I want to be able to project, to hook up a computer, to watch, to listen and to teach. I think I might need a nice lcd tv, a projector and an easy way for anyone with a laptop to be able to hook up quickly. Then I have to find a good place to lock it up so that people can get it when needed but won’t lose the remote. What systems are you using in your church? Portability is key. I’m thinking the typical “media cart” since I have one alreay paid for. Now just to find someone to donate a couple grand to get good gear. Oh, and I also want plenty of UM Hymnals, so that’s probably another $500. Too bad I don’t play the lottery.
I’m a teacher. I don’t get paid for that skill, but I use it in Karate and at church. I’m decent at it, and more importantly, I’m willing to do it.
But I need something. I can’t keep teaching like this. Karate isn’t too bad right now, since it’s bodily involved, but the classes at church are not inspiring me, so I know I’m not inspiring my classes. I’ve read about the different learning styles, and I understand how different people learn from different styles, but nothing has jumped out at me in recent weeks.
Maybe it’s because I’m in about the third month of the book of Acts and I need a jolt. Maybe it’s the fact that my class seems perfectly happy to just sit back and listen to the few who have questions. Or, that they practically refuse to argue with me. Are they afraid that if they hurt my feelings I’ll quit teaching?
Preparation helps, and I can tell when I’m better prepared. I should work on that, since it’s one of the things that I can actually do. I can’t make the students care more. I can demonstrate how much I care. Keep trying.