From  a column by Dr. Stephen Jones, in the March 11, 2003 issue of The Spire,  the newsletter of Seattle First Baptist Church:

Great teachers realize that what they have to offer isn't their grasp of the subject matter or their impressive credentials.  It's themselves.  Great teachers move from the object matter "out there" to the subject matter "in here."  Great teachers don't pile information on their students.  They get to their students.  They get inside their students.  .  . Great teaching is always revelatory; it is soulwork; transformational more than informational.

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