I don’t know about you, but for me, waiting is hard. That can be one of the tricky things about teaching – you don’t always see the results right away. And sometimes you never see the results! That doesn’t mean that there aren’t results, it just means that the fruit of my efforts are not always something I am able … Read More
6 Ways to Nurture What Kids Are Longing For
More than ever, kids long to connect. It is an important part of how children learn about their world. While the relationship children have with their parents is key, according to experts, it makes a positive difference when children have other loving, caring adults in their life. As a teacher, you can be one of those adults! God made you … Read More
10 Creative Ways for Children to Memorize Scripture
Children are like sponges. They are able to absorb and remember a surprising amount of information! Why not put that natural ability to work and assist children in memorizing scripture? Is there anything better to have tucked away for future reference? While memorizing the right words in a verse is important, it is even more critical that children come to … Read More
What’s the Scoop When it Comes to Boys, Girls, & Learning?
Spend a little time with kids and it won’t take long to realize that there are some distinct differences between boys and girls. While every child is unique, there are some certainly some tendencies when it comes to learning. Here are a few… What’s tendencies have you noticed when it comes to learning between boys and girls? How do you … Read More
The Secret to Making Learning Activities More Effective for Preschool & Elementary Children
One of my favorite aspects of teaching is interacting with children during the Learning Activities portion of class time. Chatting with kids as they do what they do best – explore, pretend, and reveal who they really are. The funny things they say, and the secrets they chose to share, all bring a big smile to my face! This relaxed … Read More
Maintaining Your Balance in Ministry – What Deserves Your Focus?
Ministry is not for wimps! There will always be challenges – the need for more volunteers, better facilities, more resources, or solutions to problems with parents and/or children. If you let them, the challenges can overshadow how God is diligently working in your ministry. No matter how things feel, God is still in charge, eager to pour out His love, … Read More
8 Happy Bonuses to Teaching Children About God & His Love!
Let’s face it – life is brimming with activity! Volunteering to teach children about God, His love for them , and the reason He sent is Son – that can get squeezed out by the many things filling your “to do” list. Yet children are most receptive to the Gospel when they are young. That’s motivating to make it a … Read More
7 Things to Focus On To Make Your Children’s Ministry More Appealing
Overseeing a children’s ministry is not easy. Satan hates it when children are reached… but oh how pleased the Father is! There is no minimizing the importance of having a vision for your ministry. It gives clarity to both those your ministry serves and those who work as staff or volunteers. Your mission statement will express the actions you will … Read More
3 Mistakes Teachers Make With Their Words
Words are powerful! God revealed the power of words when He created the universe. Have you considered what you are creating with your words? Encouraging, complimentary, affirming words do good things for your soul. Cutting, angry words are scarring – their effect lingering long after the words fade. And the way you use your words in the classroom – that … Read More
9 Habits to Handling Holiday Stress
Oh to be a child again! Children anticipate the holidays with great enthusiasm! The months leading up to Christmas made for some squirrely times with my oldest son. His excitement leaked out – he could barely contain himself! There is no doubt that the holidays are full of meaning. Time with treasured friends and family as well as so much … Read More