SEVEN LAWS OF THE TEACHER #6
LAW OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Teaching is most effective when students are motivated.
There are two types of motivation: extrinsic and intrinsic. As the teacher, you can only work on the outside and you hope to trigger intrinsic motivation and develop the student into a self-starter.
How to motivate?
Have confidence in the Holy Spirit to change people.
- Create a need – Your task is to surface real needs (at the subconscious level) to the conscious level as felt needs
To surface real needs, use the Word of God and their experiences (expose them to challenges)
- Develop responsibility with accountability
- Structure their training experience
Stages of (skill) training: telling, showing them a model (demo), practice in a controlled situation and doing in a real situation. You don’t learn how to swim by reading books.
- Intensify personal relationship – you cannot impact someone across a chasm
- Provide recognition and approval