January 2009

Tips for Top-notch Teaching

Using Bible Stories

When you try an activity such as the one suggested in Out of the Story for Teachers above (a group form of the same activity in Monday’s student lesson), you’ll find a tremendous diversity in how well students know their Bibles. Some will instantly be able to think of stories from Jesus’ life, while others will barely be familiar with any of the great stories from the Gospels.

While it’s sometimes good to allow students to choose their own groups and work with friends they’re comfortable with, there can be advantages to assigning groups yourself. Try to mix groups so that each group contains a few young people who know their Bibles well and can help the others.