I love being back in school with laughter and noise and excitement in the hallways. I'm also so excited to be back with the kids in chapel.
It isn't about teaching the material as much as it is about being part of a student's life and helping them in whatever way I can. Them being able to be around each other is also extremely important too for their well-being and development.
Investing in young people's lives as well as teaching content - it's much easier and more impactful when we are in person. Knowledge can come through information, but wisdom is developed life on life, and being together provides the opportunity for mutual growth.
Being able to establish a relationship with my students and their families is crucial if we have to swing to remote learning for a time. The kids know that our classroom is a safe place where they are heard, loved, and cared for.
"We teach students before curriculum. We reach souls before standards. We teach character before content." Yes. Yes. Yes! Being back in the classroom has given us the opportunity for us to do just that.
We love that our children can talk to teachers, staff, and friends about God. That they are learning about God, can worship God, and building long-lasting bonds.
Liberty Christian has been a Godsend. Our child went from a public school that wasn't sure if there is a difference between a boy and a girl to a school that focuses on Christ and education. The teachers, faculty, and Karen (the school's principal) are amazing.
My daughter was in Kindergarten when schools shut down. She had just begun her educational journey, and she lost so much by losing those last 4 months of the school year. Liberty has put the light back in her eyes, and she is really excelling!
My son is very bright but was not challenged in public school or online. He has really stepped up and loves the daily/weekly challenges - he used to have "test anxiety", but now he looks forward to the weekly spelling quizzes and verse memorizations. I am a happy mama...
Our children love going to school every day where they are surrounded by teachers and staff who care and love them and help guide their paths in a positive direction.