January 26, 2013

A Variety of Senses

Clearly, we discover the world, ideas, and information through our five senses. Some would suggest intuition is also a sense to include. But when we teach, do we use methods that engage the senses? The closing activity in this lesson evokes the visual sense. Every human seems to favor one or two senses above some of the others; thus, variety becomes key in teaching. One teacher brought in a loaf of hot, fresh bread one morning to a Sabbath School class where students were able to see, taste, touch, smell, and some claimed to have intuitively “become one” with the bread. The lesson was on Jesus’ claim to be “the Bread of Life”—a bread that will never leave you hungry again. Think about the senses and how you might use them all.