Announcements for the Week of September 17, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Announcements for the week of September 3, 2017

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Announcements for the week of August 27, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you have any questions about the announcements, please contact Kimberly in the church office by email or at (813) 558-9343, extension 116.

Lessons on Lessons

Miss Logan in Ohio State Normal College Model School classroom 1911This week in our class we learned about lesson plans.  After weeks of educational theory, analyzing students, conceptualizing curricula, and setting goals, we finally let the rubber meet the road.  How do you teach the content of a class in a way that the students will listen and understand what is being taught as well as find it relevant to their lives?  Even more, how can you teach a class in a way that people’s lives will change? [Read more…]

What Are Your Goals?

5952852137_315996159aThis past week we’ve been talking about setting goals for classes.  One of the more common mistakes Christian educators in churches (not in schools where they have formal curricula and testing) make is not thinking about the goals for a lesson or class.  Why are you teaching this?  Setting a goal helps the teacher to determine how a lesson should be taught and evaluate whether the teaching was effective.

This got me thinking that this isn’t just an issue for church teachers.  We often don’t have goals in our own lives.  Just like how goals can help a teacher decide what they want to teach, how to teach it, and determine whether the teaching was effective, so having goals in our lives can help us to decide what we need to be doing, how we do things, and whether we moving down the right path towards achieving those goals.

Have you thought about goals?  What goals do you have for your life? How do you set goals?

Let’s talk about it… [Read more…]

SMP Mid-Class Recap

ChecklistThe seminary said had off last week, which (oddly enough) means we have no class this week.  Yeah, don’t think about it too hard or you might find yourself in the corner banging your head against the wall.  Anyway, I thought that since this week we don’t have class, I’d take a slightly different approach to the blog.

To keep things interesting and not have the blog just be some list of things we cover, I usually focus on one or two things from our studies that week which would be relevant to everyone outside the classes.  However, this means that I don’t really write about everything we’re studying.  So, this week, I thought I’d tell you exactly what we’ve been studying. [Read more…]

photo by: o.tacke

How Do You Learn?

studyingWe’ve all read articles about the best way to teach.  It seems that every month or two someone else throws in their two cents about what they think the best way is.  Here’s the thing, though, we’re not all the same.  What works really well as a way for you to learn might be frustrating to someone else.  This week in our class we talked a lot about how people learn and how that affects how we teach.

Ways People Learn: [Read more…]

Christian Ed Begins at Home

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

dad-and-daughter-reading-bibleHow do we, as parents, train up our children in the way they should go?

I may be a Vicar (pastor in training), but I’m a parent as well.  The faith of my child, especially as she grows into adulthood, is of utmost importance to me.  I’m sure you feel the same way about your children.  The question isn’t whether I want my child brought up in the faith.  The question is how do I bring my child up in the faith.

  • How do should my child be taught?
  • How should my child be trained?
  • Who should be doing these things? [Read more…]

New Class: Teaching the Faith

adult-bible-study-CovenantPresMBChristian education is a lifelong endeavour, one we engage in both in the church and at home.  This week we begin a new class focused on teaching the faith. Personally, I’m particularly excited about this class.  I’m a learner at heart and also enjoy teaching a lot.  So, I’m looking forward to learning about becoming a better teacher.  So, what, exactly, will this class be about? [Read more…]

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