Judson Press book uses teaching model of Jesus for educator growth, effectiveness

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/4/18)—What habits, attitudes or techniques can you learn from the world’s greatest teacher? In “Teacher Training with Jesus: 10 Lessons from the Master,” educator and author Susan O’Carroll Drake presents teaching strategies from Jesus that will take you from being good to great!

“Teacher Training with Jesus” streamlines the learning process and highlights 10 short lessons based on Jesus’ model of teaching that include a Bible study, real-life inspirational vignettes and practical suggestions to help you become more effective in teaching.

“In these pages, fellow teachers will find a spirit of compassion and empathy, and the encouragement they need to carry out their duties, looking to Jesus’ life and teaching for wisdom, understanding, comfort and hope,” says author, speaker, sociologist and preacher Tony Campolo.

Using Jesus’ examples, this book provides lessons and tips that include the following:

  • preparation,
  • delegation,
  • demonstration,
  • empathy,
  • audience,
  • focus and
  • perspective.

“Drake has hit the mark of truly inspiring the reader to a higher commitment of daily living the Christlike life in the classroom,” notes Sheila Rogers Gloer, Ed.D., professor at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Ideal for Christian educators, Sunday school teachers and Bible study leaders, this practical resource is applicable in private or public school classrooms, Christian education contexts or the worship setting.

Author of “Morning Meetings with Jesus: 180 Devotions for Teachers” and long-time public high school teacher, Drake holds a master’s degree in Biology and Human Nutrition as well as a bachelor’s in Psychology. During her years in the classroom, she received numerous teaching honors, including being named Colorado’s “Outstanding Biology Teacher.” She is an Access Excellence Fellow, a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow and a Howard Hughes Grant recipient.

Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

 American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.