A Practical System to Be a Creative Teacher
by Corey Jones
Deep Dive Master Classes #6
System: a set of principles or procedures working together as parts of a whole – an organized scheme or method.
Learning Retention Rates
Group Discussion 50%
Doing (including VR) 75%
Teaching Others 90%
People do tend to enjoy getting information in specific formats but it’s more about their engagement and interest.
Opposing argument – no one size fits all model. In fact, research shows that teaching students according to different learning styles has no effect on how they perform on assessments. Every time scientists have tried to prove this theory, they’ve failed.
We retain different types of information in different ways. There is truth to this though in how passive a student is and how active a student is for retention.
Sports and Podcasts Illustration
The goal is not information retention. The goal is disciple-making!
Teaching a lesson vs. teaching kids
You can’t teach all these ways the whole time but you can slide things in to help retain everyone.
The role of the Holy Spirit
John 14:26 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
The best I’ve ever taught vs the best they’ve ever listened.
System – a set of principles and procedures, an organization method. You have a high calling. A huge responsibility. But it’s not all on you. So ask your helper for help.
SIGHT (VISUAL SYSTEM)
Comic Book Clips
Speechless or Pantomime
You as the Character
Gameshow or Quiz
HEARING (AUDITORY SYSTEM)
Whose Line Is It Anyway Sound Effects
Seat Sections Make Certain Sounds
Recorded Sound Effects
Bring in a Guest Character
Action News Reporter
MOVEMENT (VESTIBULAR SYSTEM)
Kids as Actors
Use the Room as Props
TOUCH (TACTILE SYSTEM)
Prop Box Costumes
Small Group Leader Statues
Kids Sketch Scenes
TASTE AND SMELL (GUSTATORY AND OLFACTORY SYSTEM)
Candles or scents
Scratch and Sniff Stickers
Imagine the taste
BODY AWARENESS (PROPRIOCEPTION SYSTEM)
Light & Darkness
The foundation of good teaching is always good communication.
Watch yourself. Hit record and then watch yourself and your class.
Daniel 11:32b, “But the people who know their God will display strength and take action!”