By Rev. Doug Forbes
Light Their Fire is an exciting book by Dr. Leonard Allred that will help those teaching adults to ignite a passion for learning in their students. One of the greatest gifts we can give our students is the joy of learning, reading and exploring. Dr. Allred, one of my favorite college professors, starts with some simple tips on how to enhance our teaching and then moves on to some new and very interesting teaching techniques that you and your class will have fun with. It’s important to vary our teaching techniques and learning activities to keep our students engaged. Whenever possible we need to give our students choices of learning activities and subjects they wish to explore.
One of my favorite subjects is the use of humor when speaking and in power point presentations. This subject is well covered by showing us how to use humor correctly and how not to over or miss-use it.
Dr. Allred also discusses the importance of prayer, how to be a role model, how to grab people’s attention, and how to help your students to practice and apply Gods truths to their daily lives. There are also practical charts and helps for teachers including sample prayer lists. Another helpful chapter is “Learn and use Their Names.” This chapter will help us not only with our class but throughout life.
If you are a teacher I would encourage you to take a little time to enjoy this easy to read and very practical book. You can get this publication from your local Christian bookstore, from Amazon.com, or you can borrow my copy.