Did you know there is one easy thing you can do to help you remember what you learn? It works in school, Sunday school, or with something you are learning on your own. It also works for kids and adults alike. Are you ready to find out what this study tip is?
How it works
When you get home or you finish the book you are studying, it’s time for you to teach it to someone else. This doesn’t have to be done “just right.” Here’s how it works.
- Find a friend, a family member, a pet, or a toy to be your "new student."
- Pretend your "new student" was sick and missed class (or didn’t read the book you read).
- Tell your new student what you learned.
- Do you get stuck somewhere or can’t remember something? Write down your question.
- Then ask an adult or go back to your book to find the answers to your questions.
Why will teaching someone else help you?
When you teach someone else what you learned, it helps you remember it better. It also shows you what is confusing or not clear to you. Take these opportunities to fill in the holes and better learn the material.
Now it’s your turn!
Try this “teach someone else” trick the next time you do the following things:
Don’t forget the most important thing we could ever share with someone else.
“What I received I passed on to you. And it is the most important of all. Here is what it is. Christ died for our sins, just as Scripture said he would. He was buried. He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as Scripture said he would be.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NIRV)
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