Thursday, September 25, 2008



"Around three in the morning, He came toward them walking on the sea.... 'Lord, if it's You,' Peter answered Him, 'command me to come to You on the water.' 'Come!' He said. And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus.... And beginning to sink he cried out, 'Lord, save me!' Immediately Jesus reached out His hand, caught hold of him, and said to him, 'You of little faith, why did you doubt?'" Matthew 14: 25 -31 (HCSB).

Think Peter forgot that lesson? Well he might have strayed a few times, but he remembered who saved him that night.

Question for you: "How many times do you include something that students will never forget because it was unique?" You and your students are unique. Are your lessons? Dag Hammarskjord is quoted as saying, "What you must dare is to be yourself."

Synonyms for unique are incomparable, matchless, unparalleled, unrivaled, sole, and only. Do we teach in an unrivaled fashion? Are our lessons matchless? Do students find your class incomparable (in a good way, I mean)?

My daughters still speak about Mr. Peer's swivel chair demonstration in Physics. (Ask him about the details.) It was unique and they still remember it.

Plan a unique learning experience for your students next week. Try it out. Make an impact.

For Kingdom Education,

From WTB Teaching With Style (c) 1994

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