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• Care, Beyond Compare!

Care, Beyond Compare To create a caring paradigm in children’s ministry has to come from the Children’s Pastor in concert with their leadership team. When the leader creates that kind of caring atmosphere among the teachers it gives permission for quality of care to trickle down like rain on the children. This is rare, but [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, October 15th, 2012

• What Parents Need to Know

What Parents Need to Know! We all talk about partnering with Parents, but what does that look like for the teacher? How is it that teachers can partner with the parents of the children in their class? It is quite easy to concentrate on the lesson preparation and managing the class each week and totally [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, October 8th, 2012

• Use of Incentives

  Use of Incentives! I do believe in incentives, but with some reservations. I do understand that there are external motivation and internal motivation. An example of an external motivation for children might be a prize for accomplishing something the teacher wants them to do. An example of an internal motivation might be the desire [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, October 1st, 2012

• Twelve Flannel-Graph Tips

Twelve Flannel-Graph Tips I do recognize that with all the technology that is available today for teaching children, that Flannel-Graph seems to be relegated to “old school.” However, you must take notice that the use of Flannel-Graph in many parts of the world is quite new. When you consider that many children’s leaders overseas would [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 27th, 2012

• What is Scaffolding?

What is Scaffolding? Scaffolding is a term that is used in the educational field for a reading paradigm. Teachers use this term to cover how to teach reading to the children. “A set of training wheels on a bicycle is a classic example of scaffolding. It is adjustable and temporary, providing the young rider with [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, August 20th, 2012

• How to Approach a Horse

How to Approach A Horse We took 50 kids to a Horse Ranch for a weekend camping experience. The attraction and novelty was the horses, but there were many other farm animals there. Each kid had an animal to care for, for the entire week. Of course, these city kids, who would hardly lift a [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 2nd, 2012

• A Helping Hand

There is something special about offering someone your hand. It is symbolic of presence, or not doing something alone. To extend a helpful hand is something every children’s leader can do. Find a child! Come along side them and offer them your hand of assistance. Every kid, no matter how good his parents are, needs [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

• Lead Children to Jesus

Teachers: Lead Children to Jesus The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. Prov. 11: 30 The greatest joy of teaching children is watching them put their faith in Christ. The hope of each generation remains in the children. The Scripture makes it really clear that [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

• Let’s Talk Training

Let’s Talk Training What is Successful Training? Training is more involved that just gathering a crowd who listen to you talk. Successful training is “teaching” that can only be measured by those who can DO what you are training them to do. If those you “train” cannot DO something, then you might just be “orienting” [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, January 30th, 2012

• Sublist: Deep & Wide

Sublist: Deep & Wide Having a two dimensional Substitute List is the long-term solution to all your Recruiting needs. The chronic weekend cancellations of your volunteers can be adequately dealt with, if you have a Sublist that is both deep and wide. A Deep Sublist is one that is constantly growing longer. It is a [...]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, January 16th, 2012