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Role of a Learner 2014

By [email protected] (Pam Mueller) working in small groups to figure out the”Role of a Learner” I gave them each this handout (from fellow seminary teacher Becky Edwards) and told them take two different colored pens, to go to a quite spot and discuss how to be a “learner”. Then we met back together to share what they learned. SEQ CHAPTER h r 1Keys to Active Learning Read these quotes. Mark…
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Role of a Learner 2014

working in small groups to figure out the”Role of a Learner”

Role of a Learner 2014

Role of a Learner 2014

Role of a Learner 2014

Role of a Learner 2014

I gave them each this handout (from fellow seminary teacher Becky Edwards) and told them take two different colored pens, to go to a quite spot and discuss how to be a “learner”. Then we met back together to share what they learned.

Keys to Active Learning

Read these quotes. Mark in one color what actions you’re being invited to take to obtain spiritual learning.   Mark in a second color the promised blessings of doing these things.

1. “The very process of formulating a question, raising a hand, asking a question and listening attentively is an expression of faith. This principle of seeking learning by faith invites individualized teaching by the Holy Ghost”  (Elder David A. Bednar, Address to Australian Saints, April 2008).

2. “Assure that there is abundant participation because that use of agency by a student authorizes the Holy Ghost to instruct. It also helps the student retain your message.  As students verbalize truths, they are confirmed in their souls and strengthen their personal testimonies” (Elder Richard G. Scott, “To Understand and Live Truth,” Feb. 4, 2005).          

3. “We are to help students learn to explain, share, and testify of the doctrines and principles of the restored gospel. We are to give them opportunities to do so with each other in class.  We are to encourage them to do so outside of class with family and others” (The Teaching Emphasis in the Church Educational System, November 14, 2007).

4. “When you encourage students to raise their hand to respond to a question, they signify to the Holy Spirit their willingness to learn.  That use of moral agency will allow the Spirit to motivate and give them more powerful guidance during your time together. Participation allows individuals to experience being led by the Spirit. They learn to recognize and feel what spiritual guidance is. It is through the repeated process of feeling impressions, recording them, and obeying them that one learns to depend on the direction of the Spirit more than on communication through the five senses” (Richard G. Scott, “Helping Others to Be Spiritually Led,” 8/11/1998).

5. “Do you know how to get the most benefit from this time together?  Write down the impressions you feel…Spiritual moments in life often come when it seems difficult to record them.  Yet that special effort to crystallize in a permanent record sacred impressions of the Holy Ghost is powerfully rewarded.  Begin now even if you have to borrow paper and pencil to do it.” (Richard G. Scott, BYU-I Devot., Feb. 24, 2004)

               

6. 1 Nephi 19:23 – …I did liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning.

7.  D&C 88:122 – Appoint among yourselves a teacher, and let not all be spokesmen at once; but let one speak at a time and let all listen unto his sayings, that when all have spoken that all may be edified of all, and that every man may have an equal privilege.

8. “The person at the pulpit’s most important purpose is to teach by the Spirit.  Those in attendance must hear by the Spirit.  The best way to hear by the Spirit that I have found is simply to have in your heart a prayer for the person who is speaking.  If you will pray for the person who is speaking you will hear things you would not otherwise hear.  The Spirit will say things that He might not otherwise say.” (Elder Dunn, quoted by Kelly Haws in Priesthood training mtg)

                                               

I Accept God’s Invitation to be an Active Learner this Year in Seminary.

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1 Nephi 20-22 Israel Scattered

Downloaded from: http://seminarymoments.blogspot.com/2013/10/1-nephi-20-22-israel-scattered.html Who is Isaiah?He is a prophet that lived in Jerusalem and prosphesied to the people between 740 BC and 701 BC, not long before Lehi and his family departed for their promised land.Because his words are filled with symbolism and poetic words, people sometimes find his teachings difficult to understand. Nephi, however, delights in the words of Isaiah! He included the writings of Isaiah so that he…
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2 Nephi 5-8

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1 Nephi 19 Trample The Lord

Downloaded from: http://seminarymoments.blogspot.com/2013/10/1-nephi-19-trample-lord.html 1 Nephi 19:7 tells us that some people trample under their feet the Lord and his commandments. How do  they do this?By refusing to to hearken to the Lord’s counsel and believing the things He says are not important. I passed out FTSOY (For The Strength Of Youth) books and had them each: *Pick a topic*Tell us how people trample it under their feet*How they can keep…
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Isaiah in the Book of Mormon

I am going to cover only the last three Seminary lessons in this post, because I’m a little short on time.  I am going to GET MY HAIR DONE for the first time in months — what a relief.  I’ve been so busy the past three months that I couldn’t spare the 3 hours to get there.  I had an appointment last weekend, but I ended up pushing it back…
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New Scripture Mastery Passages for Book of Mormon 2013

Today another Seminary teacher came to observe my classroom (more on that later), and she mentioned something that the kids had talked about in class yesterday: the scripture mastery passages have changed!  I decided to take a quick look this afternoon before the kids get home to see what changes have been made. There are 8 changes to the Book of Mormon scripture mastery list as best I can tell….
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New Scripture Mastery Passages for Book of Mormon 2013

Today another Seminary teacher came to observe my classroom (more on that later), and she mentioned something that the kids had talked about in class yesterday: the scripture mastery passages have changed!  I decided to take a quick look this afternoon before the kids get home to see what changes have been made. There are 8 changes to the Book of Mormon scripture mastery list as best I can tell….
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And I did liken all scriptures unto [myself] … Jenny’s Apply poster

I am planning to use this handout to help my Seminary students learn to apply the scriptures to their lives. To me, “likening” the scriptures to ourselves applies to our lives in 3 ways — applying that scripture to a past feeling or experience, a present activity , trial, temptation, or relationship, or a future activity, trial, temptation, or relationship. I’m hoping that this visual aid will help students drill…
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Liken / Name Substitution

As Nephi taught, we should “liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning” (1 Nephi 19:23). Where could you or a student place your name or situation into the scriptures and make an appropriate application? Could you substitute your name for someone else’s or personalize the situation to make the scripture speak directly to you? Look For: Look for ways to put your name…
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