“A gospel teacher does not focus on himself or herself. One who understands that principle will not look upon his or her calling as ‘giving or presenting a lesson,’ because that definition views teaching from the standpoint of the teacher, not the student.” – Dallin H. Oaks
Use these ideas below to help you plan student-focused lessons with better participation and meaningful exchanges.
Before Your Lesson
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During Your Lesson
Use media and other teaching techniques that will increase participation and engagement.
- Increasing Student Participation
- Help students SHARE thoughts and testimony
- Help students SEE a gospel principle in action
- Help students learn to SEARCH the scriptures for answers
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- How to teach with the Spirit
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After Your Lesson
Most teachers never evaluate past lessons to help them form a plan for improvement. Don’t forget this important step!
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