Who is Listening?
30 June 2014
When speaking to a group of students, don’t concentrate on that one kid who’s not paying attention. While it’s totally natural to want everyone to be paying attention to you when you’re communicating something, the reality is not everyone will listen to you. The student..
Teaching Teenagers 101, Part 4: Some Final Tips and Tricks
04 June 2014
To wrap up this little series on teaching, I thought I’d share a few random and mostly unconnected tips and tricks that can help just about any teaching environment you find yourself in go a bit more smoothly. The First Minute Is The Most Important..
Teaching Teenagers 101, Part 3: Does This Lesson T.E.A.C.H.?
29 May 2014
Last week, I shared some ideas to help create S.T.I.C.K.Y. lessons and learning environments for students. This week, I’d like to unpack a question I ask myself after virtually every lesson I create: “Does this lesson T.E.A.C.H.?” To answer that question, I ask five more:..
Teaching Teenagers 101, Part 2: How To Create “STICKY” Lessons
13 May 2014
If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: Teenagers won’t remember the lessons we teach. Youth ministry is all about relationships.” And while that’s largely true, it doesn’t have to be completely true; I think we can (and should at least try..
Teaching Teenagers 101, Part 1: It’s Not About You!
06 May 2014
If you are like most youth workers, you probably find yourself in some sort of teaching environment once or twice a week! Let that settle in for a second; a couple of times a week you are responsible for creating learning environments in which the..