Monday, October 17, 2011
I Will Take On This Challenge
Step one -- Pray
I prayed today, that the Lord would teach me how to manage, love, reach, teach and enjoy these kids. It is impossible without the help from God. All things are possible with Him. After praying this I checked the sub list and got a job teaching 4th grade tomorrow!! I believe God is giving me work to do.
Step two --search the Internet
I found some good advice by a teacher named Tom Bloch who said to get students to respect you, you must show respect them. He said once you've gotten to know them you can do this and it is the only way it will work. I've since added show respect to these kids to my list. How do I do this? I guess I will start by learning their names and speaking to them kindly while looking into their eyes --not deeply staring, but with gentle expression and noticing them. I have not done this step yet, as I just got home from school and started this list--just now.
Step three --Ask experienced teachers. Well, tomorrow I begin this new adventure with a sincere heart and with courage and bravery, I will ask the Lord to make me successful and to please, bless me.
He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Psalm 18:33-35 When I finally have some success stories to share, I will give God the credit for helping me. I will share what happens in posts to come.