Educators at Immanuel Lutheran School (ILS) are noted for the ways they have been cultivated by the liberal arts and Lutheran catechesis. These two cultivating forces have shaped their souls, mind and character so that they are fully-developed educators characterized by a Christian humanitas that is captivating and contagious. They continually pursue truth, goodness, and beauty, and recognize these as gifts from God. Students love them and naturally want to emulate them.
Faculty seek wisdom, eloquence, and virtue, and to cultivate these in their students. Teachers at ILS recognize that they are sinful and are hopeless without Christ crucified. They hold students accountable for this shared human state, direct them to repentance, and forgive them.
ILS educators display training in the liberal arts and are always learning. This year, ILS teachers are holding 8 all-faculty meetings to discuss and reflect upon the 8 Essential Principles. The topic for the first session was Festina Lente: make haste slowly.
Faculty were asked in advance to meditate on the following question, and we’d love to hear your reflections on this as well: What has the process of mastering a new skill or area of knowledge looked like in your life? Or perhaps, what has mastering a new skill or area of knowledge in your life required?
After each session, we’ll be sharing a reflection from one of our teachers on the topic and the session to give you additional insight into how our teachers are learning throughout the year!