We had Don Taylor fly out from Briercrest to teach our students about the Old Testament last week. Don has been a long time professor with Kaleo. In fact, he has taught classes every year since Kaleo began. Not only did the students complete their Old Testament class, but they produced a 10/10 Old Testament film. It even had Jesse (our assistant Kaleo program leader) crying laughing.
Old Testament Class
This class was very eye-opening for many of the students. When reflecting on the Old Testament class, Ari, one of our students said, "It was so different back then, and learning about how the society worked in those days really gave clarity on what the Bible was talking about, and it just reaffirmed to me that God doesn’t change."
Emma, another student, stated "One of my favourite things from the Old Testament class was developing a deeper understanding of how the Old and New Testament work together as one continuous story."
Don Taylor also led the class through the Myers Briggs test. This is a test that reveals your personality type. After each student found out their results, they all lined up and stood in a spot that reflected their percentage of where they fell in each category. The categories are extroverted - introverted, intuitive - observant, thinking - feeling, judging - prospecting, assertive - turbulent.
We got to see the vast differences between students, and this also allowed them to better understand one another. Many felt they understood themselves much more as well.
As the class continued, students were just putting together the finishing touches on the Old Testament film. Before we knew it, Don had completed his last lesson and the film was complete. A few of the students organized a film premier topped with snacks, awards, and fun games. Everyone dressed up in their best clothes and we sat down to watch the film.
Don Taylor actually appeared in the film as someone flipping through T.V. shows and commercials. Each T.V. show was a scene made by the students in very creative ways. The beginning of their scenes started off with an INCREDIBLE musical. They also included soap operas, anime, weather forecasting, sports broadcasting, hallmark spin-offs, and many, many more creative scenes. I could go on, but you'll have to see it for yourself.