Teaching to Change Lives

Seven Proven Ways to Make Your Teaching Come Alive

Author: Dr. Howard Hendricks

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1588601188

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 6908

This insightful book conveys the author's passion for communication and gets to the heart of how to do it. Discover the thrill of applying the seven proven concepts - and seeing the results! Also contains sample lesson plans. A great tool for your PDA or Desktop

Called to Teach

Author: William Yount

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 143366917X

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9025

Written as a textbook for courses on teaching at the college and seminary level, Called to Teach actually reaches out to a much wider audience. Those considering a teaching career, homeschoolers and parents will gain valuable insight and knowledge from Yount's latest book.

What Every Sunday School Teacher Should Know

24 Secrets That Can Help You Change Lives

Author: Elmer L. Towns

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830728749

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 604

Sharing God's Word with children can be the most spiritually satisfying experience of your life. But if you've never taught kids before the prospect can be terrifying! Let Elmer Towns put your fears to rest as you read through 24 "bite-sized" topics covering everything from motivation to gifting to teaching methods! This easy-to-read book will inspire Sunday School teachers - new and experienced - to embrace with joy their important role of teaching children of all ages about God's amazing love.

Creative Teaching Methods

Author: Marlene LeFever

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781407214

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 669

Do you ever wonder why Jeffrey talks all of the time? Or why Toni can't sit still? Or why Alex loves work sheets? Or why Jordan is always trying something new? Each chapter is fun to read, stimulating, and immensely practical. This book is valuable to teachers, and for preachers, too. DAVID R. MAINS DIRECTOR, CHAPEL OF THE AIR It's about time. Creative Teaching Methods is not just another book on the theory of creativity (which we don't need). Rather, it is a book on the practice of creativity in the classroom (which we desperately need). This is a book you will use over and over again. Creative Teaching Methods is loaded with practical and usable ideas that will make creative teaching a reality in your classroom. Without hesitation, I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches young people or adults. MIKE YACONELLI PRESIDENT, YOUTH SPECIALTIES Marlene LeFever makes the principle of learning through creative participation come alive for Christian education. Creative methods are vividly and invitingly explored for their potential for deepening the spiritual life through new ways of hearing the Word of God and using heretofore untapped personal resources in responding to it. Unique in its assumption that in Christian education creativity is just as essential in work with youth and adults as it is in work with children. D. CAMPBELL WYCKOFF PROFESSOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION EMERITUS, PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Marlene D. LeFever is Manager of Ministry Relations for David C. Cook Church Ministries, holds a master of Christian education and is a frequent speaker at Sunday School conventions, writers' conferences, and professional organizations. Editor of Teacher Touch, a quarterly letter of affirmation for Sunday School teachers, Marlene has authored over ten books, including Creative Teaching Methods (Cook), Creative Hospitality (Tyndale), and Is Your To Do List About To Do You In? (NavPress).

Teaching the Bible Creatively

How to Awaken Your Kids to Scripture

Author: Bill McNabb,Steven Mabry

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310529217

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3941

You want your kids to become intimate with God's Word. But too often, it seems like an exercise in boredom. Thankfully, veteran youth ministers Bill McNabb and Steven Mabry have come to the rescue with Teaching the Bible Creatively. McNabb and Mabry have distilled their years of experience into a comprehensive, idea-packed volume that both outlines what makes Bible teaching creative and gives you dozens of ideas you can use right now to inject new life into your Bible Studies. McNabb and Mabry cover a wide range of topics, including--How to motivate kids to want to study the Bible - How to teach so that kids will remember - Ways to make your study setting ideal for learning - How to make Bible teaching relevant to today's youth culture - Ideas for improving your teaching technique - How your Bible teaching can make a difference in your kids' lives -- Whether you're a youth worker, a CE director, or a Sunday school teacher, Teaching the Bible Creatively is just what you've been looking for to add more spark, energy, and substance to your Bible teaching.

Heart-Deep Teaching

Engaging Students for Transformed Lives

Author: Gary C. Newton

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805447768

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 4059

For parents and teachers, a book that actively engages the Bible student's mind, will and body, establishing a higher standard of teaching and learning firmly rooted in both Scripture and current educational research.

Learning Styles

Author: Marlene LeFever

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434704513

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2930

Learning Styles is full of practical, helpful, and eye-opening information about the different ways kids perceive information and then use that knowledge, as well as how their behavior is often tied to their particular learning style. When we understand learning styles—imaginative, analytic, common sense, and dynamic—and adjust our teaching or parenting to those styles, we begin reaching everyone God gives us to teach.

