Day 28: Liberate Students from Their Chairs

“Suddenly an angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and awakened him, saying, ‘Get up quickly.’ The chains fell from his wrists.”

Acts 12:7

Plan for some movement in today’s lesson. Do not feel like you need to abandon chairs and organized rows or sets of desks for the entire class period. Just be sure to mix it up and provide activities with movement. Young people do need to move their bodies!

Survey the list of activity suggestions on pages 147-148 of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator and select one to implement in your next lesson.

Note: When inviting students to leave their desks, be sure to maintain your established rules (Day 16) and procedures (Day 15).

Use the Day 28 graphic organizer (Exercise 28: Liberate Students from Their Chairs) to help you reflect on the benefits of the bodily-kinesthetic activity you choose.