"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and His robe filled the temple. Seraphim were standing above Him; each one had six wings.... And one called to another: Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Hosts; His glory fills the whole earth. The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, and the temple was filled with smoke.... Then one of the seraphim flew to me, and in his hand was a glowing coal that he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth [with it]...." Isaiah 6: 1-7 (HCSB).
Count the sensory experiences that Isaiah went through while God was teaching him. (1) "I saw" - sight. (2) "One called to another" - hearing. (3)"Doorways shook" - feeling. (4) "Filled with smoke" - smell. (5) "Touched my mouth" - taste.
When God teaches a lesson, He uses many of our senses. Not always at the same time - but He knows that we learn through our senses. God doesn't only use the spoken or written word. He communicates through our senses to reach the whole person. The more senses we incorporate in our lessons, the more a student will retain what he is learning.
This next week - experiment with as many ways as you can to teach your students using their senses.
For Kingdom Education,
From WTB Teaching With Style (c) 1994