Teaching is the most wonderful calling, but it sure can be tough sometimes, can't it?
You want to be positive, encouraged, motivated, and passionate. But as the year wears on, it gets harder and harder to stay energized. Classroom issues zap your energy, paperwork engulfs you, and soon you're frustrated & overwhelmed.
You want to feel close to God, to know that you're accomplishing His mission for your classroom. But some days it's just hard. And confusing.
But I believe that when God calls you to teach, He promises the strength to do it well. We just need to keep learning, growing, and depending on Him.
You CAN find the confidence, joy, peace, and strength you need to inspire your students, fulfill your God-given mission, and actually enjoy the process.
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I always wanted to be teacher, and was so excited for my first real teaching position that I could hardly think straight. But a few months in, I realized teaching was a whole lot harder than I thought it would be.
Too many of my students just weren’t listening to me, and many were outright belligerent. My confidence plummeted, and as much as I didn’t want to admit it (even to myself), I wasn’t enjoying teaching. It wasn’t just the “you need to pull it together” meeting with my principal and the “I can’t face my class” 7:45am crying fit in the back hallway. It was the everyday struggle, the constant feeling that I was failure in my own classroom.
Praise the Lord, He didn’t let me stay there. Through the advice of trusted mentors, a much-needed book, a bit of trial and error, and much prayer, I gradually learned how to keep my students’ attention, and I started to gain the confidence that I could actually do this.
As I stopped living in fear of the next problem, I began to look forward to teaching my next class. And while I loved those ah-ha moments when my students finally got how to solve equations, the truest joy came from watching God soften hearts and change lives right in front of me. No matter what challenges you’re facing, you too can rekindle your passion for teaching. You’re in the right place. Let’s dive in.
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Teach 4 the Heart Podcast
In my seasonal podcast, I seek to give teachers the ideas & inspiration they need to overcome their teaching challenges & make a lasting difference in their students’ lives.
Designed for Christian teachers in both public and private schools, the Teach 4 the Heart Podcast strives to present every discussion from a Biblical perspective.
Classroom Management MiniCourse: 3 Days to Regain Control
If you're struggling to control your class, this free minicourse is just what you need. We discuss a solid 3-day plan to regain control of your classroom and set you up for long-term success.
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Create Your Dream Classroom
Create Your Dream Classroom consists of fifty short daily readings particularly designed to save the sanity of new teachers and to bring fresh ideas and insights to veterans. With an emphasis on biblical truths, self-reflection, and practical action steps, the book will help you do just what the title suggests: create the classroom you've always wanted.
Cost: $9.95 (ebook) or $19.95 (paperback)
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