Day 23 – “Share some things that school won’t teach you.” I have always loved school. Maybe that’s why I became a teacher. I’m already loving being teacher at home with B! I highly value an education, but there are several things school won’t teach you. I don’t have any school pictures on my computer, so here’s my classroom when I was a teacher.
1. Hard work – I guess it can somewhat teach you this, but you really need this to do well in life. This is my biggest strength in any line of work I do. I rather hire a hard worker than someone more experienced who’s lazy. You’re either born with it, learn it out of desperation, or learn from your parents.
2. How to be a good mom – My mom taught me this. I was blessed with a mother I could learn from. And thanks to my dad, I learned what a good dad/husband should be. Basically, I learned what a good marriage was.
3. Social Media – This was not around when I was in school. Facebook came out my sophomore year in college. All my marketing classes in college would have looked a lot different had we had social media.
4. Relationship with Jesus – Now technically my school did teach Christian classes, but I consider those a reinforcement to what I was learning at home and at church. You will definitely not see this taught in a public school (quite the opposite). This is why it is super important for Christ followers to tell people about Jesus. You may be the only “Jesus’” people see.
5. How to cook – Thank goodness for parents who cook, for YouTube tutorials on cooking, and the cooking channel.
6. Responsibility – I can speak from experience on this one (as a former teacher). It is very hard for a teacher to make someone do something. Yes, our job is to create a love of learning and responsibility, but in some cases that is a miracle. You just can’t please every single student every single year. Ever heard the saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.” This goes hand in hand with education. You can entice and do all sorts of back flips, but that student has to take a drink! I’m tired of people blaming good teachers for a child’s lack of success in school. The kids have to take responsibility for their own education as well (this applies more in middle/high school). I believe that is achieved with a hard working teacher and an involved parent. I’m thankful for involved parents like that. Luckily, that was majority of who I worked with.
That is all for now. I’m tired.