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Took: Ending Your Class With A Call To Action!

Written by Allen Turley on Dec 01, 2014

Hook, Book, Look and Took are the four elements of a great lesson as shared in the book, Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence O. Richards.  Let’s take a look at the final component – Took. The “Took” is the last part of a classroom lesson. … [ read more ]

Look: Discovering Relevant Implications

Written by Allen Turley on Nov 12, 2014

Hook, Book, Look and Took are the four elements of a great lesson as shared in the book, Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence O. Richards.  In this article we examine the Look portion of the class. The Look part of the lesson involves guiding the … [ read more ]

Book: Training for Impact

Written by Allen Turley on Oct 23, 2014

Hook, Book, Look and Took are the four elements of a great lesson as shared in the book, Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence O. Richards. In the last article we looked at the “Hook” portion of the lesson. In this article we examine the “Book” … [ read more ]

Hook: Start a Class or Sermon With a Great Hook

Written by Allen Turley on Oct 02, 2014

Hook, Book, Look and Took are the four elements of a great lesson as shared in the book, Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence O. Richards. It’s in the first minutes of a class that we grab (or fail to grab) the attention of our students. … [ read more ]

“What Am I Going To Do With This Student?”

Written by Allen Turley on Aug 18, 2014

In the last article “Hey…That’s not fair”, we discussed the fact that we deal with each student differently in disciplinary or conflict situations because they are individuals, they are each handled differently. When dealing with students in disciplinary situations, what is it that we hope … [ read more ]

Hey…That’s Not Fair!

Written by Allen Turley on Jul 29, 2014

Have you ever had a student tell you, “That’s not fair!”? I sure have. Plenty of times! A student smokes and you handle him differently than you did the last student who smoked. Why? Children raised in the same family with the same parents usually … [ read more ]

Strategic Planning by Rick Souza

Written by Allen Turley on Feb 26, 2014

If you fail to plan, you can plan to fail! Bold statement, but true. Strategic planning is one of the most important things leaders can do for their ministry or organization, yet it is often neglected for numerous reasons: Feeling there’s no time for it. … [ read more ]

Learning Choices

Written by Allen Turley on Nov 25, 2013

Choice! You will increase a student’s buy-in and engagement by allowing them to make learning choices.  Research confirms that when you empower students with learning choices they are much more eager to do the assignment. When students in public school were allowed to choose between two … [ read more ]

Moments That Matter – Conflict Resolution (Part 5) Conflict Resolution Skills

Written by Allen Turley on Sep 23, 2013

This is the last in a 5 part series on Conflict Resolution. Coming from dysfunctional backgrounds most of our students have no idea what healthy conflict resolution looks like. Conflict can be an excuse for relapse and as such conflict resolution is a vital skill … [ read more ]

myTeenChallenge Turns One

Written by Timothy Cloninger on Sep 17, 2013

That’s right, myTC was launched exactly one year ago; and we couldn’t be more excited about the progress we’re seeing. Over the last few months we’ve been focusing on training new staff and visiting with current users (and getting new centers started online.) The regional … [ read more ]