June 27, 2009

Preparing to Grow


One of the key traits of good teachers is preparation--preparing your heart and mind for teaching, but also preparing the students to teach and learn. In keeping with the lesson on the demoniac, a teacher might call or invite three or four students to examine the different stories entailing demon possession and present a short summary of the event and the salient insights that emerge. As students present and make contributions, affirm their insights and ask the rest of the class to add. This preparation is so simple, yet watch the nature of your class dynamics grow!