Day 30: Visualize a Lesson in Action

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

Abraham Lincoln

One challenge we have as teachers and catechists is that we don’t really get the chance to practice our lessons before we execute them. Research shows, however, that we don’t need to actually practice a skill by doing it. Visualization is a powerful way to improve our performance of almost any task.

In today’s exercise we are going to apply some methods of visualization to your next lesson plan.

Using the steps on pages 155-157 of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator to visualize your next lesson. If it helps to write down what you are visualizing and preparing for in your head, use this worksheet for Day 30 to help.