The position of the teacher is one of authority and service, and the two are intertwined. Teachers seek to integrate Biblical truth into each subject being taught. Love is a gift and forgiveness is a gift. Academic subjects—whether in the humanities or in the natural sciences, whether general or strictly vocational—are studied not as ends in themselves but as means of improving the student as a servant of God.
However, the philosophical part of education and the methodological part of education cannot stand-alone, one cannot go without the other. Students should be viewed as individuals in the image of God who are thinkers, decision-makers and actors.
My final thought comes from Harry Wong because it summarizes what I believe is the beginning to quality education. Although we must remember grace is what is best.
I need to provide such situations as the opportunities present themselves to meet the academic needs of these students. I cannot make students learn but I am responsible for clearly communicating and effectively teaching so that, if students are paying attention and doing their part, they should have some understanding of the subject.
Rather, we must engage our students in conversations about what Truth is and how to dialogue with those who believe differently. Many times rewards are given out for high grades. Grace in the classroom can be accomplished if we start with this great commandment: Possessing the divine image, man reflects God not only in his moral, intellectual, and emotional capacities but also in his aesthetic sensibility, social inclinations, and other qualities of his personality.
My hope is to see students come to know the Lord for the first time or create a deeper relationship with Him. Education is important and teachers hold a serious position.
However, the ultimate responsibility for educating a child lies with the parents. Though no man has seen God at any time John 1: It is something we must consciously do and by doing so we are worshipping God. Where am I going? The subjection of the Christian school to the control of the state or of any other secular agency is, in effect, the subjection of the Christian homes and churches to secular domination.
It also defines sin and goodness biblically, and defines those who see every day as a chance to build the kingdom of God. Teachers should also strive to create understanding in their students of these beautiful differences.
It also includes understanding and Godly wisdom. Therefore, an important part of a good education is that teachers create developmentally appropriate class lessons that utilize the state standards.
Love the variety in your classroom. As a teacher I am responsible for the educational well-being of every student that walks into my classroom. Children are the future!Over the summer, teachers reflect on the year and often redesign and perfect their teaching strategies and plans.
In essence, they get back to the basics of what they believe is the best way to inspire learning in their students -- in other words, they revisit and refine their philosophy of education.
As summarized in About Thin Difference, “The purpose of Thin Difference is to explore life choices and directions while discovering ways to widen the edge and lead an inspired life.”.
How can we “widen the edge?” One way is to develop a personal philosophy. Philosophy of Christian Education As Christian educators our goal is to prepare students to hear and respond to the “still, small voice” of God.
1 Our job revolves around applying methodology and utilizing curriculum which enables to do so. Developing a Personal Philosophy of Early Childhood Education - To be a professional, you have to have an opinion on important topics related to your field and create a brand or philosophy on your approach.
The philosophy of Crossroads Christian Schools is to enable children to view life from God’s perspective because He is Truth. We believe Biblical perspective is communicated through (1) His Creation, (2) His Son, Jesus Christ, and (3) His Holy Word, the Bible.
A Christian Philosophy of Education of a Public School Educator John C.
Bartlett Educational Philosophy 1 Christian Perspectives in Education, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall It is against this that the following Christian philosophy of education.Download