One thing I learned going through my doctoral of education program is that when you teach high school students, you're not just teaching the students, you are teaching the whole family. And teaching doesn't mean you're telling them what to do; it's reaching out, and sharing what you know, and they learn something new, and you learn something new.
Imagine that it is a couple of weeks leading up to the first day of the semester. As a teacher, I have either been prepping during the summer or during Christmas break to ensure the semester starts on a strong note. I am moving quickly to review lesson plans, brainstorming new ideas to captivate my students, and I am praying that God uses my class to bring my students closer to Him.