Friday, February 15, 2013

Day 38 - Intentional Goodness in the Classroom

Friday! In the classroom, Friday is huge. (I wonder if the students ever realize that teachers are happier for Friday then students are.  Hmmm….).  As we consider the weekend, let’s take a moment to talk to our students about goodness at home with a random act of kindness.

A verse to ponder

Hebrews 10:24-25 - And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

An intentional blessing for the classroom
Let’s face it. Some of our students’ home lives are not the greatest. Take a few minutes at the end of the day and put out a challenge for your students.  Ask them to do one random act of kindness this weekend and report back to you on Monday. Ask them to do it “just because” and see what the ripple effect may be.  If you have no students, throw the idea out to a colleague “just because.”  And of course, do a “random act of kindness” for the first person you see today. Be creative. (If you can’t do the act right away, make note of who you see first this morning and make a plan of a random act of kindness for them.)

A focus of reflection
Can you do random acts of kindness in the classroom? Is it legal? Of course! I love the verse for today (thank you, Jannita) because it stirs us up to do good works, but not in isolation. Spreading the word about goodness to others is just as important as doing good for others sometimes. How much do you get a chance to “gather” with others who love the Lord at school? Be on the lookout for opportunities to give Him thanks with others who love Him too.

Day 39
(I gave two roses to one of my teachers yesterday for Valentine's Day.)

As always, I am
Prayerfully dependent,


Karen C. Seddon
CEAI, State Director, Florida

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