I LOVE TEACHING!
I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I teach the Grade 2 class, at my church's Catechism. It's a wonderful experience. I previously, was a kindergarten helper, for four years, and this past year I was "promoted" to grade two. I have recently been teaching the kids, their First Reconciliation. What a gift for me to teach such a beautiful event that will happen in their near future.
I Love teaching them new things. Things they may know and things that they don't. Seeing their faces bright up when they finally get it makes my day. They are quick and easy learners. They have GREAT questions, and usually want to learn.
Why I LOVE TEACHING KIDS:
1) I get to teach them about GOD!!! That is totally awesome!
2) It offers me a challenge, to put things so they can understand it.
3) I usually end up learning a thing or two. (About God, or about myself)
4) I get to see kids develop in Faith!
5) I learn different ways of teaching things to adjust to the kids.
Teaching is certainly something I would LOVE to do for a long time. Teaching religion that is. Showing kids, the way of God, and how things are and sometimes done is amazing. It forces me to take things that I may know in big words, and big complicated things, and put it into a simple way, for grade twos to understand.
I easily, can side track with so many other things while teaching. But it's all to help the kids learn more and more. It usually happens from one of their question. But, i'm sure they don't mind, as class goes on more quicker for them.
My best class was in November. It was actually two classes. They were both on Prayer. (ie Prayer blog) Those were my best classes. I started out that class by handing out a sheet of the Apostles creed. Then we said in front of the prayer table I had them set up. Next I went into a special book I have, and explained about "What is prayer?' Talking To God. That's the simplest way I put it. It's talking to God. After that, I read to them Matthew 6:5-15 when Jesus teaches us to Pray. Then I had asked them, " Who should we pray for?" and Then I taught them "JOY" Jesus Others Yourself.
The class then continued.
My Worst class ever was on October 21,2012.
I was teaching about Moses and the Ten Commandments. I had this cute little craft all planned out. And well, I had forgotten all my supplies at home, rushed before class to find things their, the kids weren't into it, they were all tired. and they all just didn't want to learn. This is just a big summery of it.
Instead of taking that class and filing it away forever. I sat down and made appropriate changes. “How could I improve this?" “How could this be more fun?" "whats to complicated for them?" I asked myself questions like this, and learned many things, like how bad my artistic skills are and how I can improve classes for the future.
Regardless of my epic fail, I still love teaching. Yes, there may only be 4-5 children I teach. But for the sake of 1 I will still go every weekend and teach them. For if they are willing to go and want to learn. Then I am willing to go and teach them about our GREAT Lord!
What do You love doing? Is there something you want to share? Please, leave a comment below!