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How To Teach The Untaught
by Margery Wolfe
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How To Teach The Untaught

There is a problem with the world when it comes to education. How do we educate anyone where there is no desire to learn? To get a child to do something we must first show some love. Many children have never been taught or shown any love. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:8 that there is a time to love. It also says we are to have love one to the other and that our love must be without dissimulation (not feigned, fake, or with pretense, disguised or fabricated). Teaching is a profession that many have sacrificed a lot for as with any other profession. It also comes with a spiritual sense of motherhood or fatherhood. A child that has never been exposed to real love will perform better when they feel they are loved. When children know we love them they want to please us. children will choose to fail if the teacher fails to show them love. They cannot be talked down on because the adult in the class wants them to change; show some love and change will come.

To teach the untaught means someone has failed before the present teacher. Itís an untiring effort but it can be done. We cannot allow ourselves to become exhausted. We cannot be so strong in our power and authority that we become resolute and constant in our teaching. We determine in our minds early on that this is how itís going to be and thatís that. We hold so firm and steadfast that we never recognize that we need to change our tactics. What we render and portray to a child on the first day determine what we will go through the whole year. Substitute parents are what teachers are. We are parents all the time; at home and school. Sometime we are the only parents a child is exposed to. Being this kind of representative is rough on the teacher but it works.

We have to repress some things to bring about a change:
1. Check with the child and find out some things about them on the first day of school to know who and what you are dealing with
2. Restrain yourself to labeling the child as bad
3. Have control over what comes out of your mouth that it is not abusive or degrading
4. Donít hinder the child from speaking and asking questions
5. At the same time be that agent of peace
6. Delegate jobs in the classroom where every child is used in a week time to do a particular chore and donít discriminate
7. Make the child feel just as important as the next where we arenít repulsed or resisted

A child wants someone to please; it may as well be us. We will be able to teach, instruct, inform, train, enlighten and guide them by way of a little more love. Make the child want to please you. We have to use techniques to bring out the good in them. The method we use is up to us. We have to figure out the procedure, approach and methodology on a one on one basis and make it work all in all and for all. Find out the childís ability; what they like and dwell on it when teaching it will build their aptitude and skills in learning. Teaching children can be pretty tedious, monotonous, tiresome, dull, and boring as we tell, describe, report, speak, explain declare, divulge, and reveal new information to the children on a daily basis. We have to deal with tempers, bad dispositions, temperaments, composures, and poise. Even in this the teachers have to be tender, delicate, sympathetic, kindhearted, considerate and compassionate.

On the other side is where we have to love and be tenacious. Being a teacher calls for us to be persistent with a steady application of firmness as to remind the children of the purpose of them being here with a calm disposition. We must contain our emotions and watch our words spoken that they are spoken in good taste. Never taunt, insult, mock, provoke, or jeer a child in front of other children. A proper hug a day and a spoken I love you by their name cause a child to want to bring a teacher flowers every day.

A parent is always a parent. We have responsibilities and must be accountable to those in authority for them. A parent must be warm; gracious, pleasant, kind, intimate, amicable, sympathetic and close enough to the child that we can feel their pain. So as the teacher they are to know when something is wrong and address it quick. If not they will have a problem class all day where no one will learn. We donít learn this in College; this is common sense, inner wit. Being delicate doesnít make us weak and powerless but smart. Watch the childrenís actions, see their reactions, and scrutinize their actions and reactions; that you can analyze a problem before it starts to interfere with whatís going on in the classroom.

Itís call taking back the classroom!
1. Bringing forth Education with proper guidance and efficiency
2. Making sure every student learns and is studious when exiting the classroom
3. Giving the proper nurture to maintain control within the classroom
4. Rendering proper discipline when warranted with love

Education encompasses learning and knowledge. It brings forth wisdom, schooling, study, instruction, guidance, tutelage, indoctrination and apprenticeship that will enlighten and enrich the minds of the children that will take them through life. What effect is produced depends on what begins, conclude and come out of the classroom. The result or outcome produces consequences in our homes, communities, schools and workplaces. Teachers have a job to do and how well it is done depends on the ability of them to remain adequate, productive, competent, and practical. The effort however calls for some failed attempts, some hard undertakings, some struggle, and even trying effortless but donít give up or give in to defeat.

Change is never easy but is of necessity. Change however brings forth different results. Change alters the norm and transforms all involved. We must learn to adapt to change; make the proper adjustments needed to make something work. Become different; evolve yourself into a workable mode and organize our thoughts to be interchangeable. Dress up what needs to be addressed, undress what needs to be exposed, and disrobe the actions that are not acceptable. Teachers we can make it happen; we shall make it happen!

Teaching the untaught means we are teaching a generation thatís the product of untaught parents. Parents didnít finish high school so why would the child care to finish school or even go for that matter. The first time a teacher tell them something they are ready to quit. We have to watch those spirits. The parents and parentís parents has an active role in the accountability of the children retaining the proper education that starts at home. Sit down with the child; find out what happen at school today. Show you care; sit down with a spelling book and go over their spelling words every evening until they learn them. Reading is fundamental to any other subject; sat down and let them read to you fifteen minutes a day. This develops an interest in them to desire to learn. Itís time we take back the minds of our children Parents! We have a vital part to play also. Get involved in your childís education. Make yourself available to them and known to the teachers and school. God will hold us accountable for parenting or not parenting. We would I promise you want to be accountable for doing what we have been called to do. We have been called to be parents at the conception of the seed. We have a responsibility to love and nurture our children and their childrenís children. Parents are a childís first example. A child learns what they live!

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