March 30, 2013

Think-Pair-Share

It’s always difficult to get kids to discuss topics. Sometimes teachers get nervous when there is silence, and feel they need to fill that silence. Actually, students are just trying to think of something to say. Give students time to formulate their thoughts. Writing down their thoughts also gives them something to fall back on during the discussion. Encourage your students to write in the margins of their Bibles or in the student lesson. If they don’t bring their lesson to Sabbath School, make sure you have scrap paper for them to write on. Once they have something down on paper, they will be more willing to discuss the topic. For those students who have trouble writing, have them draw what they see as they read the verses. Drawings can also stimulate discussion.