After reading Chapters 1–6 in the McCullough text, answer the reflection questions below. Type directly in the boxes; they will expand as you type. Use complete sentences.
Q: In your own words, define “godly character” and explain why it is important for a Christian educator to display such.
A: Godly character is not only believing in God, it is living by the word of God. There is no such thing as being perfect, therefore part of being “godly” is to accept and criticism that may come your way. Being kind and giving are some characteristics of a godly person. Christian educators are not only expected to display such conduct, they should also hold themselves responsible to do so. It shouldn’t be something…show more content… The only thing that would change if I were to be teaching in a public school would obviously be and religion lessons as they are forbidden. Would I still have my beliefs and teach accordingly? Absolutely.
Q: Respond to question 8 on pg. 50.
A: It will not be an easy job when I come across parents that have obvious conflicting views regarding religion; but it will have to be handled case by case and professionally. If it doesn’t interfere with my teaching and the rest of the class, it shouldn’t be a problem. If it gets to the point that the parents don’t like my views or something I have taught, we would have to arrange a meeting and figure out how to fix the problem. Being non-confrontational and open to suggestion will be key.
Q: Respond to question 4 on pg. 64.
A: Being a student has a great effect on my view of what exactly an effective teacher is. A teacher, in my opinion, is one of the hardest yet rewarding jobs out there. Throughout high school I had the teachers who I excelled in their classes and I also had teachers who I didn’t do as well in their classes. As a high school student, some of that may have been due to the fact that I was a stubborn teenager, but the teachers did have a lot to do with it in some cases. In order to be an effective teacher, I feel that you must know your students on an individual level. Some teachers showed interest in who I was and then