I love getting new curriculum because it gives me an opportunity to try something new with my kids. Sometimes we just need a good change of pace.
However, sometimes when we are in a rut, I place too much hope on a new curriculum. Like if I try something new, it will miraculously solve all the problems I’m having in math.
The first think you want to think about is your own teaching style. How do you learn? What appeals to you and what do you want to get out of the curriculum?
Be realistic, how much time can you really devote to it? I don’t know how many times I would have loved to jump into an intensive study or curriculum but it pulled too much time away from other subjects. It just wasn’t doable. [Read more...]