If you are reading this, it is probable that we share a similar life choice: homeschooling. You may have found my blog through a Google search, through another homeschooling site or forum, or through word of mouth. However you ended up here, you are welcome, my friend.
Who am I? My name is Jennifer. I am a wife. A mother. A teacher. A Christian. I love reading, traveling, and Disneyland, but most of all, I love God and my family.
I worked for five years as a licensed special education teacher in an intensive learning classroom for students with autism. When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children, I admit that I had less trepidation than some others who have made the same choice. I had the training and knowledge to make educated decisions concerning curricula and teaching methodologies, but because most of my professional career had been focused on teaching within the realms of special education, I was concerned that little of my experience would transfer to my typical children. I soon realized that the years of writing individualized education plans, adapting core curriculum, differentiating each lesson to fit the skill level of many, and problem-solving learning challenges provided me with the know-how to customize my children’s education and armed me with techniques to conquer the road blocks we would face. I realize that many homeschoolers may not have this advantage, and so Dear Homeschooler was born. I aspire to share my experience and knowledge with you, but I also desire to build of community of support, that we can learn, encourage, and inspire one other.
I hope this is the first of many correspondences we will share.