Part II How A Child Learns
A wise man once said, “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember.
Involve the children as you teach so they may learn and experience Who God is.
The chart to the right shows that we remember only 10% of what we hear; 50% of what we hear and watch; 70% of what we hear, watch, and speak (we take part in discussion). We will remember 90% of what is being taught when we actively participate like creating a hand craft; and we remember about 95% of what is being taught if we actually do the teaching!! So, involved the children you teach in your teaching.
In 1 Kings 19 Elijah showed Ahab and his wicked queen a demonstration of the one true God. And soon Elijah was running away in fear – he ran up to a mountain cave. And there he waited. He waited to hear the Lord.
11 The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper (I Kings 19:11-12)
And there God gave Elijah his next assignment. God told him to go anoint a king over Aram and the next king over Israel and then go find Elisha – the prophet who would take his place. And Elijah went and did as the Lord commanded.
So are the children you teach – they are created in His image.
Let them be expressive by involving them in the teaching.
Next: More of Our Method of Teaching
- Part III We are Spiritual Beings (Teaching God is Spirit and so are we)