Quotes for Topic: Teaching
Good teachers are approachable and easy to talk to; they are not irritable, defensive, or quick to argue with people who disagree… [They] must not lose their temper, scold their students, yell at them, or seek revenge because they offend… Angry…teachers generate fear and stifle the spirit of inquiry, especially in children and adolescents.
Reference: Leading With Love, Lewis and Roth, 2006, p.130-131, Used by Permission. Get this book!
We [must] give the Spirit of God opportunity to work in their lives to enable them to digest biblical truth. “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still,” but those members taught by the Spirit of God will indeed be changed.
Reference: Practical Wisdom for Pastors, Crossway Books, 2001, p. 137. Used by Permission. Get this book!
The cone of learning says that we remember 10 percent of what we read, 20 percent of what we hear, 30 percent of what we see, 50 percent of what we see and hear, 75 percent of what we see, hear and talk about, and 90 percent what we see, hear, talk about and do. The main message from these statistics is that the more a child can interact with all of his senses, the more apt he is to retain what he has been taught...(According to Deuteronomy 6:6-9) God warned the Israelites to internalize His teaching so He presented His word, stated His goal, and then provided for each learner's style. He used a variety of methods to motivate.
Reference: Becoming a Treasured Teacher, Victor, 1992, p. 22, 33.
If you don’t spend time thinking about God, you won’t have much to say about God.
Reference: Everyday Talk, Talking Freely and Naturally about God with Your Children, Shepherd Press, 2004, p. 19, Used by Permission. Get this book!
The fact is, there is a “course” that addresses every issue we will ever face. The Teacher loves to meet one-on-one with His students, so that He can tailor the course to our needs. He is willing to hold class every day that we are willing to meet. We already have the Textbook, which was written by the Teacher Himself. Parts of it can be difficult to grasp. But the Teacher is always available – twenty-four hours a day – to help us understand.
Reference: A Place of Quiet Rest, Moody, 2000, p. 62.
Vision is our dominant sense. A report published by the Xerox Corporation years ago revealed that 83 percent of what we learn comes through our sight. Hearing provides for 11 percent of what we learn, compared with extremely small percentages from the other three senses: smell, 3.5 percent; touch, 1.5 percent; and taste, 1 percent. No wonder Jesus used visuals!…( Most importantly) Jesus very life was a visual, reinforcing what He taught.
Reference: Teaching as Jesus Taught, Baker, 1995, p. 178.
Read through the Gospels, and you quickly conclude that Jesus was a dynamic, remarkably effective teacher. Never boring, always stimulating. Never obtuse, always clear. Never pompous or distant, always personal and lovingly concerned.
Reference: Teaching as Jesus Taught, Baker, 1995, p. 10.