Tag: teaching

Another School Year

A teacher (also called a school teacher or, in some contexts, an educator) is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values.

Informally the role of teacher may be taken on by anyone (e.g. when showing a colleague how to perform a specific task). In some countries, teaching young people of school age may be carried out in an informal setting, such as within the family, (homeschooling) rather than in a formal setting such as a school or college. Some other professions may involve a significant amount of teaching (e.g. youth worker, pastor).

In most countries, formal teaching is usually carried out by paid professional teachers. The focus here is on those who are employed, as their main role, to teach others in a formal education context, such as at a school or other place of initial formal education or training.

Stories about teaching from the Media Mission series of stories – Survivors. Survivors is where young people tell their stories of hope and inspiration.

Clark is starting on the path to become a teacher. Listen to how a friend encourages him to take a class that helps him to decide on teaching as a career. Listen to Clark’s Survivors story by clicking on the tab below.


Renee is influenced by a teacher that goes beyond the book to really making the topic and class interesting to learn beyond what you can imagine. She is learning to become a teacher by example of those teachers that taught her. Click on the tab below to listen to Renee’s Survivors Story.


Kay knows what makes a good teacher. She sees that teachers who enjoy teaching makes a positive impact. She really appreciates her German language teacher. Listen to Kay’s story by clicking on the tab below.


Many churches had or are having blessing of the backpacks here in late August and early September. Please include the teachers as well as the students and their families in the prayers for this up-coming school year.


Lessons in Education

We hear from two teachers who have insights to education and some of the challenges they face with students.


One college student shares about being a first year student and another college student who is inspired to help others and learn through studying abroad on Survivors.

Barbara is a seasoned educator who shares about the difficulties of teaching and reflects on another time that often gets compared to the challenges of today. What do you see as some of the reasons for shortcomings in education in our schools? Listen to Barbara explain her position on teaching by clicking on the link below.



Kevin is a high school teacher who loves to teach and really tries to get to know his students. He is a compassionate teacher who makes a difference in his students. Given a listen to Kevin’s approach to teaching students by clicking on the link below.



Beth helps us gain insights to the transition from high school to the first year of college. She shares some of the adjustments made and how you deal with new found freedoms. Listen to Beth on Survivors by clicking on the link below.



Mattie finds that a college professor helps give her direction for life and a passion to move forward in traveling overseas to experience more in caring for others to prepare to be a social worker. Listen to Mattie on Survivors below.



We pray for the teachers and students as school ends for the summer!  Education is on-going and never complete for each of us.  May we always be open to new insights to life.

Honesty & Teaching

Thea is a college student contemplating direction in her life.  Graduation time as college students as well as high school students wonder about their future.  Listen to Thea who thinks out loud about her future on Survivors!


We pray for the graduates and their futures!