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I’m reading Teaching to Change Lives by Howard Hendricks.  It’s so full of practical advice that I thought I would share some on the blog.  Here are some quotes:

  1. The effective teacher always teaches from the overflow of a full life.
  2. If you stop growing today, you stop teaching tomorrow.
  3. I always look for FAT people – those who are Faithful, Available, and Teachable.
  4. We get the largest number of committed teachers simply by getting them gradually involved in the process.  Then they get hooked.
  5. Most adults are initially afraid to become involved because their confidence level is so low.  Our task is to build them up, and with a little time and involvement, it can be done.
  6. If you want to become a change agent, you must also change.
  7. If you have an hour set apart to read, try reading the first half-hour and use the second half-hour to reflect on what you read.
  8. Whenever you’re around a significant person, keep your mouth shut except to ask penetrating questions.
  9. In all my years I’ve never found a lay person with a significant spiritual ministry who does not also have a strong personal intake of God’s Word.
  10. Remember that the unexamined life is not worth living.
  11. Experience does not necessarily make you better; in fact in tends to make you worse, unless it’s evaluated experience.