Faith Foundations
'Teaching your child the heart of God'

'Faith Foundations is loaded with practical applications for every lesson. The lessons are fun but not silly. Teachers and students come away 'getting it'. As a curriculum director I am proud to say, there is no 'fluff' in our teaching. I also like the constant updates and new information as to web sites and ideas from other teachers that Faith Foundations provided via e-mail. We looked for a chronological study of the Bible and we now have it! It's good!'
- Laurie Latham, Skillman Church of Christ, Dallas, TX
Faith Foundations - Making It Work
by Sally Frazier
Routine
  • Format
    • Pre-class activity
    • Review - for retention
    • Memory Work
    • Bible
    • Application - in Bible truth
    • Summary
  • Lessons flow from one to the next, building on each other
  • Charts and time lines connect lessons to each other and are a recurring activity.
Yet Variety
  • Activities are varied to allow for different learning styles.
  • There is something different each time in any or some parts of the format.
  • Old teaching methods are fine - sometimes - flannel board, flip charts, chalk talks
  • Other ways of engaging the students are also used - drama, songs, cooking, room decorations, object lessons, games, etc.
  • Lessons also vary in pace (low key and high activity).
The teacher is a key. Their attitude and follow through with the lesson plan makes or breaks the success of the class.

To Make it Stick
  • Lessons must engage the students - After 72 hours people forget 90% of what they hear, 50% of what they see and hear; 25% of what they see, hear, and say; 10 % of what they see, hear, say, and do.
  • Make it real, exciting, relevant.
  • By having bulletin boards that teach and eye-catching things you want them to know on the walls, students will learn, even when they arenít paying attention to the teacher.
  • Review is a must.
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