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Sunday, 26th March, 2023

Bible Reading: Jeremiah 3:15, Proverbs 16:16

Memory VerseI will give you leaders who will be faithful to me. They will lead you with knowledge and insight. Jeremiah 3:15 (NET)

Credit to the works of Dr. Thessalonika Embry, the CEO of Learnday and OneTwentyEdu. Key areas in the educational system that should be prioritized according to her include:

1. Instead of controlling the ways people learn, the education system should accommodate for diversity of learning styles. There are several types of tests which decipher how you most effectively learn. If students were grouped into classes based on their learning styles rather than random selection — and those teachers focused primarily on that group’s most prominent learning style — logically, those kids would retain more information than the current methods used to group kids by age or grade level. Age is not necessarily coordinated with intelligence and cognition. {A model identifies four types of learners: visual, auditory, kinesthetic (requires that you manipulate or touch material to learn), and reading/writing. Most people are a combination of these four styles, but more times than not, they have a predominant style of learning}.

2.  Teachers should be vetted more intensely to determine their capabilities and temperance/motivation to teach. Many current teachers are dissatisfied with their careers and salaries, and that tends to affect how they teach and how the students learn. It takes patience, love, and commitment to truly be an effective teacher.

3. Technology is on my list of both good and bad things. Too much of any good thing can be considered glutinous and end up affecting other parts of one’s life. There must be a very positive balance between human interaction and technological studying. We have a variety of team members the students communicate with to engage them socially and academically. Students who join our program are excited and amazed at the new ways of learning.

4. Sometimes structure is required. It all depends on the student you are teaching, however, too much structure seems to push students toward having animosity toward education. Dr Thessa has made an effort to almost eliminate structure entirely and allow for free-flowing learning. This gives her student an amount of control in their own life and creates an active decision-making response that they are interested in being engaged with.

5. Students need to be able to work at their own pace. If you have a student who is incredibly intelligent and they have skipped three grades, but they are still required to learn at the same pace as the rest of the class, then skipping three grades only got them to another roadblock. Instead we should be giving children and adults the opportunity to take control of their own education and exercise their brains at the rate they feel comfortable. Of course, there should be checks and balances; however, alternative methods seem to be working well.

Quote: We must be flexibly rigid in our teaching methods.

Prophetic Decree: May our education system receive power to drive the much needed national development, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. O Lord, please heal our educational system, in Jesus name.

2. O Lord, give our leaders passion to provide good and proper learning environment which is pivotal drive towards national development, in Jesus name.

3. Holy Spirit, give us teachers who will see their roles as a calling and not just a career, in Jesus name.

4. Fire of the Holy Ghost, please purge the educational system of bad eggs, in Jesus name.

5. O Lord, sanitize the education system of corruption, malpractices, bad appointment, biogotry, etc.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 12-15

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