Almost always, the first question I get when meeting with homeschooling families is this: Which curriculum should I use?
Seems like a good question. But I'd like to propose that this is not the FIRST question you should ask. Take a look at my former blog posts on homeschooling to learn more about why you should have (and write down) a vision, or outcomes, define your values, and identify which homeschool methods or approach best fit your family's needs (and your strengths).
THEN, come back here and hear what I have to say about curriculum. In the short video below, I offer some practical tips that will help you know how to narrow down your curricular options.
Curriculum is a tool—and like any other area of life—you want to have the right tool for the job. Don't exhaust yourself trying to chop down a tree with a butter knife—find the curricular tool that best suits you!
Choosing a curriculum that doesn't align with your child’s student style could significantly hinder your family from having the homeschool experience you desire.
In less than eight minutes, you'll walk away with a few action steps that will help you chose the "right tool for the job."