How Do I Deal With Bad Answers?
Likely you’ve experienced it. You’ve asked a question, and the answer which has come back at you is . . . well . . . really bad. How does a teacher handle that situation? This month, Professor Thomas Kock shows us three different ways to approach a bad answer and also three ways to set up discussion questions to minimize the opportunity for bad answers to be given.

Professor Thomas Kock serves as professor of education and Old Testament at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin. He previously served as a home missionary and pastor in Johnson City, Tennessee.
They never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah. Acts 5:42
Adult Education: Additum
8 Habits of the Excellent Bible Teacher

What habits do you want to develop that will assist you in your Bible teaching? Although we wouldn’t agree on every suggestion in this article, Andrew Hess’ eight habits can help to remind us of areas in our preparation and teaching we may want to strive for improvement.

Teaching Toolbox
Making Learning Relevant With Case Studies

What would I do if I had to face this situation? How does what I learned in the Bible study help me respond? Case studies can present a problem that Christians may experience. The open-ended problems presented in case studies give learners work that feels connected to their lives.

Although this article was written for teaching in a secular setting, the tips for setting up a case study can help the Bible study teacher think through what to include, should they wish to write their own case studies.

Curriculum Connection

Are you wanting your teenagers to be more in the Word, and you’d like to get them something to do that? Looking for a brief Bible study to use at the beginning of a teen group activity? Check out 5-Minute Bible Studies: For Teens for help. With years of experience at a Lutheran high school, Pastor Clark Schultz connects with teenagers and their Christian lives in these brief Bible studies.

Teaching Tip

Stand when presenting new content, sit when facilitating dialogue. One should probably be sitting more than standing if this guideline is followed. Sit down with your students when possible and become a learner among learners. Although with large groups this may not be possible (as you need to be able to see everyone), the desired shift in power can still be communicated by inviting learners to engage with the learning rather than only the teacher, and encouraging dialogue with each other and themselves rather than only with you. 

- Jeanette Romkema and Dan Haase from Global Learning Partners
WELS Women Writers Conference
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April 24-25, 2020
Trinity Lutheran Church, Waukesha, WI

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This conference for women writers provides an opportunity to explore the diverse opportunities in the world of writing and publishing. Attendees will meet other women who are seeking to use writing gifts for God’s glory.

The $75 registration fee, due by April 5, 2020, includes all conference sessions and activities, Friday night refreshments, Saturday morning breakfast, and Saturday lunch.

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