Qualities of the Master Teacher

Jesus gave ample evidence of possessing many more traits that are worthy of imitation by any teacher, aside from gentleness and humility.

(Alfonso, Regina “How Jesus Taught” Methods of  techniques of the Master. New York: Alba House, 1989, PP. 99-104)

  1. He was gentle, respectful and forgiving: forgiving the action but not condoning it (John 8:11)
  2. He was concerned about his students’ families (Luke 4: 38-39)
  3. He made his students feel important (Matt. 9: 13-16, Matt. 9:9-13)
  4. He protected the reputation of his students. (Luke 15: 1-7)
  5. He was prayerful. (Luke 4: 1-13)
  6. He was perceptive (Luke 10: 10-13, John 16: 17-19, Mark 9:23-33)
  7. He was patient with many slow learners. (John 16)
  8. He was cautious not to teach so many too soon. (John 16: 12)
  9. He prepared them adequately for the final exam. (Matt. 25: 31-46)
  10. He was perfect at pacing a lesson.
  11. He explained clearly with simple examples. (John 3:21)
  12. He started teaching at his students’ readiness point. (John 1:35-39)
  13. He searched for the best way to explain.
  14. He was thorough. (Matt. 8: 22-26)
  15. He was practical. (John 11:44, Luke 8:55)
  16. He was knowledgeable about his subject matter. (Matt. 7:29, John 7:15, and Luke 19: 48)

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