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Edward D. Smith Center for Learning & Teaching


As a hopeful teacher, you have confidence in God’s ability and willingness to help you reach your students. You know that you are not limited in your capacity to touch others and have faith that through Him all things are possible. You also know that your students are not limited in their capacity to learn. You approach teaching with confidence, optimism, and enthusiasm, knowing that all will work together for your good and the good of your students(Heb 11:1).

Jesus is walking on the water

Prepare: You prepare with a vision of what your students can become.

Engage: You invite student participation believing that student contributions are valuable to the learning process.

Improve: You have an assurance that you and your students can improve and have great faith that they can achieve their eternal potential.