Monday Motivation: Educators Transforming and Molding Precious Individuals

Are you an educator longing for the days of summer walks, sipping lemonade on the lanai, or sharing colorful girl talk with your friends? Instead of mourning the loss of summer become excited about transforming and molding precious individuals. At the beginning of the school year, you are given a chance to shed love, show temperament and kindness through your actions to each student. Take time to hear their concerns and react with care; withholding harsh criticism. Your students are very impressionable and rely on you to make a positive impact in their lives. Galatians 5:22 states, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

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Many of us can remember the one teacher that impacted our lives. We looked forward to that one class or just being acknowledged by that one teacher. I recall the first day teaching Anatomy and Physiology. My students were not much older than me so I had to make a positive impression. As I introduced myself, I told them to close their eyes and meditate on the subject written on the board. I then proceeded to play rainforest sounds in the background. As you can imagine, I was not your typical teacher. Throughout the year, I continued to use various methodologies to teach subject matter. Each day, the first fifteen minutes of class was devoted to releasing the cares of the world and clearing their mind to focus solely on the subject matter. The kids were delighted to partake and many are still practicing meditation today. This changed their lives for the greater and that is goal of teaching – transforming lives.

Back-to-School Tips for Educators

  • Start the school year with a firm foundation
  • Create an assigned seating chart and have ready for students as they enter the classroom
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Stay abreast of lesson plans
  • Keep students constantly engaged
  • Set rules and regulations and provide positive reinforcements
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