Fonts can be fun, plain and simple.

A quick glance at my computer, you'll see that I'm a bit of a font collector. Bold, fanciful, script, and even doodle fonts. Please don't get me started on font pairings…

One of my proudest moments came a few years ago, when I influenced my school to start using fonts from Kimberly Geswein (see ya later Comic Sans).

Why are fonts so fun?

I think it's because they offer us a low-risk opportunity to show off our artistic side and maybe even a bit of our personality in our work.

There is one place I draw the line though – using these fonts in visual models for my students.

I recently posted the above plea on social media and engaged in fruitful conversation with other educators.

You can read the post here, but in a nutshell, I was pretty mortified once I realized the negative impact some of my “decorative” choices were having on my struggling writers.


I was asked to share some of my favorite fonts for special education. My first instinct was “no thank you” as I'm not a font expert in any way, shape, or form.

Fonts for Special Education

I decided to go ahead though in case it helps even one other educator.

What's your go-to font for student materials?

Please leave a message and let me know – I'd LOVE to check it out. Thanks šŸ™‚

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I'm Jennifer!

Iā€™m Jennifer and I was a special educator in the elementary school setting over the past decade. I entered the classroom every day dedicated to making learning inclusive AND engaging.

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