Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 9 - Intentional Goodness in the Classroom

Do you need to take better care of yourself? Are you super tired at the end of the week? Is there anything we can do to help ourselves and our students to be in better shape?  Without good health, everything else becomes more difficult. We aren’t even able to easily do acts of intentional goodness without our health.  Some of our students’ eating habits are so poor that they don’t even know how to make good choices. Let’s help them to begin to be aware of the importance of keeping their bodies strong that they may be great learners.

A verse to ponder

Say to him: ‘Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!

An intentional blessing for the classroom

Start a good health awareness movement with the students. Being in good health means eating better, moving more and resting. Ask some of your students to join you in a good health movement. Create a chart with an area for good foods, exercise and rest. Check off the boxes each day for which you have made an improvement or effort to improve. As we come closer to high stakes testing, what’s the first thing we ask the students to do? Eat a good breakfast.  Let’s encourage those habits of good eating, exercise and rest on a daily basis as an intentional act of goodness. How are they going to learn if they are not taking care of themselves? How are we going to teach if we are not taking care of ourselves?

A focus of reflection

Have you thought about how important it is to model good eating habits in front of our students as a Christian? 1st Cor. 16:9 – Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit? If you have been thinking about getting in shape, don’t put it off any longer. Seek better foods and add exercise and rest to your daily routine so that you may be able to do good for others.

 Day 10

(Receiving a handwritten note instead of email is definitely a treat these days.)

As always, I am
Prayerfully dependent,


Karen C. Seddon
CEAI, State Director, Florida

Note: To more fully understand the 16-9 Movement, please read the first blog entry by  clicking here.

Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) is the only professional association in the United States specifically for Christian educators in public schools.  CEAI protects our members first in prayer, next with excellent professional liability insurance and other benefits while helping them live out their high calling as a Christian in the public school.  

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