For teachers to be effective in motivating students toward reaching the outlined objectives of accomplishment, it is vital to identify an angle throughout which the connections between a studied subject and daily lives can be established (Snowman & McCown, 2015). Within the Christian tradition of teaching, drawing such connections can facilitate the increased power of persuasion as well as the ability of teachers to provide invaluable knowledge on morality and doing good. Students can be motivated by understanding how God views them, and reading the Scripture can illuminate such an understanding. In Psalm 39, it is mentioned, “if I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” This quote shows that God has reasonable expectations of His children as they are the hope and future of the world who should promote the message of peace and unity. Also, those who believe in God “should not perish but have everlasting live for God so lived that the world He gave his only begotten son” (John 3:16). It is essential to understand that Scripture installs a positive outlook on life, and God’s view of people is such that expects only good things that would make the world a better place. Such a view can be embedded into teaching practices as a motivating component that encourages self-development and the connection with one’s spirituality. Being kind and contributing to the world is a crucial component of both teaching and studying. As God gives us a future and hope, it is imperative to adhere to the learning that would make people knowledgeable and able to add value to the world around them.
Snowman, J., & McCown, R. (2015). Psychology applied to teaching. Cengage.