So what's the [MY!] problem with teaching it?
There are these random successful days when I can juggle our schedule and then do like 2 weeks worth of experiments all in one day. Those are proud moments. I feel like a Nobel Peace Prize winner when that happens. Sadly they, like the bestowing of the elusive Nobel Peace Prize, are rare moments. Like once every 4 months kind of rare.
So what DO I need to conquer my struggle with Science and start being Lord Wellington instead of Napoleon at Waterloo?
- I need there to be cohesion in the science studies--to be able to study one subject in detail for a week or two or three!
- I need there to be opportunity for a LOT of independent work--both the teaching and the hands-on.
- I need to be more of the guide than the teacher.
- I need the curriculum to be 80-90% all planned out for me, so that I only have to worry about 10-20% instead of the whole she-bang.
With even these four changes I know that I can love teaching science again. That I can have it to be the favorite because we do it all the time. That it can stop being a "treat" and be a real core subject in our homeschool. That I can embrace it, knowing that I am riding to victory instead of probable defeat!
Do you have a subject that you struggle to teach? Come see what some of the other Schoolhouse Review Crew members have chosen as THEIR trouble area and see if you can find yours!