If you can read this... Thank a Teacher!

November 23, 2017 · 173 words · 1 minute read Admonition   Teachers/Teaching   Thankfulness   Galatians  

This week, take some time to thank a teacher or mentor you appreciate.

All it takes is a quick email, phone call, or even a text. Or better yet… next time you see them, take some time to let them know how much you appreciate what they do for you. It is really hard to be a teacher and is often a thank-less endeavour which can get depressing over time. Even a short word of thanks can go great lengths to encourage your teacher. Consider Galatians 6:13:

The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches

We need to develop a culture where teachers challenge students to grow and where students encourage teachers to keep challenging them. As a professor of mine once said:

Teachers are not producers and students are not consumers.

The best growth and learning occurs when both teachers and students are engaged in the teaching/learning process.

All of these principles also apply to student-teacher relationships outside of the Church, but especially those within the Church.

Find someone you appreciate and say “Thank you”!