I’ve long wanted a great book to give to the Catholic teachers in my friends and family.
That wait is over.
TJ breaks the book down into ninety-nine short, accessible chapters that help Catholic teachers realize how their faith can impact their teaching. Simultaneously he gives teaching insights and ideas that any teacher, whether Catholic or not, would benefit from.
From how to help students learn from failure to how to be a storyteller as a teacher to how to deal with different types of intelligence, TJ writes over a broad swatch of important topics in the teaching world.
The Master that TJ refers to in the book’s title is Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus is the Master, and the master Teacher. TJ incorporates Scripture and the example of Christ and applies them to every area of teaching. Each lesson shows how one can follow the pattern that Jesus left for us while teaching students.
The book encompasses every aspect of a student’s life–not just the intellectual aspects–but who they are as a person and how teachers can help them develop themselves in truth.
From years of teaching at various levels and reflecting on the Catholic Faith, TJ has synthesized the two in a powerful way. I was struck again and again with how keen his insights were. They clearly sprung from years of practical experience and personal reflection.
I now have a go-to book for giving to the Catholic teachers in my life. 99 Ways to Teach Like the Master will help people both grow in their Catholic Faith and in their avocation as teachers.