The Seven Laws of Teaching

by John Milton Gregory     |     Book Summary


Author: John Milton Gregory
Publisher: Canon Press
Date: June 23, 2014 (1886 Original)
Pages: 141

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How wonderful it is that God made mankind to acquire knowledge! Learning the things of God and of His creation ought to be a great joy for every person. One way to cultivate such joy in students is to have effective teachers. 

Effective teachers understand their role in both training and teaching. “Training is the systematic development and cultivation of the powers of mind and body. Teaching is the systematic inculcation of knowledge.” (p. 10) 

Teachers, then, need to understand: 

  1. Who they are
  2. Who their students are
  3. How to rightly communicate
  4. How to move from the known to the unknown with their pupils
  5. How to foster self-learning in students
  6. How to help students think about the knowledge for themselves
  7. How to review. 

From these truths come the seven laws of teaching that will help teachers be lastingly effective. “The study of these laws may not make…a perfect teacher; but the laws themselves, when fully observed in use, will produce their effects with the same certainty that the chemic laws generate the compounds of the chemical elements.” (p. 125)





The Seven Laws of Teaching

by John Milton Gregory

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author John Milton Gregory
Publisher Canon Press
Date June 23, 2014 (1886 Original)
Pages 141


Overview:

How wonderful it is that God made mankind to acquire knowledge! Learning the things of God and of His creation ought to be a great joy for every person. One way to cultivate such joy in students is to have effective teachers. 

Effective teachers understand their role in both training and teaching. “Training is the systematic development and cultivation of the powers of mind and body. Teaching is the systematic inculcation of knowledge.” (p. 10) 

Teachers, then, need to understand: 

  1. Who they are
  2. Who their students are
  3. How to rightly communicate
  4. How to move from the known to the unknown with their pupils
  5. How to foster self-learning in students
  6. How to help students think about the knowledge for themselves
  7. How to review. 

From these truths come the seven laws of teaching that will help teachers be lastingly effective. “The study of these laws may not make…a perfect teacher; but the laws themselves, when fully observed in use, will produce their effects with the same certainty that the chemic laws generate the compounds of the chemical elements.” (p. 125)