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Teaching Techniques
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Teaching Techniques

For the next several weeks I want to focus on teaching-techniques that capture children's attention in the classroom. 

The first method involves Bible memorization, which I've named, SOUND-OFF. Teacher begins by saying part of the Bible verse in a loud voice. Children then repeat it. Teacher says the next part a little softer, and children repeat that. The teacher says the next part even softer, with children repeating that. Finally the teacher "mouths" the last part of the verse, with "sound-off" and children imitate that. Repeat the verse a few more times using varying levels of sound to engage the children. To make it even more fun, change the pitch of your voice--deep, high, squeaky, etc.--while varying the sound.

In my book, Bible Games Explosion I have included even more memorization ideas to engage the children in your ministry!

Last night while teaching the Ten Commandments "Look n' Learn" method, I used a similar idea of "not talking" to engage the children. First, I had them imitate the hand motions several times before speaking the commandments. Once they had the hand-motions memorized, I added the spoken word to the commandment. It was very effective. By the end of class everyone one of those 3rd and 4th grade children had memorized--in order--the Ten Commandments!

If you use either of these methods, I'd love to hear from you!

Do you have a special way to present lessons to children? Please share it. Reply to this email or send it to: submissions@sundayschoolnetwork.com 

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