This is my fifth year as a home educator. To be honest, it’s only the second year I feel like I remotely know what I’m doing.
I guess you could say I’ve made enough mistakes at this point to know what works… and what doesn’t. So much of what we do as educators, whether in a traditional setting through paid employment or at home with our own children, comes through trial-and-error. I’d say that’s true of parenting, too.
One of the biggest challenges I’ve found as a homeschooler is having the confidence to try something, even if it doesn’t work. Taking that leap of faith to find that book, resource, or curriculum that clicks. That works.