Revival Nation Publishing
Teacher to Teacher is an interesting, unique book well worth reading by more than teachers. Mike Walker’s plan makes for ease of study, with much room for thought. Each section presents one of Jesus’ parables, using the New King James Version, embellished with bon mots and thoughts from Walker’s own extensive teaching experience. As an example, Chapter 23 starts with Matthew 25:1-13, the parable of the virgins waiting for their grooms. Walker examines some of the times he and his fellow teachers have missed important teaching opportunities; reminding us that we must emulate Christ and “lift up” those we seek to reach. Interwoven throughout these chapters are the Seven Teaching Vignettes of Jesus, with Scripture examples to back up these teaching modes: Demonstration; Example; Experience; Interaction; Mentoring; Parables & Object Lessons; and, Rebuking. Here is a sample: following chapters 20-25, Walker discusses Mentoring, using interaction with student teachers, exemplified by Matt. 10, where Jesus calls His disciples together and equips them with authority for their first mission trip.
Devotional, reference book, teacher’s encourager and mentor, provider of interesting ideas for further thought and use, Teacher to Teacher is a slim volume with large capacity. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it in all these ways, and intend to go back to it for further study. Mike Walker is a new author to me, as is the Canadian publisher, Revival Nation. My appetite is whetted and I hope to read more of their output. – Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Teacher to Teacher takes a look at Jesus’ teachings, plus how and why He taught. Through His parables and the author’s experiences in the classroom, teachers are reminded of the importance of teaching, of the importance of the teacher to his or her students and, in turn, the students’ importance to their teacher. Seven teaching vignettes are featured in this book. Jesus is a master teacher, so while His parables teach us valuable insights, His teaching techniques are also important to consider. Each provides teachers with a new perspective on techniques they already use or show a new method to try in their classrooms at every grade level.