Thursday, June 6, 2013

What I've Learned From Teaching Seminary

                                  There Are Only Two Ways: To Act Or Be Acted Upon

What I Learned From Teaching Seminary-

   About Teenagers-
 1. They can be fully engaged one day and have no recollection of your lesson the next day.
 2. They feel incredibly vulnerable.
 3. They want to discuss on a deep level.
 4. They need more connection to their Savior, Jesus Christ.
 5. They need motivation to read the scriptures on their own.
 6. Those who come from homes where spiritual matters are openly discussed have a stronger foundation.
   About Teaching-
1. When you are prepared as a teacher you have less to beat yourself up about when things fall apart.
2. Praying is essential.
3. The longer you teach the more there is in your vessel for The Spirit to work with.
4. Plan readiness activities in advance and have them at hand.
5. Don't be afraid to wait when you ask a question.
6. Use journals and make them important by writing in them often during the week, glue-in quotes and pictures, give open journal quizzes to insure they record information correctly, and at the end of the year pass them around to record last testimonies and thoughts from their peers.
7. You can be obsessed with teaching during the year and completely forget how to teach seminary during the summer.
8. Keep yourself focused by reading the whole Book of Mormon every summer.

    About the Holy Ghost
1. He can high- jack your lesson and it is absolutely divine.
2. Sometimes he assists your teaching even when you don't deserve it because your students do.
3. He can connect pieces together when your lesson is dis-jointed.
4. He can teach your students a different lesson that you thought you did.
5. He can flood you with joy and make you feel whole.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! And so absolutely true. Thank you for sharing!


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