Eye on the world: A fresh school year, full of promise

In “The promise of a new school yearThe Christian Science Monitor reports that “the start of a new school year can be a time of new possibilities: new classes, new teachers, new friends, a fresh start. Actual classroom experience can sometimes convey a less promising message: teachers that just don’t seem all that convinced that all children—especially you or yours—can succeed. Disappointing grades, unambitious curriculum, and grim comparisons with students in other countries signal diminished prospects and not-so-great expectations.” The Monitor continues, “Some of the greatest gains have come by challenging directly the modes of thought that limit students’ capacity to achieve. In that fight, there have been notable and enduring victories…. During their day, expert opinions that limited students always seemed ironclad. Now, many are debunked…. These victories over limitations are worth remembering, especially at the start of a new school year.”

Ideas on this subject:

From the Bible:

For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:6

From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 275

The divine must overcome the human at every point. The Science Jesus taught and lived must triumph over all material beliefs about life, substance, and intelligence, and the multitudinous errors growing from such beliefs.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 43

Related articles from The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel:

In “Forward to school”: “The key to dropping the negatives and maximizing the potential for good is stepping back to see where God is.” And “There’s a promise of good for everyone beginning a new school year. God’s love and intelligence are already active in every situation we enter.”

Share the article "Ready for school," with a student you know. 

In “Ready for school”: “God gives you spiritual qualities and abilities that allow you to help your teacher and your class to do their best.” And “God is divine Mind. God knows all. We express Mind’s intelligence. So you can learn what needs to be learned. Nothing is too hard for Mind, and Mind is guiding you!”

The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.

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