When I started homeschooling I was
afraid that I wasn’t able to be the kind of educator my children needed.
My name is Evelyn Jenkins and I began homeschooling 13 years ago. Early on, a
friend invited me to a Classical Conversations information meeting. I left
that meeting understanding only about half of the ideas that were shared. But I realized my
home school needed a purpose beyond getting good grades – that completing a
worksheet didn’t necessarily mean my children were learning anything, it just
meant we were really busy checking off the boxes. Satisfaction came when my
children and I began to enjoy learning together and seeing how things were connected.
This joy of learning gave us a purpose: pursuing goodness, truth, and beauty
instead of completing a curriculum at the same pace as everyone else.
My favorite part of the Foundation’s curriculum is a section titled “Becoming
Transformed.” The truths conveyed over these four pages remind me that I don’t
have to resolve my shortcomings in order to teach my children; I am on a journey
of transformation a journey where God helps me to know him, and to raise a
generation who will carry on making him known