Helps for Teacher Training in Preschool/Children's Ministry
"Teaching Preschoolers and Children" Online Training Series- FREE
These "basic training" presentations are 10-12 minutes in length, and can be viewed by individuals or used in training sessions. A listening sheet or handout is included with most of the presentations.
- Guiding Behavior in the Church Classroom, Part 1 Why children misbehave and what we can do about it. You may print out a listening sheet before viewing the presentation: Listening Sheet for Part 1
- Guiding Behavior in the Church Classroom, Part 2 Principles for positive guidance and making corrections.
Listening Sheet for Part 2
Why We Do What We Do Strategies for effective teaching
Storytelling 1-2-3: Creative Ideas for Telling a Story
This little book is hot-off-the-presses and is wonderful! It presents a variety of storytelling techniques and appropriate interactive experiences for preschoolers and young children that teachers and parents will find helpful as they tell stories at church, school, and home. Available online here.
Kids Discipline 101: Guiding Behavior in the Church Setting
This DVD training can be used individually or in group training events. The kit includes a one-hour video presentation, a PowerPoint file, a listening sheet and summary tips that can be printed for each participant, a conference set-up plan, and two printable promotional posters. Available at LifeWay stores or online here.
Super Duper Fun & Exciting Absolutely Thought-Igniting Bible Activities for Kids
These books not only contain tons of Bible-learning activities in the form of games, crafts, drama, and other hands-on activities, but they also contain six training plans for use with parents and teachers. The training plans are found on the CD-ROM that is included with the book. Some of the plans could be used for parenting seminars, and all would be great for teacher-training sessions. There is a preschool "Super Duper..." edition and a grade-school edition. The books can be found at LifeWay stores, or online - click here.
"Responsible Evangelism for Kids" online videos - FREE
Teachers, leaders, and parents have the responsibility and privilege of sharing the gospel with children. These video segments explore how to do that in a responsible way. The eight separate video segments provide pointers to help you walk with boys and girls as they move toward Christ and accept Him as Savior. Each segment is four- to five minutes long, and can be viewed by individuals or used in a seminar, workshop, or training session for teachers or parents. For the segment list, click here.
Teacher Training Smart Pages
This manual by Gospel Light Publishing contains reproducible articles/handouts that can be used in a variety of ways for teacher training. A CD is included, for easy e-mailing of information to your teachers. Available at Christian bookstores or online here.