When your employer sent you home to work, did you take comfort that the mandate included the entire herd of co-workers and supervisors? That you weren’t the lone guinea pig?
For countless businesses, #WFH is the new normal, adopting what entrepreneurs leveraged years ago as the internet grew into the mainstream. Likewise, there’s an exodus from schools—even if you can’t see the caravan.
No homeschooling parent or student is a guinea pig.
Consider for a moment that homeschooling is really the world’s oldest profession . . . after hunting and gathering. In fact, should you decide to homeschool your children, they will be in stellar company1,2:
George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Polk, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Bethany Hamilton – Professional surfer who lost her left arm to a shark attack then returned to professional surfing
Bode Miller – The most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time
Serena and Venus Williams – Multiple grand slam tennis champions and Olympic gold medalists
Sage Katsenberg – Won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in men's snowboard slopestyle
Blake Griffin – Professional basketball player (No. 1 overall draft pick)
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova – Former world No. 1 tennis player
Michelle Kwan – Five-time figure skating world champion and winner of bronze and silver Olympic medals
Simone Biles – Olympic gymnast, 4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze medals
Scientists & Inventors
Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, Oliver Heaviside, Erik Demaine, Albert Einstein, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Alexander Graham Bell, Guglielmo Marconi
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, C.S. Lewis, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Charles Dickens, Robert Frost, Hans Christian Anderson, Agatha Christie, Pearl Buck, Louisa May Alcott
Amadeo Giannini – Bank of America’s founder
Horace Greeley – New York Tribune founder
Ray Kroc – Founder of McDonald’s
Joseph Pulitzer – Newspaper publisher; established Pulitzer Prize
Dave Thomas – Founder of the Wendy’s
Edgar Thomson – Chief engineer, Pennsylvania Railroad
Colonel Harland Sanders – Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken
Bill Lear – The Lear Jet Corporation, manufacturer of business jets
David Karp – Founded Tumblr at the age of 20
Jan Koum – Founder of Whatsapp
Ron Wayone – Co-founder of Apple
Kevin Systrom – CEO of Instagram
Condoleezza Rice, Susan B. Anthony, Mozart, Booker T. Washington, Clara Barton, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake, Sandra Day O'Connor . . . and the list goes on.
So, the only guinea pig in your homeschool classroom is your student’s—perhaps the teacher’s—pet.
TL;DR: From Albert Einstein to Serena Williams, homeschoolers rock. You got this!
To Your Success!
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