Essay Implementation Plan For A Christian Teacher

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Implementation Plan
As a sophomore at Dordt College I am being called to pursue a degree in education and eventually become a Christian, education teacher. Through this education course of learning environments I have learned much about what it means to be a teacher and more importantly, what it means to be a Christian teacher. God has called me to purse the field of education, not only as a occupation, but as more than that, Van Dyk describes in the book, The Craft of Christian Teaching, ways in which individuals are called to be teachers and what that entails. “For a Christian teacher, teaching is always much more than merely a job.” (Van Dyk 2000) It is not just implementing devotions, chapel periods, and prayers or even being a Christian. It is not discipline and rigor, nor is it evangelism or only having Christian text books in the classroom. These are not deep enough, teaching Christianly not as simple as a service project or having a “What would Jesus do” mindset. It is so much more than that. Teaching Christianly is implementing Christian characteristics into our curriculum. The Founders Vision at Dordt College says has a great description of Christian, “An education that is Christian not merely in the sense that devotional exercises are appended to the ordinary work of the college, but in the larger and deeper sense that all the class work, all of the students’ intellectual, emotional, and imaginative activities shall be permeated with the spirit and teaching of…

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