Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 29

Celebrating the High Holy Days with our Jewish children

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One of the great parts of working at Intermountain as the chaplain is that I get to work with kids of various faith backgrounds, and I get to minister alongside the very skilled and creative leader of the local Jewish community, our Jewish Educator, Janet Tatz. It’s been fun to collaborate with her on any …

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Sep 17

Teaching Tips for faith formation classrooms for children of varied abilities and special needs

Jesus-children

When teaching children of different abilities the most important thing to remember is that “one size DOES NOT fit all” with education. It is OK to make accommodations from a provided program to keep differently abled children engaged and included. The following are suggestions on how to structure a classroom sensitive to children with varying …

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Sep 09

Working through anxiety with prayer and glitter jars

Just-Breathe

Recently I came across this excellent video produced by Julie Bayer Salzman and Josh Salzman called “Just Breathe.” It can be found here. What I like best about it is that children explain in simple terms what it feels like or them when their emotions are getting out of control. And, conversely, they use the …

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