Is your classroom wiggle-friendly? Those busy, bustling kids who can’t seem to sit still can be your greatest learners when you use action songs to teach. This article will show you how to create the right dynamics between teaching and singing. Do you remember, as a child, how much fun it was to sing the monkey song and jump on the bed?
Flashing lights and amusing music, puppet plays and dramatic skits, brightly colored sets and hands-on learning are all on the top of the list for today’s children’s programs both in secular education and Christian education.
Bible clubs in public schools face some out-of-the-ordinary obstacles. But building relationships with school administrators, teachers and parents can lead to clubs with firm foundations. A few practical ways to begin are outlined here.
Last week the children in my Sunday school class were unusually rambunctious. As soon as they arrived the morning started going downhill. By the time class was over I was worn out and wondered if I should even be teaching.
Our culture works hard at diverting kids from the real meaning of life. Busy schedules and fractured families have left our children worn out and stressed. This was so true for the community of families in Ridgewood, New Jersey that they decided to halt all activities city-wide for a 24-hour period.
Enjoying the scenery on a recent vacation became a challenge as the traffic increased. “My goal is to be there by 3 p.m.,” my husband declared as he whizzed by another car. “And we’re going to do it one car at a time!” Goals can be important on vacation but they’re even more critical in the classroom. What goals do you have for your teaching? And how will you know when you’ve reached them?