Episode 30: Thoughts on Choosing and Using Curriculum

It’s that time of year when we are narrowing down our curriculum choices, when the hope is high that we’ll find something that will really work and ignite our homeschool to be better than it’s ever been. Cuz maybe this past year was disappointing (which actually is probably true for everyone this time around, what with quarantining and all).

Yet you don’t know where to start or how to find that perfect something. Or you’re overwhelmed with all the choices. It’s almost worse than choosing from the dessert menu at Cheescake Factory!

Do you need someone to give you some pointers? That’s where this podcast episode comes in. I’ll share my thoughts on choosing and using curriculum so you don’t set yourself up to fail. It’s gotta work for YOU, right?

As always you’ll hear my practical viewpoint that you might not find elsewhere. I want you to feel encouraged and inspired—but with no pressure. We’ve all got lots going on; no one needs to turn this into yet another thing that we feel like we’re not good at. So in 15 minutes you can regain perspective and get motivated to press on!

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This episode sponsored by Unlock Math.

Unlock Math is an online video-based self-paced high school math curriculum that I am super impressed with. There is a real person on the videos, and lessons are presented in bite-size chunks for less overwhelm. There is as much practice as your kid needs plus adequate review. And it’s all done for you, but you still have options for adjusting individual grades. Their customer service can’t be beat! Use discount code ANNIE2020 for 15% off!

Resources mentioned in this episode (some referral links):

Tips for Curriculum Planning – with a free download

Dreaming Spires Home Learning

Beautiful Feet

Review of Beautiful Feet Modern History

Sonlight

Notgrass History

Apologia

Unlock Math — ANNIE2020 gets you 15% off!

Mr. D Math

Review/Interview with Mr. D

Rod & Staff

It’s Not that Hard to Homeschool High School Facebook group

Compass Classroom

Review of Compass Classroom 

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