Effective Bible Teaching

Author: James C. Wilhoit,Leland Ryken

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 144124042X

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 4284

Why does Bible study flourish in some churches and small groups and not in others? In this updated edition of a trusted classic, two Christian education specialists provide readers with the knowledge and methods needed to effectively communicate the message of the Bible. The book offers concrete guidance for mastering a biblical text, interpreting it, and applying its relevance to life. Its methods, which have been field-tested for twenty-five years, help pastors, teachers, and ministry students improve their classroom skills. Readers will learn how to develop the "big idea" of a passage and allow the text itself to suggest creative teaching methods. This new edition has been updated throughout and explores the changed landscape of Bible study over the past two decades. Readable and interdisciplinary in approach, this book will help a new generation of Bible students teach in a purposeful and unified way.

Living By the Book

The Art and Science of Reading the Bible

Author: Howard G. Hendricks,William D. Hendricks

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802479545

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 4591

For every person who draws strength and direction from the Bible, there are many more who struggle with it. Some call it a long book with fine print and obscure meaning. Some call it a mystery, a chore to read, or an undecipherable puzzle. The good news is you can easily solve this problem. With over 300,000 sold, this revised and expanded edition of Living by the Book will remove the barriers that keep Scripture from transforming your life. In a simple, step-by-step fashion, the authors explain how to glean truth from Scripture. It is practical, readable, and applicable. By following its easy-to-apply principles, you'll soon find yourself drawing great nourishment from the Word—and enjoying the process! The Living by the Book Workbook is the perfect compliment to provide practical application of lessons.

Color Outside the Lines

Author: Howard Hendricks

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418569720

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 1221

All of us yearn to be creative, but few of us feel we truly are. In this fun-to-read, energy-packed guide to stimulating our ingenuity, Hendricks proposes a nine-step process for unleashing an exciting spark of creativity and innovation in our lives, including creative approaches to problem solving such as mind-mapping, storyboarding, brainstorming, and five-sensing. With dynamic examples and proven concepts, Hendricks helps us to identify roadblocks that may keep us from being creative in our lives and ministries, and helps to unleash our creative potential.

A Life of Integrity

13 Outstanding Leaders Raise the Standard for Today's Christian Men

Author: Dr. Howard Hendricks

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307779637

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 6787

This unique compilation features the messages that helped launch the Promise Keepers movement and raise the standard for men across our nation. Contributing authors are Chuck Colson, Gary Smalley, Jack Hayford, Bill Bright, Luis Palau, Ron Blue, Joe Stowell, Dennis Rainey, Bruce Wilkinson, Ravi Zacharias, John Maxwell, and Howard Hendricks. These are the messages that caused men to cheer and applaud...then fall to their knees and weep. These are the messages that inspired countless numbers of men to dedicate their lives to God and to serve Him with all their hearts.

The Seven Laws of the Learner

How to Teach Almost Anything to Practically Anyone

Author: Bruce Wilkinson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 030757542X

Category: Religion

Page: 504

View: 8454

Teach to Learn You teach to make a difference. Now, revitalize your classroom by learning and mastering these seven time-tested principles being taught around the world! Written for teachers, including Sunday school teachers, parents, and professionals, this book outlines scriptural principles and techniques that will revolutionize your ability to teach to change lives. From the “law of the learner” to the “law of equipping,” each chapter presents hands-on, practical tools for you to employ in your own classroom. Make a Difference Students learn best when teachers teach best! So how can you do your part? Employ the seven laws of the learner and unleash your students’ capabilities. You’ll discover how to: Help students reach their full potential Effect lasting life change Rekindle your flame for teaching Create an excitement for learning Transform apathetic students Whether you’re a professional teacher, a parent, or teach in any setting, these principles and techniques will empower you to make a lasting impact in people’s lives. Thousands of teachers have already used these principles to spur their students to new horizons of success. “For some time I have said to myself, ‘Much of what I am doing in the classroom is a waste of time. I can’t continue this career unless I can make a more significant contribution in the lives of my students.’ The Seven Laws of the Learner was the answer to my need.” Seminary professor Portland , Oregon “For years I filled my students with content. But since learning the seven laws, my life and teaching have not been the same. Now teaching for life change and revival are becoming second nature.” Businessman, adult Sunday school teacher Orange , California Story Behind the Book Bruce Wilkinson had received thousands of requests for a book about how people learn. Having taught teachers all over the world, he developed the Seven Laws as the basis of his teaching workshops. In 1991 he sat down to put this content into book form. Published originally as a partnership between Multnomah Publishers and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, this book is a companion to the workbook titled Almost Every Answer for Practically Every Teacher. From the Hardcover edition.

