Description : Get ready for a crash course in effective communication. More than just a book on how to "do talks," Speaking to Teenagers combines the experience and wisdom of two veteran youth ministry speakers, along with insightful research and practical tools, to help you develop messages that engage students with the love of Christ and the power of his Word.Whether you1re crafting a five-minute devotional or a 30-minute sermon, Speaking to Teenagers is essential to understanding and preparing great messages.Together, Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins show you how they craft their own messages and give you the tools to do it yourself. They'll guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing and delivering meaningful messages that effectively communicate to your students.Fields and Robbins walk you through three dimensions of a message - the speaker, the listener, and the message itself‹and introduce you to the concept and principles of inductive communication. You1ll also get helpful tips on finding illustrations for your talk and using them for maximum impact, as well as insights on reading your audience and effective body language.As Speaking to Teenagers guides you toward becoming a more effective communicator, you'll find that this book's practical principles will positively impact the way you view, treat, and communicate to teenagers.
Description : If you've ever felt unprepared when students want to talk about tough topics, then this is the book for you. Answers to Teenagers' 50 Toughest Questions will equip you with biblical, practical, specific responses to the thorniest questions students may toss your way.
Description : Teen Computer Interaction is concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of technologies for teenagers and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them. It aims to give special consideration to the unique development issues and diversity of this particular user group. Teenagers are possibly the most diverse, dynamic and technologically-aware user group. Working with teenagers can enable researchers to gather valuable insights and opportunities to inform the design and implementation of new technologies. Researchers have now begun to acknowledge that Teen Computer Interaction is a specialised area of HCI and this book brings together some of the best work in this field to-date. The book provides relevant HCI communities with an inclusive account of methods and examples of best practice to inform those working with teenagers in research and design projects. The chapters recount research with teenagers in many different domains and provide many different contributions to the field of Teen Computer Interaction including design methods, models, case studies and ethical considerations. The aim of this book is to provide a solid foundation from which the discipline of Teen Computer Interaction can grow, by providing a valuable resource for those wishing to conduct HCI research with teenagers. Perspectives on HCI Research with Teenagers is aimed at academics, practitioners, designers, researchers and students who are interested in the new and emergent field of Teen Computer Interaction.
Description : This book is essential reading for any clinician or researcher working with teens with autism spectrum disorders. This parent-assisted intervention for teens is based on a comprehensive, evidence-based, 14-week program at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the manualization of the popular UCLA PEERS Program, and the success of the Children’s Friendship Training (Routledge, 2002) manual for children. After reviewing techniques designed to help parents and therapists tailor the manual to the needs of the teens with whom they are working, the text moves on to the individual treatment sessions and strategies for tackling issues such as developing conversational skills, choosing friends, using humor, get-togethers, teasing, bullying, gossiping, and handling disagreements. Each session chapter includes handouts, homework assignments, descriptions of what to expect (and how to handle challenges in delivering the intervention), and customized tips for both parents and therapists.
Description : In a series of studies specially written for this volume, Studying Speaking to Inform Second Language Learning offers the applied linguist research on spoken interaction in second and foreign languages and provides insights as to how findings from each of these studies may inform language pedagogy. The volume offers an interweaving of discourse perspectives: speech acts, speech events, interactional analysis, pragmatics, and conversational analysis.
Description : Now you’ve done it. You created the beautiful baby, raised the darling child, and now stand face-to-face with something that even Dr. Spock could not possibly prepare the general population for, The Teenager! But there is hope. Armed with the knowledge contained in this handy reference guide, you too can survive this dark and stormy period in your life. And maybe, just maybe, the golden years of life will be spent with much of the original gray matter you possessed before you began the great journey. With this practical guidebook, containing original cartoons from Jim Poole’s Random Day cartoons, you can laugh your way to better parenting.
Description : Drawing on research and practice, this easy-to-read guide offers practical advice on improving learning and behaviour through cultivating good teacher-student relationships.
Description : Youth ministry veteran and bestselling author, Duffy Robbins, offers an updated and revised edition of his book about the important, behind-the-scenes mechaincs of youth ministry. The tasks of budgeting, decision-making, time management, team ministry, staff relationships, conflict resolution, working with parents, and a range of other issues, are the things that keep a ministry together and functioning well. Nobody gets into youth ministry because they want to think about these things; but a lot of people get out of youth ministry because they didn’t think about them. All youth workers—whether paid or volunteer, full-time or part-time—will find Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts to be a thoughtful, fun, practical guide to youth ministry administration.
Description : Worship WHO? Kiss WHAT? Multitudes of Christian youth, unknowingly, offer Satan adoration and praise only God deserves while fellowshipping with the devil through listening to ungodly music. Kids don't recognize, when they listen to music representative of Satan's kingdom, they're giving him the honor, glory and worship he's always desired. This area of their heart and life isn't totally surrendered to God, consumed with passionately worshipping Him and Him alone.Nick's personal, "insider-experience" sheds light on the power possessed by music, to captivate young hearts and minds.Unlike other books addressing this topic, Nick avoids pointing out specific, ungodly lyrics. Instead, he challenges attitudes of their heart in worship to the Lord using solid biblical truth, while teaching valuable life principles that can be applied no matter where youth find themselves.In Kiss What?, Nick reveals what God and Satan think about our music listening habits. Teens will discover who's really receiving their worship, based on their entertainment choices. They'll journey through the lives of three young champions for God, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, learning valuable life lessons and will be challenged to become champions for Jesus Christ. The Lord boldly calls youth to make the decision to turn from their ungodly music, trash the junk and follow Jesus at all cost.Kiss' What? is an excellent teaching tool for youth pastors and parents. Challenging. Encouraging. Every Christian teen needs to read this book!Author Nick Costello attained his childhood dream by becoming a successful rock star, and spent 25 years in the secular music industry. While living in the fast lane, he fell from rock star to rock bottom. It was in that place where God miraculously redeemed Nick's life. He's now a popular evangelist, youth communicator and conference speaker.Visit www.nickcostello.org
Description : Youth workers need to fully understand the inner workings and development of adolescents in order to really meet their needs. In Teenage Guys, Dr. Steve Gerali presents the stages of development that adolescent guys go through, providing stories from his own experiences in ministry and counseling as well as practical research findings to equip youth workers (both male and female) to more effectively minister to teenage guys.With advice from counselors and veteran youth workers, you’ll find helpful suggestions on how to minister to teenage guys and their families. Each chapter includes discussion questions to help you and other youth workers process the issues your own students face and learn how you can help them and mentor them through this tumultuous time. In addition to concepts like mentoring and rites of passage, Dr. Gerali also walks readers through the seven areas of development young guys go through.You’ll understand more about:• Cognitive development• Identity formation• Social development• Emotional development• Physiological development• Sexological maturation• Faith formation