Great For: Encouraging Student Participation

These teaching techniques will help you get more student participation.

December 3, 2018
Slips of Paper Sharing

To help class members share what they are learning, you might ask them to write questions, comments, or insights from their reading on strips of paper and put them into a container. Draw strips from the container to discuss as a class.

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November 7, 2018
Choose Your Own ... Answer

Christy Elliott Vogel:  Here is another idea NY coordinator suggested: write the series of questions on the board (search through apply and testify) and ask them to answer one of them in their journals, then share. Those who are more intimidated will pick less personal questions, but at least they will share something.

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April 26, 2016
Scripture Scrolls

Our Class "Scripture Scrolls"This idea comes from Jenny Smith at Mormon ShareIt was easier to make than antcipated.I got the rolling pins from  Wmt and I have seen them on AmazonEach day, a student acts as class scribe and writes or draws somethin...

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December 17, 2014
Link: 11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

By Becky Edwards 11 BETTER APPROACHES 1. Choral Reading The teacher and class read a passage aloud together, minimizing struggling readers' public exposure. In a 2011 study of over a hundred sixth graders (PDF, 232KB), David Paige found that 16 minutes of whole-class choral reading per week enhanced decoding and fluency. In another version, every time […]

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December 12, 2014
Have Students Teach Mini Lessons

By Becky Edwards #Teachingmethod Last night during my prayer a teaching idea came to my mind that had never used before. Today I posted a sign "pick a lesson" along with five topics. I let the kids know that THEY would be teaching five mini lessons today. One at a time, several students picked a […]

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December 11, 2014
Randomly Pre-assigned Questions

By Robyn Childers Tried something today that worked well: My class isn't shy but they don't jump out of their seat when I ask a question of them. Today I wrote down the search questions from the manual onto individual 3x4 notecards and handed them out. When the question came up in the lesson...Mary would […]

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December 11, 2014
Four Column Scripture Analysis

By Adriene Olsen Murray I used this idea from our Seminary Coordinator. It works best with a short section or block of scriptures. It was really fun. The kids found things that I had not thought of and explained what it meant to them. Divide the board into four columns: Zinger -- find verses in […]

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December 11, 2014
What Stuck With You?

By Susie Waalkes Kershaw  I thought I would share how our class is doing the "what stuck with you" idea. We have our own "sacred grove" and every Friday they add a leaf on what they learned that week.53  Jeanette Brooks. We do the "what stuck with you" idea also. It so neat to look back […]

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October 1, 2014
Who AM I?

By (Pam Mueller) I have done this activity before to capture the attention of the students, have them involved and basically giving the lesson. On the board I put a picture of the person we will be studying under the rectangle of paper. Behind the circles are clues I pick a student to start […]

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September 25, 2014
Answer with a Scripture

I have a new favorite tool for getting my students to participate! I have had way too many times when I have asked a soul searching question and they just look at me with blank stares and no matter how long I wait (I am good at waiting) I get no response. I know they […]

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