and lots of others do too. For everyone who wants to contribute, I ask them:
PAY IT FORWARD! PLEASE TEACH A CLASS FOR FREE!
Imagine if each of us taught just one class for free every year. Anything. 4 weeks of dance. 1 week of pottery. 3rd grade math. US History. High school basketball. French. Or organize a free club: Chess club. Debate club. Robotics club. Whatever. If every one of us would just volunteer to teach one class, whether it was 8 weeks long or just 1-2 days, we would have an awesome choice for the homeschoolers in this town.
Don't want to teach a group? Setup lunchtime game day at a bookstore! Organize a dance! Create some free event/opportunity for homeschoolers. Anything. Just pay it forward.
Don't have time? Need the money? Sorry, but that's not going to fly high with me!! As many of you know, I'm a single mom with no extended family. I homeschool and work full-time, and I'm always broke. And yes, I teach some free class every year. I'm no one special; All you need to have is a willingness to share your expertise and some of your time with some other homeschool kids.
When you teach for free, places like community centers and bookstores open up for you, just ask! You also teach your kids about giving back and building a community. Don't wait for the world to be the way you want it to be-open, sharing, caring-take a step to help make it happen! Find a subject, find a space, make your plans and post it here. People will come. They will participate and appreciate and then you can ask them to pay it forward and teach their own free class.
Just imagine the possibilities! My 2cents...for free, of course! ;) -Chris Tucker firstname.lastname@example.org