To Touch Inward Springs
Teaching and Learning for Faith Development
About the Book
When it comes to teaching, no method or approach is as important as the character, the commitment, and the personhood of the teacher.
But you can further your development as a teacher by learning about approaches, methods, and activities appropriate to lifespan faith development in the liberal church, which is what you’ll get in this guidebook to religious instruction.
Betty Jo Middleton takes a Unitarian Universalist perspective but draws upon many sources in focusing on teaching approaches, methods, and learning activities appropriate and effective for people of all ages.
Explore seven categories of teaching methods for use in programs for faith development, and learn how to incorporate the following into your teaching: storytelling, creative expression, learning through play, discourse, learning stations, real-world experiences, and reflection and meditation.
Whether you’re a religious educator, member of the clergy, volunteer, or a parent of a child in a religious growth and learning program, you’ll be empowered by the strategies and insights in To Touch Inward Springs.
About the Author
Betty Jo Middleton is a retired minister of religious education. She has served eight congregations and on the field staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association, created religious education materials for all ages, and taught in two theological schools. She and her husband, Howard, have two children and four grandchildren.