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35 Inspiring Homeschooling Quotes

35 inspiring homeschooling quotes for homeschooler parents
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Inspiring Homeschooling Quotes

I love quotes. And, if you’re reading this now on my blog, you can probably sorta kinda guess that I’m a fan of homeschooling too.

For me, reading a quote is like getting a quick shot of inspiration–or a you’ve got this, hang in there pep talk with a buddy). If you feel the same way, read on. If you happen to need a bigger does of cheerleading, then click over to When Homeschooling Has You In Tears, Mama, You’re Not Alone.

Oh, these inspiring homeschooling quotes also make perfect Instagram captions. 🙂

Homeschooling Quotes – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE These Quotations

1. “Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” – John Holt

2. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”  – Jim Rohn

3. “There’s nothing that stamps out the true love of learning more quickly than standardised testing and benchmarking.”- Grace Koelma

4. “The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. “I don’t want my children to grow up feeling pressured to believe that ther is only one ‘right’ path in life. I want them to know there are many ‘right’ paths, including those made of dirt.” – Julie from Kids Trail Running

6. “Homeschooling might raise a few eyebrows and that’s okay.” – Tristan Devitt

7. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead

8. “I homeschool my children not to prepare them for tests but to prepare them for life. – Tamara L. Chilver

9. “School is not the only place to learn to grow up.” -Patrick Farenga

10. “Once upon a time I said, ‘I won’t homeschool my children. Then I did. And I’ve never looked back. End of story.” – Julie from

11. “Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin

12. “Children learn from anything and everything they see. They learn wherever they are, not just in special learning places.” – John Holt

13. “Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write, and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier does not equal better. – Magda Gerber

14. “Self-education is the only possible education; The rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature.” – Charlotte Mason

15. “I’m a rebel (by choice), I choose how I look, how I act, and I choose who I’m going to be.” – Wanderteen

16. “Even though I was talking to myself, I am not crazy. I am a Homeschool Mom, that was just a parent teacher conference.” – Unknown

17. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” -Ghandi

18. “Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take the walls away.” – Erin Kenny

19. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

20. “Grades don’t measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager.” – Alfie Kohn

21. “I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.” – Simone de Beauvoir

22. “Educating a child is a natural process. Homeschooling is nothing more than an extension of parenting.” – John Taylor Gatto

23. “Children are born persons.” – Charlotte Mason

24. “Learning is creation. Not consumption. Knowledge is not something a learner absorbs, but something a learner creates.” – George Couros

25. Unschooling is creating an environment in which children can learn easily and naturally all of the time.” – Sandra Dodd

26. When you get down to it, unschooling is just a fancy term for ‘life’ or ‘growing up uninstitutionalized.” – Grace Llewellyn

27. “It’s not that you can’t ever say no to your unschooler or ask for help around the house. It’s how you say it. No, ‘because I said so’ is not the same as No, ‘because I have my own boundaries.’ Freedom, choice, and respect go both ways. And that makes all the difference. – Julie from Wanderschool

28. “I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

29. “Homeschooling is like crafting with glitter. It’s messy and scary but so worth it.” – Unknown

30. “I wish my fourth grade teacher who said, “We are not here to socialize,” would please tell that to everyone who asks me about homeschool socialization.” – Unknown

31. “School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.” -Ivan Illich

32. “Any child who can spend an hour or two a day, or more if he wants, with adults that he likes, who are interested in the world and like to talk about it, will on most days learn far more from their talk than he would learn in a week of school.” – John Holt

33. “For those of you who may be homeschooled: high school is that four-year asylum where they put teenagers because we have no idea what else to do with them.”- Anthony Esolen

34. “The idea is to educate, not follow anyone’s schedule about when something should be studied.” – Ray Drouillard

35. “I’ve never met a homeschooling mum (who homeschooled for more than a couple of years) who regretted her decision. But I’ve met plenty of school moms who have regretted sending their kids to school.” – Rebecca Devitt

Know of other inspiring homeschooling quotes that should have made the list? Have a favorite homeschooling quote? Share it and put a smile on my face. 🙂

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