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Encouragement, Warnings and Tips for Teachers

Teacher have it hard. No one can believe or understand how hard until they have taught. Further, it is worse than it has ever been.
I remember how shocked my mother was when she went back to teaching after 15 years away. Society changed. I certainly saw changes during my 20 years experience.

Today, our episode honors and helps teachers. It is an exegesis of I Timothy 2 and 3. I remember how much encouragement and guidance it gave my practice of teaching when I first did this study. Suitable for those in both Christian and public schools. Suitable for teachers at every level.

This is one of 6 messages in a series called God’s End-Time Advice for Parents and Teachers. I strongly encourage you to get this series. This week, like last, we are running a half price sale, in order to get it into your hands. Sorry, we have to do this the old fashioned way: send $25.00 and $5.00 for s/h to P.O. Box 971 Cedar Park Texas 78613.

God is on the Move in Education: Be Part of It

We are praying in a new way, in declarative prayer. When you know what God wants, based on Scripture, and you are inspired of the Holy Spirit, why pray timidly? God wants the best for all children. Join with me as I pray for better education, blessed teachers, and blessed children.

Turnover in Education God is on the move in education and you can be part of it.

“You are just trying to make me feel bad” shifts responsibility to attack

One of today’s favorite devil phrases is “you are just trying to make me feel bad.” Notice this. Don’t let this pass. Don’t let your kids use this.

Example: College aged workers watch “Way of the Master” program on the internet that points out to people that they have broken the Ten Commandments and then offers the gospel. Their response was “they are just try to make us feel bad.” This disregard the offer of grace and denies the real culpability.

Example: A 30 year old teacher hires a counselor to help her solve some problems. IN the first session, the counselor attempts to find the limits of the problem and the parameters of the request. The counselee responds, “You are saying I am not managing well! You are just trying to make me feel bad.” She quits counseling.

Example: A junior college student failed to turn in assignments for the first half of the course, fails 2 tests and confers with the teacher. The teacher points out that if the student were to turn all assignment in for the remainder of the course and make a 100 on the remain exam, that the average would still not be enough to pass the course. The student responds, “You are just trying to make me feel bad.”

This strategy of “you are just trying to make me feel bad” denies the right/wrongness of the principle and instead substitutes a pseudo-psychological attack or the person working on principles or facts. It switches the topic from righteous to feelings – inappropriately. It attempts to deny responsibility by shifting focus, even blame onto the other person.

Do not let your children or students do this. From the time children are 2 or 3 they must be taught to recognize their responsibility. If they make poor choices, those choices are still theirs. This is vital. If they do not own their choices, they will be powerless to change those choices. Two year olds can understand “make a better choice.” Of course, we are taught and enforced against given much in the way of consequences. However, science is observing, as have common people, the result of education so progressive that consequences and moral training were denied children. They grow up to be young people who do not take responsibility. Who, in our examples above, fail classes, can’t take counsel, can’t well manage their affairs, and who can not accept God’s grace.

Maybe sometimes people should feel bad – a sorrow to repentance. Anybody have a good comeback?