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“Dobro pozhalovat!”

David, the conference speaker greeted the teachers and thanked them for attending the Russian teachers’ conference.

The teachers, sitting around tables, stared at a variety of photos in front of them. As they looked, David asked two questions.

What card reflects the positive aspects of teaching?

What card reflects the difficult aspects of teaching?

Teachers Start Conversations with Artistic Cards

Russian Teachers discuss their thoughts with pictures “Dobro pozhalovat!” David, the conference speaker greeted the teachers and thanked them for attending the Russian teachers’ conference. The teachers, sitting around tables, stared at a variety of photos in front of them. As they looked, David asked two questions. What card reflects the positive aspects of teaching? …

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A Cry For Help: Are You Listening?

“Globally, Every 40 seconds one person dies by suicide. That translates to 800,000 deaths annually.”

“In the U.S., suicide is the second leading cause of death for people age 10 thru 34.”

“In 2019, there were an estimated 1.38 million suicide attempts in the U.S. resulting in 47,511 deaths.”

“One death occurs for every twenty attempted suicides worldwide”

These statistics indicate that people are crying out for help. So how can educators help?

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First

Most people go into teaching to help others. Unfortunately, many teachers give and give without first making sure they have their personal resources in place. The results can be disastrous for teachers, their students, and the other people in their lives. However, by observing some basic principles of self-care, teachers can avoid many of the pitfalls that lure them into overextending themselves and burning out.

Ukraine Teacher Encourages Her Peers

Irina has always loved children. Her heart for them began when, as a single woman, she adopted four children. After becoming a mother, she switched from teaching English a university to teaching English in an elementary school. 

 ”After the kids appeared in my life, I started thinking about working closer to home,” Irina said. “When my mother and father passed away, this necessity became urgent.”

Moldovan Educators Encourage Their Peers

Throughout the pandemic, Lena and teachers in the Moldova Teachers’ Community have looked for ways to encourage their peers and resource them with helpful tools.

Last December, community members gave teachers across the city a gift to thank them for working tirelessly through the pandemic. The gift included a facemask and a bookmark with contact information so teachers could join their online Facebook group.

Moldovan Teachers Connect with Their Peers

Every morning, Lena prays with teachers in her classroom about their day. One of the leaders of the ISP Teachers’ Community, she teaches middle school English.

Throughout the pandemic, teachers who are part of the Teachers’ Community in Moldova have been finding ways to meet with their peers and then connect them with Christ.

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