Genesis 1:26 Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;
People are created in the image of God. That fact gives our students worth, value, and dignity. It is important that our theology of human beings filters into our teaching ministry. We must see each and every student as a distinct individual worthy of respect. Great teachers see students in this way. Great teachers come to understand that ministry goes beyond just passing on information or stimulating thought. Great teachers give their students the respect due a fellow human being. And students detect it and are changed by it.
Richards, Lawrence O.; Bredfeldt, Gary J. (1998-03-01). Creative Bible Teaching (Kindle Locations 4038-4042). Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.