Response 3 Respond to each one with at least 100-150 words
Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version)11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
When a teacher plans activities and instructional lessons, it is by the standards that are set to that student’s grade level. Using those standards, teachers are placed to deliver the material to the best of their abilities. There has to be an understanding between student and teacher that the adult is there to help you throughout the education process for good. A teacher has to make sure that the class material is meeting those standards, as well as helping the students understand the work when needed. I believe it is a beautiful thing for a teacher to either give encouraging words to the students or provide a motivational path to anything that seems difficult to the students.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
I can see myself using this scripture to aid me in my trying times but remembering the bigger picture. The goal is to teach, but also show your students that you believe in their abilities to grow with knowledge and have a better understanding. As a teacher, if you are only going by the trouble times that you or the students are having; it only shows that you do not believe in your ability to make a change in a student’s life nor the learning process that is at hand.
Titus 2:7 (NIV)In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness
I believe that in teaching, teachers should always show integrity and seriousness. A teacher showing integrity can show the students that he or she stands for them as a whole class, and also show fairness within the classroom. A teacher can be a great and fun teacher. However, your students should be able to know when it is time to be serious. Seriousness will have to be shown more than have the time. There are going to be some days that a teacher can make learning fun, but also when it’s time to serious about the lesson. Setting examples by going what good for a teacher would be to interact with the students. Showing that you enjoying teaching, staying on task, getting work completed, and having a positive outlook we also having students want to do better.
1 Peter 5:2 (NIV)Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve.
Teaching students is a state of wanting to help and see others succeed. Teachers are making a difference in children’s lives one standard at a time. God’s flock would be the students, so being a teacher is taking students under your wings and providing them with a set of wings of their own. I would use this scripture by being open to my students of how eager and motivated to see that they are successful with the curriculum aim.
Galatians 6:9 (NIV)Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
I can use this scripture to show students that working hard will always pay off when you work harder and stay on task.
As an educator, we must first attain a superior level of mental, physcial, and spiritual wellness. Galation 6:9 reads “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”. That phrase, In the proper time, is so powerful throughout the bible. From Genesis to Revelation a sense of time is emphasize throughout all parables and stories from various authors of the books of the Holy bible. In education, patience is a vital part of mastering new skills or content. The expectation of us as educators is for our students to successfully gain an understanding as quickly as poossible. We want our test scores to illlustrate our efforts to teach at an effective level to meet national and state standards.
In Romans 12:4, Paul writes and compares our physical body and its mutlifunctionality in refernce to our physical classes where each student has different gifts. This notion includes having different learning styles, test taking skills, or even behavior and mental disabilities that can effect the time given to mastery a particular curriculum aim. When times as such arise, you should reference II Corinthains 5:7, “For we live by faith not by sight”. The physical factors, such as test scores and overall assessment, can always change with a positive attitude towards correction. Be as Titus in this moment, as Titus 2:7 reads “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speeech that cannot be condemned, so who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us”. Be as Titus and be the visual of what students need as a mentor. Spiritually, make your request known to God through prayer and petition [Phililppians 4:6-7] and trust that in the proper time your students will show signs of improvement. I know my devine gift is teaching. After meditating on these scriptures, I will transform into a better man as well as an educator.
1. Jeremiah 29:11 This verse teaches me that as a Christians, I may be faced with difficult situations but I can take comfort in this verse. It is a given that at times I will be faced with a tough situations that I may not be rescued from immediately. But I know that God has a plan for my life and no matter what situation that I am faced with He can walk through it with me. I am comforted in the fact that I know that God has a plan for me, He gives me the desires of my heart and He knows how important teaching is to me therefore He has my back.
2. Corinthians 5:7 This passage reminds me that I walk by faith not sight. I might have had a bad day at school but I can be assured that as I maintain my faith, no matter what the day has brought, I can press on forward and continue to live out the plan that God has for my life which includes being a loving and caring teacher for my students.
1. Titus 2:7,1 This passage reminds me that I should maintain my integrity at all cost. I will be a positive role model for my students, setting a good example for them to follow. As I teach I will show integrity, and be serious showing a sound foundation
2. Peter 5:2 God gave me the gift to teach. I will be the shepard over my flock of students, exercising oversight by watching over them, and not becoming compulsive
3. Galatians 6:9 Being a teacher can become tiresome at times but this passage reminds me that I should not get tired in doing good. I will reap the benefits of my labor as I see the progress in my students. As a teacher, I sow the seed f knowledge into my students.
1. Philippans 4:6-7 From this passage I can learn how to handle anxiety. It tells me to not be anxious about anything and to pray if I fell that I am becoming overwhelmed so that I can reject anxiety.
2. Romans 12:4-8 This passage tells me that as a teacher, I should do well within my calling, presenting myself as a godly vessel and exercising my gift from God.