Christian teachers are much more than simply instructors,they are disciple-makers whose work may be more closely related to coaching than to telling. Those who say to their students, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” 1 Corinthians 11:1.
Five words every child needs to hear
So many of our young people fall apart after graduating because influential adults at school focused so much on their current happiness, they forgot about their future readiness. Here Tim Elmore introduces five words that young people need to hear from an influential adult at school. They are words that Jesus echoed often to his disciples in the Gospel accounts. Read more …..
A Dangerous Teacher
Teachers are dangerous people. At least the good ones are. They start fires in the dry and tender imaginations of young people. On rare occasions you meet one of these educators. If you’re really lucky, you have one for a teacher. In either case, you are never the same. Lorraine Jasso was one such teacher…Read More….
We teach who we are!
Our long read for this edition is a classical bit of writing, an adaptation of the first chapter of The Courage to Teach (Jossey-Bass, 2007) by Parker J. Palmer. He argues persuasively that “good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.” Read more…