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critical thinking. Because Jesus was the Master Teacher, He also taught using visual illustrations, repetition, lecture, and discussion as ways to teach and reach all of His disciples. Jesus understood His audience, and He adapted teaching strategies to the needs of those He taught (Braley, Layman, & White, 2003). John 7:46 (NIV) states, “No one ever spoke the way this man does.” Jesus displayed numerous teaching methods to ensure His followers received the spiritual truth, just as teachers today must incorporate various learning styles into lessons and activities to provide all students access to learning and success. “Teachers who are good shepherds know their ‘sheep’” (Braley et al., 2003, p. 151).ReferencesBraley, J., Layman, J., & White, R. (2003). Foundations of Christian school education. ColoradoSprings, CO.: Purposeful Design PublicationsBurden, P. R. & Byrd, D. M. (2016). Methods for effective teaching(7thed.). New York, NY.: Pearson Education Inc.Cuevas, J. (2015). Is learning styles-based instruction effective? A comprehensive analysis of recent research on learning styles. Theory and Research in Education, 13(3), 308-333. Retrieved from