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Jean-Baptiste De La Salle
Patron Saint of Teachers
He insisted that children should be taught to read in their own language first rather
than in Latin.
De La Salle
A City Saint
He pioneered education
for ordinary people
He developed the idea
of teaching children in classes
rather than individually.
He wrote some of the earliest, practical, instruction manuals for teachers and school
He introduced modern languages,
arts, science and technology
into the traditional curriculum
dominated by reading and writing.
He insisted that secular studies were integrally related to religious development.
He founded schools
as Christian communities
based on communities of Brothers.
to promote his new methods.
"To touch the hearts of your pupils is the greatest miracle you can perform"
A Saint for Teachers and School Administrators
A Saint with a Charism for the whole Church.
He led the way in developing the theology of the lay teacher's vocation, as an important
part of the ministry of the Church and a continuation of the ministry of Jesus.
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