It has been a long time since I taught a class. I facilitate Bible studies which is sort of like teaching a class but not really. So when I was talked into teaching a class it meant dusting off my notes, diving into footnotes and reacquainting myself with the dynamics of getting concepts communicated to willing students.
I had almost forgotten how exhilarating it is to challenge my brain with complicated ideas that need to be understood well enough to teach to someone else. I already read a lot, but teaching is something else far beyond just reading.
It makes me appreciate teachers even more, especially the ones who teach full time and are constantly on the lookout for how to get their students to understand something. In these pandemic days everyone in education is working overtime to do the best they can in the most challenging situation they never imagined.
September has long been the traditional "Back to School" month and this year the teachers and all who work in education deserve an extra prayer for encouragement and our deep appreciation.
Love and Prayers,