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Month: June 2012

Classroom Appearance-Part 2

In my last post, I described how school classrooms are prepared for children.  They are colorful, fresh, and attractive for students.  Then I described how all too often, much less thought is put into our Bible classrooms.  So what can I do to make my Bible classroom the best it can be? Let’s start with …

Classroom Appearance

When I was working in the public school as a special education teacher, the beginning of school was a busy time.  Before the first student walked in the door, teachers spent days preparing their classrooms.  Every bulletin board in the building had fresh paper, cute borders, and eye catching pictures.  The rooms were spotless from …

So What Does Asperger’s Look Like?

On at least two occasions lately, I have been in conversations at church with people who think they may know someone with Asperger’s Disorder.  If that term isn’t familiar to you, Asperger’s is one of the five areas that make up Pervasive Developmental Disorders or PDD.  The five areas within PDD are: Asperger’s, Rhett’s, Autism, …

Parent Communication

In any good relationship or work environment, communication is key!  When a child is in school, there are usually at least two parent/teacher conferences held yearly, not to mention monthly PTA meetings, weekly school news letters, and a host of other things to communicate with parents.  Why do schools push so hard to keep parents …

What Are We Doing Here?

Is teaching Bible class really a big deal?  Am I really making a difference in the church by teaching these rowdy seven year olds?  The answers are “Yes and Yes”.  It is a big deal and I am making a difference.   Of course, God has first given the responsibility of teaching children to the …