Use the Technology
Your students are the most technologically savvy teenagers in the history of the world, and they have an attention span to match. For this lesson you may want to consider bringing some video clips to class with you.
For instance, at the heart of this week’s lesson is John the Baptist’s message of repentance. A YouTube on the issue of saying sorry would yield hundreds of videos that can be used to draw the contrast between the repentance John preached about and the repentance we see in our society. Most of the time people repent only when they are caught and can find no way out. Using video and other media can break up the monotony of the usual flow of the class. Be careful not to allow the media to obscure the message you are attempting to share.