Archive for the ‘Equipping Teachers’ Category

08/19/14
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Classroom Management with a Purpose by Dan Boulton


Handling and preventing misbehavior in class is always near the top of any list of concerns that teachers have. Addressing these issues requires a measure of practice, patience, persistence and planning.

Why is it important to maintain good classroom discipline? Read the rest of this entry »

08/05/14
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Helpful Hints for Teachers


These practical suggestions cover classroom discipline, teaching tips, and communicating with students and parents. They will be useful to you as you teach:

HAVE A FEW SIMPLE RULES

Tell the children what these rules are, post a copy in your classroom, and be consistent about enforcing them. Here are some simple classroom rules: Read the rest of this entry »

07/08/14
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The Goals of Equipping by T.M. Moore


I remember once as a small child being sent by my aunt to get a tea kettle for her in another room. I had no idea what I was looking for, since we did not have a tea kettle in our home and I had never seen one. But, being too embarrassed in front of my cousins to admit that I did not know what a tea kettle was, I went ahead and fetched the first thing I saw in that room that I could not name.

I must have reasoned,  “If I just come back with something she’ll be satisfied.” So I carried out the search, bringing back the first thing I reckoned might qualify. It was not a teakettle, needless to say, and I had to face the embarrassing fact that I had carried on like I knew what I was doing when in fact I did not. Read the rest of this entry »

06/17/14
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Learning Styles


For more than 35 years, Great Commission Publications has served the church and provided support for children’s ministry leaders.

Children’s ministry is centered on discipling the next generation—preparing them as lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.

Equipping teachers and educating adults are goals that GCP helps you meet as you establish a well-rounded Christian education. We want teachers to excel in the classroom as they instruct children. A helpful way to begin a quest for excellence is by understanding the 4 different learning styles that will be present in your classroom. Read the rest of this entry »

06/10/14
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So, You Want to Have Sharp Kids! by Thomas E. Tyson


The Bible indicates that children are extremely important. Do you remember the time when Jesus overruled his disciples and insisted that the children be brought to him, saying, “The kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:14)? With that statement, Jesus expressed a very important truth found throughout the Old Testament. The people of Israel were required to bring their little ones together so that the Word of God could be heard by the entire nation. Joshua convened an assembly in which even the little ones heard God’s Law (Josh. 8:35).

When we talk about children, we must begin by talking about the home, where they are influenced at the earliest stages of their development. We know that the first four years of life are extremely formative in a child’s life. A child who has difficult and contradictory experiences during those years will often be scarred for life. That is not to say, of course, that the grace of God cannot overcome those wounds. But it is to acknowledge their existence. Read the rest of this entry »