HOW TO TEACH THE HEAVY STUFF 3/05/14
The Lord has been telling me to make my posts more
simple and easier to read. I do that with Words to
Ponders and the new e-list called Nuggets. I have been
cutting the QW posts down to much smaller. But I am
having a hard to with the teachings. So I have really
been praying about this!
Today His answer was perfect! I turned to a post in one
of my rhema books and found the following snipits from
that post. The post was about a totally different
subject, but the Lord used the following phrases to
strongly speak to me! His ways of leading us and
giving us guidance are amazing.
QUICKENED EYE GLANCE: These are snipits from
the post called
THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL
We have a
commercial grade garbage disposal. Over the years, I
can remember stuffing too much down the disposal and
cringing as I watched my beloved husband patiently
taking the pipes apart to fix the mess. I will never
forget the year that I stuffed a sack of potato
skins down the disposal on Thanksgiving day - just
an hour before turkey time. It backed up so badly
that they came up through the bathtub! We had no
water until he dealt with the problem.
CONFIRMATION: I was watching Star Trek and a
temporary commander was taking over while captain
Piccard went out on a secret mission. The shock of this
change in leadership was unnerving to the crew. He was
much less people oriented and very commanding, militant,
organized and impatient. Deanna Troy said, "You
have everyone wound up so tight, there is no joy in
anything." The commander thanked her for her
feedback and continued in the same personality and
UPDATE 3/20/14 USING DIFFERENT IDEAS TO COMMUNICATE
TO DIFFERENT LEARNING METHODS
I wrote the following based on the understanding that
different people have different attention spans,
different levels of interest and they learn
differently. Some learn by seeing/ watching. Some
learn more by hearing/ listening. Some learn more by
hands on/ experience.
THE EYE PEOPLE – CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH WHITE SPACE
Some people learn more visually where they like literal
graphics. Others in the visual category like Word
pictures painted in their minds.
Word pictures are ways of being able to read something
that inspires a picture in one’s mind of what is being
said. That picture may not even be directly related to
what is actually said, it could be a picture as to how
the lesson applies to their lives on a total different
level than what was said.
Visuals help the brain make logical thinking easier to
Within every picture (including how houses should be
decorated) are positive and negative space. This is
space that has stuff in it and space that has nothing in
it. Everywhere there is white space, is a rest to the
eye. In the world of graphics, the eye should
immediately go to the main point, and then move in a
natural progression to the next focal point. Sometimes
the focal points are clustered in 3’s to make a whole.
(Like the way pictures are hung on a wall. Or potted
plants are distributed in the corner of a room.)
types of visuals:
Tables, indexes, charts, maps, blue prints,
Using lists that are numbered:
Using bullets of info that are dense and to
Colors of pages and text, use of different
fonts and highlighted text.
Indented material is a rest to the eye.
Indented side bars/ rabbit trails that directly
relate to the above paragraph for deeper level or
application. So for every rabbit trail in a lesson,
it is like white space - a person can choose to read
them or skip them and move on.
THE EAR PEOPLE
Some people learn by hearing. They are story people,
they enjoy hearing or reading examples about a subject
more than the actual knowledge about the subject. So
they are people who learn best through second hand
information… they are more socially oriented and less
head oriented and they enjoy the process of reading an
example from someone’s life.
Different ways to reach hearing people:
A clickable option of an audio file of
the same teaching.
An audio indent that is a brief example
or rabbit trail.
A personal story to demonstrate an
example of the lesson.
Personal dialogs in quotes as a book
THE HANDS ON PEOPLE
In today’s culture there is massive use of technology
and noise stimulations where people are distracted by
too much stuff. They have a highly developed ability to
multitask, but not the ability to go very deep in
thought process and applications.
Different ways to reach multi-taskers who are
Stick to the point in the paragraph
Make a title that points to the point
Heavy use of subtitles
Heavy use of encapsulated lists that are in
No more than 3 main thoughts within a
subject, if possible
Use of games and activities in lessons