The time I was thrown out of my own classroom.

An incredible piece, hope-inspiring and God-elevating. Take some time and read it.

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7One of the most famous parts of my teaching year is the week that we have Distraction Speeches.  If you meet any student of mine on the street or at a mall – even if they were in my class twenty years ago – ask them what was the most hated/loved part of Dr. Zockoll’s Bible class and they will no doubt tell you that distraction speeches are tops on the leaderboard.

If you have not had the chance to read any of my previous blogs about this unusual subject, please let me explain:  a distraction speech is a two-or three minute speech on a subject (maybe an overview of the book of Mark, or a verse study from the book of Revelation) that is interrupted by a pre-planned event in the room.  When the student is called upon, he steps out into the hall while I give the…

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