Every parent is an educator and every educator is a parent – “in loco parentis” – a parent to their students in the classroom environment. Our theme in this edition is the intersection between parenting and teaching.
CNN featured this article in 2011 already and it was reposted a record 898 000 times. It was written by Ron Clark, an American teacher of the year who went on to open his own academy in Atlanta. It brings the relationship between teachers and parents down to that one essential ingredient: trust.
Rabbi Harold Kushner once said “When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul!” This piece from Parent Life magazine shows how parent-teachers can educate for spiritual formation of their children. For the original post, click here!
Here’s some great advice for parents and/or teachers who are feeling maybe it’s too late with a particular child: Expect the best, expect the stupid, keep them in church and keep them in the boat. Not every parent will have been there, but every Christian educator who has taught for some time has had students like this. For the original article, click here!
“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
– Proverbs 1:8.
By Ken Langley