I am an expert at this. As I sit here on Sunday afternoon, you know what I am feeling: impending dread, a tidal wave about to crash. I am looking at lesson plans that are congruent and Common Core Aligned(buzz words that get on my nerves), Rachel McBroom)If you are an educator, you are also. Since there is release and freedom in sharing our burdens, let’s release this one.
You and I didn’t choose teaching: it choose us. I’m in.
“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
I am a good teacher. No, I am an excellent teacher. God has equipped me and called me to teach these children. They may be a well disciplined class or not, but God has me right where He wants me and I have a job to do. I can change a child’s life forever by educating and loving him/her.
Not long ago, as I prepped for the Fueled Retreat where I will lead two sessions on being a Christian teacher in a public school, I came across this great article and wanted to share. DO not be discouraged: pray constantly about our role as a teacher, for our fellow teachers, admin and for our students. We cannot and are not supposed to know how far our influence goes and in what ways God will answer those prayers.
Week one: the Keurig in my classroom bit the dust, I found 4 rose plants that I had bought last Saturday and remembered them a week later, I lost 2 lbs.
Those first PD days will make you wonder “What in the world did I get myself into?” We are taught to give students little bits of info at a time not to overwhelm them, and then great intentioned professionals from that central office come and do the opposite to us. We all feel that pain. Walk away and daily list your priorities. Some of that stuff does not matter-shhhhhh….
Yep. August is upon us. We must now march into a “Yay! School is back in and we are so excited about the new school year!” meeting all knowing that we are not that excited. For me, so many of my friends are retiring-HOW AM I STILL HERE?
I refuse to be afraid of something that my God is bigger than. I refuse to be afraid of something that I have power over. My God is bigger and more powerful. I am nothing, but He is everything. I am covered by the blood of a King. I am His.
No weapon formed.
I got friends in high places.
I am a 25+ veteran, which means I don’t have it all right, but I am dangerous. I speak the truth.
This article has great info for high and middle teachers. I love her web site and it looks like a wealth of info. I especially love this article being a Christ follower myself.