Curriculum Paralysis: How to Decide What to Use This Year

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Hey homeschoolers! This week I had a reader question about curriculum that I just had to respond to with a podcast episode. It was essentially this. I have so many curriculum options. How do I choose which to use this year? We’re going to chat about that in just a bit!
Curriculum paralysis

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Teaching Tip of the Week

Watch a video review to make decisions on curriculum. When I started using Periscope two years ago, I found the video reviews on the platform so helpful. If I watched live, I could not only see inside the books or online program, but I could ask questions of experienced users. Since then, I have been doing my own curriculum reviews on Facebook Live at my Psychowith6: Homeschool Sanity Facebook page. I would love to have you join me each week for these reviews and other tips you can use regardless of the curriculum you’re using. You can also search for video reviews on YouTube. If you have a question that hasn’t been asked, comment and you’ll get the information you need to make a decision.

This week (August 15th at 4 E/3C/2M/1P) I will be reviewing Grammar Galaxy live on the Free Homeschooling 101 Facebook page. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and to win a copy for free! The review will be added to YouTube and I am happy to answer your questions after the live video is over.

Links About Curriculum Paralysis

If your main struggle is curriculum addiction, you’ll want to listen to the podcast I did on the topic

I also did an episode on the questions you should ask when choosing curriculum.

Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher

Classical Conversations

Grammar Galaxy

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Have a happy homeschool week!

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