Tag Archive: Teaching

Temple Work

Object Lesson

Hold up the candy and say ” I need a volunteer, and maybe this will encourage you,” Give the volunteer the opened candy bar and say this is your task “eat chocolate, but you cannot bend your arms or waist or legs. Imagine that you don’t have joints.” Have her struggle for a bit and then hold up another chocolate bar and say “Can I have another volunteer?” Follow the…
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It’s in the Presentation

Object Lesson

To begin the lesson, pass around the muffin box with a mix inside. Have students look at the box. Smell the box. Ask them what their opinions are. “It’s just a box.” Next pass around the freshly made muffins in the basket. Ask the students to look at the muffins and smell them. What is the difference? “The second one is more interesting, desirable.” With the muffin box, it didn’t…
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The Importance of Being Spiritually Prepared

Object Lesson

Soon after you begin teaching the class, ask for a volunteer to come up. When someone has come up, ask them to finish teaching the lesson and then sit down. After they have been trying to teach something for a short while, stand up and ask them how they felt. Ask if it would have been a little bit easier if you had given them some time to prepare their…
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Lesson preparation

Object Lesson

When teaching primary teachers the importance of being prepared and knowing their lesson material relate it to the cake, which is on display. Talk about how desirable it is, how it took time to prepare it and make it. Compare this to the lesson manuals and helps put out by the church for teaching. They are desirable and someone has gone to much time to prepard them for us to…
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Serving the Gospel

Object Lesson

Choose a particulary good sport in the class to “honor”, pointing out what a great person this is, and spend a bit of time singing thier praises. And because of all this, I want to share this beautiful cake with them. Then, instead of using the pretty things, grab a handful of cake, and plop it in their hands. It matters how we “deliver” our lessons/the gospel.

Try it out

Object Lesson

As you’re explaining a Gospel principle that you really want others to come to know for themselves, pull out a piece of fruit, such as an apple, and begin eating it while you’re in the midst of your discussion. Continue your discussion as you normally would. Stop occassionally and tell the others how delicious the fruit you’re eating is! Then continue again with your discussion. After stopping and telling the…
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Experiment Upon the Word

Object Lesson

Decide beforehand which “theory” you are going to test. It could be something simple like theory of gravity, or something else that both you and your audience understand very well. I will use gravity for my example here. You say, “I am going to test the theory of gravity today. I have here some different size and weight of balls and marbles.” Now leave the items and go to the…
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Magnification

Object Lesson

Take your class or family outside and give one person the magnifying glass and another person the normal glass. See who can burn a hole in the paper. The lesson could take many direction after this: In order to get quickly to the heart of a problem with a solution, you have to have concentrated effort. Magnifying your calling means giving real concentration and the result is magified power, or,…
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Every person is important – parable of the muffins

Object Lesson

The first batch of muffins were light and fluffy and everyone fights for the last one. The second batch seems to be taking a long time to bake and doesn’t look the same as the first. When they cool off they are hard and heavy. It is discovered that the missing ingredient, baking powder, Baking powder is the ingredient that is used in the smallest proportion when making muffins. Yet,…
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