tips for teachers

Over the years, we’ve gained a lot of experience with children’s classes, and we’ve picked up a number of tips and tricks to help us along in our service. Do you have tips you’d like to share? Get in touch with us!

classroom organization

The beauty of Bahá’í children’s classes is that they’re so simple in their essence. Given a copy of Book 3 of the Ruhi curriculum and a photocopier, a teacher could start a class with a few hours of preparation—whether in … Continue reading

discipline

Discipline is key for the smooth functioning of a children’s class. On the importance of discipline in the education of children, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá wrote the following: It followeth that the children’s school must be a place of utmost discipline and order, that … Continue reading

language and literacy

Throughout the years, we’ve held classes with a great variety of children, hailing from of all manner of nations, races, religions and creeds. With such diversity, there are bound to be occasions when language becomes an issue. More than once, … Continue reading

working with a teaching team

Although we all love teaching, each one of us knows that there’s a lot more to our work than the act of teaching itself. More often than not, a children’s class teacher “runs” the class, taking responsibility for planning lessons, … Continue reading

parents and families

Having good relations with parents and families of children is essential to a teacher of Bahá’í children’s classes. Unlike the distant, disengaged relationships we often see between parents and teachers in a modern school setting, the relationship between a teacher … Continue reading

lesson planning

As teachers of Baha’i children’s classes, we’re fortunate to have a number of very strong, organically developed and field-tested curricula to choose from when planning for a class. A diverse range of creative materials and lessons are available, too, having … Continue reading

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