If you thought all teachers have summers off, you are mistaken. Not this one. And not the many others that are filling the classrooms along with me.
This week has been Summer Ed at Tulsa Public Schools. The tables are turned. This teacher is being the student this summer.
From June 12th through 16th, through professional development, I am learning the science, the Eureka math, the CKLA, and the social studies curriculum that I’ll be teaching. As well as how to write effective lesson plans, use Chromebook, and have sensational stations for my students to learn from. I’ve got my own badge, my own 5×2, and my own Google account. What more could I possibly want in this lifetime? 😊
When this week draws to a close, will my takeaway grant me the skills necessary to hit the ground running on my new career?
But it will offer me the newfound familiarization with my resources to better prepare myself for the upcoming school year. Just like my students, it will take lots of hard work, and practice, practice, practice to hone my skills.
There’s so much to learn! To know! The irony is in order to teach, I must learn. And for that I’ll be held more stringently accountable.
That’s kind of how it is with Christ. He too was a teacher. He could be found in the synogogue. Along the countryside. In people’s homes. Teaching others the good news. About His father. And who He was. And why He came.
And just like me and my students, our progression is measured through assessment. By our teachers, our administrators. But we, as Christians, will be assessed on another level by our God. A much higher level. For the life that we’ve lived.
Let’s all pass the test! As followers of Christ, we should all put our minds and whole hearts into what we do! ❤ When school’s out. When it’s summer. When no one is looking. Let’s teach others by example how to love Jesus. Who loved us first. How to love others. Then let’s hone our work skills.
Thank you to everyone who made this possible, those who taught me, helped me, or supported me this week. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24
Love and laughter,