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.
Go, teachers. It’s only bad because that good teacher is back, school is now in, and we are going to change lives every moment of every day. If you are a Christian, then the enemy is mumbling, “My goodness, is it time to start school again? Time to get busy. I got some destruction to cause.”
As I start a new school year, help me to remember the most important things and to keep them always in front of my face.
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?
Relax- I say all the time “Your stress doesn’t become my stress”, then help students with problem solutions. I also say “It is not about the messes and problems that we make, but how will we recover? How will we fix this?” I remind them that we are a work in progress and that progress sometimes takes a lot of work.
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
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