baha’i children’s class ideas is a website born of a desire to provide resources and inspiration to teachers of Baha’i children’s classes, and particularly to foster learning about neighbourhood children’s classes. Its primary purpose is to share as broadly as possible concrete materials, ideas and concepts that will help teachers, whether experienced, novice, or prospective, to deliver lessons and manage classes in an effective and enjoyable manner.
In order to take a systematic approach to this learning, the following methodology is used: 1) blog lesson plans; 2) put said lesson plans into practice; 3) blog the results. Each lesson plan has an associated “experience” section which explains how effective the plan was when put into practice. this provides a cycle of action and reflection that stimulates learning; a certain level of consultation is also provided by the suggestions and comments left by visitors. Also included with the lesson plans are many examples of activities: games, crafts, songs, stories, worksheets, and so on – most of them having been field-tested during the regular classes that form the raison d’être of the blog.
dan jones is a Baha’i from Ottawa, Canada who has served as a neighbourhood children’s class teacher since 2004. he loves teaching, singing and telling stories.