What Does It Truly Mean To Teach?
If learned, they did not, taught, you did not. This is how Bruce Wilkinson may have phrased his Law of the Learner had he chosen to reference Yoda. One of his maxims is that “Teachers are responsible to cause their students to learn”. Does this surprise you?
Did you know that the same Hebrew word is translated “teach” in Deuteronomy 4:1 and translated “learn” in Deuteronomy 5:1? In other words, biblically, the two ideas are interconnected. Many of today’s teachers have the mindset that “If I dispense the material, it is the student’s responsibility to grasp and master the material”. This mindset is tragically the opposite of a biblical understanding of what it means to teach!