The Scripture Scout
Top 10 Reasons to
TEAM TEACH Sunday School
"You use steel to sharpen steel,and one friend sharpens another."
Team teaching. You've heard of it, but does it work? Doesn't it get too many irons in the fire? Doesn't it seem a bit overkill? Why on earth would I help implement this in Sunday School. Well. Team teaching engages a group of teachers working eagerly, regularly, and together to help a class of students of any age learn. Let's consider HOW ...
Teachers together set objectives for a course, design a plan, prepare individual lesson plans, teach students, do supplemental support and the results evaluate themselves. They share observations, field any disagreements, and evaluate the students themselves to decide which approach is better.
So yes, there is some planning to be had in the beginning, but the results are well worth the planning from the get go. New teachers can be paired with "old pro" teachers. Innovations are encouraged and modifications are permitted. Different personalities, approaches, voices, and values keep attention, spark interest, and most definitely prevent ANY kind of boredom. In a "nutshell list" here is what team teaching does:
Finally, I will ask YOU to ask YOURSELF, "Does this actually sound kind of impossible?" Something I will also repeat over and over ... guess what? IT IS REALLY EASY. I promise. And your substitute Sunday school teachers (well, even the regular ones sometimes), will not be snagging something off of the internet before they come to church.
Instead, your built-in subs will feel empowered and there will be a general feeling of, "OH YAY! I get to do the crafts today!" or, "Cool, no problem, I can go over the ten minute lesson," or, "Sure, I'll just go by the office and run off some of the game sheets in this lesson," Or, "It is going to be so fun to watch the kids do that related activity today!" After all, when each of these parts of the Scripture Scout's Sleuth for the Truth Sunday school lessons truly can take about 10 minutes long at minimum, it certainly takes any stress of having to cover a class for an entire hour.
Ready to see what this is all about? Read HERE for the nuts and bolts of how to go about making this possible in your own church!
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