Today is my second and final day of student-led teacher’s conferences at the elementary school where I work.
This has been my first time as a teacher conferencing with a parent. I have experienced several IEP meetings with some of the parents of my students thus far, but this time is totally voluntary.
There is so much I would like to share and learn from this time spent together. By allowing the students to be present and somewhat student led, it alleviates the need for a translator. Many of my students are English speaking in the classroom, but come from homes where Spanish is the only or primary language spoken.
I can’t wait to speak of their strengths, their struggles, and the endearing stories I have to share already about each one of them! In a few short months I’ve already fallen in love with these kids! They’ve become MY kids, second only to my own.
As a teacher there’s so much more expected from me from my God.
I come to school each day prepared with a lesson plan to teach them, for them to see and hear and touch and learn, but I start each day with a prayer to my God that his lesson will be poured out to them through me.
Life lessons are my greatest tool that I use to teach my students.
My hope is that the students will see Jesus in my classroom through me without his name even being spoken! (Thanks to our United States government!)
You see, I meet with my teacher each morning and throughout the day for my teacher’s conference. In my home, in my car, in my workplace. You see, his name is Jesus. I pray each of you conference with your teacher often as well!
Gather the people together, men and women and children and thy stranger that is within the gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law, Deuteronomy 31:12-13
Love and laughter,