The organization of The Apostles' Creed is based on the concept of the Trinity. Thus, the creed has three main sections: the Father (in Deum Patrem), the Son (in Jesum Christum), the Holy Spirit (in Spiritum Sanctum). The bulk of the creed is taken up in the middle section, dealing with the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The bulk of the lessons are questions with answers given. Most questions have Scripture references and some make direct reference to the Heidelberg Catechism. For discussion in a group setting, the intent is to read the question and examine the references. Then the group can begin to answer the question, with the leader using the "Answer" material to spur or facilitate discussion as necessary. In this way the material can be worked through much like a catechism would be.
I am very grateful for this treatment by Rick Brannan. He is faithful to the concise and memorable content of the Apostles' Creed while expositing its meaning. He addresses the depth of the creed through an easily-digestible question-and-answer format. He gives us further riches in showing the interaction of the Heidelberg Catechism, itself a treasure of historical teaching of the faith, with the Apostles' Creed.
Award-winning teacher, blogger, and author Larry Ferlazzo is back with more insightful research and strategies for helping students want to care more about school and learning. In his previous books on motivation-Helping Students Motivate Themselves and Self-Driven Learning-he tackled ways to help students build intrinsic motivation by how you use class time, manage your class, encourage students to feel positive about learning, help them not feel burned out by testing, and more. In this book, he looks at how teachers can create classroom conditions that are needed for motivation to grow in the first place. Ferlazzo provides research-based suggestions on what you can do today to help students want to develop qualities like physical health, grit, flow, and a desire to transfer what they're learning to life outside of school.
At the end of each chapter, you'll find high-interest lesson plans, correlated to the Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards, that set the stage for long-term positive impacts. Students will read about sports stars, how maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help them achieve their goals, and other engaging topics. They will integrate information from various texts and make connections to their own lives, hopes and dreams-a more powerful way to learn to care than being told they should. The readings for these lessons and other tools are available as free eResources on our website so you can easily print them for your students.
"A Homeowner's Guide to the Custom Home Building Process "introduces the new homeowner to the paperwork and processes that it takes to build a home from the ground up. The "Homeowner's Guide" walks you through contractor selection, bidding and contract administration, all the way to project completion. You will learn of some warning signs along the way, so you don't get taken advantage of.
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