The One Advice…

I’m thinking…I’m thinking…Hmm

If I could only give teachers (school or church) one piece of advice, what would it be? Good question. I’m thinking, I’m thinking.

Although it’s important, for my one piece of advice, I wouldn’t tell them to get as much education for themselves as they possibly can.

Although it’s important, for my one piece of advice, I wouldn’t remind them they are the adult in every situation that arises.

Although it’s important, for my one piece of advice, I wouldn’t encourage them to take advantage of conferences and training opportunities to hone their teaching skills.

Although it’s important, for my one piece of advice, I wouldn’t suggest they learn how to network with other teachers, administrators, school or churches.

Although it’s important, for my one piece of advice, I wouldn’t encourage them to stay the course and utilize their lesson plans daily (or weekly for Sunday School and children’s church).

Although it’s important, for my one piece of advice, I wouldn’t encourage them to communicate honestly and openly with parents.

Although it’s important, for my one piece of advice, I wouldn’t challenge them to be well-prepared for each lesson, even though the students can tell if they are or not.

The one piece of advice I’d give is this…for them to be real with their students. Make sure their love and concern are not an act. Anything less than being real will cause the children to shut them out because they can spot a phony a mile away. If they do all that is listed above but neglect to genuinely care for and be interested in each child in their charge, all will be for naught.

That is the one piece of advice I’d give above all others. What’s yours?

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