I am sure you have become an amazing homeschool curriculum researcher. It is a huge component of the homeschool job…What curriculum should I use? It’s the top question asked right after, “What about socialization?”
But here’s my question “What do you do when it is mom who hates the curriculum?” Do you preserve through it? Do you toss it? Do you admit to your friends, who all love it, that you can not teach it?
Last year I researched a certain curriculum to help my youngest son. I knew the hands-on approach would benefit him. I knew it was popular and well spoken about in the homeschool community. I bought two years of the program certain he would navigate the first level quickly.
Then…I could not figure out how to teach it. I read the teacher guide. I struggled through a few lessons. I conveniently forgot to teach the subject for a few days. I tried the teacher guide again. I repeated the lessons. I stopped teaching the subject. The guilt set in. [Read more...]