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When Children Scare Us

During my Involve workshops, discussion often centers on what to do about a child (usually a boy) whose behavior unpredictably becomes destructive and violent. Sometimes an unpredictably violent child can scare us, plus we need to make church safe for the other children. I know that scared feeling.  It makes us feel as if we […]

October 27, 2010 in Tips for Inclusion for Churches by

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Listening to Our Children

The art of listening sometimes feels like a lost art, especially when it comes to our children. Not only do we rarely take the time to listen to our children without judgment, we often forget to ask them questions about how they are feeling, what are their fears and aspirations, why they are acting the […]

June 15, 2009 in Tips for Inclusion for Churches by

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I See You

As religious educators and teachers we are asked to do a lot with limited time to create a welcoming and inclusive ministry for all the children who come to our churches. Some religious educators are part time, parent/teachers are busy with the daily activities of caring for families and making a living, and ministers have […]

January 16, 2009 in Tips for Inclusion for Churches by

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What Makes a Good Teacher

My son is taking an online Introductory Psychology Course this summer. In order to tutor him through this course, I also have been reading the text book. I am finding that a lot in psychology has changed since my major in college and masters in developmental psychology. It is much more about physiology and the […]

August 16, 2008 in Tips for Inclusion for Churches by

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Difficult Behavior and Transitions

Often it is one or two children who can disrupt an entire RE morning program.  If this is happening week after week, then it is time to look at the program structure.  When are the children having the most difficulty? Is it during discussion time or during transitions, or unstructured active time?  Imaginative, creative, highly […]

April 20, 2008 in Tips for Inclusion for Churches by

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Difficulty Making Friends

I recently attended another thought-provoking, entertaining and compassionate workshop by Rick Lavoie. I used his teaching ideas often in my book. This workshop was based on his new book, It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend. Lavoie addresses with complete compassion the difficulties children with all types of learning problems from Aspergers to dyslexia […]

April 20, 2008 in Tips for Inclusion for Churches by

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The Child Who is Being Disruptive

I am repeatedly asked by religious educators and teachers what to do with a child who is so disruptive the safely of the other children is in jeopardy. I wish there was an easy answer to this question?  I have found that sometimes the disruptive behavior does not actually pose a threat to the other […]

April 10, 2007 in Tips for Inclusion for Churches by

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The Child Who is Being Disruptive

I am repeatedly asked by religious educators and teachers what to do with a child who is so disruptive the safely of the other children is in jeopardy. I wish there was an easy answer to this question?  I have found that sometimes the disruptive behavior does not actually pose a threat to the other […]

April 10, 2007 in Tips for Inclusion for Churches by

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Flexibility

The most important aspect of successful inclusion is flexibility.  Children and youth with special needs should never have to adapt to the curricula, the curricula needs to be adapted to the needs of the children and youth.  What works for one child may not work for another child.  I try in my book to give […]

January 10, 2007 in Tips for Inclusion for Churches by

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