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by mhagedon
July 7th, 2015, 3:53 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching my first class
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

Re: Teaching my first class

If you only have twelve lessons I would suggest that your primary objective might be to make them want to learn more. Make sure you discuss passages that made you go "Wow, I didn't realize it meant that!" And emphasize discussion that will open their eye to the text. Yes, Michael! Whet their appeti...
by mhagedon
July 7th, 2015, 3:51 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching my first class
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

Re: Teaching my first class

And you know these materials - starting with something you know is always easier. Good point! I may tend toward being a bit over-ambitious, so this is a good reminder. I tried to make sure I didn't talk very long before requiring them to respond, and I tried to make it easy for them to respond. I a...
by mhagedon
July 7th, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching my first class
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

Re: Teaching my first class

I think using an approach similar to Michael's is perfect in that setting. Look at what he was able to accomplish in just 10 or so hours. If nothing else if you can communicate to your students that the true value of Greek consists of really knowing the language rather than knowing facts about the ...
by mhagedon
July 7th, 2015, 11:18 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching my first class
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

Re: Teaching my first class

Be aware of whether you are teaching yourself, or the students. It is not bad too share the learning with students by covering things that are of interest to you, but that may not be what would objectively be the best for them to learn. Thanks for the feedback, Stephen. Are you referring to my inte...
by mhagedon
July 6th, 2015, 10:48 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching my first class
Replies: 27
Views: 4245

Teaching my first class

So, I'm scheduled to teach a New Testament Greek class in the fall at my church (if anyone comes!), and I'm looking for advice on how to structure such a thing. I apologize if this has been discussed elsewhere; I looked! Here's a bit of my background: I'm enamored of the communicative/living approac...
by mhagedon
November 7th, 2014, 1:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: χαίρετε
Replies: 0
Views: 671

χαίρετε

Hello B-Greek, My name is Mike and I'm an occasional lurker here. I'd like to get more involved, and I figure introducing myself would be a good way to start that. I actually posted once or twice back in the email list days... My special interest is in communicative approaches to teaching and learni...

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