Christ in the Classroom

Every now and again, I reflect on teaching and the relevance of the methods used by Jesus. Even without the miracles and the content of the message, some of Jesus’ pedagogical principles continue to stand out. Here is my list.

Integrate the topic with your students’ lives. Jesus used many agricultural, marine, and even food analogies, but he also routinely incorporated other images from his interlocutors’ experience-from cleaning...

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J. Paul Martin is the executive director of the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.