Teisha Priest

Writer / Author / Blogger
11 Years
Number of Children
Favorite Part of Homeschooling
When my kids ask the hard-to-answer questions!

I’m a home educator and work-from-home mother of four. My husband and I are raising our kids in rural Maine, where the winters are long, but the night skies are breathtaking. I’m drawn to the quiet, slower pace of life here—though between homeschooling and working, there’s still more than enough to fill my to-do list. My goal as a home educator is to give my children a solid academic foundation, the confidence to pursue their goals, and the curiosity to keep asking questions.

Homeschool Journey

Teisha spent time as a student in public school, private school, and homeschool settings. Understanding the pros and cons of all three, she decided that homeschooling was the option that would allow her the flexibility to offer her children a customized and challenging educational experience tailored to their individual needs. Taking an eclectic approach to education, her goal is to start with a strong academic base while encouraging curiosity and allowing her students room to explore when a particular subject piques their interest.

Homeschool Goals

Love of Learning

Encouraging curiosity and the desire to learn more.

Creativity & Talents

Inspiring creativity and the development of unique abilities.

Personal Responsibility

Instilling character and an understanding of the importance of personal responsibility.


A homeschool graduate, Teisha made the choice to forego formal college education, but that did not prevent her from continuing her education via individual classes, seminars, and reading. As a proponent of lifelong learning, she makes it a priority to set aside time to learn more about education, healthy mental and emotional development, as well as any other topic that captures her fancy.

Passions and Hobbies

Teisha was the kind of kid who always asked “Why?” and “What if?” She never outgrew asking those questions and still enjoys diving into a topic for no other reason than to satisfy her curiosity. In addition to writing about homeschooling and related topics, she also writes science fiction stories. When she needs a break from books and writing, she picks up her knitting needles or indulges in a bit of amateur astronomy.

Explore Teisha’s Writings

Crowdfunding: How Technology Has Changed Inventing

With the growth and use of technology comes the change of inventing. How people are bringing their new inventions to the market has changed as...

How Things Work: Choosing Wood

With so many varieties of wood, the possibilities are endless for woodworkers, both young and old, novice and experienced! People can use the...

How to Plan Projects

Planning projects can sometimes seem daunting, but it does not have to be! As you work with your student to set up a plan and schedule for their...

Wood Working Project: Raised Bed Garden

Learn how to build a raised garden bed that your whole family can participate in and enjoy! This can be a fun project for an aspiring...

Ford’s Assembly Line

On his quest to make his Ford Model T more affordable for the average worker, Henry Ford decided to alter the process of how the car was made....

Starting Fresh: Breaking the Cycle of Dysfunction

Our past experiences shape our present and our future. But even though we're shaped by them, we're not bound to repeat them. We can find the...

The Simplicity of Marriage

Marriage can be a crazy ride. But every day we can find simple opportunities to build our relationships and grow together. Restricted Access...

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Unique in its simplicity, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial is one of the easily recognizable memorials in Washington, D.C. The Vietnam Veteran’s...

Hammers: Then & Now

From ancient structures to the houses we live in and the cars we drive, there is a common factor that these things couldn’t be made without:...

Monumental Changes

As you walk through the different seasons of life, you will experience many changes. Activities engaged in as a dating couple or newlyweds will...

What’s It Made Of?

The world is full of amazing monuments and buildings. From limestone and marble to sarsen stone, we are able to take a trip back in time to see...

Life Skills Practice for Preschoolers

The preschool years are exciting ones as littles ones are learning new concepts almost daily! Much of this learning happens naturally as they...

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