Learning Styles: Helping Students Learn How To Learn

by DiscipleLand Staff Leadership, Teaching Tips

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By Margaret F. Williamson and Roberta L. Watson, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

In this third and final article, Williamson and Watson consider “learning styles” from the perspective of both teacher and student. The authors examine personality and preferred learning style and explore implications for Christian education. Read the rest of this entry »

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Learning Styles: Teaching Tips

by DiscipleLand Staff Leadership, Parenting, Teaching Tips

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By Margaret F. Williamson and Roberta L. Watson, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

In this article, Williamson and Watson consider how students absorb and retain information. They also explain how that information can influence an individual learning strategy for each student.

Summary

Over the years, educators have asked questions about how people learn. This article is the second in a series of three that provide updated information on the impact of learning styles on learners. Read the rest of this entry »

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Learning Styles: Teach like Jesus

by DiscipleLand Staff Leadership, Teaching Tips

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By Margaret F. Williamson and Roberta L. Watson
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

In this article, Williamson and Watson consider the importance of learning styles and how each teacher can create learning environments that fit a classroom of children with a variety of personalities and learning styles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Building Relationships With Your Kids

by DiscipleLand Staff Family, Leadership, Parenting, Teaching Tips

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Four Activities for Building Relationships With Your Kids
By Jim Dempsey, Ph.D.

The Bible says that Satan is a liar, and one of his favorites is that God cares more about rules than relationships. Parents can fall for this deception when they become more focused on the outward behavior of their children than on the relationship they are building. Sure we want behavior to come into line, but our long-range goal should be to raise children who Read the rest of this entry »

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Positive vs. Negative Correction

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Leadership, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips

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By Dr. Scott Turansky, National Center for Biblical Parenting

Have you ever thought about the difference between punishment and discipline? There’s really quite a difference. Punishment gives a negative consequence, but discipline means to teach. Punishment is negative; discipline is positive. Punishment focuses on past misdeeds. Discipline focuses on future good deeds. Punishment is often motivated by anger. Discipline is motivated by love. Punishment focuses on justice to balance the scales. Discipline focuses on teaching, to prepare for next time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Valuing Instruction Is Mission Critical

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Family, Leadership, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips

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By Jim Dempsey, Ph.D.

Let’s face it. Your child has an agenda different from yours. When you tell them to clean up so that you can get to school on time, it may be important to you but that does not mean your child sees any value in it. And when your children don’t value your command, they resist obeying it. Understanding this simple concept helps you to empathize with them. It’s hard to set aside your agenda just because someone else wants you to. Just as adults want to fulfill their agendas, kids do too. Read the rest of this entry »

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6 Tips for Kindergarten

by DiscipleLand Staff Kindergarten, Leadership, Teaching Tips

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Use of Storytelling and Interactive Play with Kindergarteners
Kindergarteners are true explorers. They are curious, eager to learn, and they thrive on discovering new things through interactive exploration. Their language skills and imagination are growing immensely—they love stories. Read the rest of this entry »

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Children’s Ministry Training: Free Resources

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Leadership, Teaching Tips

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Teacher training and equipping parents are at the heart of DiscipleLand curriculum. Use and share the following training tools and resources with your team and parents.

Online Videos

Teachers will find short, practical videos for curriculum trainingclassroom equippingleadership trainingparent helpshow to disciple childrenwhat kids really needdiscipleship tipsteacher training, and more. Training videos are available 24/7, can be viewed online or downloaded and can be viewed on virtually any platform—phones, tablets, TVs, and computers. DiscipleLand’s training videos are free. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nurturing a Child’s Development

by DiscipleLand Staff Family, Parenting, Raising Godly Children, Teaching Tips, What Kids Need

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:30-31, NIV).

How Kids Think
The adage, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is true! Similarly, “All play and no work makes Jill a lazy girl.” Some children receive an overdose of sports, TV, school, video games, or even church. Few kids experience the energizing vitality that takes place when their minds, hearts, and bodies are stretched and balanced to reach their full potential. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cultivate a Kingdom Culture in Your Preschool Classroom

by DiscipleLand Staff Discipleship, Leadership, Teaching Tips

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Preschoolers are ready for anything! Classrooms for young children are busy places of colors, words, dramas, simple memorization, and budding social skills. As children learn truths about God and His story, they discover what living as a child of God looks like—mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Preschool teachers engage children with enthusiasm, but can easily grow weary seeking to keep the classroom culture in line with the principles the children are learning. Setting standards of social interactions and attitudes is just as valuable as what they teach the children. The tips and reminders below are simple ways to invest in building a Kingdom-centered classroom culture for your preschoolers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leading Ministry Teams: Part 2

by DiscipleLand Staff Children's Ministry Curriculum, Children's Ministry Resources, Discipleship, Leadership, Teaching Tips

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Leading Ministry Teams: Part 2

By Kevin E. Lawson and Orbelina Equizabal, Biola University

Continuing from Part 1 in this series, Lawson and Eguizabal evaluate current research on team ministries and present practical implications for churches and organizations.

Summary

This article reviews the recent research efforts exploring what makes teams effective, and how to determine when to work as a team and when other approaches might be better. It examines the results of several case studies of church ministry teams and closes with 13 implications for those in ministry leadership roles who are considering a team approach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Character Traits Kids Can Develop

by DiscipleLand Staff Children Need To Know, Discipleship, Family, Teaching Tips, What Kids Need

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“A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad” (Matthew 12:33).

How Kids Think
Some people challenge established Christian virtues. They ask, “Why value a righteous lifestyle?” Many children grow up without the benefit of role models who exhibit positive character traits. As a result, qualities such as honesty, diligence, and respect are in short supply. Homes and schools do not necessarily reinforce those basic values. Read the rest of this entry »

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