The most successful teachers are continually looking for ways to improve their teaching skills. Whether you're a new- or experienced teacher, you'll find ideas here on how to make the Bible come alive to your students This book will be a valuable resource for those who want to increase their effectiveness in the classroom, children's church, or outreach ministry. It's for children's leaders, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more about how children learn-and helping them grow in their faith. Some of the most frequently discussed issues in children's ministry are addressed, including methodology, discipline and classroom management, nursery concerns, organization, memorizing Scripture, and leading children to a personal faith in Christ.Here you'll find both new and tested methods that inspire and motivate children to learn But this book is also very practical, easy to read, and filled with creative ideas An emphasis is placed on understanding children, and ways that teachers can help meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in caring ways. Topics discussed in this guide for teachers include: Keys to successful teaching Ways to "connect" with your students How to improve your storytelling skills How to use "discovery learning centers" Bible learning activities for pre-K through elementaryVerda Rubottom is a licensed children's minister and holds a Masters degree in education. She currently serves on the faculty of Children's Ministry University Online, and has served as a national children's ministries consultant for the Assemblies of God. She was the Children's Ministries Director at People's Church in Salem, Oregon for seven years, and has taught child development and children's ministries at the college level. Verda shares insights gleaned from years of "hands on" experience in children's ministry. She and her husband, Roger, have four children and nine grandchildren.