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Leading Small Groups with Purpose: New from Steve Gladen

If you’ve been looking for <i>small group leader training</i> resources, you’re going to want to take a look at Leading Small Groups with Purpose. New from …

9 Reasons Church Leaders Struggle With Prayer

Leadership<p>John, a leader in a church I assisted as a consultant, admitted to me what I’d heard before from seminary students and church leaders …

Prayer

10 Google Services You Didn’t Know Existed and How They Help Church Leaders

<b>Get Your Business Online</b> // This is a fantastic set of tools and information to help businesses take initial steps into the online world. Did you …

Google Search

5 Commitments That Propel and Sustain a Thriving Small Group Ministry

Ever wonder why some small group ministries seem to steadily move to new levels of success and health while others start with a bang and go out with …

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7 Ways To Win At Making First Impressions | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We’ve all blown first impressions before and we’re still standing. That means they aren’t important, right?<p>Wrongo-mania.<p>First impressions often times</b> …

Body Language

How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn’t stick with it? If you are like millions of other people, you’ve set out with the best …

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

This 11-Year-Old Bow Tie Magnate Will Make You Feel Completely Unaccomplished

<b>You've got it pretty much together,</b> you've always thought. Decent job, decent sense of style (why else would you be here?), maybe a girlfriend or a wife or a couple of kids. Or, barring that, maybe a dog. And hey, that's fine for now. You're pretty accomplished, right? Wrong.<p>Sorry, but you, loyal …

How to plant seeds with kids

There’s not really any great mystery about how to plant seeds with kids, but these tips and tricks will give you lots of extra play and learning …

Pretend Play Vet's Office with Free Printable

When I was teaching Kindergarten we had a dramatic play area that had different themes throughout the year. One of the most popular themes was a …

The bloggers talk about fine motor skills

I will had the privilege of joining three of my fellow bloggers on Google+ for a live video chat on the topic of fine motor skills. Before sharing …

Painting Techniques to try with toddlers and preschoolers

Shares 219<p>Get Painting on Tuesday Tots<p>This week on Tuesday Tots I’m featuring some fun painting techniques from people who have joined in with our …

Tips for Parents: Embracing Pretend Play

I’m an early childhood teacher. I’m a mother to a three year old. <b>And I. don’t. like. to. pretend</b>.<p>This is a big confession and has been a huge …

5 {More} Ideas for Learning Phonics

Although Immy has been unofficially learning to read since she was born, this year she started pre-primary (children turning five and six) which sees …

The Curriculum Map: Finding Your Way Through Lesson Planning

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers and veterans alike can be lesson planning. For new teachers, getting to know the curriculum and …

5 Interesting Ways to Use iPad in The Classroom

After the tremendous success following the publication of " 9 starter tips for teachers who have just got a new iPad " iPad4schools has put forward …