A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. -Thomas Carruthers
I love that! SO true in homeschooling.
It is called working yourself out of a job in the corporate work. One of my great pleasures in my 20 moves in 40 years was to always have my replacement trained and a chance to successfully apply for the opening.
I see the ultimate goal of the teacher to be to make the student self-reliant.
Although it’s good to feel needed, it feels better to know that we are making our children self sufficient. At least, I hope I am! Sometimes I really wonder…the doubts of a frantic mom in the middle of her oldest daughter’s senior year : )
@quilt_cats – I know what you mean…that feeling of “oh no, what have we missed?”
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