Preparing Expository Sermons

A Seven-Step Method for Biblical Preaching

Author: Ramesh Richard

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441201706

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 2754

"The Bible is what God has made. Sermons are what we make with what God has made." This is the foundation for developing expository messages, according to Ramesh Richard. His method, explained in Preparing Expository Sermons, has been field-tested in training seminars for thousands of preachers around the world. Richard's book is a simple do-it-yourself resource for developing and preaching expository sermons. It guides the reader through a seven-step process, with many practical suggestions and illustrative charts along the way. In addition, there are eleven appendixes that include information on: o how to choose a text o preaching narratives o understanding your audience o forms of sermon introduction A comprehensive sermon evaluation questionnaire is included as well. Preparing Expository Sermons, an updated and expanded version of Scripture Sculpture, is ideal for beginning preachers, lay preachers without formal training, or any pastor who is looking for a refresher course in expository sermon preparation.

Almost Every Answer for Practically Any Teacher

The Seven Laws of the Learner Series

Author: Bruce Wilkinson

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307575438

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 3398

Questions? Answers. Teachers face the threat of burnout, the challenge of discipline, and the complexity of different learning styles. Here’s your chance to get a firm grasp on every issue from A to Z! This book contains 100 articles that provide insight, inspiration, and instruction for those who communicate God’s truth at school, home, church, or in the workplace. Edited by bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson, this is your resource for making a life-changing impact on your students. Includes articles by a variety of Christian leaders, from Charles Swindoll to Joni Eareckson Tada and A.W. Tozer. An Indispensable Tool for Every Teacher! Everyone who communicates God’s truth, whether at school, church, the home, or the workplace, can use a little guidance from the experts. Now this companion resource to The 7 Laws of the Learner presents the answers for the most common problems you will encounter when teaching for life change. Handpicked by bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson, these one hundred articles by some of the most revered Christian leaders will provide insight, inspiration, and instruction for the educational task at hand. Overcome burnout before it overcomes you. Know the dos and don’ts of discipline. Learn how incidental praise brings out the best in students. Accomplish life change by telling stories as you teach. Learn to use illustrations and applications so they work. Understand the purpose of the Holy Spirit in your teaching. Discover why students fail tests. Learn how to listen with genuine interest to your students. Become a teacher who disciples and mentors students. Story Behind the Book Bruce Wilkinson had received thousands of requests for a book about how people learn. Having taught teachers all over the world, he developed the Seven Laws as the basis of his teaching workshops. In 1991 he sat down to put this content into book form. Published originally as a partnership between Multnomah Publishers and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, this companion workbook to The 7 Laws of the Learner was written in an effort to improve how teachers teach and how learners learn. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding

Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615709

Category: Education

Page: 119

View: 1636

What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Creative Bible Teaching

Author: Lawrence O. Richards,Gary J. Bredfeldt

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575675350

Category: Religion

Page: 350

View: 1928

Are you a bridge builder? Communicating the Scriptures is much like building a bridge. However, instead of ravines or rivers, the teacher must span both cultural boundaries and great gulfs of time between the present and the past of Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. This bridge must reach even further. The student must be able to cross both into the past and into his own future. God's Word is "living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword" (Hebrews 4:12). It is contemporary, relevant. But it is the teacher who has the task of helping the student to see its vast treasures. This is no easy task, but it can be done through creative Bible teaching. Together, Richards and Bredfeldt have written a book on bridge-building that reveals the following five-step process by which Christian educators can construct a bridge across time, geography, and culture. Step I: "Studying the Bible" Develop an understanding of the nature, role, study, and interpretation of the Bible. Get the help you need in preparing biblically accurate lesson plans. Step II: "Focusing the Message" Learn how to teach for student learning. Be guided in the process of translating learning theory into lesson preparation. Step III: "Structuring the Lesson" Develop a lesson plan using the HOOK, BOOK, LOOK, TOOK structure. Step IV: "Teaching the Class" Learn about the five key principles of teacher effectiveness. Discover how these principles can lead to a more dynamic and satisfying teaching experience within various age groups. Step V: "Evaluating the Results" Evaluate your own effectiveness by assessing the outcome of your teaching.

As Iron Sharpens Iron

Building Character in a Mentoring Relationship

Author: Howard G. Hendricks,William D. Hendricks

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575675129

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 9355

Think about the people who influenced your life most. Why did they do it? What did they do? How did they go about it? Answer these questions and you will be hooked on mentoring for the rest of your life. In As Iron Sharpens Iron, respected authors, Howard and Bill Hendricks, show that the most dramatic spiritual and personal growth often happens through the influence of a mentor. Rooted in biblical principles, this book is both a profound and practical guide to mentoring relationships for men. You'll learn how to: Identify the kind of mentor you need, maximize your mentoring relationship, model your relationship after biblical examples, grow through the shared wisdom of another believer, and influence others as you replicate the mentoring process. Whether you are looking for a mentor or wish to mentor someone else, this book provides specific steps to begin the relationship and make the most of it.

Say It with Love

Author: Howard G. Hendricks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896936768

Category: Christian life

Page: 144

View: 1696