Last year, I had the opportunity to speak at Kingsway Community Life Centre during their Family Month. As a component of my sermon, I shared with the congregation some strategies of how we, as parents, can make positive connections with our children’s teachers. One connection was what I called a faith connection. I believe that it is important for us, as believers, to share our faith with those who are in our sphere of influence, and this includes our children’s teachers. Now, I am not suggesting that you send a leather-bound King James Bible, or a copy of your pastor’s sermon for your child’s teacher every Monday! What I am suggesting is much simpler, but I believe that it will act as a seed of faith that will help parents begin to build positive relationships with their child’s teacher.
All you have to do is write a simple note. That’s it. One simple note. A note that introduces yourself and let’s your child’s teacher know that you are praying for them. It doesn’t have to be a long, detailed letter. Just a simple card that will allow you to share your faith and your appreciation for the teacher who will be in direct contact with your child everyday.
When I gave these cards to my child’ teacher, they were well received and I believe that simple act paved the way for a great year. Just as last year, my prayer is still that, regardless of their faith, their teachers will find strength knowing that there is a family who supports them, who is thankful for them, and who is praying for them. Even if you are not a person of faith, extending a kind, encouraging heart to your child’s teacher can truly make a difference.