Okay, everyone, I really need some help. I have been asked to give a 45 minute presentation/discussion on
I LOVE this topic and have found so many good talks and articles, learned some new things, etc. But here’s my problem . . . .
Ages 16-18 to be more exact.
Remember, I have teenage girls. They think differently than boys. How do I teach boys? Any ideas at all on how to make this interesting for them? What kinds of questions would you ask to get them involved in the discussion? I firmly believe that if a teacher asks the right questions the students will answer, than ask more questions that others can answer, and pretty soon the students are teaching themselves while the teacher just has to guide the discussion along a little bit.
I can hope, can’t I?
A little more background on the presentation:
- It will be given at a boys camp put on by our stake (church unit), called Camp Helaman. There will be about 20 young men there. (That’s an estimate)
- It is mid-week when they have already been out camping, and hiking, and having other physical and spiritual building activities.
- It is scheduled for 6:15pm, at the end of the day when they are tired and probably don’t want to listen to some pregnant lady preach to them.
- BUT, one or more of them suggested my name to teach this class so it can’t be all that bad, right? Right? (if I found out who you are you are SO in trouble! Like you will never, ever date my daughters trouble!☺)
- A year or two ago there was a stake fireside about music where the speaker played different types of music to show the moods and feelings music creates. I don’t really want to do that again. Though I will be prepared to do that later on in the discussion if need arises – like if there is no discussion going on.
- I don’t want to make this a presentation attacking any type of music genre as there are good and bad in each.
Hmm….I think that about covers it.
Oh wait. Here are the links to the articles I am drawing from:
Your Refined Heavenly Home by Elder Douglas Callister
A Closer Look at Popular Music by Lex de Azevedo
The Power and Protection of Worthy Music by Elder Russell M. Nelson
Worthy Music, Worthy Thoughts by Pres. Boyd K. Packer
Music and Dancing from For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet
Please, oh, please?