Theology for the Long Haul

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Key Trait of Succesful Teachers: Humility

This is a great post for those who aspire to teach. It reminds me (a little) of Fernando Segovia's critique of "learned impartation and passive reception."

"[Proud teachers]... desire to be “the star of the show,” working to impress students with their expertise and knowledge, all the while instilling in students a sense of insecurity at their own informational deficit. Ultimately this constructs a hierarchy of subservience with the teacher on the top and the students on the bottom, a comprehensive contrast to the model of Christ but quite in line with that of Pharisees."

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