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How Each Child Learns: Using Multiple Intelligence in Faith Formation [Paperback]

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What can you do about the boy in your religion class who is always humming a tune, or the girl who just can't sit still and loves to move around the room? How do you reach the thinker, the poet, and the artist with the basic teachings of the faith and insure that their experience of God is positive and nurturing? In this lively and animated book, Bernadette Stankard shows how the theory of multiple intelligence can be used to creatively teach religion to children. She first introduces readers to this theory and then expands on how this approach to learning can broaden a child's experience of God. How Each Child Learns is filled with stories and concrete definitions that will enable parents and educators to break out of the traditional mold of teaching. With concise and perceptive writing, Stankard makes clear the benefits of using this approach in the classroom, home, and parish. She provides inventive suggestions and practical techniques and shows how these have worked in various settings and situations.

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Here, author Bernadette Stankard shows catechists how the philosophy of multiple intelligence can be used to creatively teach religion. She introduces the reader to this theory and expands on how this approach can broaden a child's experience of God. Bernadette provides inventive suggestions and practical approaches, and shows how these techniques have worked in various settings and situations. This book is ideal for parents, catechists, and teachers.

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Studio: Twenty-Third Publications
Pages   113
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.38 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 22, 2005
Publisher   Twenty-Third Publications
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
ISBN  1585952699  
ISBN13  9781585952694  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bernadette Stankard has been in ministry for over thirty years and has written for numerous secular and Catholic newspapers. She has been using the multiple intelligence approach in the classroom for over the past ten years. She is the author of

Bernadette T. Stankard currently resides in Overland Park, in the state of Kansas.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Inspirational
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > General
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > Inspirational
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Youth Ministry

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Teacher Resource  Sep 25, 2003
In How Each Child Learns, Stankard empowers the reader to discover and utilize her own gifts in encouraging the gifts of others. She provides practical and fun exercises for drawing out the innate intelligences held by every child. Her style is accessible, causing the reader to feel that she's made a new friend simply by reading the book. This is a resource I can use as a public school teacher, as well as a religious educator.
Highly recommended reading for Christian parents  Sep 11, 2003
Bernadette T. Stankard is a Christian minister with over thirty years' experience. In How Each Child Learns: Using Multiple Intelligence In Faith Formation, Bernadette has specifically written a book for Christian parents and religious educators that explores how theories of multiple intelligence can be applied to creatively teach religion to children. Highly recommended reading for Christian parents and educators regardless of their denominational affiliation or background, and offering practical methods for the home and the parish, How Each Child Learns is a respectful tribute to the Christian faith and the search to better understand how young minds can come to learn about God's love.
Good for Everyone  Sep 4, 2003
As a former high school teacher of theology, I wish I had read this book years ago. I would have loved to teach using its novel methods. Without a doubt, I would also have loved to experience this type of education in my own faith formation as a youth. In this book, Bernadette Stankard presents an abundance of helpful research into the nine types of intelligence. What's more impressive is her practical applications of lessons and activities for each type of intelligence, each of which builds a young person's faith in a unique way. People with true faith have usually acquired it by experience, not by merely studying it. This book offers a multitude of experiences designed to nurture the seeds of faith in many different types of young people. All of them have been tested in the classroom by the author and found successful. Do your students like nature? Try the "Terrarium Terrain" exercise. Do they enjoy math? Challenge them with "The Cost of Poverty" activity. Do they appreciate creative storytelling? Invite them to try their hand at "The Gospel According to me." Kids will come to enjoy faith formation in a fresh and new way. Stankard reminds us that God has made each of us with different talents, gifts, and challenges and we each come to know God in different ways. This book respects and celebrates the God-given differences in each human being. Using this book will prove that faith formation in youth can truly be stimulating, challenging and very rewarding for students and teachers alike.
Great for Sunday School Teachers  Aug 22, 2003
Have you ever had a late Saturday night trying to come up with ideas for church in the morning? I found this book wonderfully refreshing and full of creative ways to bring God to children. It also made me begin thinking of news ways to bring the Bible alive.
Wonderful for All Educators  Aug 8, 2003
Have you ever had a frustrating Saturday night before teaching Sunday school because you couldn't come up with any ideas? Read this book. Ms. Stankard explores the many varied ways to get children in touch with God and in touch with His attributes. Sing the Blues to God, use a prayer blanket, cook a Bible recipe. The author opens the door to creativity in a refreshing manner. Great book.

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