I'm guessing there's a good chance that Mom does most, or maybe all, of the homeschool teaching. Sometimes, it's out of necessity and sometimes, it might be that Dad isn't sure how to get involved. As a military family, I do a very large majority of the instructing because Adam has a schedule that doesn't always mean he'll be home every night.
There are times, however, when he is here that he takes over teaching a subject or helping one of the boys work on a project. It's very exciting for the kids when Dad takes on the role of teacher and it's very helpful to me for a few reasons. In some areas, he's more knowledgeable on the subject at hand. I also find that in our homeschool, and in our life together, his mind works in very different ways than mine. He explains things differently, he approaches subject from an alternate angle, and he can speak "boy" where sometimes I lack the ability.
If Mom is the primary home educator, how can Dad get more involved in teaching?
#1. Ask Him!
#2. Ask Dad Teach the Stuff He KnowsIt helps if the subject he's teaching is one in which he excels or enjoys. Adam "gets" science in ways I don't think I ever will. I've always struggled to understand certain aspects of the subject. I think one of the biggest reasons I started a Science Series on my blog was to also help me understand what we were talking about in school! He's also got a brain for math. I get math better than I do science, but my approach is often different than how Adam approaches a math problem. More often than not, if the boys are coming to him in need of math help, he can assist them in ways I hadn't thought of suggesting.
Does Dad help out in your homeschool? In what ways does Dad being involved make your homeschool even better?