Tuesday, October 23, 2012

20 Seconds of Silence

Momentary silence after you ask a question during group Bible study can seem like an eternity. For most of us, the value of that silence is unappreciated at the least and, most of the time, it is just plain uncomfortable.

My friend and fellow member of the 4:12 Network, Ken Braddy recently posted a helpful blog related to the value of silence after asking a question during group Bible study. Here is the basis for his suggestions:

Twenty seconds of silence helps the teaching-learning experience.
Research indicates that the quality of student responses improves if the wait time after a teacher’s question extends beyond the normal one to three seconds to twenty seconds according to Basics of Teaching for Christians (Pazmino, p.68).
Check out Ken's suggestions on his blog and learn how to practice 20 seconds of silence.