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The slides from a talk I gave at THMS the fall of 2010

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WHAT EVERY TEACHER WISHES EVERY PARENT WOULD KNOW

WHAT EVERY TEACHER WISHES EVERY PARENT WOULD KNOW

I made the mistake of agreeing to come tonight before I knew the what the given title was

WHO I AM

Not every teacher is a parent, but every parent is a teacher. The most important thing a parent can give a child is the sense of the importance of education - William Bennett

WHY A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL?

Is it Biblical? Is it less expensive? Then why?

A FEW SCRIPTURE TEXTS

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

4"Hear, O 5You shall

A FEW SCRIPTURE TEXTS

Psalm 78:5-8

established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, 6that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, 7so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; 8and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.

5He

A FEW SCRIPTURE TEXTS

Galatians 3:27-4:2

as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. 4:1I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, 2but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.

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FOR THE PARENTS

Dont be a stranger Talk to your kids about what is going on in school Stay involved even if you dont know the material Stay organized, and keep your child that way too Let your child make mistakes Encourage your child to read Give the teacher the benefit of the doubt

FOR THE PARENTS

Teachers really do not want __________. Sometimesevery once in a awhileteachers actually know slightly more than you do Look at yourself and the example you are setting

FOR THE PARENTS

Turn off the computer Share family news with the school Follow up on teachers recommendations YOU are the primary educator of your child Your job is not done after you pay the tuition Children only fight in the areas they think they can win

FOR THE PARENTS

How to control the behavior of their children Christian schools need parents to throw their weight behind the school to make the school a success as well as making the student a success Attend school functions with your students Know your students strengths and weaknesses(Proverbs 22:6) Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

FOR THE TEACHERS AND STAFF

Schedule meetings at times that is convenient for parents Make sure to give lots of advance notice when scheduling meetings Make sure parents know the purpose of meetings and ask them if there is any information they would like ahead of time Keep parents informed of the positive things a student is doing in school

FOR THE TEACHERS AND STAFF

Discuss any problems with the parents as they arise, dont wait until they are serious Remember that information needs to be seen or heard at least 7 times before it is fully heard and remembered, dont assume parents know something just because youve said it once or twice Be professional, dont gossip or carry tales about families

FOR THE TEACHERS AND STAFF

Learning should be fun The classroom should be a safe place to ask questions Talk with parents Learn what motivates each student Listen to each student Relate lesson concepts to real life situations

FOR ALL OF US

If students are forced to obey, some will comply, some will rebel Parents help make school safe for the teachers, teachers help make school safe for the students Pray for our students We are in a partnership

WE ARE IN A

PARTNERSHIPEDUCATING OUR STUDENTS

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