Grown Ups Need Time-Outs Too!

Joke aside, I wish all grown-ups would have time-outs too!

We need the kind of time-outs we give to the children, that one!

When we give time-outs to children, it is because we want them to reflect

about their actions and decide to make better choices.

Well, I think we parents, need to do the same!

We need to intentionally take time to have a time out

to think and reflect on our actions as parents.

We need to take time to ask God to show us

what we need to change and keep!

Do we model what we wish to see in our children or students?

We won’t see the characteristics in them by accident!

Better things will happen when we

intentionally set aside TIME OUTS to think and reflect

to see changes in us and in our children!

So, choose a place to have a time out today!

We, grownups, need it!

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Teacherpreneurs

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Our profession as teachers is no longer confined to teach like we have so far, that is in the past! Teacherpreneurs now dare to innovate, embrace changes, venture outside their comfort zones, and open their classrooms doors to the world through social media. Teacherpreneurs push conventional thinking, challenge the status quo, and eliminate pessimism and excuses.

Teacherpreneurs do all this and more just for their students, they are the ones who reap the benefits of doing the unexpected, the unexplored, the unconventional, the unimaginable. Teacherpreneurs find their people, passionate and restless teachers who are willing to fight for their students and join efforts to leave a mark in their students and future generations.

Teacherpreneurs know the secret of students’ best performances, they invest in relationships, play with them at recess, remember the sense childlike wonder in a kid-friendly and happy classroom, and become learners with them. Teacherpreneurs LEAD, but don’t leave their classrooms, because only in their classrooms they can show what the power of Jesus can do with their students, who can be, as well, leaders and servants to God and humanity.

Yanina Jimenez. M. Ed.

(This is the short version of my upcoming article!)

These are books that will revolutionize your thinking as a teacher and will inspire you to become a teacherpreneur!

I Have Been Educated

I HAVE BEEN EDUCATED

 If I learn my ABCs, can read 600 words per minute and can write with perfect penmanship, but have not been shown how to communicate with the Designer of all language… I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I can deliver an eloquent speech and persuade you with my stunning logic, but have not been instructed in God’s wisdom… I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I read Shakespeare and John Locke and can discuss their writings with keen insight, but have not read the greatest of all books—the Bible—and have no knowledge of its personal importance… I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I have memorized addition facts, multiplication tables, and chemical formulas, but have never been disciplined to hide God’s Word in my heart…    I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I can explain the law of gravity and Einstein’s theory of relativity, but have never been instructed in the unchangeable laws of the One Who orders our universe…  I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I can classify animals by their family, genus and species, and can write a lengthy scientific paper that wins an award, but have not been introduced to the Maker’s purpose for all creation… I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I can recite the Gettysburg Address and the Preamble to the Constitution, but have not been informed of the hand of God in the history of our country…  I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I can play the piano, the violin, six other instruments, and can write music that moves men to tears, but have not been taught to listen to the Director of the universe and worship Him… I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I can run cross-country races, star in basketball and do 100 push-ups without stopping, but have never been shown how to bend my spirit to do God’s will…  I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I can identify a Picasso, describe the style of da Vinci, and even paint a portrait that earns an A+, but have not learned that all harmony and beauty comes from a relationship with God… I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I were to graduate with a perfect 4.0 and am accepted at the best university with a full scholarship, but have not been guided into a career of God’s choosing for me… I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 If I become a good citizen, voting at each election and fighting for what is moral and right, but have not been told of (or believe) the sinfulness of man and his hopelessness without Christ… I HAVE NOT BEEN EDUCATED.

 However, if one day I see the world as God sees it, and come to know Him, Whom to know is life eternal, and glorify God by fulfilling His purpose for me…

THEN, I HAVE BEEN EDUCATED.

For more poems like these go to http://www.carolyncaines.com/to-be-educated.html

The place of LOVE in my classroom and school

The place of LOVE in my classroom and school 

If I teach and explain everything well to my students, but don’t love,

I am nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.

If I am fluent with the latest best practice in contemporary education, but don’t have love,

I am nothing-my efforts are in vain.

 

If I have all the latest teaching technology to hand, but don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere.

So no matter what I may say, and what I do, I am quite bankrupt without love.

 

Love is patient when needing to explain again and again to students who just don’t get it.

Love is merciful when others find fault with me.

Love doesn’t envy when colleagues get recognition and I don’t.

Love isn’t proud, and doesn’t boast about my achievements.

 

Love is flexible and allows me to change my plans to meet the needs of others.

Love doesn’t shout at students or talk at them.

Love isn’t me and my needs first in my classroom.

Love doesn’t gossip the failures of students and colleagues.

Love looks for the best in all students and staff members.

 

Love never dies

All curriculum, textbooks and methods of pedagogy will pass away,

but only LOVE will remain forever.

Taken form this awesome website for Christian teachers, check it out!

http://www.beaconmedia.com.au/bm/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=54&Itemid=101