One thing that has changed since Covid 19 came on the scene in 2019 is Americans perception of Teachers. In a time that people should have come together, it became apparent that the value of teaching and teachers were devalued. During this time I spent an entire year teaching fourth graders virtually. During this time, I learned so much about so many different things. I learned that relationships with my students and their families were imperative. I learned about compassion and understanding. Teaching methods and differentiated lessons were critical in order to meet the needs of all my students. I learned the importance of relationships in terms of motivation and encouragement of my students. Last year I had upwards of thirty-four students. The relationships that I developed with my students went beyond the normal classroom teaching. I implemented new ways to learn and communicate with my students and their families. I became a master in Information Technology, taught students how to bake potatoes in microwaves for lunch, delivered goodie bags, pizza, and McDonalds for hard workings students. I also learned the value of friendships with my parents.
Titus 2:7-8 states that we should yourself in all respects to be a model of good works and in your teaching show integrity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.
Luke 6:40 states a disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. I am learning the importance of prayer. It is important to pray that I pray for my students and their families.