Teaching Prayer with Spirit:
Learning to Teach Prayer for All Your Students
Instructor: Rabbi Lori Shaller
Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm (eastern)
An 12-week video-conference course starting on September 8, 2016
Class Meeting Dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17 and December 1.
Fee: $120, plus 3% Trumah surcharge
(The fee has been changed to $150, plus 3% Trumah, on Sept 1.)
Creating meaningful prayer experiences for the youth we teach today can be very challenging. Having those experiences ourselves can also be challenging. This experiential course will provide techniques and tools for helping us find deeper meaning in our own prayer practices, so we can help our students find meaning in the prayers we teach them.
This course is for those engaged in a spiritual practice and those interested in developing one.
For clergy, seminarians, religious school directors and teachers: anyone teaching youth in a spiritual setting.
Learning experiences include:
- Examining our own prayer practices
- Spontaneous prayer and blessings
- Teaching others how to pray - pedagogy and practice
- Sharing of experimental lessons
- Accessing and expressing connection through the arts
Learning modalities include chant, movement, meditation, creating intention, text study, and partner learning (chevrutah). Texts will be mostly from the Hebrew Bible and each person’s chosen liturgical canon. All participants should have access to these, as well as the holy texts central to their faith traditions.