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In Your Face - Summer Reading

June 29, 2018
By Dr. P. Ogborne

At the end of each school year, we as a staff spend time evaluating this past year and also preparing for next year.  As a part of that process I find various resources for the teachers to read through the summer to generate discussion and lead to additional learning or development as a staff and then we discuss it at our staff meeting in August before we start or throughout the school year. Some are devotional while others relate to the teaching profession. A good practice as the staff stays current in their Christian teaching and professional skills.

Through the year I have pulled together various resources for you as parents that I felt would be helpful and insightful for you in a desire to encourage growth and development. Many of you have communicated how timely you felt many of the articles have been, challenging even in some cases.  As we partner to help develop the whole-child with you, I am encouraged that many find these articles and perspectives helpful.

So with that in mind, I have accumulated four articles regarding school, parenting, and understanding gender. All areas that very important given the context we find ourselves in.

As you read these articles it is my desire that they will challenge you to look at what you are doing as a parent. It’s nice to check off those things that you are doing right. It smacks our pride when we are either wrong or not doing what we should. At these times we avoid the readings and sink our heads back into the sand. 

We need to be motivated to stand up and do what is right. I believe these articles will stir, move and motivate you into being well informed and action oriented parents. Like these articles or not they will make you think.

Have a great summer and remember that knowledge is useless unless it leads to action.