July 31, 2010

 Learning From the Learners

If you're not careful, teaching kids to be humble may come across with an edge of conceit. Obviously, the best way to teach humility is to model it (i.e., to show kids what a humble spirit looks like by the way you live).

One act of humility as a teacher is to be up front with your students and admit you don't know it all. You can learn from them just as much as they can learn from you. So learn from the students in this lesson by asking them questions such as: "Who is the most humble person you know, and why? What can teachers do to humbly serve God and others? What does humility look like to you, and why?"

Listen carefully to the answers they give and by God's grace apply what you learn.