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New from the Writing Team:

Peter, do you love me?
(Feed my sheep!)

This all new set features 8 workshop-style lesson plans for Rotation and Traditional Sunday School use. Highlight include, a special Food workshop, Shadow drama, Music Workshop, and "All About Peter" games lesson, Feed My Sheep Mission lesson, and a lesson using a very moving and free! video clip.

Expected March 7 from the Writing Team Renovation Project Writers:
Kingdom Parables
(mustard seed, leaven, treasure, pearl)
The WT's lesson sets are in addition to our public lesson idea forums. Written by a team of volunteers over the years, the new Team is in the process of revising previous sets to make them extra awesome. See the Writing Team Lesson Menu. Whether your Sunday School is traditional or Rotation-style, the Team's sets are a great source of extra terrific Bible lessons and fresh teaching techniques for our Supporting Members. Learn more.

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February 2017 Rotation.org Newsletter www.rotation.org New Resources and Posts Ash Wednesday~Lent Celebration Ideas with Photos. Game ideas to reinforce the Esther story. New Prayer Blanket Project ideas for Man Down through the Roof. New retelling the story with Lego art/storytelling idea for Man Down through the Roof. See Rotation.org's extensive HOLY WEEK lesson resources and add your great ideas. New Article: " The Power of Do Over " ...how repeating lessons in Rotation improves both the...Read More...

About the Rotation Model and Lessons at Our Site

Our content is primarily organized to facilitate those teaching with the Workshop Rotation Model, but our content is easily adaptable by traditional Sunday Schools.

Learn more about the Model
Our site's members and visitors come from many different types and sizes of Sunday Schools and churches. We're thrilled to be a resource to many. Unlike so many ad-driven online Bible lesson sites, we at rotation.org are not interested in quick studies followed by a five minute craft and coloring page activities. We strive for learning that's deeper, more engaging, and more lasting. See our new and improved Writing Team lesson sets for examples of that standard.
Rotation.org was originally created by those of us who use the Workshop Rotation Model (aka "The Wo.R.M."). This is why our lesson content is organized into creative "workshops" that take their time teaching a Bible story. Traditional programs find Rotation-inspired lessons easy to adapt. However,  "traditional" lessons are not-so-easy for Rotation-users to adapt (see reasons below). No matter what model you use, read about some of our guiding principles below.
Rotation Model "Extras":
♥ "Extra Time" ...We teach the same story for several weeks using a different method each week. This promotes retention, and allows us to be more creative and go deeper.

♥ "Extra Creative" ...Our multiple intelligence-informed approach to each story helps content and kids stick. 5 minute crafts each week do not.

♥ "Extra Fun" ...Rotation workshops include: video, art, cooking, music, drama, puppets, software, games, music, and more. Rotation.org is a coloring page and popsicle craft-free zone. ;)

♥ Teachers stay put in their workshop during the rotation, adapting the same lesson for a new class each week. This reduces new lesson prep time, and let's them improve their lesson each week. This also let's them teach more engaging lessons.

♥ "Extra Memorable" ...Rotation focuses on the Major Stories of the Bible (not the minors) No "one and done" here! Because we teach 9 to 12 major Bible stories a year -each in four to five week "rotations," regular attenders get depth, and irregular attenders are exposed to major scriptures every time they show up.

Learn more about the Rotation Model

Here's a typical four week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups.

Prodigal Son
Teacher: Jane
Teacher: Amy
Teacher: Bill
Teacher: Jo
Week 1 Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open
Week 2 Open Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6
Week 3 Grades 5-6 Open Grades K-1 Grades 2-4
Week 4 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open Grades K-1

Rotation schedules are super-flexible. Add a week and a workshop to have a five week rotation. Add another grade by filling in the "Open" slots. Add a fifth row to bring in an additional workshop. See more schedule examples.

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