[This post is part of my Guide for High School Bible Teachers.] We’ve already considered high school Bible class assignments which target the mind and heart. Unfortunately, I’ve had a much more difficult time coming up with assignments which target the hands—ways to encourage students to put into practice what they’ve learned. How can we […]
[This post is part of my Guide for High School Bible Teachers.] Since I previously listed 15 high school Bible assignments for the mind this post will focus on Bible assignments for the heart. We not only want students to know biblical content, we want them to feel it—to engage with it on an emotional and […]
[This post is part of my Guide for High School Bible Teachers.] In a previous post, I listed 19 icebreakers for high school Bible class. But icebreakers only take five or ten minutes so what are we going to do for the rest of the class period? Since the Bible aims to affect our head (intellect), […]
[This post is part of my Guide for High School Bible Teachers.] Here’s a list of ways that a high school Bible teacher can begin class. The opening activity is known either as an icebreaker (usually a term used by church youth groups) or an anticipatory set (the formal term used in the academic world). […]
Here’s a list of some of my favorite books. Most of these books are short and sweet so high school students should be able to read through them with ease. But before spending your hard-earned cash, why not check your local library to see if you can borrow these books for free? (I’m currently not […]
[This post is part of my Guide for High School Bible Teachers.] Most teachers would agree that full-time teaching is difficult and demanding. That assertion is supported by the high turnover rate among teachers. Since I have five years experience as a full-time high school Bible teacher, I’ll focus on that particular subject, but a […]
At the start of one school year I asked my students how they felt about previous Bible courses. A few of their responses sounded off a warning alarm in my head. And the alarm came with this message: Bible class can turn students off to the Bible. Undoubtedly, there are a few causes for this […]
Three primary goals of teaching the Bible to high school students.