It can be easy for us to respond to new ministry requirements and recommendations through the lens of compliance. Is it possible, however, to take a different view? Could these initiatives be an invitation to our school communities to reflect more deeply on what it means to be learners who follow the way of Jesus?
Throughout the pandemic, teachers have worked in isolation, and many educators feel like they are less able to support the increasingly complex needs of students. When we work together as a community and shift our perspective from “my” classroom and “my” kids to “our” school and “our” kids, we have more capacity to support student well-being.
Engaging in daily disciplines that build faith and hope, self-regulation skills, caring relationships, and belonging, will help develop more resilient and courageous school leaders, educators, and students.