Must Have Resource for Volunteers in Bible Classes and Faith-Based Tutoring Programs for Children and Teens

Must Have Resource - Teach One Reach OneOkay. I know the title of this post probably breaks every rule about blogs and writing known to man. This book is so incredibly important though, I wanted to make sure you read this review! I often have publishers and authors send me books for free to review. I actually bought this one (with my very own money!) on a recommendation from a teacher friend and I am so glad I did.

Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess is a must read for anyone who attempts to teach anyone anything. (Be careful as there are a few books out there with similar titles.) If I were to suggest a book that best represents the educational principles we advocate at Teach One Reach One, this is one of two I would suggest you read. (The other is No More Molasses Classes by Ron Clark.)

Burgess does a masterful job of painting the picture of a classroom where the students are actually engaged in the process of learning. He believes in using those hands-on, experiential, meaningful and memorable activities we suggest you use in your Bible classes and faith based tutoring programs.

What I absolutely love about this book is that the author refuses to accept the excuse a teacher is not creative and cannot teach classes the way he does. In fact, he uses a large portion of the book to carefully walk teachers who think they are not creative through the process of how to develop creative lessons. Although the book is centered around a social studies class, much of what he suggests is easily transferable to a Bible class for students in elementary through high school.

If you want to get a better feel for what Teach One Reach One wants your classes to look like, figure out how we develop our activities or get a tutorial in how to design creative meaningful Bible class activities – read this book.  Actually, I am not going to give you a pass either. If you teach anyone from birth through adulthood in Bible classes, read this book. I can almost promise you, if you adapt your lessons to this methodology – with or without our help – your students will begin learning and retaining more of that essential Bible information you want them to learn.

Categories Book Reviews, Elementary, Encouragement, Faith Based Academic Program, Preschool, Special Needs, Teens
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