So, you want to be described as a Sunday school teacher, great for you! God has abundant blessings available for both you and the youngsters! However, you may be thinking about if you have what it takes to be an excellent children’s Sunday school teacher. You don’t know if you are cool enough or young enough for the kids to connect with you. You’re unsure if you are old enough or wise enough to be able to teach kids effectively. May very well not have what it takes to help keep the youngsters entertained. Your church may not need the budget to generate an eye popping multimedia presentation for children’s church every week! You know the Bible, but you’re in no way a Bible scholar.
It is okay, you do not need dozens of “things” to be a powerful Sunday school teacher. Kids do not require another cool friend. Children teach to one need somebody that cares, somebody that knows their name, someone they are able to depend on, someone stable, someone to encourage them, someone to make sure they are feel important, and most importantly someone that has a desire to guide them about God.
Meaningful lessons are not similar thing as entertaining lessons. You don’t have to become a remain true comic to be a powerful teacher. A well illustrated object lesson or science experiment will remain with kids much more than plenty of hoopla. Multimedia presentations are nice, but they will be forgotten. It is very important to draw the kids to the lesson and the group, by helping them become the main lesson. Include the youngsters normally as possible, allow them to do something out the Bible stories, draw on the white boards, let them see the Bible passages, encourage the kids to ask questions and partake in class discussions.
You see it does not matter if you are twenty-two or sixty-seven, kids aren’t hung up by age. When you yourself have a desire to teach children about God you’re well on the road to becoming a powerful Sunday school teacher. With prayer, only a little practice and some planning you can create a Sunday school environment that may change lives in the lives of many children today and in the lives of generations to come.
Many of us can benefit for every single others experiences, listed below are four suggestions that have really helped me turn into a better Sunday school teacher.
Being prepared has innumerable benefit. You could be more confident and present the lesson with increased impact. Long gaps or pauses in the presentation are the only distraction some kids will have to become disruptive. Distraction opens the entranceway for poor behavior. A long time before class starts, you need to review the lesson and then gather every one of the materials you’ll need. Structure your class in such a way, so that you move smoothly between activities. Use different ways through out the school year and change the order in which things are done from quarter to quarter.
Have Genuine Interest
Having genuine fascination with the material you teach comes shinning through. If you’re un-interested in the material, it will show in your presentation. If you’re not enthusiastic about the material how do you expect the kids to be? To boost interest, try looking at the lesson from different perspectives, time periods or characters.
It’s also advisable to have genuine fascination with the kids. Kids have a great knack for knowing if you are just going right through the motions or when you really care. Mutual respect goes a long way both inside and away from classroom
Kids (as well as adults) want to be with and listen to others who’ve a passion and purpose for life. An outgoing teacher’s message could be more readily accepted and remembered. Outgoing personalities naturally take on leadership roles. Outgoing teachers inspire their students. Outgoing teachers know their students names and interests and will incorporate these things to the Sunday school lessons.
Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
Lots of people think that they have to rule, I am talking about teach, by having an iron fist. Any small infraction is dealt with swiftly and with military precision. These types of folks take themselves very seriously and see misbehavior as a challenge with their authority and control. This might work (but I doubt it) in the corporate world, but this type of approach seldom works together children. Granted you can find the kids to sit straight as a table and not whisper a phrase, but are they eager to come back every week? Are they wanting to find out about God?