September 22, 2008

Counseling Class - Week 2

I taught the counseling class again this week, but it didn't go as well as I was hoping.  I was covering the second half of the Six Basic Elements of Biblical Counseling, but there was an entire 15 minute span of time where I felt disoriented in my notes.  (In case you were wondering, it is really bad when the teacher feels disoriented!)  I know that I was following my notes, I just had a moment where I didn't feel like I was connecting with the class.

I know that this probably came from the lack of adequate preparation.  The last few weeks have been some pretty challenging weeks and haven't allowed for much prep time, so I don't feel that I could have done any better than I did... It is just that I really like to be prepared.  And more importantly, I really like to connect with the class that I am teaching.

The people in the class didn't seem to be disoriented, which is a good sign, so it wasn't a total loss.  I even had several really good comments and questions after class.  Some questions about how to help someone struggling with depression opened the way for some good discussion.  There was even a bit of time in class with good discussion going on.  

Anyway, I thought I would update those of you who follow this blogger's life.