Heart-Deep Teaching Engaging Students for Transformed Lives

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-01
  • Publisher: B&H Academic

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When teaching the Bible, what is the best theory, and what are the best practices to stimulate deeper student learning? Heart-Deep Teachingwas written for parents, teachers, and students of the Word who desire to apply its principles in life transforming ways. The concept of "heart-deep teaching and learning" is based on a Hebrew understanding of the "heart" as the innermost essence of a person that involves the mind, emotions, and will. When the heart is engaged by the power of the Holy Spirit within the context of God's Word, both character and behavioral changes occur. To actively engage students' emotions, mind, will, and body in learning, a heart-deep teacher uses strategies involving interaction, drama, reflection, story-telling, wonder, movement, creativity, acting-out, problem-solving, and wrestling with the principles discovered in the biblical text. By integrating accurate methods of analyzing the biblical text and current research in teaching and learning, the book attempts to help teachers understand the theoretical and practical skills to create their own lessons, adapt lessons from published curriculums, and improve their own strategies of studying and teaching the Word.

Author Biography

Gary C. Newton is professor of Discipleship Ministries and director of the Discipleship Ministry and Family Ministry majors at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. He also wrote Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity.

Table of Contents

Chapters Summaryp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Explaining the Problem
Shallowness in Biblical Teachingp. 5
Preparing the Heart of the Teacher
Understanding the Mystery of the Heartp. 17
Mapping the Journey to the Depths of the Heartp. 43
Digging Deeper into the Word for Yourself as a Teacherp. 55
Designing Deeper Learning Experiences
Looking at the Biblical Text Through Students' Eyesp. 85
Setting Goals to Encourage Deeper Student Learningp. 97
Understanding How People Learnp. 104
Designing Learning Experiences that Encourage Heart-Deep Learningp. 121
Structuring the Lesson
Priming Students' Heart Pumpsp. 151
Getting Students to Dig Deeper into the Wordp. 163
Stimulating Student Heart Talkp. 178
Encouraging Heart Change in Lifep. 191
Conclusion: The Challenges and Benefits of Heart-Deep Teachingp. 201
Bibliographyp. 205
Name and Subject Indexp. 209
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