As you prepare for the start of the school year and a new year in ministry at your church, let us help train your teachers to educate and nurture children of all abilities. Our Teacher Training Video Series is a four-module, pre-recorded training program designed for teachers who want to better enfold children with special needs into their mixed-ability classrooms.
This video series is available for purchase through September 13 for use individually or with your church. The strategies contained in each video are designed to make every teacher stronger and more effective with every child in your class. Once purchased, you will have access to the videos online to view anywhere at your convenience. You will also receive several printable resources that accompany the trainings.
Our director, Ashley Belknap, is the teacher of this series. She will take a limited number of requests from churches to do a live Q&A video conference call as a follow-up to teachers who have watched the training series. Please send your request to email@example.com.
Individual License: $12
Churchwide/Group License: $25
Teacher Training Series Part 1: Classroom Organization and Routines (32 minutes)
When teaching in mixed-ability classrooms, carefully planned routines can become a crucial support for children having various learning styles. In this training, we will delve into classroom and curriculum organization, and we will explore strategies for developing predictable routines that every child will appreciate.
Teacher Training Series Part 2: Adapted Teaching Tips for Mixed-Ability Classrooms (41 minutes)
Adapting your teaching to various learners in the classroom may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In this training, we will discuss how to plan your lessons and use a simple chart to organize your lesson plans to include adaptations. We will share many practical tips that will make you a more effective teacher.
Teacher Training Series Part 3: Utilizing Buddies in Classroom Settings (38 minutes)
Having a buddy for a child with special needs can be an effective way to promote behavior stability, independence, and learning. Teachers need to understand how to effectively use buddies in their classes. This training will lay the proper foundation for putting teen or adult buddies to work in your classroom.
Teacher Training Series Part 4: Tips for Managing Behavior (33 minutes)
You don’t need to be a behavior specialist to understand how to reinforce desired behavior in gospel-centered ways. This training will challenge your understanding of “bad behavior” and learn how behaviors are forms of communication. You will receive helpful tips, tools, and five strategies that promote discipleship.