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Picking volunteers is an art. Choose wisely.

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Author/Source: Karl Bastian

Topic: Kidology Theorem #20

Kidology Theorem #20 - Learn how to H.E.L.P. your lesson when picking volunteers!


Who to pick? Do we pick the same kids? The new kids? The quiet kids? The good kids? The birthday kids? The pastor’s kid?

The teacher’s eyes gaze out over a sea of kids with eager smiles and waving hands. But who to pick? It’s the secret fear of every teacher. You want to bring a child up on stage to help you with an object lesson, story, game, or illustration but your success hinges on your selection of a helper. A poor choice and it can end in complete chaos and your point completely lost. Recovery can be challenging or even impossible.

Over the years I’ve found that choosing a child to assist is a skill that can be mastered with practice. 

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