By Stacey Mattish
As a teacher at CCS, bringing practical experience into my classroom is a challenge I strive to rise to every year. With the landscape of the world constantly changing due to technology, keeping my class relevant and exciting takes thought and sometimes a little creativity. In order to meet the practicality challenge, new assignments are handed out to help my students grow in their English communication skills. This year, we as an English class are going to tackle a blog.
Blogging is one of the largest growing venues for writers. Companies hire writers to keep their blog content fresh and attracting new customers. Even individuals have found that they can make a living and gain a following simply by creating a blog that others want to follow, so buckle-up students and get ready for a ride! This year we’re going to learn a new skill and have some fun while doing it.
As with anything we do at Calvary, my ultimate goal through this blog is to glorify God. The title of the blog, “Wings as Eagles,” comes from Isaiah 40:31: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” As we run the race that God has set before us this year regardless of whether we are students or staff, we may grow tired and weary; but if we choose to put our trust in God and wait on Him, we will be given the grace to soar on wings as eagles.
I look forward to helping grow the students both spiritually and academically this year. Lord willing, this blog will add one more piece to their storehouse of knowledge and help prepare them for the future. Please, check in throughout the year and see what the students have in store for you.
Feature image courtesy of Flickr user Caleb Roenigk.