November 7, 2015

Learning by Teaching

One effective way to enhance learning is by encouraging the learners to teach the material themselves. By explaining concepts and lessons to others, the teacher, by default, becomes the most engaged student. To put this teaching tip into practice, ask the students the week before to come the following week prepared to teach one element of the story. For example, one student may teach a brief history lesson on the Amalekites. Another student may be assigned to give a brief lecture on the geography of the battles mentioned in 1 Samuel 15; 28; and 31. Of course, all of the students will learn from the peer presentations, but the “teachers” will learn the most!