As teachers, especially those of us who are Christians, we want to encourage and serve our students…that is, until apathy sets in. Can I get an amen?! Apathy is poison in our classrooms, whether it’s seeping out of teachers or students.
Since this is the last week I’ll see this group of 8th graders (my students change classes at the end of each quarter), I always try to squeeze in one inspirational movie that will help them to see the big picture of what life is really all about. So, we are watching To Save A Life, a movie about a teenager who commits suicide in front of his peers at school. Sounds depressing, but my kids love this movie!!! The kids in the movie, and my students, totally look at life differently after seeing what apathy can lead to.
My prayer for you is that if you are experiencing apathy, the video blog will encourage you to turn it around and experience the joy and passion you need to fulfill God’s mission for you in your classroom!
Never forget – what you do in your classroom impacts lives both now and eternally! God bless you, teachers!
“I want my life to be the song You sing”… is one of my favorite lines from the Casting Crowns song, Until the Whole World Hears. Do you want your life to be the song He sings? I do! I try to play this song as often as I can before going to school each day, because it just fires me up! Not. Kidding. I am ready to do BIG things for God in my classroom and throughout the school day after I hear it. I challenge you to listen to this song every day for a week and see if it lights a fire in you as well. Click on this link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7qi2KlUffs, and it will take you right to it! Seriously though, teaching is a BIG calling, and the time we have our students is short. We need to be more urgent, so here are some important questions for you to consider: Are you awake?! Have you arisen?! Are you fighting the good fight of faith?! I hope your answer to each of those questions is a resounding YES! If not, it’s time to reexamine our lives and perhaps reorder our priorities as Christian teachers. I hope the blog inspires you today!
PS. Here are the links for the other blogs mentioned in the vlog today: