LDS Teacher Training

This is my list of teacher training help for LDS Teachers in Sunday School, Primary, Relief Society, Elder's Quorum, Young Women, Aaronic Priesthood, and Seminary.  You can use these links to prepare Come Follow Me training classes for quarterly Teacher Council meetings.

January 11, 2019
What is an object lesson? How often should I use one?

Q: What is an object lesson? An object lesson "is a teaching method that consists of using a physical object or visual aid as a discussion piece for a lesson" (Wikipedia, object lesson) In the gospel classroom, an object lesson is a lesson part that uses an object or picture to teach a gospel principle. […]

December 28, 2018
How to Encourage Deep Learning

By Violet Berg, with additions by Jenny Smith Learning is deep when it increases our power to do three things: to know and to understand; to take effective, righteous action; and to become more like our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Learning is deep when it increases our power to do three things: […]

December 28, 2018
How to Use Power Point Effectively during a Gospel Lesson

By Carrie Welty (edited by Jenny Smith) We all can get pretty excited about google slides and power point but a caution: the kids will tune out if you prepare a slide for every moment of your lesson. Essentially putting the entire lesson in power point form is like handing the manual to the kids […]

December 28, 2018
How to Teach Like Hank Smith, Part One: The 10-minute Lesson Segment

Several months ago I attended the Mother's Retreat at Southern Virginia University. Hank Smith was one of the keynote speakers, and I attended the conference with the specific goal of analyzing his speaking/teaching style. Brother Smith does a number of things to help listeners stay engaged during his lessons that you can apply in your […]

December 20, 2018
How to Respond to Unanswerable Questions

Think about the following question.  How would you answer it during class? Q: Can individuals progress between telestial, terrestrial, and celestial kingdoms? Take a few minutes to think about how you will answer an unanswerable question based on the needs of your students. Your unanswerable question may not be this one, but I promise, you'll […]

November 13, 2018
How to Teach a Song From Scratch

Q:  I would love a post on how to teach a song. I am a newly called chorister and being a college-age convert to the church I never experienced primary as a child. I'm just not sure how to teach a song from the beginning .....thanks!  A: Yes.  Teaching a new song can be really […]

November 7, 2018
How to Solve Age-Related Behavior Problems in Primary

Click on the links below to find teacher training sorted by age group. Many problems that exist in Primary classes are age-related. By studying traits of children the same age as your class, you may solve many reverence or behavior problems. Your expectations may be unreasonable. Read below to find ways you can adjust your […]

October 31, 2018
Why Do I Need a Lesson Opener?

One of the most difficult things for a Come Follow Me teacher is to help class members focus on the topic of study as a group.  Each member of your class is coming to class with different reasons and different feelings.  Teachers can use lesson openers like displaying a picture, writing a scrambled word on […]

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