Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 29

Celebrating the High Holy Days with our Jewish children


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


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


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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