Being a good teacher is as much about who you are as about what you know or what you do.
Charlotte’s heart for teachers is revealed in the gift she chose to give each woman who graduated from her training course. It was a book titled The Cloud of Witness—a collection of daily inspirational Scripture, poetry, and quotations centered around character traits and habits that Charlotte wanted her teachers to continue to grow in.
This year focus on some of those ideals that Charlotte desired for all teachers, for they are what can affect our attitudes toward teaching, toward learning, toward our students—toward life—as nothing else can. Habits like
- Prayer, and
Our popular calendar journal features encouraging articles, inspiring quotations and poetry, and plenty of room to write your personal notes. The year-at-a-glance calendar, monthly calendars, looking-ahead thumbnail calendars, monthly divider tabs, and two-page spread each week will help you stay organized. Plus, special touches—like areas to jot down gentle reminders, prayer requests, and books you are reading—will combine to help you create a keepsake journal of your year. All with a gentle Charlotte Mason touch.
Charlotte’s Heart for Teachers comes in two handy editions:
The 2015–16 school-year edition calendar goes from July 2015 through June 2016 (available now).
The 2016 calendar-year edition goes from January through December 2016 (available later this year).
To ‘endeavour ourselves’ to the daily effort of education, to live and act, think and speak before the children, so that they shall be hourly the better for all that we are, is harder, no doubt, than to make one enormous sacrifice.—Charlotte Mason