What We Learned From Two Weeks In Public School
In what can only be described as a surreal moment, I found myself signing documents to enroll my son in public school last month.
I love homeschooling.
My sons love homeschooling.
I write all about how much homeschooling has made a tremendous impact on my sons’ education, despite their learning differences. The longer we homeschool, the more I can imagine us continuing to do it all the way through high school.
So it took a lot to sign those documents. But it was worth it.
The school program was through the hospital my son was admitted to last month. Nursing staff, therapists and teachers alike provided ongoing care each day.
My son was officially in public school for two weeks.
And I learned so very much.
Shawna Wingert is a special education teacher turned educational consultant, and mom of two brilliant boys who have learning differences and special needs.
Shawna has also written four books: Everyday Autism, Special Education at Home, Parenting Chaos, and Homeschooling Your Child With Special Needs. A passionate advocate for individualized education, Shawna is frequently featured on Today.com, Simple Homeschool, Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers and The Mighty. She can also be found supporting parents online at her own site, DifferentByDesignLearning.com.