There are too many! I am so humbled and thankful to be a part of the
Wilberforce community of teachers, administration, parents, students and
their families. Being with other Christians and especially other Christian
educators allows us to work together towards Christ and teaching
intentionally towards a balance of grace and truth. It's also such a great
responsibility and privilege to work with the students themselves every
day. They are such unique little persons fully created in God's image and
they bring joy and laughter to the classroom every day. We are also
blessed to be located on beautiful campus grounds which affords us many
opportunities to play outside and enjoy creation.
There were many challenges! Some of the biggest were just finding time
to plan lessons and also thinking ahead for how parents could be more
fully involved in the classroom. Also, I'm learning how to communicate
positively but clearly with parents to make sure they are informed of
good/challenging behavior. Knowing what and how often to communicate is
I am a very prepared, organized person by nature but my field
experiences at GCC taught me that planning well and being prepared is of
utmost importance. When you prepare well, you are being faithful to God
to do your best. Then you can go forward fully trusting Him to help you
teach and help the students learn. It also frees your mind to
concentrate on managing student behavior and heart issues effectively.
Be humble and be willing to ask questions. Ask for feedback often!
Always have the mindset of how you can make each part of your classroom,
teaching abilities and relationships with others better. Also, be
serious about thinking about the philosophy of education questions
you're asked. They really are significant in how you view your students
and your role as a teacher.