KidZ At Heart Training 13 June 2012
We have just experienced yet another wonderful training session. This time we tackled a brand new theme: Lesson Planning. Let us hear what the students have to say about it:
“I have learned that children are different and they learn differently. I will use everything that I have learned today and I will make sure that I will always prepare well for each lesson! Children’s ministry should be meaningful fun and that is what KidZ At Heart taught me”.
- Mthunzi Motha
“I have learned how to prepare effectively for the class involving all aspects of learning. I also realized how important it is to ask the right types of questions: understanding, application, evaluation and comparison”.
- Jeanette Malgas
“I enjoyed the lesson preparations the most because now I have an effective way to focus on what is important in a lesson. I feel this tool will make me a better teacher and I will be able to reach more kids for Jesus”.
- Amanda Euapen
“I learned that planning and formatting a lesson is very important. The focus is on the right place and the lesson form a whole”.
“I never knew planning a lesson could be so much fun! I will definitely use what I have learned in my ministry to kids. Today was fun and it made me feel younger!”
- Ria Vorster, Randfontein
“I enjoyed the L.E.A.R.N. principle and the 8 ways kids learn best. This is a worthwhile course!”
- Tobias Mdlalose
“I realised again that lesson planning is not always easy, but very necessary. You need to prepare well!”
- Charlene Franken, Churchwithoutwalls, Centurion
“I have been a Sunday School teacher for long but I never knew planning a lesson was so important and so much fun”.
- Lerato Naledi
“Lesson planning is an essential foundation for presenting effective lessons. Knowing the outcome of successful lesson planning empowered me to do an even better job in our children’s ministry”.
- Joan Hanekom, Alberton Lewensentrum
“I enjoyed learning new things that will help me to teach children better and in ways that they will understand and be able to apply to their own lives. It is great to hear that we should be more creative in our lessons”.
“One thing that stood out for me is that we should not bore children with our lessons. It can be fun and very effective”. Asking relevant questions during and after a lesson is very important.
- Nunu Petunia Moloi
“Me and my team were very encouraged today. We feel as if we have some practical “tools” that we can implement into our children’s ministry”.
- Xolani Mthanyelwa
“I enjoyed everything that I have learned today! Asking great questions and being creative is a must for each lesson!”
“The training transformed the way I think about children’s ministry. Teaching children is hard work but the training we got makes it easier!”
“I have learned how important is it to ask questions to children to make sure they can apply what they have learned to their own little lives. It is also important to always use the Bible in each lesson”.
- Nthabiseng Mthanyelwa