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Paste in My Hair!In addition to Rotation.org's plentiful Lesson Forums, we have an ever-growing collection of free teacher training handouts. (Free registration or supporting membership required.) Here are some of the very latest additions:

  • How to "Unpack" Bible Metaphors with Children 
  • 18 Ways to Use Your Cellphone in Your Teaching 
  • How to Do a Bible Word Study that will Expand Your Teaching Vocabulary and Stoke Your Creativity 

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View and Print from our collection of Bible Video Outlines
These include all 13 videos in the What's in the Bible? series.

Writing Team Lesson Sets!
Over 350 extra-creative, extra-detailed lessons on major Bible stories featuring a wide variety of teaching methods: cooking, art, drama, video, software, music, games, and more!

About the Rotation Model and Organization of Our Site

You may have noticed that our Bible Story Lesson Forums mainly focuses on "major" Bible stories, and is organized by creative teaching methods (aka "workshops"). That's a nod to our Rotation modelers for whom this site was originally created. It ALSO helps traditional Sunday Schools who are looking for something more than the "same-old craft."

Definition of the Workshop Rotation Model
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Two Rotation Model Principles:

(1) Creative lessons taught in creative spaces we call "workshops" help students learn and WANT to return.
(2) Focusing on major stories for several weeks in a row improves Bible literacy and helps reduce teacher prep time and burnout. 

Learn more about how traditional Sunday School classes can take advantage of Rotation practices and ideas.

Here's a typical four-week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups. If you only have one or two groups of kids, you would still rotate them through all the workshops, but on any given week some workshops would not be in use.

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 and scalable to any church size. Add a fifth week and workshop to create a five-week rotation. Add another grade by filling in the "Open" slots. See more schedule examples.

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