One technique I use with my teenagers (talk about hating to come!) is . . . I keep them a little off-balance as far as what to expect from class . . . it is never the same two weeks in a row. . . they never know what sort of lesson it will be . . . something really creative and fun . . . something really challenging . . . . something offbeat. . . . sometimes I think they come to class just to see what I’m going to do on a given day (even though I am still giving them the same information no matter how it is packaged) . . . they are learning it in spite of themselves sometimes!
Mary Grace McCoy, Iglesia Catolica de Santa Julia/St. Julia’s Catholic Church in Siler City, North Carolina