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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 …

Memory Work

Anyone over the age of thirty knows that it was much easier to memorize information when we were children.  Is it because their little brains are developing so quickly and soaking up everything?  Is it because they have much less to think about than we do as adults?  Is it because I have an aging …

Learning Styles-Hands On

So far, I’ve written about the visual and auditory learner in your Bible class, but what about the third type learner?  This is the child that learns through hands-on or in a kinesthetic way.  Most school age children excel through kinesthetic means: touching, feeling, experiencing the material at hand. “Children enter kindergarten as kinesthetic and …

Learning Styles-Auditory

The second most common learning style after visual learning is auditory learning.  This group of individuals will learn best by listening and and by speaking. So how do you know if a child is an auditory learner? Auditory learners tend to benefit the most from the traditional teaching techniques.  They enjoy a lecture-style approach as …

Learning Styles-Visual

As week seek to find the best ways of educating our students, it may be helpful to explore the three basic learning styles.  These styles are preferences by people for how they best take in information.  They are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (hands-on).  This post focuses on visual learners who make up approximately 40 percent …