Supporting Our Children & Teens

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How do we encourage self-discovery and self-empowerment?
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Rituals & Routines
Rituals & Routines help create a feeling of connection and safety within the classroom. Rituals are the way we create a feeling of community and are sacred activities designed for togetherness and unity. Routines are essential for children because our brains are pattern-seeking. By establishing routines, learners know what to expect and this helps to create a sense of safety.
Heart Agreements
Heart agreements are used to highlight expectations within the classroom.
Brain-Based Learning
Brain-based learning uses strategies that connect to the way children and teen learn.

Children's Ministry
Ages 3 to 10

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What do our younger members need in order to grow and evolve?
Supporting Documents & Resources
Supporting Documents & Resources
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Creating ways for children to greet one another helps be create a feeling of community.
Create connections with activities designed to strengthen the adult-child relationships.
Scientifically based programs that help us connect to our heart intelligence.
Learning through doing is a great way to engage the whole child.
Search Institute created a framework of Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults.

Teen Ministry
Ages 11 to 18

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What is going on in that teenage brain and how do we encourage self-expression?
Supporting Documents & Resources
Supporting Documents & Resources
The Teenage Brain
Understanding how the teenage brain functions helps us to create more beneficial classroom experiences.
Joy Songs
Sing Joy Songs in order to break down barriers and promote bonding.
Supporting Documents & Resources
Teen Lessons