Friday, November 21, 2008

Plan - Point - Path


John 2:15 CEV - "So he took some rope and made a whip. Then he chased everyone out of the temple, together with their sheep and cattle. He turned over the tables of the moneychangers and scattered their coins."

Jesus could have gathered His disciples around and spoke to them about how bad this was. But, He moved. He ran around the Temple demonstrating His passion. No one was bored in this lesson!

When you teach do not be anchored to one spot. Move. It is not about how far or fast - it is that you move. Movement brings change in your lesson and change produces attention. Movement creates anticipation, and anticipation creates attention. It can accentuate your points. It provides classroom management. It holds attention. Students paying attention tend to learn and retain more than those who are bored (or worst - asleep).

Movement will convince your students that you are alive - and they will be too.

Today - put that podium in the closet if you must - but get rid of your anchor and move around. Walk around your students. Get moving and see them learning.

For Kingdom Education,

from WTB "Teaching With Style" (c) 1994

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