Every learner is unique. Some are outgoing, some hardly say a word. Some are quick thinkers, others need a little time to process. Some of our learners may be very confident and experienced in the study of the Bible. Some may be attending our Bible study for the very first time. They all have a unique perspective to contribute. How do we ensure that all voices have a chance to be heard in our classrooms?
In the fifth and final article of this series, Pastor Paul Waldschmidt demonstrates how a teacher could use tech tools like Padlet and Flipgrid to amplify student voice and encourage collaboration, thereby better connecting student to student.
Pastor Paul Waldschmidt, a 1999 Seminary graduate, served for 13 years at St. Mark in Normal, Illinois, before coming to Peace in Hartford, Wisconsin, in 2012. He has served the church-at-large as chairman of the Western Wisconsin District Commission on Adult Discipleship and as a circuit pastor in both the Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Wisconsin Districts. He earned his STM in Education with a focus on using technology in Christian Education and is currently doing coursework for an M.S. in Education.