Presentation on theme: "Focus and Purpose Colleen Buseck, Immaculate Conception New Teacher Orientation August 13, 2013 St. Timothy."— Presentation transcript:
Focus and Purpose Colleen Buseck, Immaculate Conception New Teacher Orientation August 13, 2013 St. Timothy
Congratulations! You worked hard to get here! First timers? Previous teachers? Relocate? Return after a leave?
What brought you here? There is a very strong possibility you’re here because God wants you to be…
Believe It Education is a vocation. Now you are a VERY IMPORTANT CATHOLIC educator!
St. Schools What makes teaching in a Catholic school unique?
In a Catholic school we.. Don’t think twice “one nation, under God” Start the day with morning prayers Attend mass together Celebrate the real reason for Christmas Sacrament preparation Teach prayer as a form of coping In a nutshell, we talk about God and pass on our faith
Sneak it in… You can talk about God while… -advising/counseling -disciplining -establishing the classroom rules
Scripture Deuteronomy 5:19-20 Matthew 18:22 Mark 12:31 Luke 18:1
Scripture Matthew 18:21-22 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to 7 times?” Jesus said, “I tell you, not 7 times, but 77 times”
Scripture Luke 18:1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
A look at Classroom Rules Tell the truth at all times Forgive your classmates Love others like you love yourself Always pray Never give up One more interesting thing about rules…
Take Time Come up with some rules to use in your classroom that relate to what Jesus taught
Share Time Talk about rules to use in your classroom that relate to what Jesus taught
Jesus rules = a happy classroom = a more sane teacher
Today’s Goals 1.Opportunities to talk about Catholic Faith 2.Know the Catholic Faith 3.Promote Catholic values These three goals will increase your confidence level and help you on the days when a student confronts you with one of those tough questions like, “Why do we have to go to mass?”
More goals… 4. Build relationships with other teachers 5. Be aware of your faith story
My goals for you today Realize you’ve been given an amazing responsibility!! Start loving your job! It won’t take long to discover the two roads…
There is a time for everything… What are your hopes for this first year?
Reflection Questions Select one question from your reflection sheet to share. Thank you for your time and attention today and I want to wish you all the best in your upcoming school year.