This past week, our staff attended the Edifide (Educators’) Convention
at Redeemer University College in Ancaster. As the convention theme wasLeading with Love, the speakers challenged us as educators to think about what love looks like in our classrooms and in our schools. How do our practices, procedures, and routines provide a safe and loving environment in which our students can learn and thrive? What are we doing to build school culture? How are we meeting and supporting student needs? All valuable questions as we navigate this school year.
One of the highlights of the convention is the praise and worship time. With effective leadership by the praise team, Redeemer’s 900+ seat auditorium resounded with the sound of keyboard, stringed instruments, percussion, and voices. The convention theme song still echoes in my head: “At your name, creation sings your story…your people will cry out. Lord of all the earth, we shout your name, filling up the skies with endless praise, Yahweh, Yahweh, we love to shout your name, oh Lord.” It is a beautiful thing to be in community, acknowledging God as Lord, bringing him praise and glory, and affirming our need for his direction in our lives.