4 Marks of a Great Teacher

Great Teachers Impact Their Students

1. A Great Teacher Has a Passion for What He Teaches

You will never have a great teacher who does not have passion. The personality of individual teachers may be different and their passion may come out differently, but you have never been taught by a great teacher that did not have a passion for what he was teaching.

One of the most obvious reasons it is dangerous for Christians to go to a secular college is that they will be influenced by teachers with passion. If the teachers do not have the right passion, the Christian will be influenced in the wrong direction. That is why Acts 4:20 says, “For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”

A great teacher is one who is passionate about what he teaches.

2. A Great Teacher Has Faith in Whom He Teaches

One of the marks of a great teacher is that he believes in his students.

What you believe about the people that God has entrusted to you is a major factor in the way they turn out. Your motivation, your love, what you think can happen in that church, or what you believe about that person will greatly influence their life.

3. A Great Teacher Teaches by Example

The way you live your life, the way you do things, your mannerisms, and the way you organize yourself are all examples to your students.

4. A Great Teacher Loves to Teach

He loves to have an influence and make an impact on another life.

November 29, 2011

Dr. Jim Schettler

Vice President of Student Affairs, West Coast Baptist College

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