This paper spans the ten years of the author’s career in education, focusing on her personal struggle with wanting to be seen as relevant, spectacular and powerful in the eyes of her students. These three temptations are a framework for her personal reflection, set forth by Henri J. M. Nouwen (1989) in In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. This paper chronicles the author’s struggles as a first-year K-12 teacher and as a new professor. The author finally recognizes how she sees both her students and herself in a mirror dimly and that partnering with Christ is the way to best serve within the profession.
"Teaching Through a Mirror Dimly: Partnering with Christ to Overcome Self,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol1/iss2/6