Is It Really a Difficult Class?

It has been said, and truly, that an interested pupil never presents a discipline problem. In many instances it has been proved that the discipline problem disappears when a teachcr succeeds in reaching the child's interest. A teacher in a branch church Sunday School shares with us some of her experiences in which she proved that a so-called difficult class was not actually difficult, but that the need was for great spirituality on the teacher's part that she might discern the needs of the pupils and hold their interest. She found her answer in the teaching of the First Commandment. She writes:

"During my experience as a Sunday School teacher, at times I have been assigned to a class in which the pupils either needed discipline or had lost interest and were no longer attending Sunday School.

"In one instance the room was congested. The boys, about eleven years of age, seemed quite unruly and were disturbing to the classes around them. It was felt that these pupils needed specific homework to do, and since they were studying the Ten Commandments in Sunday School they were given references on the Commandments in the Bible and 'Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures' by Mary Baker Eddy for home study. Soon they were arriving early in their class and became interested in looking up the hymns before the opening exercises, distributing the Hymnals, and arranging the chairs for the classwork. Their interest in the lessons grew so that they were no longer regarded as a disturbing class, but on the contrary, gratitude was expressed for their good behavior.

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Testimony of Healing
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June 21, 1952

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