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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Golden Rule

In teaching seminars on classroom discipline, I was taught to create a set of rules, prominently post them, and to keep it simple with less than five rules. I am BLESSED with a Biblical background, so this was a no brainer! The best rule is the rule that everyone should live by... THE GOLDEN RULE! Treat other people the way you want to be treated. Very simple, nothing else needed, and the BLESSING is that it worked. It worked for every situation in the classroom. I live in the Bible belt and that probably explains why I never had a single parent complaint about this simple rule, during my 32 years of teaching. It was posted prominently (without the chapter and verse number listed) and reapeated thousands of times. I am Blessed to have taught during the decades that parents understood the importance of "treating other people the way you want to be treated" even if it came straight from the Bible!

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So true, too bad you are no longer blessing those kindergarten kids with your talents!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

If only more people would follow this very simple rule. Wouldn't our world be a nicer place for everyone..
:)

3:15 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Every day on the way home from work, I hear the news on the Christian radio station of the erosion of any sort of respect for "religious" people. It is so very sad.

My pictures were taken by my wonderful Christmas gift from DC - Kodak EasyShare C743 digital camera. Such fun!

3:24 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

That is so true.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Simple yet ture.
Too bad not everyone can live by this rule.
I sure wish my sweet little Sidney could of had you as a teacher.
Have a good day.
Hilary

5:06 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

I stress that with the Munchkins, that if they follow only one rule in this life, that it be the Golden Rule. They understand it, and they really do practice it.

Cheers,
Josie

5:10 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

That is so true. I'm afraid someone would give you a problem these days. I know we shouldn't be surprised that God's word works, but it always does amaze me. If we will just do as He says, life goes so much better!!

5:11 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

"It's sort of a paraphrased commandment, too. "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Did the one you shared at POI last week (from Bambi) make the list? "If you can't say somthin' nice..." you know the rest.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Myrna said...

I found you through morning glory at Seeds From My Garden. Sounds like you went to the same discipline workshops I went to--Cantor, et.al. I am also a retired educator--teacher/principal. I'm sure your use of the Golden Rule made your classtoom a pleasant place to be!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

How wonderful that you were able to post that Biblical principle prominently...and even the children that didn't get to go to church would always remember that message, I'm sure!

9:34 PM  
Blogger SusieQ said...

The Golden Rule is one for all times, all ages, all religions, all people.

That you encouraged your kindergarteners to follow it is wonderful. It reminds me that some of our best lessons of life we learn in Kindergarten.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Christal said...

Nancy, could you please send me a link to Polka Dot, I have lost all my favorites! Thanks so much!

5:11 AM  
Blogger kdwhorses said...

Nancy,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and letting me know about the updates on Polka Dots blog. I went there today and was in awe at what she had shared. The pictures are beautiful and her words as well. I will continue to pray for this family for the days to come. Thanks for the reminder about the Golden Rule. I will have to put that in the classrooms at church.
Have a great and blessed day.

9:14 AM  
Blogger the night owl said...

Thanks for sharing the Golden Rule with us.Gets us thinking and acting on the words. Baba

12:58 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I love that rule!

2:01 PM  
Blogger leslie said...

I'm retired from teaching at a Christian elementary school and even these kids had trouble following that rule. Loved my time there, though.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Christal said...

Nancy, thatnks for stopping by my blog... I always love new readers :) Also YES, that was a "Clamentis" They seem to do ok here, as long as they get a good start in the spring and the boys dont pick them and say, "Mom look I brought you a pretty flower!" I know that they mean well but I have waited 2 years for it to bloom!

9:26 PM  
Blogger gail said...

A great one to live by!

8:15 AM  

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