I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you (Proverbs 32:8 New International Version).
Yesterday I posted the blog with audio and video rather than written and typed. The feedback I received since has been extraordinarily positive. I know I will still so some posts in written form but continuing doing recorded posts as I believe video posts are going to be a regular part of Pondering with DrB moving forward.
I have always had great respect for teachers. As a whole, I am not sure there is a group of people elsewhere in our society that work harder and deserve more than teachers.
I know there are many who say, “Teachers get off every day at 3:00, they have off all summer plus a week for Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas and a week for spring break. I don’t get that much time off.”
While those things may be true, I want to share a couple of thoughts. First, in my year teaching, I never once got off work at 3:00. My last class didn’t end until 3:40. And, no, that didn’t mean starting in the morning later. The first bell was at 7:45, making the day over eight hours and that is before grading papers and before writing lesson plans.
Compensation is also not comparable. The average salary for a person with a bachelor’s degree is $61,000. For a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, the average salary is $44000.
Those are just two reasons I believe we need to pray for our teachers, our students and our schools. There is nothing we can do more important for any of those groups than to pray. And the best thing about it, it doesn’t cost you any money and not a lot of time. Teachers deserve our prayers. Students deserve our prayers. Prayer is the most important thing we can do for them.
To that end, Let us Pray…
Seeking the Genuine,
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