The Weekend Teacher
By Dr. Houston Heflin
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Quick tips for better teaching and better learning. Listen for ways to make your job easier. You'll learn about resources and gain skills to implement immediately in classes and small groups so that your next teaching experience will be extraordinary!
||046 WT Teacher as Tour Guide||Teaching tips from tour guides.||9/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||045 WT Screwtape, Slugbook, and the Bible||Slugbook's address to his proteges in honor of Screwtape.||9/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||044 WT Mobile Devices and Teaching||7 ways to use technology in the classroom.||8/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||043 WT Overcoming Nerves While Teaching||Ideas for keeping nerves at bay while we teach.||8/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||042 WT Evaluating Student Learning||Questions for learners to evaluate learning.||7/25/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||041 WT Before You Start a Series||Four ideas to help your new series get off to a great start.||7/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||040 WT Making Students Interested With Victoria Sun||Guest Victoria Sun reminds us that teachers can inspire learners to be interested by what teachers and students do during a learning experience.||12/31/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||039 WT Using Variety With Ethan Laster||Guest Ethan Laster reminds us that teaching is an opportunity to add variety in teaching and learning activities.||12/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||038 WT Secrets to Memorizing Scripture||Learn tips to making memorizing easier.||10/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||037 WT Why Teachers Matter||If students can Google content, why do we need teachers?||9/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||036 WT Roles for Volunteers||Enlist participation from class and group members by assigning responsibilities that matter!||3/27/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||035 WT How Students Learn||Things to keep in mind about students and learning as we teach.||2/7/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||034 WT Sharing Your Lesson Before You Teach With Travis Roberts||Guest Travis Roberts shares ideas that will help improve our lessons.||1/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||033 WT Church Calendar as Curriculum||The church calendar provides great content for classes and small groups throughout the year.||1/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||032 WT Prayer in the Classroom 2||The second of a two-part series with ideas for incorporating prayer into your class or small group time.||1/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||031 WT Prayer in the Classroom 1||The first of a two-part series with ideas for incorporating prayer into your class or small group time.||10/23/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||030 WT Thank you||Thank you, because you're changing the world!||10/16/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||029 WT Learning Styles Theory?||Do people learn in different ways? What if content should determine teaching methodology rather than student differences?||10/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||028 WT Creative Teaching Methods 3||Creative teaching ideas for more attentive students and more engaging lessons.||9/12/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||027 WT What Students Want in a Teacher||Learn what students really want (and expect) from a teacher.||9/1/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||026 WT Teaching Children with Dr. Dana Pemberton||Here are some creative ideas when working with children emerging from a conversation with a volunteer teacher.||9/1/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||025 WT Loving Your Learners||Principles to implement that demonstrate love for your learners.||6/20/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||024 WT Co-Teaching's Rewards and Challenges||Co-Teaching tips for more effective collaboration with others.||5/19/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||023 WT Small Groups||Secrets to effective small groups.||5/2/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||022 WT Leading Discussions||Ten ideas to help your students learn during small group and classroom discussions.||4/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||021 WT Bloom's Taxonomy||What do 2nd grade teachers and graduate school faculty have in common?||4/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||020 WT Creative Teaching Methods 2||Five more ideas to improve the creative quality of our teaching. (See episode 17 for part 1 of this series).||4/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||019 WT Evaluate Teaching||Evaluate your teaching to improve the quality of their learning.||3/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||018 WT Teaching is Leadership||What is teaching and how do you know when you see it?||3/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||017 WT Creative Teaching Methods 1||Five ideas to help your class learn.||3/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||016 WT Age Appropriate Content||Do Bible classes need a ratings system so parents will know when it's safe to send their children?||3/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||015 WT Sequence of Learning||Let your teaching build on prior content.||2/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||014 WT Two Essential Qualities||What are the most important qualities of a good teacher?||2/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||013 WT What to Teach||How do you decide what content is most important? Listen for topics that have helped people grow in maturity.||2/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||012 WT The Senses of Teaching||What color is teaching? How does it feel? What is it's fragrance and flavor?||2/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||011 WT The Teacher's Life||Here are two secrets that effective teachers know.||2/1/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||010 WT Reflect and Revise||A few moments after class can make a world of difference the next time you teach.||1/23/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||009 WT Preparing for Successful Lessons||Follow these steps as you prepare and you'll see how the battle for great lessons is won or lost before you enter the classroom.||1/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||008 WT Ending Class on a High Note||Wrap up in style with these 10 ideas to make the end of class more memorable.||1/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||007 WT Creating Teaching Notes||Here's a template to follow as you create teaching notes for your next lesson.||1/4/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||006 WT Using Classroom Space||The classroom is your canvas; your stage. Learn what you can do with tables, chairs, floors, walls, and ceilings to help learners learn.||12/11/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||005 WT Create Learning Objectives||Learn to avoid the most common mistake teachers make as they prepare to teach.||12/5/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||004 WT The Least Effective Teaching Method||The least effective teaching method is revealed but it may not be the one you suspect.||11/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||003 WT Spiritual Practices in the Classroom||Here are four ideas that you can implement immediately to help your students train in discipleship.||11/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||002 WT Motivating Learners||Who's responsible for learner motivation? Here are five ideas to create environments that are more conducive to intrinsic motivation.||11/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||001 WT Starting Class With a Bang!||What we do in the first moments of class either gets our students' attention or gives them permission to check out. A little trick called disequilibrium can work to your advantage.||11/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
Deanne in TN
I am so glad I stumbled upon this podcast. It is filled with short, applicable ways to improve your teaching skills. I ( and my students) have been blessed and encouraged by it.
Equip and Affirm: An essential resource for all weekend teachers!
Do you feel like you are in a teaching rut and you want to change things up? This podcast is exactly what you need! There are new ideas for you to try and gentle reminders of things that may have been forgotten. Start class with a bang, change the room setup, alter you teaching method and other concepts will be of benefit to the life of your students. I have been so incredibly blessed by this podcast!
Each message is short and packed full of practical ideas that make The Weekend Teacher and essential resource for all weekend teachers!
Simple, thoughtful, and effective. These have been helpful and provide specific tangible steps that provide measurable results.
I teach on the college level and these are very applicable to me - but could be used by anyone for any educational level.