With this first post, we are excited to introduce the M and M Team’s Memory Hook Education division (MemoryHookEducation.com). This formal Internet kickoff has been a long time coming. We will blog the advances as we grow to keep you informed of our progress. Our blogs will discuss topics, items, and lessons that you as followers and members may want to use as teaching aides. We call these teaching aides, Memory Hooks since they are everyday items that we “Hook” to a lesson that will be remembered for a long time.
On March 1, 2014 (in less than two weeks), we will be having the first phase of the kickoff. The purpose of the Memory Hook Education division will be to help people in any teaching capacity, whether its in public, private, parochial, home school, Sunday school, pastoral, AWANA, youth groups, camp ministry, bible study leaders, or any other teaching role reinforce their lesson theme through the use of everyday items. One big teaching role that is often overlooked is that of a PARENT and this is for you too!
Memory Hook Education provides a “memory hook” on which a lesson thought is hung and this is accomplished by using the normal thought process of an individual and “hooking it” to a common everyday item which is seen on a regular basis. As the person recalls that “regular everyday item” they also consciously or subconsciously recall the “memory hook” lesson or teaching point you attached to that item. The result is a deepening of the message each time they see the “hooked” item since it will help them recall the lesson they learned about.
Memory Hook Education is a training site with both free downloads and a member’s only section enabling people to download lessons as well as audio and video tutorials that show the “how to use it” so one can put the basic principles of a ‘Memory Hook’ object lesson into practice.
We are very excited to use the 43-plus years of teaching and program expertise that Mel Curtiss (Mr. M and M) has acquired through experiences as the Director and educator for the M and M Team, his knowledge also comes from working as a youth group leader and Youth Services Officer for the Sun Prairie Police. These experiences, knowledge and skills will help to enable you to acquire the skills to pass on your lesson.
As a nonprofit educational outreach, we have an interactive plan which allows you to glean ideas from our site while allowing you to share your “everyday item” ideas with us so we, in turn, can share them with others. I am sure you have an item with an idea you have found useful so by all means send it in. When you send it in, we will take it and share it. We may expand it then post it for others to use. If on the other hand, you have a few items that you would like a “Memory Hook” built around then send them to us and we will take it from there.