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Expectations




 


Those who know me, know that I do not like talking about myself but I do enjoy talking about art, and teaching. I have become enchanted by my students as they have risen to the call of excellence. I see how excited they become when they are in my class and I understand how delicate this teaching game really is. I am especially unnerved when I realize how my students do not want to disappoint me.....me? The bigger question is, What if I disappoint them? What if I say the wrong thing? What if I become exacerbated by this or that? OR, what if the pressure teaching and all its requirements, the TPA, credential program, administration become so big that I lose my patience? It has happened before when I've been too tired...too anxious...too frustrated with school, life, obligations...just too much...the expressions on my student's faces change almost instantaneously and their enthusiasm, dashed.


This teaching game is no GAME. I have a choice, I can play at being a teacher or be an educator for the whole child. But, I am new at this and pray that I see the face of God in each child's face and that I may never disappoint....even and especially if I feel weak or tired as I do right now. I pray, 'God of Mercy, Sustain me so that I can give all that I have. Strengthen me to look beyond the problems and into my student's eyes. Help me when I am exhausted. Encourage me to care and inspire my students.'


Titus 2: 7 'In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness...'


Reference:

Bible Study Tools. 2023.


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