Tag Archive: agency

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Object Lesson

-Hide items under seperate boxes or behind different doors (if you have that many in your classroom). -Label each box #1, #2, #3 -Ask for volunteers & let them know if they do this, they will have agency to choose which box they want, but once they open it they must accept the resposibility that lies underneath. -Let each volunteer come up & choose a box. If they get the…
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I am in Control of Myself

Object Lesson

Here are some legos and right on front is a picture of what you can build with these. Do I have to build exactly what is here? Can’t I choose to make any design that I can imagine? In fact, there are lots of different choices of really fun things that I can make with just these few blocks. If your friend makes a rude comment or does something mean…
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Does Foreordination mean I’m Predestined for Failure?

Object Lesson

Many students ask the question if God knows how I’ll act in a given situation (temptation or other), isn’t He really responsible for the way I acted in that situation? Does foreordination mean I have no choice in the way I’ll act? Am I predestined to failure? One of my professors at BYU (seems to me it was Joseph McConkie) responded to the question this way: After a discussion on…
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Bad habits are hard to break

Object Lesson

Take a spool of thread and wrap the thread once or twice around the volunteer’s fingers or wrists. Have them break the thread. This represents bad habits. When we first begin a bad habit like smoking, or even something as simple as watching an inappropriate t.v. show or using foul language, it is easy to break. Now wrap the thread around many many times and see if the volunteer can…
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