Reflection. In education imitate Christ, let us bring the level up and not down. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translate.

Can you imagine Christ humanity leveling down? No way, God wants to level "class" up until we all reach unity in the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4.13).

When a teacher teaches his class do you teach only the contents of the program of the subject matter or teaching more?

When the teacher is really good, do not center on the subject itself, but in the process of analysis needed to master that matter, why? Simply because these processes then the student may apply to many things in your life.
Take for example the case of mathematics, develops our reasoning helps us to have an analytical thinking, which could be defined as the directed thought to decompose the arguments on their premises or its component expressions, see the relationships between them and their conclusion, in order to judge their accuracy or reliability of it.

This is what we do when we do a math problem: collect data, disaggregate their premises, observe the relationships that are or systematically resolve parts rationally. Analytical thinking develops the ability to research and learn the truth about the world around us. They are trying to find truths that are based on evidence and not emotion. It is a thought that allows us to be alert to both our mistake as others, deception and manipulation. This is possible because mathematics allows us to think clearly and logically, taking into account real data that can be verified. We see then that the study of mathematics then apply it to the analysis of many things that do not even have anything to do with numbers.

If we talk about the benefits of studying history, we can say that is more than the simple act of knowing and knowing about the past. Studying history involves analyzing situations and actions of the characters involved, their motivations, this leads to a deep commitment to critical thinking and lifelong questioning of society in the present. A good history teacher, will use its materials to teach students to:

  • Search for information
  • classify,
  • sort,
  • summarization,
  • Extract the reasons, causes, and relate them to current events or even later.
  • expose

After many years, perhaps well their students do not remember the whole plot of the story and all the characters' names. But if you remember what's important and what's even better, mental processes and how they handle the information they never lost.

The same is true of almost all the subjects taught in the schools. Primary and secondary level. It is at these levels that the person learns to use tools that are necessary for the tertiary level, where all the tools to intensive learning a particular discipline to apply their practical application: medicine, engineering, arts, architecture, etc. ...

So the good teacher will not teach much emphasis on content, as these students can be found in textbooks, but will emphasize the processes of information management, how to relate to reality, and its exposure .
For a teacher of the Word will be anything different? No, because Bible study is also needed for students to develop analytical processes and study.

  • A good teacher assumes that all students will learn if it is correctly stimulated.
  • A good teacher knows that all students will learn, some faster and some not so.
  • A good teacher knows that when working with all students will thrive.

If a Bible Seminary enter a student for life issues has not a good base or training to enable him to study and learn and after eight (8) years of study he graduated with a lot of data on your head (which you can not organize, or explain, or expose and all that this information is about to be forgotten forever) and also remains a base that allows you to study Scripture alone, it will be a failure not only of him but of the Institution and system, even if you do not recognize or even realize.

True love is not in the master give the brightest British slower Encyclopedia and tell them to make a collage with paper figures (total all approved with 9 and 10), but to help the slower and try to level class upwards.

We need to look to Jesus and take it as a model throughout, including in how to teach. And definitely not leveled him down.


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