1. Don’t underestimate
2. Show energy!
3. Room for creativity
4. No “boys” or “girls”
5. Share responsibilities
6. Show ca...
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
What I Learned From School Kids
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What I Learned From School Kids

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Talk about my volunteer experience with school children and what I learned from that experience.

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  • My talk today is about the volunteer work I did in the last several years. It started about 4 years ago when I helped out at Sunday school, and I have always enjoyed my time with children. Not naturally easy for me, but working with children gives me a different set of satisfaction. I will tell you more as I go.
  • “What do I learn from these activities?” I owe myself a retrospective and owe you a way to get to know a little more about me.
  • It was October 2005. My 4th time as a Sunday school teacher. Apparently we were lacking volunteer teachers that day. I was usually a teacher helper in the 2nd grade, but that day I was reassigned as a leader for the 3rd grade class. I came into the class very nervous.
  • It was October 2005. My 4th time as a Sunday school teacher. Apparently we were lacking volunteer teachers that day. I was usually a teacher helper in the 2nd grade, but that day I was reassigned as a leader for the 3rd grade class. I came into the class very nervous.
  • McCormick 1st day: planned for the project in much detail. But no supplies available.
    PANIC!
  • Kids want to and are excited to try everything.
    Oil + water experiment
  • Example: robots from recycle materials
  • Both boys and girls made the paper flowers for their mom in celebration of Mother’s Day.
  • Both boys and girls made the paper flowers for their mom in celebration of Mother’s Day.
  • STUDENTS as HELPERS: distributing materials, leading group to line up, etc.
  • Delegate to Volunteers Encourage them to lead. Some bring talents that are good to share with the kids, or other teachers.
  • Lesson #6: Reward philosophy “example student” does not work well giving stickers works well
  • Once in a while, NOISY BOYS BECAME QUIET …

    WHAT HAPPENS?
  • SKIT, ACT OUT

    I have tried different kinds of projects. One kind is where you ask the students to actively participate in an activity, such as skits.
    Skits sounds exciting to us: we give them a situation from their day-to-day lives, and they can act out whatever they want.
    This works really well to students who are outspoken, confident, and especially the boys :D
    . . . .
  • SHY

    Most of the girls (and a few boys) would just stand up in front of the class, did not move, did not say a thing. They were too shy!
    The quiet girls would approach me in person and tell me of her work.
  • “A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.” ~unknown
    “Remember, man does not live on bread alone; sometimes he needs a little buttering up.” ~John C. Maxwell
    We should seize every opportunity to give encouragement.
    Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
  • HAVE FUN
  • Working with these children were exhausting. Drained my time and energy.
    But I learned a lot, more than what I covered here. Plus I got some relaxation time in the weekend.
    It is a journey worth exploring. And that is my story.
  • What I Learned From School Kids

    1. 1. 1. Don’t underestimate 2. Show energy! 3. Room for creativity 4. No “boys” or “girls” 5. Share responsibilities 6. Show care 7. Encourage
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