A great teacher lives on in the lives of his students.
This post is, in a sense, a guest post. This was given in the form of a lesson by Collen Hoffman, who is a wonderful example of a Christian wife and mother. Having raised three children, she has lots of wisdom to share, and I’m thrilled she is allowing me to share her talk with you in this format.
We like to think that we are pretty thankful people, but sometimes we’re simply going through the motions.
Traditions are a great part of any holiday. I remember one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions as a kid was flipping through magazines and newspapers looking for pictures of things we were thankful for (a house, a family, a church, toys, etc.) We’d then cut out the pictures and glue them onto leaves made out of construction paper. As the month of November passed, we’d add a leaf or two each day to our Thanksgiving tree (a trunk and branches Mom drew on a poster board.)
Holidays are wonderful – family, food, time off work, and relaxation (or maybe just more craziness). But holidays have a bigger purpose than just celebration.
Is yelling ever a good thing for us to do as teachers or as parents?
My first thought when contemplating this question was no, we should never yell. (Although I will be the first to admit I have lost it and yelled at my students a time or two. Not my best moment…..)
Follow your heart!
How many times have we heard this? From romantic movies to motivational speakers, they’re all telling us (and certainly our young people) to follow our hearts.
Losing your voice is so frustrating, especially when your job requires you to talk all the time.
As a teacher, I would struggle with my voice for months on end – pretty much the entire school year. Some days would be worse than others, but I found myself barely making it through each week, desperate for the weekend to recoup my voice. I was frustrated that the tool I needed most to be an effective teacher – my voice – seemed to be conspiring against me. I wanted to teach freely, to sing in church, and to be able to talk with my students, friends, and husband without worrying about ruining my voice.
That one word strikes fear into the hearts of some while bringing a smile to the face of others.