Grapple is a supportive online community for Christians working in education. It is a place where you can wrestle with problems you encounter, build relationships and explore what it means to follow Jesus as a teacher.
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Because it's a job?
Or, perhaps, because you wanted to inspire the next generation, or you felt a calling to make a difference in young people's lives. But amid the busyness, the rapid decisions you have to make, the secular teaching environment and the tiring job of managing your children's behaviour, you have realised that it is easy to lose sight of why you are there.
Grapple is there for you.
Grapple is a group of teachers who have realised they do not need to be alone but can learn from each other. Grapple is a fun place for checking in from time to time, getting your cognitive wheels to churn. A place to think about what it means to live out your calling in every decision you grapple with at school. So come and grapple with us!
As a teacher, you work in a high pressure environment and need to make difficult decisions on a weekly, if not daily basis. How do you deal with challenging behaviour, conflict, social deprivation, moral issues? More importantly, how do you deal with these issues as a Christian? When confronted with these situations, do you leave your faith at home? Are you even allowed to take it to school with you? Is it possible to be professional in a Christian way?
Grapple is a supportive online community for Christians in education. It is a place where you can wrestle with problems you encounter, build relationships and explore what it means to follow Jesus as a teacher. We want to inspire you to think about how you teach, develop solutions to professional dilemmas and respond by changing your approach and practice. Come and join us!
Joining and taking part in Grapple is simple and will not take much of your time. Grapple is intended to help you at work, not to give you any extra obligations, so why not give it a go?