The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. John 3;2
I know that the topic of this post may seem alarming to some of you.
But I needed to address this matter of how dedicated and committed individuals who are teachers are not getting the respect and recognition that they deserve.
Every year before school opens, I witness firsthand my youngest sister and friends who are teachers, go school shopping to purchase needed books, supplies and other necessities so that their students will have a good start to the school year.
The teachers that I know personally are fully committed and dedicated to giving each student the very best education and above. They will sacrifice at times their own spare time to work with a student who is struggling academically. And they will without hesitation take a personal interest in each student overall well-being.
The teachers that I know are constantly thinking about how they can challenge their students to excel not only in the classroom but also in their community.
Despite the hardship of knowing that public education is constantly being cut, teachers are in my opinion the foundation of hope for the future generation.
Yes, I would say when I was young and attended grade school, there were many teachers who motivated and inspired me to achieve the impossible dream.
So here is a list to parents as a warning:
Don’t Trust Your Child with a Teacher if…
1. You don’t know the teacher name or room number
2. You refuse to show up for Open House
3. You believe your taxes cover for you when your child is scheduled for a Teacher-Parent Conference
4. You receive a call during the middle of the day to discuss your child’s misbehavior
5. You feel that you know more about your child in school than the teacher
6. You call up the principal to make a complaint against your child’s teacher for during their job
7. You are only concerned after your child is failing to turn in homework
8. You know your child is a bully at home and a bully at school(and you refuse to correct the problem)
9. You think your child doesn’t need to be educated (they just need a place to socialize while you are at work or home)
10. You never volunteer or take the initiative to know what are the school rules and policies for each year
May every parent, teacher and their students have a safe, engaging and purposeful school year.
In Him Alone
The Counterfeit Christian
2016 The Year of Our Lord