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May 18, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – A Teacher’s Prayer (10)

As I was thinking about the next main topic of this series (the bounty), I was struck while doing my morning devotions. Reading through Paul’s epistles has brought me to the book of Colossians. Before beginning the book, I read ..

May 2, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – Service (9)

Since it has been a few weeks since the last post in this series, so let’s quick revisit where we’ve been. We have been looking at some keys for teachers in maintaining good classroom management. We looked at “avoiding mutiny ..

Apr 12, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – The Show Mustn’t Go On (8)

“Develop your teacher persona.” An innocent enough phrase, at least on the surface. “Figure out who you are as a teacher.” Still, no major alarm bells. Then the thoughts get developed: “Think about how you want to portray yourself to ..

Mar 29, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – Matching Up (7)

First year teaching, groggy and still-waking up, I pulled into the parking lot at school. The early morning sun, having just crested the horizon, glinted on the frost still remaining on my windshield and side-windows. Opening the door of my ..

Mar 21, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – Hoping to Avoid Mutiny (6)

We’re going to be taking a slight detour from discussing qualifications of good teachers and the reasonings behind our current teacher shortage to talk, in a short series of posts, about something relevant for both prospective teachers and established teachers ..

Mar 14, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – Pulled (5)

Dipping the sleek paddle edge into the water, I glide the kayak smoothly through the calm waters of the lake. The early morning mist rises from the water in a blanket, covering the surface in a cloud-like embrace. On the ..

Mar 8, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – Then I Won’t Want to Teach (4)

It was 2013. I was no longer in education. I’d officially notified the College of Education at Grand Valley State University that I wouldn’t be continuing in the Fall. Now what? I’d be continuing my education to finish with a ..

Feb 28, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – Those Who Can…Teach (3)

“You’ve all probably heard,” my professor began, “the phrase ‘those who can’t..teach’. It’s our job to debunk that myth because it’s not true.” Huh? I’d never heard that phrase before. The professor continued, “Many in our society don’t appreciate the ..

Feb 22, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – Supply-and-Demand (2)

January, 2012. A few years into college and a few years to go. Each week I would look in the church bulletin, read it over. One thing that would draw my particular interest during those first few months of the ..

Feb 15, 2019

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A Heart to Teach – Be Still and Know (1)

To anyone who has been paying any attention to the latest school “news cycle”, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there aren’t enough teachers. However, unlike the news that often crosses through the news stations of the world, this ..