Teacher podcasts

Goals and visions

Goals for religious education: First goal: Preparing UU adults

In this podcast, Reverend Dan Harper and Joe Chee, Ph.D. candidate in educational technology, discuss the four major goals of the children’s religious education program, and explore one of these goals (preparing children to become Unitarian Universalist adults) in depth.

Goal 2: Religious literacy

In this podcast, Reverend Dan Harper and Joe Chee discuss the goal of teaching religious literacy.

Goal 3: Religious skills

In this podcast, Reverend Dan Harper and Joe Chee discuss the goal of teaching children religious skills.

Goal 4: Having fun, building community

In this podcast, Reverend Dan Harper and Joe Chee discuss the goal of building community and having fun in Sunday school.


Teaching tips and techniques

Leading discussions

In this podcast, Reverend Dan Harper and Joe Chee discuss how to lead discussions with children in a Sunday school class.

Storytelling

In this podcast, Reverend Dan Harper and Joe Chee discuss tips on how to tell stories in a Sunday school class.

How to lead Check-ins

In this podcast, Reverend Dan Harper and Joe Chee discuss tips on how to lead “check-ins” in a Sunday school class.

Accommodating differences

What do we do when we have children in our Sunday school classes who don’t fit neatly into the common patterns of development? How do we accommodate and embrace children with different language and social skills? In this podcast, Rev. Dan Harper and Joe Chee discuss these questions and more.


Human development

Human developmental stages

In this podcast, Rev. Dan Harper and Joe Chee discuss what should adults know about human developmental stages as they relate to what we do in Sunday school.

Faith development and chronological age

In this podcast, Rev. Dan Harper and Joe Chee talk about faith development and chronological age, and addresses questions like: what happens when someone who grew up with no religious upbringing decides to join a Unitarian Universalist congregation?; and how can we help children new to UUCPA feel welcome?

Faith development and developmental stages

In this podcast, Rev. Dan Harper and Joe Chee discuss the concepts of faith development and the developmental stages humans go through, and what those of us who are teaching Sunday school should know about these concepts.

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