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ISBN:
0881773034
Author:
Barbara Bruce
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Education
Language:
English
Publisher:
Discipleship Resources (October 1, 2003)
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Start Here: Teaching and. has been added to your Cart. An educator, writer and national speaker, Barbara Bruce serves on the Older Adult Ministry Team for the Western New York Conference of The United Methodist Church and is a freelance curriculum writer

Start Here: Teaching and. An educator, writer and national speaker, Barbara Bruce serves on the Older Adult Ministry Team for the Western New York Conference of The United Methodist Church and is a freelance curriculum writer. Barbara is the author of numerous books and articles about faith formation with children, youth, and adults.

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Designed for teachers of adults, small group leaders, pastors, and Christian educators, Start Here will help people create learning environments where adults can grow in faith.

Barbara Bruce has worked as a Christian educator for nearly twenty years. Children, Standing Up Against the Odds, Start Here; Teaching and Learning With Adults, 7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Adults, and Our Spiritual Brain. She is the owner of Process: CREATIVITY, a consulting firm offering workshops in creative and critical thinking. She is the author of Teaching Children Bible Basics, 7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Children, Standing Up Against the Odds, Start Here; Teaching and Learning With Adults, 7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Adults, and Our Spiritual Brain. Her most recent publication is Mental Aerobics: 75 Ways to Keep Your Brain Fit.

Barbara Bruce has worked as a Christian educator for nearly twenty years

Barbara Bruce has worked as a Christian educator for nearly twenty years.

Start Here: Teaching and Learning With Adults. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780881773033 (978-0-88177-303-3) Softcover, Discipleship Resources, 2003. Find signed collectible books: 'Start Here: Teaching and Learning With Adults'.

Start Here : Teaching and Learning with Adults. Designed for teachers of adults, small group leaders, pastors, and Christian educators, Start Here will help people create learning environments where adults can grow in faith.

This book shows teachers of adults how to use styles of learning to enhance the student's experience and enrich their o. .Using Our Multiple Intelligences to Build Faith.

It's hard to know which is more intimidating: a roomful of wiggling pre-schoolers or know-all adults. "Adult students come with their own agendas and will connect learning to what's going on in their lives," writes Bruce. "They learn what they want to learn." Both facts present challenge and great opportunity to teachers, according to Bruce. "Adults are eager to learn and are searching for meaning, but we must break through their initial reluctance to encourage them to think, question and make connections." Based on some of the latest theories about faith development and learning, Start Here offers practical, down-to-earth strategies designed for teaching adults. Whether you're a Sunday school teacher, a Bible study teacher or a teacher in another setting, you'll find instruction in creating environments where adults grow in faith through your guidance. Topics in Start Here include: * planning a lesson * dealing with disagreement in class * information about adult faith development * creating an environment that galvinizes faith formation and faith sharing * methods to engage a variety of learning styles * the latest data in how adults learn * using learning hooks to increase participation Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are included.
  • Micelhorav
I read this book in preparation for an advanced Lay Speaking course I was taking. I lead a variety of adult Christian education courses at my Methodist Church in the Washington D.C. area. This slim book was and is the only required text for the weekend workshop.

"Start Here" offers useful suggestions for laity leading adult Bible study and Christian education. It intersperses the chapters with self-diagnostic quizzes and discussion/thought questions that can help any lay adult education leader strengthen their ability to facilitate Bible and related studies.

I was glad to see at the end some brief discussion of harnessing technology - computers, Internet, remote learning. Capabilities in these areas will likely grow, especially with the advent of social media, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogs, etc. These tools may offer creative new avenues for use in delivering or supplementing adult Christian education.

As a mild criticism, I would have liked to have seen discussion on very real classroom small group challenges, such as:
* Managing the "over-sharer" who dominates discussions
* Engaging those who are non-participative
* Battling group attrition
* Corralling the "joys and concerns" discussions in ways that allow it to flow but prevent it from getting out of hand
* Ways adult education leaders can avoid burnout themselves

This book does not pretend to be a comprehensive guide to leading Christian education. Overall, though, author Barbara Bush's book is a useful and practical guide for those, especially lay leaders, who lead Adult Christian education offerings.
  • Erthai
Some good information that will be useful teaching both adults and children.
  • Fast Lovebird
"Start Here" is a great little book that presents some very usable information. It summarizes basic concepts like Multiple Intelligence, then shows you how to apply this and other strategies (e.g., "What?" ."So What?" "...Now What?") in real life.

If you are looking for an academic dissertation on learning, this book is not for you. But it you want a range of well-researched ideas that can (quickly) make you a much better Christian Education teacher, then you should buy this book.
  • Lynnak
Very informative!
  • blac wolf
I was hoping I could find something useful for a college level course entitled Teaching Adults that represented the Christian perspective on adult learning theory and practice. I found this book quite shallow. Perhaps it can be used in a church setting--which is unfortunate to say. We expect so little in terms of academic rigor from fellow Christians.
  • Wilalmaine
good and helpful but not what I expected
  • Ese
Used for a class. Excellent explanations of multiple learning styles in adults.