Serious about studies, willing to efface ourselves


At the Lighthouse Christian Academy, we want to make kids feel comfortable. Gone are the days when teachers could simply command respect by the virtue of their position. Today teachers need to be friends of their students.

The change is not all bad, despite woe-sayers. Teachers were always primordially about others. Respect was just a traditional element that worked for decades (centuries) but doesn’t need to be present under our current zeitgeist. Kids take first place.

We teachers are facilitators of learning. What’s important is not that kids respect their teachers but that kids learn, progress, achieve their goals. In this new change of environment, teachers do well to make themselves relateable. Hence, the self-effacing humor.

It is my experience that kids respect you if you work at understanding and loving them. If they see you make an effort to reach out to them, they’ll appreciate that. So such a video is no loss of teaching credibility. It’s a boon.

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5 responses to “Serious about studies, willing to efface ourselves

  1. Wow! I enjoyed the video! catchy tune! a video star and back up dancer! you have unlimited talents and abilities! Yay! God! the Source of all our creativity!!!

  2. Actually, demanding respect doesn’t work, but if teachers respect their students and are faithful to their calling, they will certainly earn respect, and that’s the best kind. (Even with “bad” dancing!)

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