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             A Devotion for Teachers for the week of OCTOBER 7, 2018

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                                    HELP ME TO BUILD A POSITIVE CLASSROOM

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan. 

         The teacher determines the classroom climate. If your class is unhappy and full of strife, the first place you check for answers is in yourself.  If you lead with wisdom, your students will rejoice that you are their teacher, but if you are unjust, moody, or fail to show the love of Christ daily, your students will not enjoy your class.   


        Without realizing it, teachers often create their own discipline problems through inconsistent discipline and a lack of classroom routines.  Children follow better when the rules are clear, concise and consistently enforced.  Mood swings confuse students.  All of us have bad days, but, as professionals, we do not have the luxury of allowing our moods to rule our behavior.  If you, the teacher, crack a joke and cause laughter in the classroom, do not punish the student who can’t pull himself back together as fast as you would like.  Instead, ask the student to get a drink or separate from the group long enough to pull himself/herself together.  Teach your students the importance of learning when to play and when to get back to work. 

       Smile.  Be personable.  Be interesting.  Have some excitement about your lesson.  Be professional.  All of these traits will help create a positive atmosphere.  Students do not need you to be their second mom or big brother or best friend.  What they want and need is a leader—a teacher who can connect new information to what they already know, to make the lesson relevant to their lives, and to offer a safe place to study and learn where they don’t have to fear being bullied or embarrassed. 

Dear God, Give me the grace to evaluate my leadership style and classroom behavior.  Help me to see the truth about my shortcomings and my wrong attitudes.  Give me the courage to change the areas that are out of order.  May I always walk in submission to your will.  Build consistency and a pleasant attitude in my daily walk.

 

   
 


 

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