Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Teachable Tuesday: Choosing Curriculum – Part I

Choosing Homeschool curriculum can be a daunting and overwhelming task, especially your first year. Where do you start? How do you know what will work for your childand you? Do you add in extra-curriculars? How do you determine where your child is in relation to said curriculum?

All these questions and more swim around in your head and can even make you crazy at times! So today, let’s look at some practical and helpful tips when choosing curriculum.

If you’ve not studied them before, you may need to do some reading on learning styles. I have found this website very helpful in just doing some basic research. I enjoyed reading about the Learning Styles as well as the Multiple Intelligences. It’s very good information and you may even be able to read it and know for sure what your child’s learning style is.

More information about learning styles

For those of you who don’t know your child’s learning style, consider taking one or both of the following tests. You will answer a few questions from your child’s perspective. It will then give you your child’s learning style. Quick and simple!

Another Learning Styles Test

Learning Styles Test

So, now what?? What do you do with these answers?  If you look at this link from the previous website, you will seePractical tips on how to use your learning styles to help you learn.” This link gives you GREAT ideas of things to do with your child pertaining to their learning styles. I have found these to be extremely helpful considering my oldest is a Tactile learner and I am a Visual/Auditory learner. These ideas have clued me in on his learning style and what I can do to help him learn better and more efficiently.

How do you choose curriculum? What websites do you recommend? Please share with us so we can help each other in this journey!!


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