Teaching Techniques

Below is a list of teaching techniques that may help you with your lessons. See teaching ideas by topic.

Integrating Scripture Mastery Passages Into Your Lesson

Throughout the Seminary year — but especially as you approach the end of the year — you may wish to look for ways to introduce (for younger students) or reinforce (for graduating seniors) all 100 Seminary Scripture Mastery (SM) scriptures. Here are a few possible ideas to help you do so: Give students a list of all 100 SM scriptures for them to glue into their scriptures. Have an in-class…
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Scripture Mastery Devotional Preparation Activity Day

Scripture Mastery Games

This information was originally published at http://kenalford.com/semlist/2002/02feb02.htm and sent out as part of Ken Alford’s email list to Seminary teachers. Scripture Mastery Devotional Preparation Activity Day This idea is similar to the idea above, but students are given time to prepare devotionals. If your students are like mine, devotionals are too often done “on the fly”. This activity day gives you and your students the opportunity to “fix it”. To make…
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Scripture Mastery “Be Prepared” Activity Day

This information was originally published at http://kenalford.com/semlist/2002/02feb02.htm and sent out as part of Ken Alford’s email list to Seminary teachers. Scripture Mastery “Be Prepared” Activity Day Allow students to prepare short talk outlines based on various scripture mastery scriptures. Then, whenever they get called upon to give a talk or thought; they’ll have a head start on their preparation. You can also let students work in teams and share their results….
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Link: 11 Alternatives to “Round Robin” (and “Popcorn”) Reading

By Becky Mike Edwards Becky Mike Edwards: Ideas for reading in class. 11 Alternatives to “Round Robbin” and “Popcorn” Reading. 3(1 hour ago) http://www.edutopia.org/blog/alternatives-to-round-robin-reading-todd-finley?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-alternatives-to-round-robin-reading-link Read More Read more here:: Link: 11 Alternatives to “Round Robin” (and “Popcorn”) Reading

Kids Teach Mini Lessons

By Becky Mike Edwards Becky Mike Edwards: #Teachingmethod Last night during my prayer a teaching idea came to my mind that had never used before. Today I posted a sign “pick a lesson” along with five topics. I let the kids know that THEY would be teaching five mini lessons today. One at a time, several students picked a topic and then led the discussion on that topic. I let…
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Pre-assigned Questions

By Robyn Childers Robyn Childers: Tried something today that worked well: My class isn’t shy but they don’t jump out of their seat when I ask a question of them. Today I wrote down the search questions from the manual onto individual 3×4 notecards and handed them out. When the question came up in the lesson…Mary would answer the question. No waiting to call on someone, no deer in the…
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Four Column Scripture Analysis

By Adriene Olsen Murray Adriene Olsen Murray: I used this idea from our Seminary Coordinator. It works best with a short section or block of scriptures. It was really fun. The kids found things that I had not thought of and explained what it meant to them. Divide the board into four columns: 1. Zinger — find verses in the block of scripture that are awesome, stand out to you,…
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Name 5

By Beth Jervis Perazzo Beth Jervis Perazzo: #participation Well, I think I’ve finally found a way to get my freshman students to participate instead of just stare at me when I ask a question. I took the idea from a game called “Name 5.” I have dry erase markers and boards for them to write on (which I took out of my game “Likewise” but any white board will do) and…
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What Stuck With You?

By Susie Waalkes Kershaw Susie Waalkes Kershaw: This group as been such a blessing and help-thank you so much to all that share ideas, encouragement, and insights. I thought I would share how our class is doing the “what stuck with you” idea. We have our own “sacred grove” and every Friday they add a leaf on what they learned that week. 53(3 hours ago) Jeanette Brooks: We do the…
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Handling Disruptive Students

From the Gospel Teaching and Learning Handbook: Correct disorderly or inappropriate behavior. There are some general principles to keep in mind that will help a teacher invite proper order and respect in the classroom. To have order does not always mean having complete silence; nor does it mean that a class cannot be enjoyable and fun. But a disorderly or irreverent student or group of students can have a negative…
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Are You Sure You Covered the Topic?

By Scott Knecht It is satisfying at the end of a class to sit back and think how well I covered the material for the students. Teachers love to cover things and to say things like “we covered that really well in class today and the students are all ready for the test.” I think we feel victorious when we can acknowledge that our coverage was great. But here is…
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Link: Teach To Learn: The 5 Minute Lecture

By Suzi Alkonis Suzi Alkonis : This is a great idea and a great blog: teachtolearn1.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-5-minute-lecture.html?spref=fb 2 (58 minutes ago) http://teachtolearn1.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-5-minute-lecture.html?spref=fb Not everything in a class should be or needs to be student discovery.  Sometimes I just need to tell them something but I struggled for a long time to do it effectively and in a timely manner.  Then I discovered the beauty of something I came to call The…
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