When Should I Consider Changing Curriculum?

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I recently had a conversation with a homeschooling mom who was new to our state and already feeling unhappy with the public online schooling program she chose to enroll with here in Colorado — and what made her feel worse is that she thought she was “stuck” for the year.

Depending on your state, your homeschooling options may be completely free, very restricted, or something in between. Even if you’re enrolled in a co-op or public enrichment program that comes with set curriculum, you most likely are not locked in for the entire year if you believe that it’s not working out for your family. And if you’re independently homeschooling, you can choose to change curriculum and make adjustments as you see fit — so there’s no reason to be stuck with something that’s not working for you.

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changinghomeschoolcurriculumJoin me at So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler, where I’m sharing my post on “When to Consider Changing Homeschool Curriculum.”

There are four common scenarios that often lead homeschoolers to consider changing curriculum during the school year: Find out what they are and how to identify if your family is in need of a change.

Now that you’re probably a month or two into your new school year, how are you feeling about the curriculum choices you’ve made? Did the puzzle pieces fall into place, or are you having challenges? How do you know when it’s time to consider making a change?

Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, editorial consultant, and home-educating mother of three daughters. She has been married for 26 years to her best friend Kenny, whom she met while attending Oral Roberts University in the early 90s. Renée was homeschooled during her last two years of high school and started homeschooling in 2010. A former journalist, she is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

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