It’s that time of year again: We buy all the school supplies and clothes, lunchboxes, and pencil cases. There is an excitement in the air as young children count down the days to be back in school. We anticipate an environment conducive to learning and developing social skills, along with fun times on the playground with friends.
As I was reflecting on my own students returning, I had this thought: What constitutes a proficient student? Good grades, social growth and healthy friends that make the day go by quickly.
Let’s look at the “student” through a different lens. Am I a good student? Who am I learning from and what am I learning?
In this season of “back to school,” let’s remember to be open to learning and understanding others at a higher level and becoming the best that God has created us to be.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7