Monday, September 29, 2008

Captive or Captivated?


Exodus 3: 2-3 (HCSB) - "Then the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire within a bush. As Moses looked, he saw that the bush was on fire but was not consumed. So Moses thought: I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn't the bush burning up?"

God captivated Moses' attention that day. He dis something astonishing, something awesome to capture Moses' attention. Once God got his attention - then He spoke.

When you have captivated your student's attention, they are committed to what you have to say. They are surrounded by invisible walls that hold them in. They find it difficult to escape the content that you are teaching.

Do you have a captive audience in your classroom because of the daily schedule and requirements? Or, are they a captive audience because you have sought to arrest their attention and to hold it in prison to your lesson?

Closely observe your classes this week. Captives, or Captivated?

For Kingdom Education,

From WTB Teaching With Style (c) 1994

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