They say it’s not bragging, if you can back it up. And when it comes to the unparalleled teaching staff at Northside Christian Academy, we wholeheartedly agree.
While every Christian school in Charlotte, N.C., may boast a similar claim, we know the traits of our teachers have transformative properties – taking an average private Christian school and making it a great one. So, what exactly makes our teachers so gloat-worthy? Well….
1. They don’t just inspire, they aspire.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
Our teachers aspire to continually inspire a lifelong love of learning in their students. They aim to accomplish this by constantly adapting what they teach and how they teach it, and recognizing that they are always growing as educators, leaders, and stewards of the Holy Spirit.
2. They don’t just lecture, they lead.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” – William Butler Yeats
Our teachers understand that lecturing is not the same as leading in a classroom. And that’s a good thing, since important life skills are not limited to memorizing two times two or correctly conjugating a Spanish verb. So, rather than attempting to light a fire of knowledge all on their own, our teachers simply cast the first spark and let their students take care of the rest.
3. They don’t just teach, they model a living curriculum.
“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” – Karl A. Menninger
Although our teachers come from different places and have distinctive personalities, they all have one thing in common – they lead and encourage by example. With open minds and sensitive spirits, our teachers listen to their students and take time to form meaningful relationships with every individual in their classroom. As humble and trustworthy servants of God, our faculty relishes the opportunity to shape their students’ lives.
If you are considering our private Christian school in Charlotte, N.C., we invite you to schedule a campus tour, shadow a Northside student, or speak with a member of our exceptional teaching staff today!