Solving Classroom Problems

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Teacher Makes a GoofYour lesson went perfectly!  The students were seated reverently — smiles on their angelic faces, expectantly waiting for the important gospel message you thoughtfully crafted, with not a cell phone to be seen.  They were attentive, asking questions and making meaningful comments, and all left uplifted edified.

And then you woke up. :)

Classes rarely go according to our expectations, but please don’t get discouraged! You are not the first gospel teacher who has struggled.  Several teachers have shared their wisdom and experience here to help you with many common classroom problems.

Click on the links below to select from over 100 tried-and-true techniques shared by teachers all over the United States:

Books on Gospel Teaching

I own both of these books and they are the most helpful books I have on the topic of teaching.  Teach Like a Champion is more for Seminary teachers, or those who teach daily, and Stop Struggling, Stop Teaching should be on every gospel teacher’s bookshelf.  SSST has step-by-step procedures for handling very difficult classroom situations.  At the least, SSST will show you how to approach problems in a sensible, gospel-oriented way.

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Help Students SEE a principle in action

Increasing Student Participation Use these techniques to encourage student participation in your gospel teaching. These techniques will help you students SEE a gospel principle. 60-second Talks - Eaton and Beecher sometimes give students five minutes to prepare a 60-second talk on a verse from the day’s reading. Students then present their talks. If student become...

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Teach Students to SEARCH the scriptures

Scriptures Use these techniques to encourage student participation in your gospel teaching. These techniques will help your students learn to SEARCH the scriptures for answers. [display-posts taxonomy="helps-students" tax_term="search-the-scriptures-or-text" orderby="title" order="ASC" posts_per_page="100" include_excerpt="true"]

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Encouraging Student Sharing

Use these techniques to encourage student participation in your gospel teaching. These techniques will help you students SHARE thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences more readily. 60-Second Explorers - Tell students you will give them sixty seconds to find out everything they can about a certain passage. If this is the first time your students have...

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