Discovery of Healthy Mind & Body




Teacher. Facilitator. Guide.

I remember learning in college, that a teacher facilitates the students learning. I didn’t fully understand what that meant until I jumped head first in the field of teaching.

One day in the middle of the week, I had a student bring in the Bible to read. When conferring with him I asked him about his interest in reading it. He spoke to me as though he were a college professor lecturing on life. He went on to compare the Bible a book he had read. The way he saw the connections between the two were profound.

As I sat there soaking in all his words, I couldn’t help but be thankful that my students have different perspectives; they have truly taught me to look with an open mind and heart at life.

It seems as though the teacher has become the student.

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Comments on: "Teachers" (3)

  1. It takes a special teacher to be open to what her students teach her.

  2. You understand what it makes to be a good teacher….and a good person.

  3. Ditto to what Carrie said.

    AND, it takes a very special teacher to be willing to have a conference about the Bible with a student. Some teachers would pull up and ask, “Is that a just-right book?” It sounds like you handled this conference perfectly.

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