teachChangeNote: Howard Hendricks went to be with the Lord on Feb 20, 2013. This is part of a series of articles published in his honor.

Now for a final review. To you as a teacher—to stimulate your thinking, to stir your feelings, and to spur you on to action—we’ve presented in this book seven basic principles, in the form of an acrostic:

T The Law of the Teacher

Stop growing today, and you stop teaching tomorrow.

E The Law of Education

How people learn determines how you teach.

A The Law of Activity

Maximum learning is always the result of maximum involvement.

C The Law of Communication

To truly impart information requires the building of bridges.

H The Law of the Heart

Teaching that impacts is not head to head, but heart to heart.

E The Law of Encouragement

Teaching tends to be most effective when the learner is properly motivated.

R The Law of Readiness

The teaching-learning process will be most effective when both student and teacher are adequately prepared.

Teaching to Change Lives: Seven Proven Ways to Make Your Teaching Come Alive by Howard Dr Hendricks