Essay On How To Be A Teacher

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Introduction It is widely accepted in the Christian faith that mankind is created in the image of God. When an individual believes this, they can use their understanding of this doctrine to determine how to interact with people in their day-to-day lives. After I graduate, my goal is to become an Elementary Teacher. As a teacher I will interact with my students, other teachers, administration, and my students’ parents/guardians. I think it is also important to know how to interact appropriately in the community as a teacher, as well. Using the belief that everyone is created in the image of God while interacting with people as a teacher is very important. The two example I am going to discuss that I think are the most important are: love and …show more content…
“God is love” (1 John 4:16). Everyone should treat everyone with love. This should be a universal law. As a teacher, I need to be a role model by showing how to love others. As students go to school they learn a lot about math, science, history, and language. Yet, they also learn a lot about how to interact with their peers and their authority figures. If I am having a hard time seeing eye-to-eye with another teacher, I still need to be able to show them love. I can do this by reaching out to them and getting to know them better. If a student is acting out, I still need to show them love. I need to give them encouragement and find out why they are acting out instead of using anger and punishment. If I am having issues with administration I still need to be able to show them love. I can do this by having a meeting to formally and positively discuss the issues at hand instead of gossiping or rallying against them. “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked” (Luke 6:35). By showing my peers and authority figures respect and love, the students will learn how to do the same. Children are sponges and absorb their surroundings, so I need to surround my students with love. I need to provide examples with my actions and promote using that behavior. My classroom will …show more content…
God used his creativity to create each and every human being on Earth that was, is, and will be. Since we are made in the image of God, we also have creativity and we are unique. As a teacher, I can use this knowledge to interact with my co-workers by creating lesson plans together and other fun activities for the school and students. “Human beings are the most fantastic creations out of all of God’s creative designs. Though there are some pretty extraordinary things that other creations of God can do, it is hard to rival the full capacity of creativity, uniqueness, and knowledge of human beings” (Etzel and Gutierrez, 2012). I can also use it to encourage each student to learn what makes them unique and how to use that to succeed in school and in life. “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith” (Romans 12:6). God gave each of us gifts and it is my job, as a teacher, to shine a light on each of my students’ gifts and use it to help them learn each lesson to the best of their ability. My job is to help children succeed and this is the best way I know how to do

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