Teaching in the Potter's Hands
Author: Yolanda A. Martin
Yolanda Alexander Martin calls herself "one of God's serious servants." After teaching for more than thirty years in the public schools in Jackson, Mississippi, and surrounding areas, she felt the call of God to do more. The results is Teaching in the Potter's Hands, a book designed to share with other teachers her own pitfalls and successes in the classroom. It touches on all aspects of teaching, from classroom control to how one chooses to dress on the job. Mrs. Martin has received numerous awards as a teacher. Among them are The Good Apple Award, Outstanding Teacher Award, Beyond the Call of Duty Award, and Star Teacher. What she shares here is out of love for the profession, the students, and for her fellow teachers both experienced and new; realizing that being in the classroom is not always easy. Much of what is shared here was painful, and would have been easier kept.
But that's not how God wants us to do business in His kingdom. Prayerfully, the contents of this book will bring insight, laughter, advice, empathy, and healing to those who read it. Being a teacher is having an awesome responsibility. Being a Christian means representing Christ wherever we go. Being both is amazing!