By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning
One of the most frustrating things for congregational educators is the little spoken dirty little secret about their teachers and planning. That secret being that most volunteer church educators, Sunday school teachers and Bible study leaders, tend to do a minimum of planning in preparation for teaching. Most have fined-tuned a routine of Saturday night cramming. Only a few do anything that can be considered advanced planning, study, and preparation. Continue reading The Benefits of Planning for Teaching
The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary announces two new courses designed especially for teachers and preachers.
Seven Concepts That Will Change Your Teaching will take place February 23-25, 2015. This new course is designed for congregational educators—lay teachers, pastors, teaching staff, and program staff. Course instructor Israel Galindo will introduce participants to seven concepts (or “big ideas”) about teaching and learning that will form a framework for new ways to approach teaching and learning in work and ministry. Register now to take advantage of early bird discounts for registrations completed before December 15. Continue reading Two New Course Offerings for Teachers and Preachers