Learn about the twelve qualities that St. John Baptist de La Salle (1651-1719), the patron saint of educators, education reformer, and founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, believed were crucial for educators to possess.
For each virtue, Br. Luke Grande, F.S.C. elaborates on its significance in the classroom and how teachers might work with God's grace to help their pupils reach their full potential.
Page after page of insightful recommendations and personal contemplations such as:
- Four strategies for creating order in the classroom and significantly decreasing behavioural issues.
- Six "results" of impatience in the classroom, as well as the most effective strategies for preventing them.
- Methods of fostering uniformity, prudence, and "fair play" in the classroom
- Advice about putting God first in the classroom, swallowing your ego, and listening to those with more experience than you.
- There are two tried-and-true methods for encouraging kids to study and grow:
- Pursuing wisdom, or the skill of discerning when action is called for and when to patiently wait for God to intervene.
- Praying well, doing "ordinary things wonderfully," and "playin' by the rules" are all ways you might set a good example for others and embody the qualities all educators should posess.