Students Become the Teachers

Students Become the Teachers
Rachel Culbertson

Last week Ms. Culbertson's 10th-grade Christian Studies students became the teachers for a day.  They were teachers who learned from their students at the same time.

Four wonderful students from 1st and 2nd grades joined the class, and some of our best and brightest sophomores did their best to explain some challenging, abstract ideas to these young learners.

The student teachers took turns explaining to the young students:

  • What is existence?
  • What is nothingness?
  • How does something come to be?

The ultimate source to answer these questions is, of course, the Bible. The ancient Creation stories explain the concepts of existence and non-existence and the reason why things exist the way they do.

Here are some takeaways from the experience:

  • You don't know that you don't know until you try to teach it
  • 1st and 2nd graders are actually pretty smart
  • 1st graders are terrified of people who sound like Darth Vadar
  • If you're a sophomore guy with a cold, you might unintentionally sound like Darth Vadar
  • Teaching elementary is a lot harder than it looks

Everybody had a great time - we're thankful for all of the students who participated and all of the memories made today.

Next time, though, we want 1st and 2nd grade to teach us!






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