How and where to find teachers for Sunday School? What are the criteria for selecting? Are diplomas and teacher education important? How to interest specialists to work with you? How to become a teacher yourself? The experience is shared by the priest, principal and teachers of Sunday schools.
It is important to create conditions
How to motivate teachers to work at Sunday school? We all pay salaries. There will be no stable good work on bare enthusiasm. Each teacher puts in the student not only knowledge, but also the soul. You need to understand that pedagogical work is not only lessons at school, but also hours-long preparation for them: selection of material, analysis of literature, drawing up lesson plans. He deserves a decent payment, do not forget about it.
It is important when the school has good conditions for conducting classes. This includes repairs, equipment, and the availability of places where you can drink tea and put yourself in order.
Of course, not all schools have the same opportunities. For those rectors who are just starting such work, I would definitely advise you to participate in the life of the school, come, communicate with children. It will not be possible for one or two teachers to create a good Sunday school without the participation of a priest. If the abbot goes ahead, then both teachers and children will be drawn to him.
I have been working in Sunday schools since childhood. First, she brought girlfriends there, then, after graduating from the regency school, she taught, prepared performances, organized a children's choir, so that I know all the difficulties firsthand. Based on my experience, I can say: good teachers go where the abbot and the head of the school are actively working.
How to find teachers for a rural Sunday school, when there are no cadres, like-minded people, and the material base is small? Again, it all depends on the head of the temple. If he is active, then there will be teachers, and children, and the room. You can go to kindergarten, secondary school, the House of Culture (if any), contact the directors of these institutions to advise one of the employees. Gradually people will come.
A problem may arise: there is a teacher, but he is not churched. In this case, the abbot first needs to help him prepare for each lesson. In the future, it will be enough to delve into the work and approve the curriculum of your Sunday school for a year.