Hello & Welcome to Teach Beside Me!


This is a website focused on educating children in hands-on creative ways. I am here to help you do that!  The goal of my site is to help YOU by sharing our journey and our ideas.  I am a former public school teacher and a homeschool mom of over 13 years and I want to share what I have learned with YOU. 
Whether you are a homeschooler or a teacher, you will discover new ways to teach kids so they will love learning! 
  • You CAN reach all kids with engaging learning activities.
  • You WILL see their learning expand and develop because they will care about learning!
  • You CAN feel confident and excited about teaching again!
  • Your students will CRAVE what you are teaching them and love every step of the way.
  • You won’t worry (so much) about meeting standards because you will be ROCKING it as a teacher!

Imagine an engaging math lesson that kids want to do again and again or science lessons that have kids on the edge of their seats with excitement. And now imagine, having the planning work done for you! Does this bring a smile to your face?

When you become a member of the Teach Beside Me Community, you will learn how to ignite and inspire a love of learning in all students through a wealth of hands-on experiential learning activities. What does it mean to join my community?  You can subscribe below to get my weekly updates & deals.  You will also get access to a huge library of FREE printable to use in your homeschool, classroom, or wherever you work with children. 

It is an understatement to say that I am passionate about education. I have always loved teaching and learning and have taught at every level from preschool through high school. When my first child was nearing school age, I struggled to send him off to school and felt an intense desire to teach him myself. But I was terrified! The funny thing is, it felt harder to teach my own children than a room full of high schoolers!  So, I started learning more. I re-read the child development books from my college years and devoured any teaching and homeschooling books I could find.  This gave me the courage and understanding to teach my kids at home.

Now, after years of teaching and studying, I know what works.  I know how to light the fire of learning and the passion that drive kids to want to know more!  I find such joy in teaching these eager learners.  Watching their faces light up with understanding when they grasp new concepts is so amazing.  I have seen learning come alive on their bright faces. I am making education an experience that my kids will remember. And for these reasons, I am sharing my teaching ideas with others. I want to show you how to do the same in your classroom or homeschool! 

I have homeschooled my kids for over 11 years now, from preschool through middle school (so far!) I love my time teaching my kids, being able to watch them grow, explore and learn. I also love learning right along with them. I hope you enjoy learning and teaching beside me!
Visit my Printables Library to see some of the resources I have created to help you on your teaching  journey. Explore a bit and find more inspiration!  Sign up for my email list access to my FREE Printables library as well as weekly updates from my site. 

Now, I would absolutely LOVE to hear from you. Send me a note via email or social media: karyn@teachbesideme.com.
Tell me your biggest struggles, your greatest accomplishments, or any of your amazing  journey.   I’d love to help you and join with you in your accomplishments!