Archives for January 2016

Big or Small: Looks like we’ve got the same problems

Big or Small: Looks like we’ve got the same problems

Recently, our family visited a megachurch during our trip to Tennessee for the Children's Pastor's Conference.  Even though I'm not a super huge fan of mega churches, I do love checking out how they run logistics and how they keep guests from feeling lost.  They also inevitably have delicious coffee.  And I'm a big fan of coffee. This Sunday, we decided to hit the 9:00AM Sunday service (one of the six services they offer). Turns out, this is the most popular service and even at 8:58, … [Read more...]

Children’s Pastor’s Conference!

I'm so excited that the CPC2016 is only days away.   This is a conference I've been wanting to head to for a few years now and I'm thrilled to be headed in that direction.  There's some great keynote speakers and some very promising break out topics as well.  And of course, it will be great to see all the kidmin peeps!  I'll be tweeting about the event when I get the chance, so be sure to follow me on Twitter @lrwhitney. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMkbV_e9ZPo Hope to see you there! … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom: Resources

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom: Resources

Welcome to the final day of the Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom series.  I hope you've found it helpful and were able to use some of the tips and techniques in your own classroom.  Be sure to check out the “Learning Styles” planning sheet from this post to send you in the right direction. Great Pinterest Boards  to Follow: Edythe Burroughs: Tons of song ideas, special needs resources, sign language,  calming ideas, and lots more! Learning Styles Unit: Developed for a Learning … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Class: The Logical Learner

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Class: The Logical Learner

Welcome to post #7 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series. Today, we’ll be discussing the logical learner. The logical learner is very good at reason and numbers. Their brains work almost like computers making numerical patterns out of almost any information.  A logical learner can recognize patterns easily, as well as connections between seemingly meaningless content. They love to classify and group information to help understand it If you missed a post or two, … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom: The Verbal Learner

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom: The Verbal Learner

Welcome to post #6 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series. Today, we’ll be discussing the verbal learner.  Verbal learners love words  -- writing, reading, and  rhyming.  Also called a linguistic learner, this student delights in creating and interacting with language. In Your Weekly Routine Weekly Journal:  Many teachers include a “daily journal” time for the students.  This would be a great practice in the Sunday school classroom as well.  Provide … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom Through Movement

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom Through Movement

Welcome to post #5 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series.  Today, we'll be discussing the Kinesthetic learner. The Kinesthetic learner loves to touch and feel the things she is learning about.  Also called a tactile learner, this type of student loves moving and using her hands as she learns in the classroom.  Any activity that involves whole body movement is ideal, but even small movements will help to keep this type of learner involved.  Here’s a few ideas … [Read more...]